International Organization for Migration Job Vacancy Available

  • Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Duty Station: Accra, Ghana Classification Professional Staff, Grade P2
  • Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with a possibility of extension Estimated Start Date:As soon as possible

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

  • Candidates from the following non-represented member state: Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); 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 (the 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. Context:

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission, direct supervision of the Project Development & Donor Liaison Officer (PDDLO), and in close coordination with Project/Programme Managers (PMs), the successful candidate will monitor and coordinate the monitoring and evaluation aspects of IOM activities, programs, and projects and assist in their relevant and effective implementation, in line with the expectations of IOM’s donors and the Member States on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) requirements.

Core Functions / Responsibilities

Contribute to the development of standardized Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems within the mission, including M&E plan/results monitoring framework, quality assurance mechanisms, M&E data collection methods and procedures; review/update the project M&E plan regularly.

  • Check the accurate use of M&E and Reporting tools to facilitate effective capturing and management of data, and support the analysis of the data for reporting processes. 3. Provide technical support for process and operations monitoring, including participatory evaluations, baseline assessment, real-time, mid-term, final evaluations, lessons-learned workshops/ meetings, and programs/projects reviews to help integrate lessons learned from M&E.
  • In close collaboration with relevant IOM staff, operational teams, and implementing partners, check compliance with quantitative and qualitative M&E requirements; consolidate and share, promptly, relevant and appropriate M&E information to teams to inform progress reporting and improvement in line with IOM and donor standards and expectations.
  • Support the PSU and Programme Units during project development by inputting the overall result matrices and theory of change, budgets, and parameters to monitor programs/projects’ performances and achievements. Check that M&E arrangements comply with IOM internal M&E standards and donor agreements and expectations, including the addition of custom or standard indicators.
  • Provide technical input and information to support the evaluation processes, including Post Description (PD) design, Request for Expression of Interest, evaluation inception meetings, implementation, and dissemination phases. Contribute to organizational learning by checking if management responses, evaluation learning briefs, dissemination meetings are conducted, and alert the supervisor accordingly. Arrange that evaluation reports are made available to main stakeholders and donors in line with the policy of disclosure, and where relevant, are made public.
  • Participate in project reviews/planning, kick-off meetings, and assist program managers in revising log frame matrices, particularly the vertical and horizontal logic and monitoring mechanisms.
  • Participate and/or support in consultation with the PDDLO, M&E related Networks, Working Groups and support the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) or other relevant processes and reporting, including UNInfo, in line with the Results-Based Management (RBM) framework approach and other strategic focus.
  • Keep abreast of internal Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) and RBM developments to facilitate compliance with processes and strategies such as the Institutional Questionnaire (IQ), IOM global M&E strategy, Strategic Results Framework (following IOM Global Vision), regional M&E planning tools and PRIMA-for-all standards and ensure an efficient follow up of the PRIMA focal points’ tasks and support the PRIMA dispatcher functions at the regional level.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation missions commissioned/organized by external partners and donors and facilitate access to M&E data to relevant stakeholders 11. Liaise with the Regional M&E specialist regarding country office evaluation planning, the execution and monitoring of the evaluation plan, and quality assurance of evaluation products. 12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications And Experience

  • Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Development, Social or Political Sciences, Management, 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. Experience
  • Experience in project implementation and management, preferably in the field of research, monitoring, and/or evaluation;
  • Strong analytical skills and managerial and organizational ability are required;
  • Proven experience in the logical framework approach, Results-Based Management (RBM) and other strategic planning approaches; M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative, and participatory); implementation of M&E systems and plans; training in M&E development and implementation; information analysis and report writing;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the migration issues in the region is an advantage. Skills
  • Good knowledge of program management cycle;
  • Computer skills and knowledge of relational databases, Microsoft applications, spreadsheets, word processing, etc. is essential;
  • Knowledge of MS office is a must and advanced statistical skills including knowledge of database packages an advantage;
  • Good knowledge of M&E and RBM products, such as Logical Frameworks, Theory of Change and M&E Plans;
  • Ability to analyze, synthesize and report both qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Ability to design an evaluation protocol, to develop evaluation inception reports, to conduct field data collection, and to report evaluation results and recommendations to targeted audiences;
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills;
  • Proven ability to work in a team and with counterparts at different levels Excellent inter-personal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and to write clearly and accurately. Languages

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 French is an advantage.

The 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 maintain 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 – behavioral indicators level 2
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve shared goals and optimize results.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.

The 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 in Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How To Apply

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, Page 4 / 5IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their applications. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


CLOSING DATE: By 25 November 2021 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

No Fees

IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fees). IOM does not request any information related to bank accounts.



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