International Organization for Migration (IOM)
DUE: 22 NOV 2023
Position Title : Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer
Duty Station : Harare, Zimbabwe
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P1
Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, 6 months with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 22 November 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.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Read more about diversity and
inclusion at IOM at www.iom.int/diversity.
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; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo
(the); Cook Islands; Dominica; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See;
Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Madagascar;
Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru;
Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Solomon Islands; Suriname;
The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.
IOM’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) strategy aims to improve the quality and integrity of
programme delivery, ensure that programs are responsive to the needs of affected populations,
and meet donor requirements and standards of accountability.
The Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting Officer will work as part of the IOM Transition and
Resilience team, under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in Zimbabwe and
direct supervision of the Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will support aspects of
the design of tailored tools, the implementation of project monitoring, and the management of
the project related to Cash Based Interventions, Protection, Livelihoods and Community
Reintegration. The incumbent performs their duties in line with IOM’s institutional M&E and
Results Based Management (RBM) Guidelines.
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Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Collect, maintain, and conduct preliminary analyses of various project related data required
for M&E, planning and decision making within the project. Bring issues related to data integrity,
quality and consistency to the attention of the supervisor.
2. Provide specific technical inputs for the development and/or implementation of special
assessments, mini-evaluations, surveys, and/or operational research so as to assist with the
integration of a strong reflection and learning culture during project implementation.
3. Participate in specific monitoring exercises as assigned and under the guidance of the
supervisor. Monitor endorsement procedures with the required endorsement entities.
4. Participate in specific site monitoring visits of the places of implementation under the
guidance of the supervisor, and conduct preliminary analysis of data collected by the team.
5. Keep track of the status of project(s) indicators, assist in updating the same in PRIMA’s
Results Monitoring module and bring to the prompt attention of the Transition and Resilience
Unit (TRU) Coordinator any delays or challenges regarding compliance issues with the
6. Compile human interest stories or case studies that demonstrate the impact of the project as
required for regular results reporting and publishing.
7. Keep abreast of internal frameworks for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
(MEAL) and Results Based Management (RBM) developments to strictly comply with processes
and strategies such as the IOM global M&E strategy and Guidelines, Strategic Results
Framework (following IOM Global Vision), regional M&E planning tools and PRIMA-for-all
8. Compile M&E related content as required for the drafting of concept notes and proposals for
potential donors and funding opportunities in IOM’s areas of interest.
9. Draft specific components for the preparation of donor reports to help in supporting timely
reporting and compliance with donor regulations and obligations, as well as in the report
finalization process with Regional Office and/or Headquarters.
10. Compile and provide information on M&E methods, approaches and tools to the project
team and country office projects colleagues as may be necessary.
11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in a social science field such as: Monitoring and Evaluation; Development or
Social Studies; International Development; Demography and Population Studies; Statistics;
Project Planning and Management; Sociology; Research Methods or a related field from an
accredited academic institution; or,
• University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.
• Experience in an M&E role in an international organization such as the UN or INGOs.
• Experience in compiling data and narrative reports for donor or internal management reporting.
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• Experience in supporting the design and implementation of M&E systems and tools for a
project or programme.
• Experience in project support, management, planning, reporting, and/or implementation, and
knowledge of result-based management approaches.
• Experience with donor liaison.
• Strong reporting, writing and research skills, preferably related to M&E;
• Excellent communication and analytical skills;
• Demonstratable knowledge of key concepts in M&E such as logical frameworks, results
chains, indicators, baseline, targets, assumptions and Theory of Change;
• Demonstrated knowledge of development of data collection tools, their administration and
evaluation techniques and practices;
• Knowledge of MS Suite (Word, excel, PowerPoint, MS Forms);
• Knowledge of any other applications for data collection & management such as Kobo Toolbox;
Stata; R; DHIS2 and SPSS is an advantage;
• Knowledge in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis;
• Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources and write timely and succinct
information analysis and reporting;
• Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; and,
• Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse
cultural and national backgrounds.
IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).
Working knowledge of Korean language is highly desirable.
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
Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these five values:
• Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural
differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
• 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.
• Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
• Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly
Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2
• Teamwork: Develops and promotes effective collaboration within and across units to achieve
shared goals and optimize results.
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• 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
• Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes
responsibility for own actions and delegated work.
• Communication: Encourages and contributes to clear and open communication. Explains
complex matters in an informative, inspiring and motivational way.
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
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.
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 22 November 2023 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.
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