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Niger: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: International Organization for Migration
Country: Niger
Closing date: 02 Jul 2017

Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Duty Station : Niamey, Niger

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

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

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 02 July 2017

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 environment. Applications from qualified female candidates are especially encouraged. For the purpose of the vacancy, the following candidates are considered as first-tier candidates:

1. Internal candidates

2. Qualified applicants from the following NMS countries:

Antigua and Barbuda, Benin, Bahamas, Botswana, Belize, Congo, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Micronesia (Federated States of), Gabon, Gambia, Guyana, Iceland, Comoros, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Libya, Montenegro, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Maldives, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Seychelles, Slovenia, Suriname, El Salvador,

Swaziland, Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago, Holy See, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Vanuatu, Samoa


Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager/ Chief of Party of the Niger Community Cohesion Initiative (NCCI) and in close collaboration with the supporting departments, the successful candidate will oversee the development and implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) activities and produce evaluation reports, data, and analysis based on M&E activities and findings.

The NCCI is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI). Through NCCI, IOM seeks to improve community stabilization in order to foster an enabling environment for sustainable peace and traditional development programmes. To achieve these objectives, NCCI designs and implements small-grant activities through a process-oriented, community driven approach that emphasizes project processes.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Ensure the development of programme monitoring and evaluation systems and tools, in coordination with programme management, ensuring that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreements and programme requirements.

  2. Manage the NCCI Monitoring and Evaluation Team effectively to ensure comprehensive and detailed coverage of projects through all stages of implementation and to provide relevant information for performance management and evaluation of programme activities.

  3. Review existing monitoring mechanisms and reporting documents including but not limited to project-level M&E plans, data collection tools, site visit notes, and final evaluation reports and strengthen where necessary.

  4. Design new tools and systems through M&E focused grants, in coordination with NCCI senior management and the donor, to provide for:

a) Greater versatility in grant design in relation to specific recipient communities;

b) Streamlined information cycles;

c) Improved adherence to programme standards and better responsiveness to issues arising during implementation;

d) Program-level monitoring and evaluation.

  1. Conduct regular sharing of M&E findings with relevant stakeholders and ensure that monitoring data is discussed in the appropriate forums in a timely manner.

  2. Interact with the donor on a regular basis, to share monitoring systems and findings, and discuss avenues for improvement if necessary.

  3. Conduct the process of identifying the key performance questions, indicators and parameters for monitoring programme performance and achievements, and for preparing evaluations.

  4. Review and analyze monitoring reports, identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation, and identify corrective measures, where necessary.

  5. Support the grant closing process, ensuring the review of the final evaluations, verification of the database information, and OTI-Anywhere documentation.

  6. Build and strengthen the capacity of the M&E department through the recruitment and training of experienced staff, in coordination with the Resource Management Unit.

  7. Design and organize M&E trainings and other capacity-building tools for programme staff.

  8. Draft and review M&E related reporting documents, including but not limited to M&E activity plans and Final Evaluation Reports to ensure adherence to programme objective, for submission to the donor.

  9. Assist in design and oversight of third party evaluations and research including participation in the bids/selection process, regular monitoring of field implementation, and feedback on final reporting.

  10. Oversee and ensure timely collection of data and information. Produce analyses to input into the programmatic strategy and/or to inform M&E activities including management of the NCCI M&E hotline.

  11. Work under the guidance of the Programme Manager and the donor to shape the programmatic strategy and mentor programme staff on strategic focus.

  12. Work with the donor’s mapping team to visualize programme strategy and impact.

  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Political or Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law 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 in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans in small-scale grants, preferably with experience in the field of research, monitoring and/or evaluation;

• Proven experience with strategic planning approaches, M&E methods and approaches, planning and implementation of M&E systems, information/data analysis and report writing;

• Experience with previous programmes funded by USAID/OTI, a distinct advantage.


Fluency in English and French is required.

Desirable Competencies:


• Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms;

• Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders;

• Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others;

• Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience;

• Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services;

• Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;

• Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others;

• Planning and Organizing - plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;

• Professionalism - displays mastery of subject matter;

• Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation;

• Technological Awareness - displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

• Resource Mobilization - works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.


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.

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.

How to apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 02 July 2017 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

For further information, please refer to:

In order for an application to be considered valid, IOM only accepts online profiles duly completed.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You can track the progress of your application on your personal application page in the IOM e-recruitment system.

Posting period:

From 19.06.2017 to 02.07.2017

Requisition: SVN 2017/116 (P) - Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (P2) - Niamey, Niger (55092464) Released

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