Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (WASH)
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 : 12 June 2019
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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; Bahamas; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; El Salvador; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Lesotho; Libya; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
IOMs Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy aims to improve the quality and integrity of programme delivery, ensure that programmes are responsive to the needs of affected populations, and meet donor requirements and standards of accountability.
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Operations and the direct supervision of the Programme Coordinator (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)), The successful candidate will work as part of IOM South Sudan’s WASH unit. S/he will contribute to the design of tailored tools and implement the Programme Monitoring and Learning Plan for WASH and related Gender-Based Violence (GBV) activities. S/he will work closely with the Programme Support Unit (PSU) M&E staff and assist in designing and implementing M&E for the WASH unit.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1.Contribute to the development and strengthening of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems, including learning and accountability and generation of reliable data for results-based management of the WASH unit overall and to strengthen project implementation.
2. Support the development of new project proposals, including development of logical frameworks, setting realistic and gender-sensitive indicators and targets.
3. Further develop and regularly update monitoring performance measurement with WASH staff, such as quality benchmarks and indicator and performance tracking for IOM and partner’s projects.
4. Work with the PSU to monitor relevant context related indicators and triggers relevant for the WASH unit operations.
5. Undertake and oversee regular field monitoring and evaluation visits with field staff and in coordination with PSU to check technical and operational compliance and timely execution of projects vis-à-vis approved plans and targets.
6. Support sound ethical and methodological design and implementation approach for WASH assessments and Knowledge, Attitude and Practice (KAP) surveys as well as Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM) and monitoring plans, facilitating the integration of gender sensitivity and gender analysis.
7. Guide quantitative data analysis and report writing for the unit’s assessment, KAP surveys and other surveys related to the behaviour change strategy.
8. Establish and manage community-based complaint-response mechanisms in areas where interagency mechanisms are not functional, including working with IOM Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) focal points to ensure safe handling of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) reports.
9. Support project management with the preparation of timely Donor Reports to facilitate compliance with key programme indicators and objectives.
10. Organize and conduct training activities in Monitoring and Evaluation to IOM programme personnel and Implementing Partners (IPs) as needed.
11. Prepare and manage external evaluations and conduct internal performance and impact evaluations and other accountability reports as required; including analysis of the findings and providing recommendations.
12. Support project staff with after action reviews and documentation of learning.
13. Support the measure of project impacts and collection of vignettes with the PSU Communications Officer.
14. Support the development of improved information management systems within the office.
15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Social Science, Development Planning, Public Health, 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.
• At least two years’ work experience (or four years for candidates with first level of university degree) in Monitoring and Evaluation;
• Ability to design and develop Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Accountability strategy, methodologies and tools;
• Demonstrated previous experience establishing and managing robust complaint-response mechanisms;
• Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources and write timely and succinct information analysis and report writing;
• Knowledge of digital data collection platforms and methodologies;
• Previous experience monitoring WASH activities and/or GBV activities is an advantage;
• Excellent computer skills: excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email/internet software, statistical analysis packages;
• Knowledge of Access database is an advantage;
• Previous experience in equivalent role in South Sudan is an advantage.
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 and/or Spanish is an advantage.
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.
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.
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.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 12 June 2019 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