Project Assistant (Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting-MER) At IOM


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.

Position : Project Assistant (Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting-MER)
Organizational Unit : Stabilization and Recovery Unit
Duty Station : Yola, Nigeria
IOM Classification : G5
Type of Appointment : Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension
SVN No. : SVN2021.062
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 26 July 2021

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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. 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.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission and the direct supervision of the Project Manager (COMITAS), the successful candidate will be responsible for the support in the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) component of the COMITAS project.. In particular, s/he will. In particular, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Support the planning and implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting (MER) activities which will include results matrix, work plans and monitoring compliance of indicators.
  2. Ensure timely submission, review and consolidation of reports submitted by implementing partners which will include monthly sitreps and interim reports.
  3. Support in the development of concept notes, proposals for new projects and upscaling of the ongoing project based on lessons learnt.
  4. Support the COMITAS team in planning and organizing meetings, workshops, consultations, events, and dialogues.
  5. Oversee training and capacity building support to the COMITAS project staff on various aspects related to MER.
  6. In coordination with the programmes support and communications unit, document the process and activities of the projects which will include case stories for donor reports and IOM website, and newsletters.
  7. Prepare clear and innovative presentations of the project data such as power point presentations and information sheets. Document lessons learnt and conduct research related to the project.
  8. Overseeing and supporting the internal and external evaluation process of the project in collaboration with the relevant stakeholders.
  9. Liaise with the resource management unit and communications teams to ensure adherence to all donor specific requirements such as visibility, financial reporting, and procurement
  10. Carry out project field visits and support the establishment of beneficiary feedback mechanisms of the project in collaboration with the other implementing partners.
  11. Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

• University degree in Development, Social or Political Sciences, Management, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with 3 years of relevant experience or High School Diploma in the above fields with five years of relevant working experience.

• Experience in Development, Social or Political Sciences, Management.
• Experience in project implementation and in the field of research, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting in insecure environments.
• Experience in MER system design, data processing and tools.
• Strong reporting skills.
• Experience in peace and recovery programmes is an asset.
• Experience working in a complex crisis environment or a post-conflict environment.
• Experience in the application of good practice in project management such as participatory approaches and do-no harm.

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Good knowledge of information technology and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications especially Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint.
• Previous work experience in international organizations and companies would be an advantage.
Fluency in English is required and working knowledge of Local Languages.

Required Competencies:

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following 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 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.

Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, confirmation of all documents, and security clearances.

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via email to indicating position applied on subject line by Monday, 26th July 2021 and follow this link:

In order for the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line SVN2021.062 Yola. Project Assistant (Monitoring & Evaluation and Reporting-MER).

All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).

Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Posting period:
Not Specified

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