Programme Officer (M & E BLMAs) (BRMM) Job Vacancy in Kenya

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Programme Officer (M & E BLMAs) (BRMM)

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the UN Migration Agency. With 174 member states it is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. Established in 1951 and now active in over 400 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government, and civil society to:

  1. Assist in meeting the operational challenges of migration and mobility
  2. Advance understanding of migration issues
  3. Encourage social and economic development through migration; and
  4. Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants and mobile populations

IOM’s Regional Office for the East and Horn of Africa supports and monitors the following countries: Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Through a team of specialists, the Regional Office supports the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of projects and initiatives undertaken by country offices and regional programmes.

Internal and external candidates will be considered for this vacancy. For the purposes of this vacancy, internal candidates are defined as staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded or ungraded contract, including Junior Professional Officers (JPOs), staff on Special Leave Without Pay (SLWOP), and staff members on secondment/loan released by the Organization, unless otherwise specified in their contract. Staff members holding a regular, fixed-term or short-term graded contract will not retain their contract type if appointed to an ungraded position.


Under the overall supervision of the East and Horn of Africa (EHOA) Regional Director and direct supervision of the Better Regional Migration Management (BRMM) Senior Regional Programme Coordinator /EHOA Senior Regional Specialist, Labour Mobility and Social Inclusion (SRS LMI) and in close cooperation with the Regional Management Officer and the Programme Officer (Monitoring & Evaluation & Bilateral Labour Migration Agreements) the selected candidate will be responsible for the implementation of the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) aspects of the BRMM programme in line with the expectations of the donors. They will also contribute to the strengthening of regional guidance and architecture to govern labour migration through Bilateral Labour Migration Agreements (BLMAs) as a tangible step towards effective implementation of the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular migration, International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) and EHOA Regional Strategy.

Launched in August 2021 with funding from the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the Labour Mobility and Regional Integration for Safe, Orderly and Humane Labour Migration in East And Horn Of Africa: East Africa Migration Management Regional Better Migration Management aims to enhance labour migration governance and protection of migrant workers and their family members’ human, social and labour rights through intra and inter-regional cooperation on a whole of government and whole of society approach, to support regional integration and facilitate mobility for transformative inclusive and sustainable economic growth as well as youth and women empowerment. More specifically, the programme is expected to strengthen national and regional Labour migration governance in accordance with the global and regional frameworks; increase national and cross-border cooperation on labour mobility; promote ethical recruitment and protection of migrant workers’ rights; and enhance avenues for safe, regular, and humane labour migration and mobility pathways through Free Movement Protocols/Common Market Protocols (FMPs/CMPs) and BLMAs. A robust communication and visibility strategy and action plan will support the aims of the programme.
The programme works at two levels: the regional and national levels. At the regional level, IOM proposes to work with both RECs and their Member States through the Regional Ministerial Forum on Migration (RMFM) and its four Technical Working Groups (TWGs).
At the national level, the programme will support Member States in enhancing their capacities in policy and practice leading to greater impact and faster results, engaging local government and non-government partners, from the diaspora, private sector, and civil society. The priority countries for the BRMM countries are Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In consultation with BRMM Senior Regional Programme Coordinator, LMI SRS, Management officer and other BRMM relevant staff, contribute to the development of project standardized Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems including M&E plan, tools, quality assurance mechanisms and data collection methods and procedures.
  2. Review existing monitoring mechanisms and reporting documents including but not limited to project-level M&E plans, data collection tools, Meeting Notes and Evaluation Reports and propose improvements where necessary.
  3. Work in close consultation with BRMM Senior Regional Programme Coordinator, LMI SRS, Management officer and relevant staff, to consolidate and share, as necessary, relevant M&E information to inform project progress and improvement in line with IOM and donor requirements.
  4. Participate in the process for identifying the key performance questions, indicators and parameters for monitoring programme performance and achievements. Contribute to the design of the format for performance reports.
  5. Support in designing, testing, and reviewing information and data collection tools. Provide technical inputs, as required.
  6. Undertake regular field visits to coordinate the implementation of M&E and to provide procedural guidance.
  7. Coordinate and/or undertake and compile necessary project data collection tasks.
  8. Organize and contribute to the staff capacity building and contribute to the development of training on specific M&E aspects.
  9. Coordinate with other similar programmes and projects of Regional Office to facilitate a common approach.
  10. Provide support for evaluation and collaborate with the BRMM Project Team to draft management response for evaluation recommendations and support with the monitoring of their implementation.
  11. Draft and implement collaborative learning agenda for organizational learning and decision-making. Draft, compile and/or review monthly, quarterly and/or annual internal and external project reports, not limited to M&E.Support the programme staff in the development and design of new projects for donor submission, including carrying out specific thematic assessments as required.
  12. Ensure proper coordination with affiliate Country Office M&E representatives, through the Regional M&E Officer, for all requested coordination tasks, including RO’s Evaluation Planning and implementation, Management Follow up Responses, M&E institutional strengthening and capacity building, etc.
  13. Conducting BLMAs corridor assessments whenever necessary and prepare recommendations/guidance to inform the process of developing and implementing BLMAs and conducting training on BLMAs
  14. Engage and provide support to the RMFMs Ministerial and Technical working groups events, workshops/trainings, rapid assessments, and other related activities and to support the program staff in the implementation of the BRMM program
  15. Perform such other duties as may be assigned

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Public health, Migration Studies, International Relations, Law, or a related field from an academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in organizing and delivering training, strengthening capacities of colleagues.
  • Experience in Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Results Based Management (RBM);
  • Experience in the field of migration issues, including operational and field experience, IOM project development, management, and reporting.
  • Experience in development practices such as Logical Frameworks as an advantage.


  • Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) with experience in project evaluation preferred.
  • Knowledge on BLMAs, Migrants health and labor migration trends of the region
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, donors, academia, other national/international institutions, and NGOs.
  • Excellent team building skills with a track record in team coordination and building trust.


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). Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is advantageous. Fluency/working knowledge of languages in the East and Horn of Africa is highly desirable.
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 (

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.
For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country and who do not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional category 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.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Position Title and Vacancy Number with three professional referees (previous and current supervisors), and their contacts (both email and telephone) to International Organization for Migration (IOM), RO Human Resources Department, via e-mail:

CLOSING DATE: 3 February 2023

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Please click here to access the CFA.


NO FEE: The International Organization for Migration (IOM) does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, process or training). IOM does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank details.

Posting period:
From: 20 January 2023 to 3 February 2023