Open to Internal and External Candidates
Position Title: National Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting Officer
Duty Station: IOM Somalia in Mogadishu, Somalia
Classification: National Officer Category, Grade NO-B
Type of Appointment: One Year Fixed Term, with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: Soon as possible
Closing Date: 03 October 2023
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. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.
Since the formation of the Federal Government of Somalia, the country has made significant progress towards restoring peace and security. However, significant destabilizing factors remain. These include most notably, the persistent threat of violent extremist group al-Shabaab, particularly in rural areas; recurrent and unresolved clan, land, and resource-based conflicts; weak and nascent institutions; and the internal displacement of more than 2 million individuals.
While the transition, recovery, and development needs of Somalia, after almost 3 decades of civic conflict and violent extremism remain a long-term, if not generational process, such progress will be unachievable in the absence of solid foundations for peace and security, particularly at community levels. Currently, several regions remain at risk of deteriorating into clan-based conflict and falling under the occupation of violent extremist groups, in the absence of consolidated, strategic support for stability.
Since 2016, IOM has been supporting the government to lead, and for communities to drive transition and recovery processes in areas impacted by displacement, conflict, and violent extremism. These programmes, which are implemented through IOM Somalia’s Transition and Recovery Pillar (TRP), are intended to promote peace, security, and stability in fragile and displacement-affected areas of Somalia.
Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (TRP) & HSO and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Community Stabilization)), the National Programme Officer (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting) will be responsible for coordinating the activities of the programme’s monitoring, evaluation, and reporting functions
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Take the lead on monitoring and evaluation needs for 6 active projects within the Community Stabilization portfolio.
- Oversee that M&E assistants and Enumerators are deployed in a timely manner to the field for their respective assignments. Compile all assessments undertaken, take the lead in reporting and tracking all lessons learned, success stories and recommendations made for these active projects.
- Develop a Community Feedback Mechanism dashboard and monitor that proper mechanisms for feedback collection and response are implemented for all active projects under the Community Stabilization portfolio. Ensure that recurrent updates are made to the dashboard.
- Ensure that training on M&E tools and on the Community Feedback Mechanisms in place are developed and conducted for the rest of the MEAL team as well as Programme team members.
- Coordinate with Resource Management colleagues to ensure that commitments and expenditures of the Community Stabilization Unit are being tracked and cleared in a timely manner.
- Collate information into new knowledge products in support of strategic priorities and support in the generation, sharing, and using knowledge to support improved programming, and to provide objective and evidence-based interpretations of data with pragmatic recommendations. Contribute to the design and production of topic guides, training modules, working papers, research reports, and data visualization media. Contribute to the development of the Community Stabilization data visualization dashboard.
- Develop tools for monitoring – and strategy for implementation thereof – for the Community Stabilization program’s portfolio including 6 active projects, including thematically (tools and indicators to measure conflict resilience, stability and community cohesion) and operationally (tools for remote monitoring and evaluation).
- Liaise with the Community Stabilization programme teams and with the IOM Somalia Mission’s Project Support Unit (PSU) to support programmatic development and reporting. Work with programme staff to capture project achievements and challenges for reporting internally and to donors.
- Lead the monitoring, and review of progress and quality of project activities, including those of implementing partners and third-party contractors. Plan for M&E team field visits when required using appropriate tools to support the oversee activity implementation, and provide recommendations, if/when needed, to ensure quality implementation of activities.
- Support participatory impact assessments, regular monitoring of performance, process and progress, real-time evaluations, and – in collaboration with the program teams – lessons learned and provide recommendations to inform programme design and strategic decision-making, including adapting ongoing programme approaches to increase impact.
- In coordination with the Transition and Recovery team, develop M&E training and other capacity-building tools for project staff and implementing partners.
- In close coordination with Community Stabilization programme managers, assist in drafting interim and final project reports for donors and the Regional Office based on programme objectives, work plans, and timelines set by project agreements
- Organize and archive all relevant project documentation in the Community Stabilization Unit (CSU) SharePoint folder.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned
Required Qualifications and Experience
- Master’s degree in International Relations, Political or Social Sciences, Business or Public Administration, Law or a related field from an accredited academic institution with at least two years of relevant professional experience, or
- University/Bachelor’s degree in the above fields with at least four years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning, including knowledge of remote implementation
- Experience producing M&E reports including baselines, end lines, FGD reports, post-intervention monitoring
- Experience working for an International NGO or UN agency
- Experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-governmental or governmental institutions/organizations in a multi-cultural setting
- Experience supervising a team and coordinating with different stakeholders for the implementation of M&E activities
- Knowledge of working in conflict/volatile contexts on durable solutions and community stabilization in Somalia
- Knowledge of implementing M&E activities for durable solutions and community stabilization Programming
- Excellent and demonstrable analytical, communication, teamwork, strong writing and research
- Knowledge in the usage of Kobo collect for M&E data collection and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and knowledge of spreadsheet and data analysis
- Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse cultural and national backgrounds.
Fluency in English and Somali (oral and written).
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.
- 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 – behavioral 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.
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 and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.
How to apply
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number (VN No.), Position Title and the Duty Station with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 20.09.2023 to 03.10.2023