National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Duty Station: IOM Philippines Country Office (Manila)

Classification: National Officer Staff, Grade NO-A

Type of Appointment: Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 28 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 environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programmes (Manila) and direct supervision of the Head of Programme Support Unit (PSU), the successful candidate will provide specialized support to the information management (IM) and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and reporting needs of the IOM Philippines Mission.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Support and contribute to a Country Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework for all project/programmes to be used across sub offices and units. The Framework should capture the donor’s requirements as well as IOM’s institutional requirements.
  • Provide support to programme and project teams in setting up and implementing M&E plans and systems; ensure linkage to various existing frameworks including Mission country strategy, inter-agency (UN) frameworks, regional and global strategies and plans, among others.
  • Strengthen the M&E capacity through the conduct of M&E training, mentoring and technical support to project staff in country missions, including implementing partners (IPs) to ensure consistency and quality of the M&E across the projects, programmes and units.
  • Provide guidance in the planning and implementation of M&E activities.
  • Provide oversight and technical assistance in the development of project monitoring reports and evaluation reports (as applicable) to be shared with the donors and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Periodically perform programme or project results framework review to fit specific programme contexts in line with IOM with donor requirements; regional and country priorities. Perform programme data analysis, review programme quarterly and annual reports and provide relevant feedback to inform the management team’s decision on areas of programme delivery as well as progress in need of improvement.
  • Initiate and facilitate learning sessions on M&E, project achievements and various thematic areas of IOM programming; contribute to institutional learning through documentation of best practices and lessons learned.
  • Provide technical support to all stages of the project management cycle, from project development to evaluation, in the aspects of IM and M&E, in coordination with the relevant colleagues.
  • Contribute to the resource mobilization efforts by providing necessary technical M&E input into funding proposals.
  • Contribute to responding to various reporting requests by providing up-to-date information and monitoring results, both internally (such as IOM-HQ and Regional Offices) and externally (such as donors and partner entities).
  • Support UN coordination efforts including attend inter-agency working group meetings of relevant thematic areas i.e. M&E networks/forums.
  • Undertake duty travel to ensure compliance with programme delivery quality, adherence to agreed M&E standards and norms; undertake M&E data quality assurance and data verification; identify bottlenecks impeding project delivery and gather feedback about IOM’s work among others.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Development Management or Planning, Statistics, or any related field from an accredited academic institution; or
  • University degree in the above fields with minimum two years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

  • Experience in IM/M&E development and implementation, information analysis and report writing, required.
  • Proven ability to consolidate and validate information from multiple sources.
  • Proven ability to work with basic presentation software, e.g. Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, required.
  • Knowledge of ACCESS and statistical analysis, preferred.

Skills

  • In depth knowledge and ability to utilize various M&E methodologies, techniques and tools.
  • Ability to think critically and analytically and innovate in handling various projects and programme of diverse thematic areas and operational contexts.
  • Team management skills and ability to lead and mentor a team of staff.
  • Good communications skills, both written and oral, and ability to work in teamwork and collaboration, with internal and external entities.
  • High organizational skills and ability to deliver under time pressure.
  • Knowledge of various UN and IOM frameworks and strategies; an advantage.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second official UN language is desirable.

Notes

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).

Required Competencies

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

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

  • 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 and 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.

Other

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment.

This position should be filled only by candidates who are a national (Filipino Nationals) at the country of the duty station.

The position involves onsite work. The working modality will be further discussed during the interviews if candidate is available to work on-site and/or offsite.

How to apply

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM will only accept applications which should include a cover letter (not more than one page), a résumé highlighting the required education and experience, and a duly completed IOM Personal History Form. To access the form, please visit this link (four pages).

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via [email protected] not later than 28 June 2022. Position title and SVN Number (SVN 2022 017 – National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer) should be specified in the SUBJECT field.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.