MEAL Assistant (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) (Ref: SVN#TR/2020/209)

IOM Ankara
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Vacancy Notice Number:

SVN#TR/2020/209

Position Title:

MEAL Assistant (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) - readvertised

Classification:

6 months Special Short-Term Graded Contract (G5) – with possible extension

Duty Station:

Ankara- Turkey

Deadline of Applications:

11 December 2020

Number of Vacant Positions:

1

 

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. 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 environment. Internal and external candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy. For the purpose of the vacancy, internal candidates are considered as first-tier candidates.

 

 

 

 

General Functions:

 

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. 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.

 

Under the overall supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and direct supervision of the Senior MEAL Assistant, the incumbent shall be responsible for supporting projects monitoring, conducting field monitoring visits, following up on implementation MEAL plans, support strengthening the project M&E capacity, regularly monitor the results to improve project performance; and support reporting and data management.

 

 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the coordination of qualitative and quantitative data collection processes such as survey, focus group discussions (FGD), interviews, and similar activities, including strengthening capacity of enumerators in qualitative and quantitative data collection.
  • For assigned projects, support the Senior MEAL Assistant to define M&E plans for each project, log frames, and targets, implement the donor’s requirements, monitoring plans and ToRs determining Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) minimum standard plans and related mechanisms during project implementation.
  • Support the Senior MEAL Assistant to develop appropriate qualitative and quantitative monitoring, tracking systems, tools, and templates that enhance monitoring of project outputs and quality, generate quality evidence on project effectiveness and prepare data for decision-making processes.
  • Produce summary reports that include graphs, charts, tables, narratives as requested to fulfill internal and external reporting requirements
  • Verify the quality of data collected from the field based on validity, timeliness, precision, reliability, and integrity of performance data gathered to monitor program performance.
  • Orient project staff of MEAL requirements of their projects and their role in ensuring an effective MEAL system for the project during project start-up and implementation.
  • Support to provide routine training to project staff on monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning.
  • Assist the Senior MEAL Assistant in development and implementation of M&E tools according to project log frame and ensuring quality assurance of field data (completeness, reliability, validity, timeliness, and integrity).
  • Provide technical feedback to project team on M&E findings and follow up on utilization of monitoring results stated in the “Results Monitoring Framework”. 
  • Organize, collect, compile, and document all program and MEAL-related data and files, ensuring that all records are properly organized and stored
  • Conduct regular field visits to project sites, meeting with project counterparts and beneficiaries to follow up on activities and provide verbal and written reports.
  • Provide technical assistance to facilitate the application of tools for Humanitarian Accountability, complaints, and response mechanisms of reporting for assigned projects
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications and Experience:

 

Education:

 

  • High School diploma with five years of relevant experience; or,
  • Bachelor’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Migration Studies, Human Rights, Law or related fields from an accredited academic institution, with three years of relevant professional experience.

       Experience:

 

  • Experience working with excel, preferably advanced skills in excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, kobo toolbox, ODK and report writing
  • Knowledge and experience in qualitative and quantitative data management techniques including proficient and skillful use of SPSS, STATA, EXCEL, Epi-info software’s
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, national/international institutions, United Nations agencies and non-governmental organizations.
  • Experience in working with migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, victims of trafficking and other vulnerable groups; and,
  • Strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation tools, research methodologies, data quality assurance, quantitative and qualitative data analysis and M&E report writing.
  • Ability to summarize disparate information in a clear and concise manner
  • Prior work experience with international humanitarian organizations, non-government or government institutions/organization in a multi-cultural setting is an advantage.

 

 

Languages:

 

  • Fluency in English and Turkish is required.
  • Working knowledge of Arabic is advantageous.

 

 

Required Competencies

 

The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following values and competencies:

Values

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity:

Shows respect and sensitivity towards gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, political conviction and other differences.

• Encourages the inclusion of all team members and stakeholders while demonstrating the ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations.

• Promotes the benefits of diversity; values diverse points of view and demonstrate this in daily work and decision making.

• Challenges prejudice, biases and intolerance in the workplace.

 

  • Integrity and transparency:

Upholds and promotes the Standards of Conduct and Unified Staff Regulations and Rules.

• Delivers on commitments; manages the organization’s resources reliably and sustainably.

• Embraces and encourages transparency, balancing this with the need for discretion and confidentiality as appropriate.

• Maintains impartiality and takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.

• Does not abuse one’s position and acts without consideration of personal gain. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns.

 

  • Professionalism:

Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter and willingness to improve knowledge and skills.

• Seeks to raise professional standards in self and others through daily work and activities.

• Adapts quickly to change and is decisive and versatile in face of uncertainty.

• Shows self-control and persistence when faced with difficult problems and remains calm in stressful situations.

• Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.

Core Competencies – behavioural indicators level 2

 

  • Teamwork:

• Fosters a sense of team spirit by developing a shared understanding, accountability and enthusiasm for the team’s work.

• Displays a high level of cultural awareness, sensitivity to different ways of working and leverages individual strengths in order to build a better team.

• Shares credit for team accomplishments and ensures that the contribution of others is recognized.

• Helps create a positive team spirit, putting aside personal considerations to help the team achieve its goals.

 

  • Delivering results:

•Produces high-quality results and workable solutions that meet clients’ needs.

• Anticipates constraints, identifies solutions and takes responsibility for addressing critical situations.

• Monitors own and others’ work in a systematic and effective way, ensuring required resources and outputs.

• Aligns projects with Organization’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.

• Builds networks for the effective communication and exchange of knowledge and ideas and puts others into contact with various sources of knowledge.

• Contributes to an environment that is conducive to innovation and learning.

 

  • Accountability:

• Proactively seeks responsibility in delivering towards the goals of the Organization.

• Plans and organizes work with a clear and deliberate focus, ensuring commitments are easily identified and progress is widely communicated.

• Stands by the actions of team or department, publicly accepting ownership.

• Takes responsibility of own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable

 

  • Communication:

•Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.

• 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.

• Shares information and keeps others up to date; actively seeks others' views and ideas and respects their contribution.

 

 

Other:

 

Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.

 

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements, and security clearances.

 

  • Only candidates residing in either the country of the duty station or from a location in a neighbouring country that is within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered. In all cases, a prerequisite for taking up the position is legal residency in the country of the duty station, or in the neighbouring country located within commuting distance, and work permit, as applicable.

 

Please be advised that female candidates are highly encouraged and that this is a local position and as such only applications from candidates with a valid residence / working permit residing in Turkey will be considered.

 

 

 

How to Apply:

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit their application including the most recent CV with a cover letter in English with contact details (name, position, phone and e-mail details) of three references by indicating  name of the position applied with its VN number in the subject line of the e-mail or to IOM Birlik Mahallesi Sehit Kurbani Akboga Sokak No:24 Cankaya, Ankara by the end of 11 December 2020.

 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

IOM

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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