Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (COMPASS)

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International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (COMPASS) 2

Position description

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

Second tier candidates include:

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


The Protection Division (PXD) within IOM is responsible for specialized protection interventions that aim to address protection risks by preventing or responding to actual or potential violations of rights defined by relevant international instruments including migration, human rights, refugee, and international humanitarian law. PXD works to ensure the upholding, or restoration of the rights of individuals who are vulnerable to or at risk of violence, abuse, exploitation, discrimination, neglect, and deliberate deprivation. PXD also supports other IOM divisions and departments in protection mainstreaming. PXD is the thematic home for inter alia, combating human trafficking, child protection, addressing gender-based violence (GBV); addressing xenophobia and racism; disability inclusion; housing, land, and property as well as return and reintegration. In partnership with IOM divisions and departments and external stakeholders, PXD responds to protection needs in both humanitarian and non-humanitarian settings, through the following six programmatic pillars: data, research, and learning; training and capacity development; advocacy and communications; convening and dialogue; direct assistance; and thematic guidance.

The Cooperation on Migration and Partnerships to Achieve Sustainable Solutions (COMPASS) programme, funded by the Government of the Netherlands, is a global initiative, in partnership with 14 countries, designed to enhance access to protection-sensitive pathways and empowerment for migrants of all gender and diversity groups, thereby enabling them to contribute to sustainable development outcomes in their communities.

Under the overall supervision of the Head, Protection Division, and direct supervision of the Senior Programme Manager (COMPASS), the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (COMPASS) will be responsible and accountable for coordinating monitoring, evaluation and learning efforts for the programme. The incumbent will ensure that monitoring, evaluation, and research findings are applied within the programme; and that learning is more broadly disseminated and contributed to knowledge on effective migration management practices.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

1. Design performance management framework for the programme, inclusive of: i) indicators to be measured including cross-cutting issues such as mainstreaming gender, age, diversity; ii) measurement tools such as checklists, questionnaires, participatory observation protocol, etc.; iii) guidelines and instructions for staff on use of measurement tools; iv) timelines and frequency for measurement; and iv) identification of responsible persons for conducting measurements.
2. Liaise with Information Management teams of Migrant Management Operational System Application (MiMOSA), Displacement Tracking Mechanism (DTM), and other relevant teams and units to extract programme monitoring data.
3. Oversee the development of databases to organize, store and analyze programme data, in line with IOM’s Data Protection Guidelines and other relevant Organizational procedures, policies and guidelines on information and data management.
4. Use existing institutional tools to create and update monitoring dashboards on results, activities, risks, and budgetary performance of the programme. Produce and circulate easily understood, user-friendly snapshots on programme performance and circulate to programme management and team.
5. Establish a network of monitoring, evaluation and learning Focal Points in the implementing Country Offices in coordination with Regional and HQ Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) units.
6. Train and mentor programme staff on monitoring processes and tools and provide technical assistance and guidance in order to ensure timely completion of country-level monitoring activities. Flag delays and/or non-compliance in monitoring efforts to the Programme Manager.
7. Analyse progress in completion of activities, achievement of results, and financial expenditures. Flag under- or over- resourced activities and delays in implementation and work with programme staff and the Senior Programme Manager (COMPASS) to take corrective action.
8. Manage evaluation activities. Develop terms of reference for evaluations, coordinate recruitment of evaluators, and manage the evaluation process. Liaise with Country Offices, Regional Offices, and relevant technical units in HQ in the completion of evaluations.
9. Set up and facilitate mechanisms to systematically capture, share and disseminate best practices and lessons learnt amongst managers, Implementing Partners, thematic specialists, and field and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff participating in the programme.
10. Participate in design and implementation of research activities and ensure that monitoring, evaluation, and research efforts are joined-up, coherent, and supportive of overall programme learning objectives and in line with and complementing other institutional initiatives.
11. Communicate and disseminate findings, conclusions and recommendations from monitoring, evaluation, and research activities, and facilitate the preparation and follow up of management response plans. Promote and support knowledge management among programme and PXD staff in general and act as the Focal Point on M&E and Learning with the donor and in ensuring dissemination of relevant good practices/knowledge products with the donor and other external stakeholders.
12. Identify areas for potential improvement in programme design and implementation. Regularly prepare briefs for the Senior Programme Manager (COMPASS) and the Steering Committee on how knowledge and learning acquired through the programme can be applied to improve the programme implementation.
13. Conduct duty travel to undertake monitoring and evaluation activities, as required. and under the guidance of the Senior Programme Manager(COMPASS).
14. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation, Community or International Development Studies, Project Planning and Management, Development Economics, Demography or Development Statistics, Project Management or Business Administration, or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant profession experience; or
• University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.


• At least three years of experience in M&E experience in a development or humanitarian context;
• Experience in collecting and handling programme M&E data including protection of sensitive data and production of data visualization; and,
• Experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder, multi-country M&E processes.


• Excellent knowledge of research methodologies and quantitative and qualitative techniques; and,
• Excellent writing, presentation, facilitation and analytical skills.


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 is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) 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 treated.

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 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. df

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.

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 21 April 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 08.04.2024 to 21.04.2024

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 accounts.

Requisition: VN 2024 213 Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer (COMPASS) (P3) Geneva, Switzerland (58777187) Released

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