Position Title: Monitoring, Evaluation and Risk Management Officer
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya
Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2
Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 01 February 2024
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; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
Under the overall guidance of the Head of Programme and Policy Development and direct supervision of the Data and Research Coordinator, and in close cooperation with all programme units, the Monitoring, Evaluation and Risk Management Officer will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) and Risk Management aspects of programmes and projects in Kenya and assisting in their relevant and effective implementation, in line with the specific donors’ requirements.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Supervise and coordinate the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), Accountability & Learning(A&L), and Risk Management aspects of the Mission’s projects and programmes.
- Provide technical and process support and guidance to programme teams to assist them in establishing a risk context and an associated Risk Management Plan, particularly in the review of project proposals.
- Check that new risks are identified during the regular monitoring of project activities and that associated Project Risk Register Matrix, Risk Treatment plans are monitored and regularly reviewed.
- Conduct monitoring visits of high-profile or high-risk projects requiring independent monitoring or urgent technical guidance, considering M&E frameworks and annual workplans.
- Provide technical inputs to support the development of a MEAL strategy for the Country Office (CO). Assist in developing data collection tools and a MEAL system, supporting the conduct of data collection and analysis.
- Coordinate the preparation of 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, and check that MEAL arrangements comply with donor agreements.
- In close collaboration with Programme/Project Managers, operational teams and implementing partners, facilitate compliance with quantitative and qualitative monitoring requirements that provide relevant information for monitoring and evaluation of programme/project activities, and comply with regular reporting requirements, in line with IOM MEAL standards.
- Test and regularly review the information and data collection tools for compliance with relevant monitoring and reporting requirements as per the IOM MEAL Guidelines.
- Participate in United Nations (UN) coordination and other meetings and working groups in Kenya.
- Undertake regular visits to the field in close coordination with programme managers and Heads of Sub Office to support implementation of MEAL and to recommend action where adaptations/corrections might be needed.
- 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 two years of relevant professional experience; or,
- University Degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in monitoring and evaluation, project implementation and/or management, preferably with experience in the field of research, monitoring and/or evaluation;
- 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;
- Experience in proposal development and donor liaison is an asset;
- Experience working in hardship duty stations and emergency settings with complex operating environments is preferred; and,
- Experience working in a cross-cultural setting.
- Strong writing and research skills;
- Excellent communication and analytical skills;
- High degree of judgment and initiative, ability to work with a high degree of independence within assigned areas;
- Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills;
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse cultural and national backgrounds; and,
- Knowledge on broad areas of migration management and working knowledge with the UN/bilateral donor programming, institutional questionnaires would be an advantage.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Kswahili is an advantage.
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 five values:
- Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
- 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.
- Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
- Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.
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 actions 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 leadership and professional potential.
- Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
- Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
- Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
- Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.
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 endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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 background verification 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 HERE by 01 February 2024 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 19.01.2024 to 01.02.2024
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.
Requisition: VN 2024 36 Monitoring, Evaluation and Risk Management Officer (P2) Nairobi, Kenya
Posting: Posting NC58603399 (58603399) Released
Posting Channel: Internal Candidates