Senior Project Assistant (M&E and IM)

Senior Project Assistant (M&E and IM)
18 Mar 2021
Closing date
31 Mar 2021
Open to Internal and External Candidates
Position Title: Senior Project Assistant (M&E and IM)
Vacancy Number: SVN/IOMSO/006/2021
Duty Station: Nairobi, Kenya.
Classification: General Service, Grade G-6
Type of Appointment: Short term, six months with the possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing Date: 31 March 2021

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.
Under the overall coordination of the Head of Operations and Humanitarian Response, and under the
direct supervision of the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) and Visibility
Officer (Preparedness and Response Division), the successful candidate will be accountable and
responsible for assisting PRD’s M&E, data management, and visibility needs.

This will include five
sectoral units under PRD, which are Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH), Migration Health
Division (MHD), Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), Shelter and Non-Food Items
(S/NFI) and Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). In particular, the successful candidate will be
assisting field-level coordination of PRD’s monitoring exercises, including data collection, capacity
building of field staff and enumerators, and field visits. The candidate will also be expected to support
as needed the cleaning, analysis, and reporting of the data collected. The candidate will also support
PRD’s communications and visibility activities, including conducting and translating interviews and
field visits. The position will include frequent travel to Somalia on field missions

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Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Assist in the development and translation of tools, methodologies, and surveys for PRD’s data
collection and monitoring exercises, including but not limited to Post-Distribution Monitoring
(PDM), needs assessments, market assessments, weekly & monthly reporting templates,
satisfaction surveys, Focus Group Discussions (FGDs), and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs).
Lead field-level coordination of data collection activities through site visits and real-time data
submission monitoring, as well as coordination with field staff and enumerators.
IOM is committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. Internal and external
candidates are eligible to apply for this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal
candidates are considered first-tier candidates.
Assist in producing regular, high-quality unit updates, sitreps, external reports, factsheets, case studies, briefs, lessons learned, and success stories as required, and ensure timely dissemination of products.
Assist in creating databases, dashboards, and other information systems that visualize PRD’s project activities, indicators, and frameworks.
Process data collected in the form of charts, graphs, maps, and reports.
Monitor exercises for Cash-Based Interventions, in particular in using online platforms for commodity, vendor, and beneficiary management databases.
Support PRD’s visibility and communications activities, including but not limited to the design of banners, stickers, and signboards to ensure visibility for IOM and its partners; field visits to conduct interviews, take photographs and videos, and translate the materials; to draft social media postings based on the information provided by the field teams; to draft and edit stories and articles on key PRD activities.
Undertake any other tasks as assigned, based on needs.
Required Qualifications and Experience
• University degree in communications, design, statistics, data science, etc / or degree in international development or similar social science subjects with at least 4 years of relevant experience in design, data management, and/or monitoring & evaluation.
• High School degree/Certificate in the above fields with six years of relevant professional experience.
• Professional experience or knowledge in working in humanitarian or development contexts in Somalia or other conflict settings;
• Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in emergency or conflict settings;
• Proficiency in excel for data collection, management, analysis, and visualization;
• Proficiency in GIS software, such as QGIS or ArcGIS, is an advantage;
• Proficiency in business intelligence (BI) software, such as Power BI, Tableau, or Click Sense, is an advantage;
• Proficiency in graphics and publishing software such as Adobe InDesign and Illustrator is an advantage;
• Proficiency in statistical software, such as R and STATA, is an advantage.
• Fluency in English and Somali, both written and spoken, is required.
Required Competencies

• Inclusion and respect for diversity: respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
• Integrity and transparency maintain 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 – behavioral 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.

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
The appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and verification of residency, visa, and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.
Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighboring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station or in the neighboring country located within commuting distance and a work permit, as applicable.

How to apply
How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit a CV and a cover letter indicating the Special Vacancy Notice Number (SVN No.), Position Title, and the Duty Station with three professional referees and their contacts (email and telephone) to
Posting period:

From 18.03.2021 to 31.03.2021









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