Position Title : Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer
Duty Station : Bangkok, Thailand
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade UG
Type of Appointment : Special short-term ungraded, nine months
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 02 March 2020
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.
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 Chief of Mission, and the direct supervision of the Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development Unit, the successful candidate will support the planning, implementation, follow-up, monitoring and evaluation of project activities as well as reporting and research, and will be the focal point for the Unit’s monitoring and evaluation work.
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Regional Programme - Poverty Reduction through Safe Migration, Skills Development and Enhanced Job Placement (PROMISE) is implemented in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Thailand (CLMT). The programme seeks to achieve that migrants, especially women, from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar have improved employment opportunities and conditions, particularly in Thailand, through enhanced skills and protection, leading to poverty reduction in communities of origin.
The successful candidate will provide guidance to staff working on PROMISE project in
Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Thailand (CLMT).
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
Support the Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development Unit in the planning, coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme activities, including the timely delivery of annual work plans, annual reports, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the management of the project’s human resources.
Coordinate with PROMISE staff in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Thailand in developing implementation plans for projects or project components, outlining key actions, milestones and deadlines to ensure that projects’ goals are achieved, and services are delivered to beneficiaries
Support the Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development in liaising with the IOM offices in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar to remotely monitor PROMISE project activities, and progress towards achieving the projects’ output/outcomes.
Providing training and guidance to PROMISE staff to enable them to monitor the implementation of the projects in compliance with IOM and donor Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) requirements and standards.
Support the Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development Unit in conceptualizing and developing project tools, including a monitoring and evaluation work plan; knowledge management tools and other relevant instruments; and building capacity of participating IOM Country Officer in their application.
Support the Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development in managing and coordinate the implementation of project activities in four IOM Missions, including financial, administrative, and technical oversight in line with IOM policies and practices, and donor requirements.
Support the organization and coordination of the PSC activities and lead communication with the PSC to ensure a collaborative relationship with different stakeholders, including taking notes/minutes of Project Steering Committee (PSC) meetings and follow-up action as required, in coordination with the relevant national staff.
Support PROMISE programme in a) the development of standardized M&E tools and ensure their consistent utilization across all geographical project locations; and b) the organization of mid-term and final internal evaluations by developing Terms of References and assisting in the selection and contracting of relevant consultants.
Act as primary focal point for PROMISE project staff in different geographical locations for M&E of project activities directly implemented by IOM; and develop, implement and follow-up on an M&E Plan in accordance with the requirements of the donor and IOM internal guidelines.
Support the Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development in reviewing project strategies, identifying operational challenges, risks, and proposing viable solutions for PROMISE activities. Collect and analyze M&E data to identify unforeseen problems or opportunities that may require new strategies or a redesign of the activity/intervention.
Monitor project implementation progress against project scope, schedule and budget on a regular basis, to document and evaluate results, increase effectiveness and recommend appropriate action.
Provide regular project progress updates, with key results and challenges, to PM and PROMISE staff on the status of project and project components, identifying areas for improvement and recommending improvements.
Support the Head of Labour Mobility and Human Development in engagement with donors as required on project design, scope, schedule, budget, financing and contractual arrangements
Support Country Offices (COs) in monitoring the work of third parties who are implementing activities within the frameworks of PROMISE project.
Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Law, International Relations, Political Science, 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 migration issues for non governmental organizations, international governmental organizations or government institutions;
• Sound and proven understanding of internal and international migration issues in Thailand, the sub-region and related issues;
• Knowledge of the project management cycle.
For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written).
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database
The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:
• 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
• 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.
IOM’s competency framework can be found at this link. https://www.iom.int/sites/default/files/about-iom/iom_revised_competency_framework_external.pdf
Competencies will be assessed during a competency-based interview.
Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.
No late applications will be accepted.