Job 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.

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: * Internal candidates

  • Candidates from the following non-represented member states:
Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Curaà§ao; Fiji; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People\'s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Madagascar; 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.


Since the inception of IOM in 1951, Movement Operations have been and continue to be a fundamental pillar of the Organization’s work. The organized movement of persons in need of international migration assistance is a primary mandate of the Organization and a cornerstone of IOM’s operations. This mandate has resulted in the international transport of more than 15 million migrants and refugees worldwide. Movement Operations departments in various IOM Country offices (COs), coordinated under the division of Resettlement and Movement Management (RMM) in the Department of Operations and Emergencies (DOE) at IOM’s Geneva Headquarters, are responsible for all aspects of travel for migrants and refugees under IOM’s auspices, in accordance with the various framework agreements with resettlement and receiving Governments and partners across the spectrum of the Organization\'s programmes.

Under the overall supervision of the Chief of RMM and the direct supervision of the Senior Compliance Operations Officer, the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for coordinating and managing the implementation of RMM’s Monitoring & Evaluation and Compliance (RMM MEC) Framework, including the coordination and communication activities related to the Framework and the Unit’s immediate to long-term objectives as defined in the RMM Strategy.

Core Functions / Responsibilities: * Coordinate with the Senior Compliance Operations Officer and relevant RMM HQ Management staff to identify opportunities to strengthen operational compliance with RMM policies and guidance.
  • Provide guidance, support and assist with oversight of related to RMM MEC activities, including initiating, and managing collaboration and monitoring exercises using the Collaboration and Monitoring System (CMS) and other monitoring methods.
  • Develop and contribute to the creation, roll out and utilization of reporting templates, training, and feedback mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Contribute to RMM’s knowledge management and information sharing about RMM MEC activities and ensure that they are adequately monitored and that monitoring data is collected, analysed and used to inform management decisions addressing implementation challenges and potential risks towards successful implementation.
  • Coordinate, develop and disseminate the Unit’s communications, reports, and information products, such as infographics, info sheets, slide presentations, press notes, talking points, situation reports, and newsletters as required.
  • Consult and collaborate with staff at IOM Headquarters and in IOM Country Offices to advance RMM’s MEC objectives as described in the RMM MEC Framework and RMM Strategy, in particular through site visits, staff surveys, questionnaires, data collection, information gathering and preparing reports.
  • Contribute to strengthening RMM’s compliance with IOM Data Protection Principles by identifying risks and gaps, analysing needs and developing and delivering trainings and outreach.
  • Represent the RMM MEC Unit and RMM HQ as required in meetings, including drafting talking points, presentations, meeting notes and collecting information and following up on action points.
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation Studies, Political or Social Science, Law, International Relations, Business Administration, 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 working with UN, IOs, NGOs or in social and community assistance projects;
  • Substantial experience in the design and implementation of M&E plans in development and humanitarian projects;
  • Proven experience in Result Based Management and other strategic planning approaches; M&E methods (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory); information analysis and report writing; data management, analysis and reporting in a humanitarian or development context;
  • At least 5 years relevant experience in movement operations or business process management, with a focus on project monitoring.
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated organizational ability;
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate activities and to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional background;
  • Good knowledge of and ability to support Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting;
  • Ability to provide training in English, plus Spanish or French;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills; analytical and creative thinking;
  • Ability to work closely with those from a wide variety of contexts.

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

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English and Spanish or French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of additional UN language 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.
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 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 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

To apply, interested applicants are invited to submit their applications via the IOM e-Recruitment system by 07 December 2022.

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 17.11.2022 to 07.12.2022

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 2022 196 Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (P3) Geneva, Switzerland (57642056) Released

Posting: Posting NC57642057 (57642057) Released

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