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Programme Manager (Protection)
- Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) in IOM Somalia and direct supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission and in collaboration with relevant units at Headquarters and the Administrative Centres, the Programme Manager (Protection) will be responsible and accountable for managing the protection unit functions in Country Office Somalia.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Manage the Protection Unit’s standalone Protection, Gender Based Violence (GBV), Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and Disability Inclusion programmes, and technical oversight for protection components of programmes operated by other Units in IOM Somalia.
- Manage the protection programming in IOM Somalia’s field locations, including staff supervision, coordination of all thematical areas of Protection, GBV, PSEA and Disability Inclusion, activity implementation and donor liaison.
- Technically supervise and direct other staff responsible for implementing Protection interventions, including Protection Mainstreaming, GBV, PSEA and Disability Inclusion.
- Coordinate Protection and Gender Mainstreaming across all pillars including those related to development and peace to ensure geographic, sequential, and operational coherence in the mission.
- Mobilize resources through the development of new projects, including developing proposals and operational frameworks.
- Exercise administrative and operational management, and backstop the financial aspects responsibility for relevant projects, maintain oversight of project cycles, and ensure programmes are consistent with audit and donor requirements.
- Support development and implementation of IOM Somalia’s GBV Action Plan in accordance with IOM’s GBV in Crises Framework.
- Coordinate Protection, GBV and Disability Inclusion trainings for persons employed by IOM, IOM partners, and other key stakeholders.
- Represent IOM Somalia in the field of Protection (protection cluster and sub- clusters), including inter-agency forums and liaise with the Protection Cluster IM / analysis focal points.
- Prepare regular reports covering protection activities; prepare briefing, statistical/narrative reports and background information as required including specific information requested by Governments and other entities.
- Provide advice on protection related issues to the IOM Somalia Senior Management and Project Support Unit and mainstream protection, across the IOM Somalia areas of work, including but not limited to internal policies and practices.
- Develop, update and disseminate the IOM Somalia Protection-GBV-PSEA Strategies.
- Strengthen the Protection Unit’s programme monitoring, evaluation and knowledge management system in close collaboration with the IOM Somalia Information Management and the Programme Support Units.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in International Law, Political or Social Sciences, Human Rights or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience;
- University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.
- Experience in multi stakeholder coordination and ability to establish and maintain working relations with government counterparts, UN agencies;
- Field experience in the Migration or Humanitarian fields –particularly protection;
- Experience in Project design and monitoring;
- Five years of experience in the field of migration, internally displaced persons’ assistance and protection with at least 3-year experience in a crisis context as a protection officer or equivalent (specific focus on prevention and response to gender-based violence, protection and assistance to unaccompanied and separated children, assistance and protection of most at risk groups in crisis contexts);
- Previous experience with UN and International Agencies, international or local NGOs is required.
- Knowledge of IOM’s sectors of assistance in crisis response and key inter- agency coordination mechanisms and standards a clear advantage.
- In depth knowledge of the broad range of migration related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
- In depth knowledge of protection related subject areas;
- Knowledge of UN and bilateral donor programming;
- Good, communication, managing and negotiation skills;
- Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills with proven ability to work effectively and harmoniously with a team of colleagues;
- Ability to multi-task and delivers on set objectives and timelines in hardship situations;
- Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity in performing responsibilities assigned.
- IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.
- For this position, 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
Closing Date : 09 August 2023
Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
- Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCOM) and direct supervision of Programme Manager (LHD), and in close coordination with the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at the Regional Office (RO) for East and Horn of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya and relevant units at Headquarters, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for supporting all aspects of projects/programmes/strategy Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), the development and implementation of the M&E system to strengthen monitoring and evaluation activities, data collection and analysis, reporting, to facilitate learning and recommend continuous improvements, where necessary.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
- Maintain and adjust the overall project/programme/strategy Monitoring and Evaluation framework in close coordination with Programme Managers (LHD) the COM, the Head of Operations and the Information Management (IM) Unit.
- Prepare monthly, quarterly, or annual project/programme/strategy reviews, participatory impact assessments, process and operations monitoring, real time, midterm and final evaluations and lessons learned workshops, while monitoring compliance of M&E arrangements with donor/UN/HQ requirements.
- Supervise Monitoring and Evaluation support activities assigned to other staff to facilitate comprehensive and detailed coverage of project/programme/strategy M&E activities through all stages of implementation.
- Ensure a proper use of IOM’s Project Information and Management Application (PRIMA) for monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
- Ensure that risks are assessed and new ones identified during the regular monitoring of project activities, and where appropriate ensure that associated Project Risk Register Matrix, Risk Treatment plans are monitored and regularly reviewed.
- Collaborate with IOM units, Implementing Partners and UNCT on both quantitative and qualitative monitoring aspects to provide relevant information for performance management, donor reporting, and evaluations of project/programme/strategy activities, as well as for complying with IOM’s institutional monitoring and reporting requirements, including IOM’s Strategic Results Framework (SRF), PRIMA and the Institutional Questionnaire (IQ).
- Draft regular monitoring reports to be shared with relevant stakeholders such as donors/UN agencies and coordinate with the CO’s Public Information Officer with regards to utilization of M&E findings in Public Information materials. Ensure that monitoring data and reports are uploaded in relevant systems including PRIMA, and that evaluation reports are made public and available to the main stakeholders and donors as per IOM Evaluation Policy.
- Contribute to and facilitate the regular sharing of M&E findings with relevant stakeholders and other IOM offices and departments, and that M&E data/reports are discussed in the appropriate forum in a timely manner, including to clarify discrepancies and clear gaps.
- Coordinate the process for identifying the key performance questions, indicators and parameters for monitoring and evaluating performance and achievements, including alignment to and use of the SRF results and indicators.
- Design the format for performance reports in line with M&E guidelines and donors/UNCT requirements, review and analyze the monitoring reports and targets, highlight the causes of potential bottlenecks in implementation and recommend corrective measures, where necessary.
- Participate to the selection of, and monitor the work of Implementing Partners that are sub-contracted to conduct surveys and studies required for monitoring and evaluating projects/programme/strategy, in line with procedural M&E and reporting guidance to be included in service providers’ contracts.
- Provide substantive inputs to strengthen capacity of IOM staff and partners to carry out M&E activities in the CO through training, mentoring, and coaching.
- Review the availability and quality of existing social and economic data related to the project/programme/strategy area, the methods for collecting them and the degree to which they can provide baseline statistics and reference for project/programme/strategy monitoring and evaluation.
- Participate in activities with external partners, UN and donors to facilitate access to M&E data to stakeholders. Undertake regular travel to the field in coordination with relevant IOM staff and/or partners to support implementation of M&E and to discuss corrective measures when needed.
- Participate in the development of projects/programmes in the framework of IOM global strategies, the SRF, CO’s Strategy, Consolidated Appeal and other strategic plans, in coordination with the programme, operational and resource management staff. Verify that budgets include necessary resources for M&E activities, including for conducting evaluations.
- Keep abreast of developments in IOM’s Evaluation and Monitoring and Results-Based Management (RBM) functions to ensure compliance with IOM strategies and institutional monitoring and reporting requirements, including for the SRF, the IQ, PRIMA, and other regional M&E planning tools.
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
- Master’s degree in International Relations, Political or Social Sciences, Business or Public Administration, 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 project/strategy conceptualisation, development, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
- Experience in capacity-building activities, including design and delivery of trainings;
- Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities as well as with national and international institutions;
- Familiarity with financial and business administration;
- Sound and proven understanding of internal and international migration issues in the country and in the region;
- Experience in organizing consultations, workshops and seminars with high level stakeholders;
- In-depth knowledge of the broad range of migration-related subject areas dealt with by the Organization;
- Excellent knowledge of monitoring and evaluation concepts, approaches and techniques including qualitative and quantitative methods, participatory approaches, and evaluative methodologies; and,
- Knowledge of UN cooperation frameworks and bilateral donor programming requirements
- Strong writing and research skills;
- Excellent communication and analytical 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. For this position, 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.
Closing Date : 29 July 2023