Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Duty Station : Kabul, Afghanistan
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 21 June 2022
Established in 1951, IOM is a Related Organization of the United Nations, and as the leading UN agency in the field of migration, works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners. IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advice to governments and migrants.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
Applications are welcome from first- and second-tier candidates, particularly qualified female candidates as well as applications from the non-represented member countries of IOM. For all IOM vacancies, applications from qualified and eligible first-tier candidates are considered before those of qualified and eligible second-tier candidates in the selection process.
For the purpose of this vacancy, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Under the overall guidance of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in coordination with the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCoM)/Emergency Coordinator, direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer and in close coordination with the Programme Coordinators, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be a part of the Programme Support Division, overseeing the Country Office (CO)-level Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) aspects of all the International Organization for Migration (IOM) programmes and projects in Afghanistan and assisting in their relevant and effective implementation, in line with the specific donors’ requirements.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Develop an M&E strategy for the CO including the overall framework for programme and project monitoring and evaluation, developing data collection tools, supporting the conduct of data collection and analysis, and developing M&E system.
2. Coordinate and prepare regular programme/project reviews, impact assessments, process and operations monitoring, real-time, mid-term and final evaluations and lessons-learned workshops as included in project budgets, while ensuring that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreements.
3. In collaboration with Programme/Project Managers, operational teams and implementing partners, ensure compliance with quantitative and qualitative monitoring requirements to provide relevant information for monitoring and evaluation of programme/project activities, and for complying with regular reporting requirements, in line with IOM M&E standards.
4. Design, test and regularly review the information and data collection tools ensuring the compliance with relevant monitoring and reporting requirements as per the IOM M&E Guidelines 2021; lead and guide the information and data collection process in coordination with PMs/designated staff.
5. Prepare, ensure the compilation of and/or review monitoring reports, analyze them and identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation and ensure necessary corrective actions are taken; ensure the regular sharing of M&E findings with relevant stakeholders in the CO and other IOM offices and departments, and that monitoring data are discussed in the appropriate forum in a timely manner, also in terms of implications for future action.
6. In coordination with the Communications Officer, substantively contribute to regular reports to be shared with external stakeholders such as donors, advising on utilization of the outputs of M&E findings in Public Information (PI) materials. Ensure that evaluation reports are made available to main stakeholders and donors, and when relevant are made public.
7. Participate in and contribute to United Nations (UN) coordination, in Afghanistan guided by the Transitional Engagement Framework, to ensure that the IOM programmes/projects planning and achievements are reflected and updated in a timely manner based on a Results Based Management (RBM) framework approach.
8. Select, contract, guide and supervise organizations/firms that are sub-contracted to implement special surveys and studies required for monitoring and evaluating programmes/projects and to conduct evaluations (outcome, impact evaluations in particular). Ensure that all service providers’ contracts include specifications for the regular internal monitoring and reporting systems and adequate contractual obligations. Identify M&E staff that the project might need to perform those tasks.
9. Represent IOM and participate in COs commissioned by external partners and donors and ensure access to M&E data to relevant stakeholders. Undertake regular visits to the field in coordination with programme managers to ensure and support implementation of M&E and to take action where adaptations/corrections might be needed.
10. Support project development and donor reporting through the provision of expert advice, the development and delivery of M&E trainings, further elaboration and revision of the programmes/projects log frame/result matrix on a continuous basis, and the provision of substantive inputs in the areas of the objective hierarchy, indicators and monitoring mechanisms.
11. Co-Chair (with UNHCR) the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) Office’s M&E Working Group, which is responsible for guiding and coordinating M&E of the UN system’s contributions under the Transitional Engagement Framework.
12. Undertake duty travel within Afghanistan, as required.
13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s Degree in Political Science, Social Science, Statistics or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
• University Degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
• Substantial experience in monitoring and evaluation, project implementation and management, preferably with experience in the field of research, monitoring and/or evaluation;
• Proven experience with logical framework approach and other strategic planning approaches, M&E data collection and analysis methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory), planning and implementation of M&E systems, facilitating learning-oriented analysis sessions of M&E data with multiple stakeholders, information/data analysis and report writing;
• Experience in M&E system design, data processing and computers with familiarity in Results Based Management (RBM) framework are highly desirable;
• Proven background/experience, monitoring and evaluation and reporting. Experience in proposal development and donor liaison an asset;
• Experience working in hardship duty stations and emergency settings with complex operating environments preferred;
• Experience working in a cross-cultural setting.
• Excellent qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills, report writing skills as well as managerial & organizational Skills.
• Knowledge of the project management cycle an advantage.
• Works effectively with local authorities, stakeholders, beneficiaries, and the broader community to advance country office or regional objectives.
• Advanced level of computer literacy.
• Advanced planning, coordination, assessment, analytical and problem solving skills.
• Able to oversee multiple tasks, prioritizing and delegating as required.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
• Proven organizational abilities, excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively in high-pressure, rapidly changing environments.
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with implementing partners.
• Solid understanding of post-conflict environment and community development, with a focus on participatory processes and joint management.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).
For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge in Dari or Pashto.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency: maintains high ethical standards and acts in a manner consistent with organizational principles/rules and standards of conduct.
• Professionalism: demonstrates ability to work in a composed, competent and committed manner and exercises careful judgment in meeting day-to-day challenges.
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
• Delivering results: produces and delivers quality results in a service-oriented and timely manner; is action oriented and committed to achieving agreed outcomes.
• Managing and sharing knowledge: continuously seeks to learn, share knowledge and innovate.
• Accountability: takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes responsibility for own action and delegated work.
• Communication: encourages and contributes to clear and open communication; explains complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile.
Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates will remain eligible to be appointed in a similar position for a period of 24 months.
The list of NMS countries above includes all IOM Member States which are non-represented in the Professional Category of staff members. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.
Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.
How to apply
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 21 June 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment
From 08.06.2022 to 21.06.2022
IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training or other fee). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.
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