L’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrants (OIM) recrute 01 Impact Evaluation Officer
L’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrants (OIM)
Humanitaire (ONG, Associations, …), Projet/programme de développement
Position Title : Impact Evaluation Officer
Duty Station : Dakar, Senegal
Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P3
Type of Appointment : Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension
Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible
Closing Date : 30 May 2019
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 www.iom.int/diversity.
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 VN, the following are considered first-tier candidates:
1. Internal candidates
2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Cook Islands; Cuba; Djibouti; Fiji; Gabon; Grenada; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Lesotho; Libya; Marshall Islands; Mauritania; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu
Second tier candidates include:
All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states of IOM and female candidates.
The Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) is part of the International Cooperation and Partnerships Department (ICP) and responsible for providing all stakeholders with a better understanding of global migration data. GMDAC is involved in a variety of tasks including data analysis and collection, support for IOM missions, capacity building for IOM member governments and knowledge management (communication).
GMDAC is expanding its support to IOM missions’ Monitoring & Evaluation activities regarding rigorous impact evaluations. In this context, GMDAC has been conducting a series of impact evaluations of IOM information campaigns. IOM is implementing information campaigns to raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration and legal migration options through various
programmes and in various countries. GMDAC is coordinating impact evaluations in different IOM regions in close collaboration with the country and regional offices and provides technical assistance to assess the effects of information campaigns using robust methods and data collection. To support this work, we are looking for an Impact Evaluation officer. A growing body of research suggests that potential migrants are generally distrustful of information campaigns on irregular migration and that they are more likely to believe information obtained through trusted social networks. The ‘Migrants as Messengers (MaM)’ campaign – one flagship IOM information campaign in West Africa – addresses this distrust by informing potential migrant communities in West Africa through peer-to-peer messaging.
The project started in 3 countries in November 2017 and will expand to include 7 countries in the region (Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, Gambia, Cote d’Ivoire, Sierra Leone and Liberia) over 3 years. It is carried out by volunteer returned migrants using storytelling techniques to record peer interviews broadcast on social media. In close cooperation with the Migrants as Messengers campaign implemented by the IOM Regional Office in Dakar, GMDAC will design and implement four rigorous impact evaluations of information campaigns over the course of 3 years.
Under the direct supervision of the Survey & Data Officer/ Impact Evaluation Coordinator (GMDAC) in IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre and in coordination with the Head of the Regional Awareness Raising and Communications Unit, the successful candidate will design, manage and implement several rigorous impact evaluations of awareness raising campaigns in West Africa. The position will be based in the Regional Office for West and Central Africa in Dakar, Senegal.
Core Functions / Responsibilities:
1. Provide substantive inputs for the formulation of four rigorous (quantitative) impact evaluations. Take the lead in designing and developing impact evaluations of awareness raising campaigns in West Africa. Manage and implement these evaluations and provide advice and guidance with respect to findings, improvements and modifications in coordination with the supervisor.
2. Recruit, manage and supervise field coordinators and survey teams/enumerators for each of the four studies in close collaboration with the Global Impact Evaluation Coordinator; ensure capacity building, mentor staff and participate in resolving performance issues.
3. Provide technical advice to IOM country offices and survey firms. Review draft Terms of Reference, Proposals, Methodological reports and tools, Inception and Research reports as needed.
4. Develop the overall framework for and ensure the development of questionnaires, field protocols, enumerator training manuals and other tools and guidelines. Ensure their application within the region including through training and close follow up with field coordinators and survey teams.
5. Lead on the harmonization of tools and evaluation systems developed in coordination with GMDAC to ensure further use and optimization.
6. Manage and supervise logistics, procurement and field implementation with IOM country offices and survey firms, ensuring arrangements and action comply with relevant agreements, rules, policies and procedures.
7. Provide advice, guidance and support for data management, cleaning and analysis.
8. Ensure proper information flow with country offices and sharing of the outputs/outcomes of impact evaluation findings with all relevant stakeholders; facilitate discussions of evaluation data Page 2 / 5
in appropriate forums in a timely fashion, also in terms of lessons learnt and implications for future action. If necessary, create such discussion forums to fill any gaps.
9. Undertake visits to the field to guide and support implementation of impact evaluations and to identify where adaptations/corrections might be needed.
10. Ensure effective coordination and maintain fluid channels of communication with country focal points and core staff to ensure synchronicity, closely coordinating and collaborating on ongoing community engagement programs in their respective countries.
11. Perform such other related duties as may be assigned.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
• Master’s degree in Economics, Social Sciences, Statistics, Public Policy, Development Studies 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.
• Completed PhD involving applied (quantitative) field research is an advantage.
• At least 5 years of relevant work experience in conducting high quality evaluation research or similar applied quantitative research involving field work in low-income settings;
• Track record of high-quality research output in the form of reports or (peer-reviewed) journal papers;
• Familiarity with experimental and quasi-experimental research methods for programme evaluation; • Proven experience in implementation of quantitative evaluations in low-income settings using robust designs, including survey implementation, questionnaire design, sampling, data analysis, project monitoring, and enumerator trainings;
• Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills with the ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusion and recommendations;
• Experience supervising research staff including, for example, field coordinators and enumerators;
• Experience writing reports and/or guidelines;
• Willingness to take personal responsibility and accountability for delivering results to internal and external clients; • Ability to work effectively in diverse teams;
• Advanced working knowledge of Stata and/or R;
• Working knowledge of Survey CTO and/or Kobo Toolbox;
• Willingness to travel to and within developing countries;
• Experience in dealing with International Institutions and Organisations (UN, etc.).
IOM’s official languages are English, French and Spanish.
For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written). Working knowledge of other local languages of West and Central Africa and/or Spanish is an advantage.
1 Accredited Universities are the ones listed in the UNESCO World Higher Education Database (https://whed.net/home.php).
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.
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.
How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 30 May 2019 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.
For further information please refer to: www.iom.int/recruitment