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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - job post

International Organization for Migration
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Panamá, Provincia de Panamá
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Panamá, Provincia de Panamá

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Position Title : Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Duty Station : Panama City, Panama

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 25 July 2024

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 work environment. Read more about diversity and
inclusion at IOM at

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; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo
(the); Cook Islands; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao
People's Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; Marshall
Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint
Kitts and Nevis; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Solomon Islands;
Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

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


Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Regional Director for Operations of the Regional
Office Panama, with direct supervision of the Regional Project Development Officer, the
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will oversee the monitoring and evaluation aspects of IOM
activities, programmes and projects in the region and provide advice and guidance for their
relevant and effective implementation, in particular in line with the expectations of IOM's donors
and Member States on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) requirements.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

Institutional and Operational Set-Up
1. Ensure standardized M&E tools are developed, and substantively support utilization across

country offices, in coordination with the Project/Programme Managers and other relevant IOM
staff and partners.

2. Ensure dissemination of relevant information to IOM project/programme managers and M&E
project officers/assistants in country offices on both quantitative and qualitative monitoring
aspects and for evaluation of programme/project activities, including their impact

3. In partnership and coordination with the Regional Specialists, Project Endorsement Team and
Country Offices and in line with the Regional Strategic Plan and mission specific strategies,
provide relevant M&E advice, guidance and information in the development of projects in
particular to meet the mandatory requirements on M&E as set out by both IOM and donors.

4. In coordination with the Regional Knowledge Management Officer and Senior Management,
advise on and participate in the development of broader regional reports as required.

5. Develop and/or substantively support the development of internal and external
communications materials, ensuring IOM programming outcome and impact across the thematic
areas, and when applicable to specific sub-regions, are highlighted.

Reporting and Communication
6. Monitor, analyze and advise on M&E trends and activities on a geographic or thematic level.

7. Monitor and assess the implementation of projects and resolve and/or initiate the resolution of
bottlenecks and their causes. Lead field visits in coordination with project managers to oversee
the implementation of M&E tools/standards, to identify where adaptations/corrections might be
needed, and to resolve issues.

8. Ensure proper information flow with country offices and sharing of the outputs/outcomes of
M&E findings with relevant stakeholders; ensure the discussion of monitoring data in
appropriate forums in a timely fashion, including lessons learnt and implications for future action.
If necessary, create such discussion forums to fill any gaps.

9. Ensure arrangements and preparations are made for meetings and events, including for
donor/UN briefings, donor visits, conferences and other key events.

10. Participate in M&E missions commissioned/organized by external partners and donors and
ensure access to M&E data to relevant stakeholders.

11. Provide advice and assistance in identifying, contracting and monitoring external
organizations/firms that are sub-contracted to implement surveys and studies required for
monitoring Programmes/projects’ performance, outcomes and impacts. Prepare Terms of
Reference for monitoring sub-contractors when required.

Capacity building
12. Carry out annual capacity needs assessments of all Country Offices in the Region and
develop a training/mentoring plan to close the most significant gaps, with a particular focus on:
a. promoting adherence to agreed standards of implementation;
b. creating greater awareness of reporting requirements;
c. encouraging widespread use of appropriate data collection methods; and gather feedback
regarding the effectiveness of these methods; and
d. promoting use of the analytical functions of the IOM Project Information and Management
application (PRIMA)

13. Support the region’s knowledge management by ensuring the maintenance of the M&E
Knowledge Product Repository and continuing systematic knowledge exchange via the M&E
Focal point network. Report on good practices and lessons learned, including through analysis
and assessment of monitoring findings and evaluation reports, and share with relevant IOM
project staff, management and partners.

14. Ensure regular feedback from beneficiaries and stakeholders on activities and services
provided through the organization’s support in coordination with field units of CO.

15. Actively participate as a Trainer in IOM´s internal Project Development and Project
Management Trainings

Project Development Support
16. In coordination with the RPDO and the RPDA, provide substantive inputs for the
development of the Results Matrix, and prepare descriptions on the monitoring sections and
evaluations of project proposals/strategies for various proposals.

17. Participate, jointly with other RSU members in the development of the Regional Strategic
Plan, the global appeal and any other regional, subregional or thematic appeals.

18. Provide advice and guidance to the RPDO and PD focal points at CO level to ensure the
incorporation of evaluation findings in the project development phase.

19. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Business or Public
Administration, International Studies or a related field from an accredited academic institution
with five years of relevant professional experience; or,
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in project conceptualisation, development, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
  • Experience with capacity assessment and capacity building
  • Experience in organizing consultations, workshops and seminars
  • Proven experience in Monitoring and Evaluation at project and programme level.


  • In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the
Organization; and,
  • Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming and institutional requirements. Sound and
proven understanding of international migration issues;
  • Familiarity with financial and business administration;
  • Strong writing and research skills;
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills;
  • Good data analysis skills:
  • High degree of judgment and initiative, ability to work with a high degree of independence
within assigned areas;
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills; and
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with people of diverse
cultural and national backgrounds.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be
fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English and Spanish is required (oral and written). Working
knowledge of Russian and/or Portuguese, and another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese,
and Russian) is an advantage.

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


1 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 five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural
differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly

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
  • Accountability: Takes ownership for achieving the Organization’s priorities and assumes
responsibility for own actions 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
leadership and professional potential.
  • Empowering others: Creates an enabling environment where staff can contribute their best
and develop their potential.
  • Building Trust: Promotes shared values and creates an atmosphere of trust and honesty.
  • Strategic thinking and vision: Works strategically to realize the Organization’s goals and
communicates a clear strategic direction.
  • Humility: Leads with humility and shows openness to acknowledging own shortcomings.

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

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 and who do not have prior experience outside the duty
station’s country as staff member in the Professional category 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 background verification 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:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment
system, by 25 July 2024 at the latest, referring to this advertisement.

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.

For further information please refer to:

Posting period:

From 12.07.2024 to 25.07.2024

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

Requisition: VN 2024 440 Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (P3) Panama City, Panama (59006221)
Posting: Posting NC59006222 (59006222) Released

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