Position Title : Monitoring & Evaluation, Reporting and Communication Officer
Duty Station : Bamako, Mali
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 : 13 February 2019
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. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cook Islands, Cuba, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Grenada, Guyana, Iceland, Kiribati, Comoros, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Saint Lucia, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Paraguay, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Suriname, Sao Tome and Principe, Eswatini, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa
Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Crossing the Mediterranean to Italy is by far the deadliest route, with 1 death recorded for 35 arrivals (IOM, 2016). In addition, over 70% of the migrants interviewed by IOM on their arrival in Italy report that they were victims of trafficking or other exploitative practices during their migratory journey along the routes of the Central Mediterranean.
To meet these challenges, the European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa (hereinafter “Joint Initiative”). Implemented in 14 countries (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and The Gambia) through 14 specific actions, it aims to protect the security, dignity and rights of migrants along this important and dangerous migration route and to help improving the reintegration of returnees through an innovative approach. This will be achieved through different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants, assistance for voluntary return, and support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows. The Initiative will aim at strengthening the technical and material capacities of the authorities and organizations involved in these areas so that they can ultimately take over policies and programmes related to the protection and reintegration of migrants in the region, with a view to improving the governance of migration in the region.
Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission of IOM Mali and under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the successful candidate will oversee and be responsible and accountable for all aspects of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for IOM Mali. Responsibilities of the position will range from the design/adjustment of the systems for coordinated data collection to address information needs, their actual implementation all over the Joint Initiative, to the best dissemination of the collected data and information through several types of communications, particularly developing reports and public and targeted communications towards migrants, donors, government and other relevant stakeholders. The successful candidate is expected to carry out his/her duties in accordance with strict ethical standards and with due respect for gender and socio-cultural sensitivities.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Develop M&E tools, adjusting them to the needs and information requirements of the Joint Initiative in Mali and to the EU M&E system for the EUTF (AKVO), as well as assure their implementation all over the project areas/units. Also ensure that such M&E tools are developed in close coordination with communication, reintegration, operations, protection and data monitoring colleagues and that their language and shape is user friendly and adapted to the type of population from whom the data is collected.
2. Ensure accurate and reliable qualitative and quantitative data collection including standardization of data format and structure, its entry, storage, validation, and analysis in order to produce regular updates for internal and external use, such as those requested by IOM Regional Offices, and respond to ad hoc demands of M&E information.
3. Analyze the collected data, including generation of routine statistical and analytical reports as required, identifying issues to correct and reporting them to project manager and related colleagues in order to rectify existing or potential programmatic threats.
4. Proactively guarantee that information emanating from the M&E analysis is disseminated in the most effective way to the correct target public by supporting and guiding communication colleagues and overseeing their production of targeted materials such as, for example, materials for beneficiaries.
5. Support the development of external and internal evaluations.
6. Draft interim and final reports to donors, coordinating timely and high quality technical inputs, ensuring adherence to project description, log frame and institutional reporting requirements of IOM and the donor, in close coordination with the Project Manager and relevant IOM Mali units, including Resource Management, and the relevant IOM RO(s).
7. Provide support in the coordination with donors, draft correspondence with other IOM offices on matters related to information, data, contributions and contractual obligations for the project.
8. Assist in planning and organizing activities of new country projects and monitor and backstop ongoing activities.
9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Communication for Development, Social Science, Sociology, Psychology, Social Research Methods, 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.
• Field experience in the Migration, Humanitarian or Development fields, with project monitoring, evaluation and communication; • Experience in liaising with donors, governmental authorities, other national/international institutions and NGOs;
• Superior reporting and writing skills in French;
• Demonstrated knowledge of development of data collection tools, their administration and evaluation techniques and practices; • Demonstrated ability to develop different types of communications depending on specific audience;
• Good level of computer literacy, including database applications;
• Work experience in/familiarity with the West African region is an asset;
• Knowledge and understanding of the migration issues in the region is an advantage.
Fluency in English and French is required. Working knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.
• 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.
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 13 February 2019 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.
For further information, please refer to: http://www.iom.int/cms/en/sites/iom/home/about-iom-1/recruitment/how-to-apply.html
In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.