Operations and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

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Employer: IOM
Job Title: Operations and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Mogadishu
Category: Other


Open to Internal and External Candidates

  • Position Title: Operations and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
  • Vacancy Number: SVN/IOMSO/027/2019****
  • Duty Station: Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Classification: National Officer, Grade NOA**
  • Type of Appointment: Short term, six months with possibility of extension
  • Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
  • Closing Date: 17 April, 2019

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. 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.


IOM is a leading partner in supporting the efforts of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGoS) to increase community resilience against violent extremism and prevent violent extremism amongst vulnerable groups. Assistance is focused towards capacity-building initiatives for government ministries, community dialogues and information sharing, community empowerment programming, and skills-based training. IOM’s efforts in this area are geared toward national ownership and undertaken in support of the Federal Government of Somalia’s (FGoS) National Programme for Disengaged Combatants and Youth at Risk, and in close coordination with UN and local partners.

This position is located within the Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) Unit of IOM Somalia. Under the overall supervision of the DDR Coordinator, and the direct supervision of the National Operations Officer, the Operations and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer is expected to provide operational and M&E support to IOM’s DDR activities related to the rehabilitation and socio-economic reintegration of ex-combatants and youth at risk in the centers established in Lower Juba and Bay/Bakool regions of Somalia.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:


  • With guidance from the DDR Project Manager and DDR Coordinator, support the overall operations of the Rehabilitation and youth at risk centers;

  • Support the day-to-day coordination of DDR operations, to include procurement, financial and administrative functions, in collaboration with the National Operation Officer, Project Manager, and Center-based Staff;

  • Support operational processes related to the registration, rehabilitation, reinsertion and reintegration of ex-combatants (and youth at risk), in line with IOM policy, standard operating procedures and the policies/procedures of the National programme;

  • In coordination with DDR National Operations Officer, DDR Project Manager, DDR Coordinator closely coordinate with officials from regional ministries, Defector Rehabilitation programme, and UNSOM for the purpose of facilitating the implementation of rehabilitation and reintegration programme in Kismayo and Baidoa;

  • Ensure transparency and accountability in operational procedures and maintain a record of relevant documentation;

  • In the absence of National Operation Officer, act as Officer in Charge for DDR operational activities.

Monitoring and Evaluation and Quality Assurance

  • In coordination with the National Operations Officer and M&E and Quality Assurance Officer , conduct frequent field visits to various project sites to monitor, verify and report on project progress and results;
  • In close coordination with the National Operations Officer, DDR Program Manager and M&E and Quality Assurance Officer, undertake periodic reviews of DDR activities to assess effectiveness, efficiency, achievement of results and compliance with procedures;
  • In close coordination with the M&E and Quality Assurance Officer, develop reporting and data collection tools and procedures to monitor and evaluate project activities;
  • Review and analyze data collected by field teams, addressing and correcting inaccuracies before sharing with the M&E and Quality Assurance Officer in a timely manner;
  • Work closely with the third-party monitoring firms and ensure they receive the support needed;
  • Coach, train, and mentor M&E Assistants with the aim of strengthening their technical capacity, and improving knowledge sharing between staff in field offices and headquarters

Required Qualifications and Experience


  • Master’s degree in Political, Social Science, Business Administration, International Relations, Law, or Labour relations or any other related field from an accredited academic; or
  • Completed University degree from an accredited academic institution preferably in Social Sciences, Development Studies, International Relations, and Business Administration or other related fields with 2 years of relevant work experience.


  • At least three years direct work experience in project implementation and managing the operations of today activity of large scale programme would be an advantage.
  • Ability to adapt M&E tools and work effectively with local authorities, stakeholders and beneficiaries.

  • Experience working with various stakeholders including Federal and regional government as well as UN agencies, NGOs, and donors.

  • Excellent operational, organizational and communication skills and the ability to work harmoniously with other colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Previous work experience in one or more of the following thematic areas a distinct advantage: DDR, PVE, and CVE.
  • Strong computer skills, specifically hands-on experience in usage of MS Office.


Fluency in English and Somali 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: 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 and 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.


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

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 neighbouring 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 neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.


Interested candidates should submit 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 (both email and telephone) to: recruitmentsomalia@iom.int

Posting period:

From 04.04.2019 to 17.04.2019

Publish date: 2019-04-03 23:23:49
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