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IOM Monitoring Evaluation Accountability & Learning Officer Job

Position Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Duty Station: IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P1

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 01 September 2021

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

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; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is one of the major humanitarian and development actor in Somalia. IOM Shelter/NFI program currently implements projects focused on in-kind distributions as well as Cash Based Interventions. The program also maintains the common supply pipeline for cluster partners.

In this context, IOM is recruiting Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer based in Nairobi to assist in organizing and maintaining improvements to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system for Shelter and NFI interventions in Somalia.

Under the overall supervision of Head, Operations & Humanitarian Response, the direct supervision of Programme Coordinator (Shelter & NFI) and the technical supervision of M&E Officer (Preparedness and Response Division (PRD)), the successful candidate is responsible for tracking and following up on the preparation and dissemination of highquality reports that accurately represent IOM’s programming and its impact in close collaboration with other units. The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer will also provide specific inputs to facilitate the use of monitoring and evaluation results to help improve the quality of existing program interventions, to inform and justify future interventions, and to provide feedback to partners and communities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Upon instruction, provide specific inputs for the development and/or updating of M&E tools, databases and monthly reporting formats in close collaboration with Programme Coordinator, M&E Officer and Field Staff.
  • Participate in data audits and analysis for high quality data collection and compilation of grant reports as per log frame indicators showing targets versus actuals based on a monthly action plan to share with Programme Coordinator.
  • Collect and compile data and information on effective and sustainable feedback mechanisms in close collaboration with organizations.
  • Provide inputs for the development and rollout of an accountability framework and check that the operational delivery is set to highest standard following project requirements.
  • Maintain access to various M&E tools developed progressively in the implementation process.
  • Participate in research activities to feed into new initiatives that expand the work of the programme. Relevant areas may include but are not limited to Transitional Shelter Solutions leading to Durable Housing and community led local build solutions.
  • Based on developed standards and guidelines, as well as upon instruction, contribute to the improvement of operational delivery of activities to help mainstream cross-cutting themes such as inclusion of vulnerable groups, gender, environment, Accountability to Affected Population (AAP), etc.
  • Participate in assigned learning sessions based on M&E findings including challenges encountered, mitigation measures and how challenges affect program implementation to help inform ongoing and future activities.
  • Assist in supervising the Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Economics, Social Science, International Development, Project monitoring and management, or related field from an accredited academic institution; or

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


• Experience in M&E and in Cash Based Interventions;

• Experience working with programmes related to Shelter and NFI;

• Experience working in humanitarian programmes for migrants and Internally Displaced


• Experience in facilitating capacity building for diverse colleagues, including partner organizations;

• Experience working with an international organization is an advantage.


• In depth knowledge of the broad range of M&E related subject areas dealt with/by the


• Knowledge of Shelter and Settlement programming;

• Ability to work independently with limited day-to-day support;

• Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and non-formal method.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Somali 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


Required 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.

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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates 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 security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

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