National Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Officer Job Vacancy in Kenya

Position Title: National Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Officer (S/NFI) 


Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title: National Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Officer (S/NFI)

Vacancy Number:SVN/IOMSO/013/2023

Duty Station: IOM Somalia Support Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Classification: National Officer Category, Grade NO-A

Type of Appointment: Special Short Term (SST)

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 18 May, 2023

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.

OM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

The Emergency Post-Crisis (EPC) Program in Somalia is primarily humanitarian, responding to emergencies and supporting communities in crisis, implemented in close coordination with the donor, with communities in priority areas, and with all levels of Government, particularly areas affected by conflict and drought.

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (EPC) and direct superviosn of the Programme Officer (SNFI), and in coordination with the EPC MEAL Officer, the National Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting Officer (S/NFI) will lead the systematic collection of data on a project basis and ensures the effective use of MEAL information, and reports to make necessary changes in project implementation and inform programming and project design. Ensure Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting systems meet the needs of programs, donors, implementers, & beneficiaries, and are responsible for project-level M&E processes & analysis and support cross-cutting programme-level M&E processes.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Develop and continually refer to a comprehensive and detailed project MEAL plan which outlines key data collection, analysis, and reporting activities to be carried out by the Remote Monitoring Team and/or Third Party monitors.

2. Provide overall and regular supervision of the monitoring activities carried out by the Remote Monitoring Team.

3. In coordination with the EPC MEAL Officer, support the supervision of Third Party Monitoring assignments, including the participation in coordination meetings, the provision of technical inputs to the external service provider, material gathering, data sharing, facilitation of fieldwork activities, review of deliverables.

4. Guide programme teams in using Result Based Management (RBM) to support data collection, analysis, monitoring, and reporting with adherence to IOM principles.

5. Adopt/adapt quantitative and qualitative data collection tools that pertain to the defined project indicators.

6. Support the review of KoBo (tool that creats online survey) forms currently in use to check consistency against the original instruments and coding issues.

7. Serve as the reference point for program staff in questionnaire design for projects as per donor guidelines and IOM preferences.

8. Liaise with partners and relevant cluster Information Management leads on data collection, multi-sectoral/sector-specific need assessments, and reporting project achievements on the projects.

9. Support the development of information and knowledge products and the tracking of learning and best practices.

10. Participate in MEAL working groups and maintain close working relationships with counterparts in other relevant international NGOs, and local NGOs and associations in the region.

11. Support the monthly reporting process of the SNFI programmes by collecting, verifying and compiling information reported by field teams against projects’ logical frameworks.

12. Undertake duty travel as needed to conduct activities related to monitoring and evaluation, project support, and project reporting, for meetings and to participate in training.

13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience
• Master’s degree, preferably in statistics, economics, econometrics, social sciences, conflict management or a related field from an accredited academic institution Or;
• Bachelor’s degree in the above field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience

• Experience in M&E practices, and IOM donor reporting structures.
• Experience in humanitarian response in emergency and conflict environments.
• Familiarity with the context and previous working experience in Somalia is an advantage.
• Experience in planning and execution of shipment of items and movements within Somalia is an advantage.

• Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming.
• Knowledge of cluster/sector system.
• Ability to work with limited supervision.
• Creativity: Ability to initiate applicable strategy to improve projects and staff.
• Delivers on set objectives in hardship situations.

• Fluency in English and Swahili is required. Working knowledge of Somali and Arabic will be advantageous.

Required Competencies
• 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 – behavioural indicators level 1
• 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 leadership and professional potential.
• Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
• Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
• Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.
• Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this special vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

How to apply

How to apply:
If you are interested, please submit your CV and Cover Letter via email with the subject of position title and SVN number to before the closing date.
No Fees: IOM does not charge a fee at any stage of its recruitment process (application, interview, processing, training, or other fee).
Posting period:
From 04.05.2023 to 18.05.2023
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.