Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Duty Station : Juba, South Sudan
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, Six months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 23 November 2020
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:
- Internal candidates
- Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; 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.
Present in Southern Sudan since 2004, IOM has 8 offices across 6 states and employs over 340 staff. IOM currently implements a range of humanitarian assistance, transition and recovery, border management and migration health initiatives in South Sudan, in co-operation with government and humanitarian partners as well as local communities. IOM has capacities in conflict analysis as well as monitoring of forced displacement/population movement, expertise in community engagement, and service delivery across the humanitarian-development continuum.
South Sudan is in a critical transition period. Following the signing of the Revitalized Agreement for the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) on 12 September 2018, and the more recent formation of the transitional government, the country is facing an unprecedented opportunity to start to recover from the effects of protracted conflict and humanitarian crisis. The ceasefire has been tenuously holding in most parts of the country, allowing previously displaced populations to return home. Towns that had been devastated by previous waves of fighting started to witness renewed activity, raising hopes for development and growth in the aftermath of years of war.
It is against this backdrop that the World Bank has selected the IOM as an implementing agency for the Enhancing Community Resilience Project (ECRP) that seeks to address an immediate need for basic services in selected areas of the country and strengthen local institutions capacity to better manage inter-communal tensions and resources and deliver on the dividends that the R-ARCSS supplies.
Working together with United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), IOM will be involved in establishing, constructing, and promoting the sustainability of community infrastructure and services. IOM will be responsible for engaging the local communities and ensuring that decision-making processes comport with standards and best practices for community driven development. The ECRP is planned as a three-year initiative starting in September 2020.
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (ECRP) in Juba and in coordination with the Programme Officer (Transition & Recovery) and in close collaboration with the supporting departments, the successful candidate will supervise the implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities and produce evaluation reports, data, and analysis for the ECRP project and the Transition & Recovery Unit.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Contribute to the development of the ECRP Project and Transition and Recovery Unit monitoring and evaluation systems and tools, in close coordination with the Programme Coordinator (ECRP) and other relevant units, checking that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreements, IOM institutional standards and project requirements.
- Supervise the ECRP and Transition and Recovery Monitoring and Evaluation support Team effectively to facilitate comprehensive and detailed coverage of projects through all stages of implementation and to provide relevant information for performance management and evaluation of programme/project activities.
- Participate in the development of a centralized Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system using open-source geospatial tools that collect structured digital data from the field, which automatically feeds into the system.
- Review existing monitoring mechanisms and reporting documents including but not limited to project-level M&E plans, data collection tools, site visit notes, and final evaluation reports and recommend improvements where necessary.
- In coordination with the project manager, facilitate understanding and use of corporate M&E tools such as Ms project in the IOM Project Information and Management System (PRIMA) and Processes and Resources Integrated Systems Management (PRISM) to track project performance indicators, activity progress as well as budget utilization by documenting, visualizing M&E results and sharing with relevant staff and stake holders for learning and improvement.
- Compile M&E findings using data visualization software and regularly share with relevant stakeholders to facilitate the timely discussion of monitoring data in the appropriate forums.
- Stay current and familiar with all aspects of the Project in order to provide updates and relevant, up-to-date information to counterparts, share monitoring systems and findings, and discuss avenues for improvement if necessary.
- Conduct the process of identifying the key performance indicators and parameters for monitoring programme performance and achievements, and for preparing evaluations.
- Conduct field visits jointly with project teams to project sites to monitor M&E implementation.
- Coordinate and support the execution of surveys to monitor and evaluate project’s short-term results and impacts to assist with project improvements.
- Review and analyze monitoring reports, highlight the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation, and recommend corrective measures, where necessary.
- Organize and conduct M&E training and other capacity-building activities for programme/project staff.
- Provide technical inputs for evaluation related terms of reference, inception reports and quality assurance processes.
- Provide information, feedback and technical inputs for bids/selection processes of third-party evaluations and research, field implementation monitoring, and final reporting.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in the development and maintenance of database systems (online or offline);
• Practical experience with mobile data collection software KOBOCollect/ODK;
• Experience in data visualization software (e.g. PowerBI, Tableau).
• Solid understanding of post-conflict environment and community development, with a focus on participatory processes and joint management;
• Excellent knowledge of online cloud sharing systems (Office 365);
• Excellent quantitative data analysis skills using software such as R, SPSS, STATA or Excel;
• Excellent knowledge of qualitative data analysis software (e.g. Nvivo, Atlas.ti);
• Good knowledge of Adobe Creative Suit (e.g. InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro);
• Excellent drafting skills;
• Remote monitoring and evaluation techniques.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Arabic, French, Spanish and/or a local language is an advantage.
Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.
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.
Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
• Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link.
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.
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 23 November 2020 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 17.11.2020 to 23.11.2020
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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