The International Organisation for Migration (IOM)  Job Opportunity in South Africa Oct 2018


The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organisation, with 166 member states.  IOM is committed to the principle that “humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society”. Established in 1951 and now active in over 440 field locations worldwide, IOM works with partners, government and civil society to promote international cooperation to address operational challenges of migration and mobility, 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.

Job Title: National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer
Job Location: Pretoria
Reference Number: SVNROSA2018/04
Salary: NO-A (UN Salary scale for National Officers in the Republic of South Africa)
Duration: Special, 9 months with possibility of extension


  • Support the development and roll out of project Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks, guidelines, plans or tools to guide quality Monitoring and Evaluation in the projects
  • In coordination with other Monitoring and Evaluation Officers / Assistants / Focal points at country and regional level, provide technical support for the collection, analysis and management of regional projects’ Monitoring and Evaluation data and facilitate its access by relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support the regular review of Monitoring and Evaluation plans, tools and other documents such as results matrices, reporting templates etc., as may be necessary in coordination with relevant colleagues or partners
  • In coordination with Project Managers conduct periodic field visits to project sites, to ascertain and promote adherence to agreed standards and timelines of implementation, create greater awareness of reporting requirements, ascertain use of appropriate Monitoring and Evaluation data collection methods and build capacity thereof and gather information on implementation bottlenecks to ensure timely implementation of projects
  • Contribute to the development of periodic internal and/or donor reports by providing Monitoring and Evaluation data and content, ensuring that results are aligned to indicators outlined in results matrices and that reports are results based to improve quality of reporting
  • Provide feedback to PRM programme / project managers for programme revisions and amendments based on monitoring or evaluation findings
  • Support the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to regularly monitor projects implementation status, primarily the PRM programme but also for other assigned projects in the region
  • Contribute towards the strengthening and deepening of monitoring and evaluation functions in the region through regular monitoring checks for CO projects, periodically contributing to or conducting evaluations as may be required and monitoring / promoting the implementation or use of Monitoring and Evaluation recommendations in projects in the region
  • Contribute to capacity building efforts on Monitoring and Evaluation in the region to staff and partners including through training, mentorship, coaching and sharing of information
  • Contribute to the mainstreaming and measurement of gender in all project Monitoring and Evaluation activities including but not limited to Gender disaggregation of Monitoring and Evaluation data, engendering project results statements and indicators, ensuring that gender measurements are included in baseline, mid-term or end line evaluations and in monitoring activities
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor


  • University Degree in any of the following areas: Monitoring and Evaluation; Community or International Development Studies, Project Planning and Management, Development Economics; Demography or Development Statistics, Project Management or Business Administration, or other related social sciences from an accredited academic institution with at least two years of experience
  • Applicants holding a specific Monitoring and Evaluation training certification in Monitoring and Evaluation in addition to the above general areas of training will be considered favourably
  • Provable knowledge and experience on Monitoring and Evaluation  methods and Monitoring and Evaluation data and information management is required. (such as a certificate indicating specific training on Monitoring and Evaluation)
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with international organisations such as INGOs, the UN and other multilateral organisations is an advantage
  • As Monitoring and Evaluation is built on research methods, the incumbent must possess at least some basic knowledge and experience in research methodology
  • Knowledge of social development issues as well as general migration related issues in the country and the region
  • Knowledge of project cycle management, administration and evaluation concepts and procedures
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Project Managers, key stakeholders relevant for effective Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and SharePoint. Knowledge of at least one data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA will be an added advantage
  • Fluency in English is a requirement. Knowledge of French is advantageous
  • 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 organisational 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
  • Teamwork: fosters a sense of team spirit by developing a shared understanding, accountability and enthusiasm for the team’s work
  • Delivering results: anticipates constraints, identifies solutions and takes responsibility for addressing critical situations; aligns projects with organisation’s mission and objectives and demonstrates a good understanding of the impact of team’s and own work on external and internal counterparts
  • Managing and sharing knowledge: disseminates and shares knowledge openly and actively contributes to knowledge / network communities for topics relevant to area of expertise, encourages knowledge-sharing across units / departments and ensures that knowledge is captured, recorded and disseminated appropriately
  • Accountability: proactively seeks responsibility in delivering towards the goals of the organisation, plans and organises work with a clear and deliberate focus, ensuring commitments are easily identified and progress is widely communicated
  • Communication: seeks to share information with others, with due respect for diversity and the confidentiality of specific sensitive information, listens and seeks to understand without bias and responds appropriately
  • Leadership: assigns responsibilities fairly and manages performance, taking account of individual strengths, workloads and interests; takes sound and timely managerial decisions that are consistent with the organisation’s vision and purpose
  • Empowering others and building trust: encourages others to take responsibility for their performance, promotes ownership, responsibility and accountability

To apply, submit your letter of motivation, up-to-date CV, copy of ID and Complete IOM Personal History Form (which can be downloaded from this website: to specify the Vacancy reference number i.e. SVNROSA2018/04 on the subject line of your email.

The organisation will not be able to track your applications without the reference code provided.

Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Enquiries in respect to the job description and application may be directed to the same email address.