Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Reporting Officer

International Organization for Migration

Position Title: Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Reporting Officer

Duty Station: IOM Somalia in Nairobi*, Kenya

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 24 October 2022

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.

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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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaçao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is one of the major humanitarians and development actors in Somalia. IOM is leading the Danwadaag Consortium that aims at implementing durable solutions for displacement in Somalia.

As a cutting-edge programme that challenges the status quo and seeks new solutions, Danwadaag builds the capacity and accountability of relevant governance structures to lead on durable solutions, provides land and housing solutions paired with basic services and livelihoods opportunities working towards (re)integration support to Displacement Affected Communities. Through government-led inclusive community planning processes and collective efforts for recovery focused on the most vulnerable, Danwadaag programmes also aim to support foundations for peace and reduce drivers of conflict, while ensuring inclusive decision-making processes.

Against this background, the Consortium Leadership Team (CLT) of IOM, the lead organisation of the Danwadaag consortium, seeks to recruit a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Reporting Officer to coordinate and facilitate the piloting of new approaches, the generation of evidence that informs durable solutions programming, and the efficient delivery of programme activities that are aligned with other durable solutions initiatives while taking into consideration acute sensitivities to local dynamics, and supporting government structures with the displaced affected communities at the centre of our efforts.

Under the overall supervision of the Senior Programme Coordinator (EPC) and the direct supervision of the Durable Solutions Consortium Coordinator, the MEAL and Reporting Officer will be responsible and accountable for coordinating and implementing monitoring and reporting activities of the Durable Solutions Consortium. The role of the MEAL and Reporting Officer is to contribute to the establishment and continue the implementation of systems that promote evidence-based decision-making, programme and project performance tracking, and internal management.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

  1. In close coordination with the Durable Solutions Consortium Coordinator, implement the Consortium’s MEAL activities including coordination with partner Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officers, donor counterpart liaison, liaison with third party monitor for donors and other relevant stakeholders.
  2. Contribute to the development and maintenance of the Results Monitoring Framework including proactive monitoring of outcome and output indicators, in line with theory of change, in close coordination with implementing partners and the relevant donors.
  3. Contribute to the development of and implement an M&E system to facilitate standardized and regular monitoring.
  4. Contribute to building the capacity development of staff and implementing partners on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) including providing technical inputs to support the development of training material in line with IOM institutional guidance such as the IOM M&E Guidelines and the IOM M&E e-learning course, through training, technical guidance and sharing of information.
  5. Coordinate with respective Regional M&E Officer and Headquarters (HQ) to facilitate compliance with IOM institutional M&E standards and guidance.
  6. Encourage the standardization of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) processes and compliance with IOM institutional guidance on M&E throughout the Consortium including the consistent use of SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), and other guidance documents, facilitating coherence and quality of information collected against planned results and activities.
  7. Coordinate the implementation of yearly annual surveys and other ad hoc monitoring surveys(livelihoods, local (re)integration assessment, governance interviews) including participating in the development of tools and ToRs of surveys, supporting the roll out of mobile phone data collection by training field staff, providing technical support, as well as conducting preliminary data analysis and drafting M&E reports when needed.
  8. Provide technical M&E support to the Consortium members when needed.
  9. Supervise the monitoring of relevant cross-cutting themes specifically Accountability to Affected Population (AAP).
  10. Contribute to the development of a user friendly and community participative data platform for Danwadaag in close partnership with IT consultants if needed and check its linkage with IOM’s institutional Evaluation and Monitoring Portal where relevant.
  11. Implement an Accountability Framework with an ingrained Complaints Response and Feedback Mechanism (CRFM) to support timely decision making and improvements to programming.
  12. Carry out periodic field monitoring visits, check adherence to agreed M&E standards and norms, identify bottlenecks impeding project delivery and gather feedback about Danwadaag’s work.


  1. In close collaboration with the Consortium Coordinator, coordinate the preparation and suggest edits of donor reports, including review and collation of partner report inputs.
  2. Review and analyze monitoring, narrative and financial reports produced by partners and implementing partners for compliance and to identify the causes of potential bottlenecks in project implementation.
  3. Assist the consortium manager with partner implementation agreements and assessments as needed.
  4. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Masters degree in Statistics, Economics, Information Technology, Demography, Social Sciences, International Relations, International Development, 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 coordinating and implementing M&E systems for a UN agency or an International NGO.
  • Experience working in an emergency or post-conflict setting.
  • Experience in facilitating the capacity building efforts of diverse colleagues, including local partner agencies.
  • Experience using STATA, SPSS, Epi Info, or R is an advantage.
  • Experience in data collection tools such as KoBo is an advantage.


  • Statistical or research background and thorough experience with and knowledge of principles and current approaches to monitoring and evaluation in durable solutions programming, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring and other formal and non-formal methods.
  • Good analytic and computer skills, including MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access).
  • In-depth knowledge of development and durable solutions context.
  • Knowledge of Somali context an added advantage.
  • Understanding of programme design in the humanitarian and/or development context.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to analyse, present and understand programme data.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

For all applicants, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Somali is an advantage.

Proficiency of language(s) required will be specifically evaluated during the selection process, which may include written and/or oral assessments.


This position is based in Nairobi, Kenya with frequent travel to Somalia.

Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (

Required Competencies:

Values – all IOM staff members must abide by and demonstrate these three 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 2

  • 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.

Managerial Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

  • Leadership: provides a clear sense of direction, leads by example and demonstrates the ability to carry out the organization’s vision; assists others to realize and develop their potential.
  • Empowering others & building trust: creates an atmosphere of trust and an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best and develop their potential.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and communicates a clear strategic direction.

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 confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates endorsed by the Appointments and Postings Board 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.

How to apply

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications HERE via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 24 October 2022.

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.

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Posting period:

From 11.10.2022 to 24.10.2022

No Fees:

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 accounts.

Requisition: VN 2022 336 Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Reporting Officer (P2) IOM Somalia in Nairobi, Kenya (57785308) Released

Posting: Posting NC57785309 (57785309) Released