International Organization for Migration Senior Assistant - MEAL Jobs in Ethiopia

International Organization for Migration Senior Assistant - MEAL Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Id: 224002

Category: Development and Project Management

Location: Jijiga, Somali

Career Level: Senior Level (5+ years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Salary: As per UN Salary Scale - G6

Job Description

Special Vacancy Announcement

Open to Internal & External Candidates

Vacancy No.


Position Title

Senior Assistant - MEAL

Duty Station

Jijiga, Ethiopia



Type of Appointment

SVN, Six months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date

As soon as possible

Posting Period



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 & External candidates are eligible to apply to this vacancy.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Under the direct supervision of the Emergency & Post-Crisis (EPC) National MEAL Officer, and the overall supervision of the EPC Programme Support Officer, the successful candidate will support the monitoring and evaluation of IOM emergency and transitional programming in Somali Region.
  • Programs may include but not be limited to: Shelter/NFI, WASH, Site Management Support (SMS), Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS), and Protection. S/he will:

    1. Support the National MEAL Officer in the development and implementation of IOM’s Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) plan.

    2. Ensure the quality implementation of IOM’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning activities in Somali region.

    3. Support development and implementation of the EPC MEAL plan.

    4. Provide information and technical support on MEAL plans, baseline studies, data collection tools and databases as required; review and provide feedback on progress reports and final reports.

    5. Supervise and ensure relevant field data collection for MEAL purposes, utilizing appropriate technology.

    6. Supervise and conduct program monitoring exercises such as post-distribution monitoring (PDM), focus group discussions (FGDs), and stakeholder surveys.

    7. Train program staff on MEAL data collection procedures and methodologies, oversee program staff data collection.

    8. Analyze, report and graphically represent MEAL data to EPC MEAL Office and Program Managers.

    9. Provide accountability reports to MEAL officer and relevant Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) staff

    10. Perform other duties as requested by the manager.

    Job Requirements

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    Education and Experience

  • University degree in statistics, evaluation, mathematics, analysis, accountancy, informatics or other relevant field is required.

  • A minimum of 6 years of experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation work, especially within humanitarian emergency or post-emergency contexts, with a good understanding of donor funded programs and other UN Partners;

  • Experience with supervision roles for tasks of a similar nature to this assignment;

  • Technical skills in qualitative and quantitative evaluation and managing data;

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to effectively and persuasively present information in a variety of settings and formats;

  • Familiar with activity monitoring/reporting methods and information management systems;

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, with proven experience in Word, Excel and Power point;

  • Experience working in liaison with GoE and international organizations.


  • Knowledge of spoken Somali and Amharic is required

  • Working knowledge of other local languages, such is an advantage.

    Values and Competencies


  • 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


    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 and verification of residency, visa and authorizations by the concerned Government, where applicable.

    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.

    How to apply:

    Interested candidates are invited to submit their application/ motivation letter enclosed with only detail CV written in English via our e-mail address RECADDIS@IOM.INT, by October 09, 2019 at the latest, referring the position title and Vacancy number in the subject line of your email; no photocopies of educational/training certificates is required at this stage; applicant who doesn`t follow the required application procedure will automatically be disqualified from the competition.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    We strongly encourage qualified women to apply!

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