Project Assistant (MM / Monitoring and Evaluation)
Project Assistant (MM / Monitoring and Evaluation) The International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and 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. We are recruiting to fill the position below: Project Assistant (MM / Monitoring and Evaluation) SVN No.: SVN2020.009 Location: Lagos IOM Classification: G5 Organizational Unit: Migration Management Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible Context Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Crossing the Mediterranean to Italy is by far the deadliest route, with 1 death recorded for 35 arrivals (IOM, 2016). In addition, over 70% of the migrants interviewed by IOM on their arrival in Italy report that they were victims of trafficking or other exploitative practices during their migratory journey along the routes of the Central Mediterranean. To meet these challenges, the European Union (EU) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have developed the Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration in Africa (hereinafter “Joint Initiative”). Complementing this programme, IOM is also planning to implement additional projects that aim to protect the security, dignity and rights of returning migrants from along this important and dangerous migration route and to help improving the reintegration of returnees through an innovative approach. This will be achieved through different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants, assistance for voluntary return, support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows. The Initiative and complementing projects will aim at strengthening the technical and material capacities of the authorities and organizations involved in these areas so that they can ultimately take over policies and programmes related to the protection and reintegration of migrants in the region, with a view to improving the governance of migration in the region. Working under the overall supervision of the Programme Support Officer, and the direct supervision of the Senior Project Assistant (MM/M&E) Lagos and the Project Officer Benin City, the successful candidate will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the Migration Management Unit, Lagos, Nigeria, with special focus on strengthening local actors’ IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates. Core Functions / Responsibilities Provide overall monitoring and evaluation support in the day-to-day management and implementation of the projects activities, including the implementation and administration of a database system to gather and process information on MHPSS and AVRR related assistance provided. Assist project focal points in the Migration Management unit in monitoring and evaluation related efforts, including verifying data entry is timeously done, accurate, and reliable, whilst respecting IOM’s data protection principles and suggesting innovative solutions to meet challenges faced in data collection. Assist the project team in regularly updating and improving the M&E tools by gathering quantitative and qualitative data/information on project activities. In coordination with the supervisor carry out field and monitoring visits to the beneficiaries’ business sites including communities where community development initiatives are taking place and gather data on the MHPSS and reintegration support provided. Develop the beneficiary profile and needs assessment formats and ensure regular update and information on reintegration grants’ beneficiaries is stored and manage in the return and reintegration database. Collect, prepare, present and visualize data through ad-hoc and period M&E reports, considering disaggregated gender data of the beneficiaries. Assist in the further development and incorporation of an elaborate monitoring and evaluation framework to strengthen the project implementation and data management. Review conditions of the business plan as pertaining to the program and support the development of appropriate monitoring tools for individual grants. Ensure the documentation and filing of all beneficiaries in a database for reference and monitoring including regular update of beneficiaries’ information in a database. Draft and submit monitoring reports on time. Support the assessment of the qualitative and quantitative impact of grants and community projects. Undertake duty travel to challenging areas when necessary Perform any other duties as may be assigned Required Qualifications and Experience University degree from an accredited institution in Information Technology, Computer Science, International Relations, Social Science, Humanitarian Affairs or related field; Experience in implementing projects using communication for development approach with an emphasis on migration related context Minimum experience of three Years (five Years for school diploma holders) in related field; experience in the field of project management, monitoring and evaluation, including operational and field experience; Excellent data presentation skills, writing and analytical skills; Project management experience required, preferably in monitoring and evaluation, and excellent data presentation skills Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, other national / international institutions, Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations and private sector entities. 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. Languages Fluency in English and multiple Native languages Required Competencies Behavioural: The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies: 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 1: 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. Other Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation. How to Apply Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications via email to: HRNIGERIA@iom.int indicating Position applied on subject line. Click here for more information (PDF) Note 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, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances. Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply. 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 SVN2020.009 Lagos. Project Assistant (MM/Monitoring and Evaluation) - G5. 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.