Switzerland: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Capacity Building)

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Switzerland
Closing date: 13 Mar 2018

Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Capacity Building)

Duty Station : Geneva, Switzerland

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 13 March 2018

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, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Fiji, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Malawi, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador, Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Vanuatu, Samoa


Following the recommendations of its Member States, IOM has increased the global resources allocated to Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) through the increase of staff in the Office of the Inspector General (OIG)’s Evaluation and Monitoring unit and the recruitment of Regional M&E Officers placed in eight of IOM’s nine regional offices. Furthermore, approximately 70 staff have M&E related functions within 30 IOM offices worldwide.

The recognition of the importance of M&E through an increase in staff is positive and necessary. However, this further needs to be accompanied by (a) strengthening of the internal technical capacities, (b) developing IOM-specific rules, procedures, and quality standards to streamline IOM’s institutional approach to M&E and create a strong technical basis, and finally, c) supporting organizational learning and accountability. In humanitarian settings, and with recent initiatives such as the Grand Bargain, these areas of focus are equally important to ensure evidence-based programming that is contextual, high quality and results-based, and that it strongly supports IOM’s commitment to affected populations.

Under the direct supervision of the Oversight Officer (M&E) of OIG, the successful candidate will help roll out M&E related training and technical guidance to IOM staff worldwide particularly in humanitarian settings, and will provide M&E technical assistance to IOM’s thematic divisions, regional as well as country offices. S/he will work within OIG and liaise extensively with RO M&E officers, the Regional Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) Thematic Specialists and DOE Headquarters staff to ensure timely and consistent support.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Finalise M&E capacity development products such as M&E online training and guidelines and adapt them to guarantee proper coverage of humanitarian settings.

  2. Maintain M&E tools and policies regularly to ensure they are up to date with additional resources that are developed at IOM.

  3. Promote the use and roll out of the M&E capacity building products worldwide.

  4. Deliver training on M&E and on results-based reporting and evaluation, based on agreed roll-out plan, prioritizing humanitarian settings and using M&E online training and face-to-face derivatives as required.

  5. Oversee and guide newly formed facilitators for M&E training through regular coaching and quality control, identifying lessons learnt for improved capacity support.

  6. Provide overall guidance on M&E matters to field missions for discussions with donors, governments and partners as well as for the implementation of monitoring visits and other performance measurement tools.

  7. Identify best practices from field offices with extensive field experience in humanitarian operations and integrate their benefits in IOM’s M&E approaches (such as with the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) well-developed M&E efforts).

  8. Identify overall M&E needs linked with humanitarian settings at both global and country level and design guidance and tools for IOM staff in relevant areas such as remote monitoring or third-party monitoring.

  9. Identify M&E best practices and frameworks ensuring linkages and alignments with IOM’s Global M&E efforts.

  10. In line with OIG’s M&E strategy, strengthen evidence-based learning and reporting systems through improved access to monitoring and evaluation findings and reports, as well as to existing tools to monitor programmes and develop higher quality reporting.

  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with national and international institutions;

• Sound and proven understanding of internal and international migration issues particularly in humanitarian settings and related issues; Experience in remote management and monitoring in complex environments and experience in programmes for migrants and capacity-building

activities in complex environments;

• Sound knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies (with emphasis on data collection, analysis and report writing related to migration);

• Proven experience in developing online training, as well as developing and conducting M&E


• Proven experience with strategic planning approaches, M&E methods, planning, developing and implementation of M&E Management Information Systems;

• Proven experience in developing and implementing the Theory of Change approach;

• Ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative data analysis using NVivo, and Stata or SPSS;

• Strong ability to understand, develop and implement control procedures;

• Ability to use access databases and Microsoft Excel, Access, Outlook and Word software.


Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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 March 2018 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:


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.

Posting period:

From 28.02.2018 to 13.03.2018

Requisition: SVN2018/56(P)-Monitoring&EvaluationOfficer(CapcityBuildg)(P3)-Geneva,Switzerland

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