Programme Manager (IM & MEL) at IOM. 120 views

Position Title : Programme Manager (IM & MEL)

Duty Station : Kiev, Ukraine

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 04 May 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.

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; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

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


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) and the direct supervision of the Emergency and Stabilization Programme Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for leading the Information Management and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (IM&MEL) processes related to the Emergency and Stabilization Unit’s (E&S) programming.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Strengthen and coordinate the work of the IM&MEL team, including the development of a MEL system across the E&S Unit’s programming, expansion of analytical products, provision of technical guidance and management of IM and MEL staff.
  2. Review and restructure the National Monitoring System (NMS) methodology and visualization, to ensure needed flexibility and respond to crisis affected populations and the changing needs and requirement of government stakeholders and humanitarian partners to better support crisis affected communities.
  3. In collaboration with relevant Program Managers and Coordinators, support the implementation of IM components of various E&S Unit projects, in particular the developing DTM-based tracking at the Entry and Exit Crossing Points (EECPs) for public health and other purposes.
  4. Review current and develop new survey, monitoring and assessment tools and corresponding methodologies with a particular focus on the development of periodic thematic reports and regular sectoral data updates; lead on the analysis of data and their alignment with other stakeholders’ platforms, including the Government’s Data Portal, relevant Sector Working Groups frameworks, as well as Cluster requirements.
  5. Support IOM’s work as co-chair of the IRIS working group and foster partnerships with key IM/MEL stakeholders in Ukraine, and particularly the State Statistics Services of Ukraine, in order to improve IOM’s positioning as a key data and IM stakeholder.
  6. In close coordination with the Emergency and Stabilization Coordinator, oversee the work of a pool of technical experts within the sub-unit to ensure their thematic support is provided across the Unit’s programming and to other Country Office’s (CO) Units (as relevant), as well as backstop the financial, administrative and technical aspects of the Unit’s research and learning efforts including fund-raising, conceptualization and presentation.
  7. Establish and maintain field-level data collection capacity, with a specific focus on the eastern conflict area, country points of entry and line of contact checkpoints for research, monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting purposes in coordination with the reporting sub-unit, the Heads of Field Offices and the Program and Project Managers, to ensure the provision of timely information to IOM and other humanitarian/government stakeholders in relation to the humanitarian and early recovery response.
  8. Support the mainstreaming of monitoring, evaluation and learning practices across the E&S Unit’s program, by ensuring that relevant IOM standards and guidelines are integrated, as well as by contributing to establishing a culture of MEL and AAP among the Unit’s staff, and to the extent possible contribute to capacity building of other CO staff in coordination with other M&E staff and focal points, and the Regional M&E Officer.
  9. Ensure alignment to and coordination with wider M&E policies and practices, both in the CO by coordinating with other M&E staff and focal points, and in the wider Organization by coordinating with the Regional M&E Officer and global M&E community of practice.
  10. Represent IOM in relevant coordination fora and working groups and lead on engagement with other humanitarian and development actors in data related activities. Plan external monitoring missions in coordination with stakeholders (e.g. donor, local authorities and line ministries and other humanitarian actors).
  11. Undertake duty travels within Ukraine, to areas relevant to E&S programming, on an as-needed basis, to bolster reporting, track implementation, evaluate impact, etc.
  12. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in statistics, IT and/or computer science, anthropology, sociology, political science, human sciences 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 the development and implementation of the Displacement Tracking Matrix(DTM) or similar large-scale assessment and information management activities is required;

• Experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning activities including the development of tools and frameworks for humanitarian, development and peace programmes is required;

• Experience in leading analysis and research efforts in line with the IM and MEL activities to expand and feed the program portfolio;

• Experience in humanitarian emergencies operations and familiarity with the humanitarian reform and cluster approach;

• Expert knowledge and experience in results-based project development, management, monitoring, reporting and evaluation;

• Experience in writing technical requirements documents, translating/ planning specifications to technical briefs for data capture/analysis and compiling diverse datasets;

• Experience with capacity building on IM and MEL is an asset;

• Working experience in the region is an asset.


• Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage staff at an operational level in humanitarian emergencies.

• Excellent knowledge of survey and assessment methodologies and good knowledge of monitoring, evaluation and learning methodologies including both quantitative and qualitative methods. A focus on information management is desirable.

• Proficiency in using Excel is required. The ability to use any of the following tools will be considered an advantage: Visual Basic, Java, ASP, GIS, SQL or Oracle, Python, Stata, SAS, SPSS, R. Of particular value is experience in the development, refinement and implementation of population database systems (such as registrations, census or surveys).

• Excellent communication skills, efficiency and flexibility.

• Ability to work under pressure. Attention to detail and quality and capacity to meet deadlines.

• Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.

• Depth knowledge of protection standards and communicating with communities required.

• Excellent writing skill and strong analytical skills and creative thinking.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

For this position, fluency in English is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of Ukrainian, Russian, French and/or 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.



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 three values:

• 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 & 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.

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 confirmation.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates 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 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 security clearances.

Vacancies close at 23:59 local time Geneva, Switzerland on the respective closing date. No late applications will be accepted.

How to Apply

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Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 04 May 2021 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.


Posting period:

From 21.04.2021 to 04.05.2021

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: SVN 2021 95 Programme Manager (IM & MEL) (P3) Kiev, Ukraine (56946465) Released

Posting: Posting NC56946466 (56946466) Released

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Established in 1951, IOM is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration and works closely with governmental, intergovernmental and non-governmental partners.

With 165 member states, a further 8 states holding observer status and offices in over 100 countries, 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 works to help ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.

The IOM Constitution recognizes the link between migration and economic, social and cultural development, as well as to the right of freedom of movement.

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