Programme Officer (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)) at International Organization for Migration

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

Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 04 August 2022

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; 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.


Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (Emergency and Post Crisis) and the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager Water, Sanitation and Hygiene/Migration, Environment and Climate Change(WASH/MECC), the Programme Officer (MEAL) will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the implementation of a functional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system for the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Resilience and Climate Change Unit of the IOM Somalia Mission. In particular, the Programme Officer (MEAL) will be responsible and accountable for conducting field monitoring and evaluation of programmes, consolidating, and tracking systems, and assisting in building and disseminating evidence of programme achievements across the unit.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Contribute technical inputs and guidance for the development and implementation of a robust monitoring and evaluation system that will ensure tracking of project/ programme results at different levels (outputs, outcomes, and impact), including learning and accountability, and generation of reliable data for results-based management of programmes.
  2. Support the development of ad hoc tools to track programme objectives, outcomes, and outputs indicators as per the project documents and log frames. This includes supporting the development of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) surveys, Post Distribution Monitoring (PDM), needs assessments and other surveys related to the behavior change strategy and the integration of gender sensitivity and gender analysis.
  3. Support the improvement of information management systems within the unit by participating in the development of a comprehensive database of all projects that ensures accountability, the provision of regular updates and the systematic monitoring of performance measurements in close coordination with the field team.
  4. Analyze and produce visualizations of data, such as mapping, gap analyses, infographics, etc.
  5. Provide technical inputs and guidance for the preparation of timely donor reports that comply with key programme indicators and objectives.
  6. In close coordination with Senior Programme Manager (WASH/MECC), participate in external, internal performance and impact evaluations, as well as other quality assurance activities as required.
  7. Undertake regular field monitoring visits in close coordination with the Senior Programme Manager and field team and check quality, technical and operational compliance and timely execution of projects vis-à-vis approved plans and targets.
  8. Provide technical and administrative support to the team and partners on monitoring and evaluation activities, output level monitoring, reporting requirements and the operational aspects of data collection, entry and analysis.
  9. Coordinate the documentation and dissemination of lessons learned from programme evaluations.
  10. Draft, compile, and support dissemination of information products including reports, infosheets, case studies and pieces of research to share internally and externally in close liaison with Programme Support Unit (PSU).
  11. Participate in internal workshops, capacity building and training sessions to help enhance the team’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) capacity, share findings, and assist in actioning potential recommendations and lessons learned.
  12. Participate in MEAL and other relevant platforms in the country/region, and share lessons learnt with other stakeholders as appropriate. Support the team in identifying the relevant information requirement of the Working Group partners and in facilitating information sharing among stakeholders.
  13. Facilitate the integration of the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC’s) priority cross-cutting issues (e.g., gender equality, protection, human rights, age, environment). Based on developed standards and guidelines and in close coordination with the Senior Programme Manager, 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.
  14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


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Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, Statistics, Community Development/Participation, Monitoring and Evaluation 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 working in the humanitarian or development community and familiarity with the humanitarian work NGO/INGO and cluster approach;
  • Experience in project monitoring and evaluation;
  • Working experience with Adobe InDesign and producing quality graphic design outputs;
  • Experience in writing technical requirements documents, translating/planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis and compiling diverse datasets;
  • Working experience in Somalia or in the region is an asset.


  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
  • Knowledge of analytical skills;
  • Knowledge of data collection, evaluation, and interpretation;
  • Knowledge of data protection and communication.


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.


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. Subject to certain exemptions, vaccination against COVID-19 will in principle be required for individuals hired on or after 15 November 2021. This will be verified as part of the medical clearance process.

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 are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 04 August 2022 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

IOM only accepts duly completed applications submitted through the IOM e-Recruitment system. The online tool also allows candidates to track the status of their application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Posting period:

From 22.07.2022 to 04.08.2022

No Fees:

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

Requisition: SVN 2022 205 Programme Officer (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)) (P2) Mogadishu, Somalia (57683384) Released

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