IOM Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant Job in Nairobi


IOM Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant Job in Nairobi


Open to Internal and External Candidates

Position Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant

Vacancy Number: SVN/IOMSO/091/2017

Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya

Classification: General Service Staff, Grade G5/01**

Type of Appointment: Short term, six (6) months with possibility of extension

Organizational Unit: Somalia Stabilization Initiatives

Direct Supervision: National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer-SSI Program

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 13th September 2017

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.

IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.


The SSI program in Somalia is primarily a community-based, small grants initiative implemented in close coordination with the donor, with communities in priority areas, and with all levels of Government, particularly newly formed District Administrations and regional state institutions. The overall objective of the program is to support the political transition of Somalia towards a functioning and stabilized Federal State through activities that promote good governance, consolidation of the federal structure, and a receptive environment to respond to emerging political contingencies.

Under the overall guidance of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Nairobi, and under the direct supervision of National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer in Nairobi, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in organizing, administrating, tracking and managing all aspects of the activities funded by the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) in South West and Juba land regional Administration in Somalia in Phase 1 and in Galmudug Regional Administration in the second phase.

The Monitoring & Evaluation Assistant will provide technical assistance and facilitation in the design as well as the monitoring and evaluation of projects/activities to be implemented by SSI Dalbile in Somalia, assist the program in reaching its goals and assessing impact of its programming.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Work closely with the National M&E Officer to support the coordination of data collection, data quality assurance and data analysis in collaboration with the field based project teams;
  2. Support the development of grant specific Theory of Change, Activity Objectives and M&E Plans that are SMART;
  3. Participate in the development of and regularly update monitoring tools;
  4. In liaison with Senior Project Advisors, Project Advisors and M&E Assistants conduct monitoring visits to verify project progress and results;
  5. Assist in maintaining continuous dialogue with Project Advisors and M&E Assistants to facilitate a coordinated approach to activity monitoring and evaluation;
  6. Support training opportunities and workshops to help all TIS staff understand the information and monitoring system and their responsibilities within the system;
  7. Provide guidance to Grant Focal Persons on M&E Deliverables;
  8. Organize and participate in development and facilitation of M&E workshops for SSI Field Staff and awardee institutions;
  9. Support the development and submission of impact reports for transforming lives/snapshots accounts;
  10. Support and coordinate periodic evaluation of program clusters;
  11. Assist in providing technical and backstopping support for monitoring and evaluation to the field based M&E Assistants and Grant Focal Persons ;
  12. Support the National Monitoring & Evaluation Officer in actively promoting a culture of learning and generation of knowledge throughout the Project Team and among partners and stakeholders, including facilitation of sharing and reviewing knowledge for current application, as well as appropriately storing and disseminating it for use in future;
  13. Undertake travel duty as needed;
  14. Undertake any further duties as requested.

Required Competencies


  1. Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  2. Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  3. Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  4. Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  5. Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  6. Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  7. Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  8. Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  9. Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
  10. Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  11. Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;

Required Qualifications and Experience

  1. Three years (3) experience with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science or other appropriate field;
  2. Technical skills in qualitative and quantitative evaluation and managing heavy data;
  3. Strong writing skills.
  4. Familiarity with information management systems;
  5. Good understanding of USAID Funded programs and UN Partners;
  6. A minimum of three years, experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably in fragile state context;
  7. Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively and persuasively present information in a variety of settings and formats;
  8. Familiar with activity and grant reporting methods and information management systems;
  9. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, with proven experience in Access, Excel and Power point;
  10. English fluency required. Somali fluency preferred.


Fluency in English. Knowledge in Somali will be an added advantage.


Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

How to apply:

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit CV and a cover letter indicating the Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No…) on the subject line with three professional referees and their contacts (both email and telephone) to: [email protected]

Closing Date: 13th September 2017

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Posting period: From 30.08.2017 to 13.09.2017