Project Development, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Application deadline in 10 days: Wednesday 6 Jul 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is an inter-governmental organization founded in 1951 to respond to displacement caused by the Second World War. Since then, IOM has broadened its scope to become the leading migration agency, joining the United Nation in 2016. IOM maintains an annual budget of an estimated USD 1.5 billion and some 10,000 staff working in over 150 countries worldwide.
IOM has been operating in Ukraine since 1996 and has a permanent presence in the country. In addition to its main office in Kyiv, IOM opened sub-offices in Luhanks, Donetsk and Lviv. Since the escalation of the war in 2022, IOM has established additional offices in Uzhhorod, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsia and Dnipro. IOM Ukraine has 315 staff members and an additional 150 staff members are in various stages of recruitment.
IOM Ukraine’s areas of work include emergency, transition and recovery, migrant protection and assistance, migration and border management, migration and development, migration health services and travel assistance. In line with the IOM Global Strategic Vision, IOM Ukraine’s strategic approach focuses on building resilience, enabling mobility, and strengthening governance. The UNV will have the opportunity to work on all thematic areas of IOM Ukraine through support for project development and monitoring and evaluation.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Project Development, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV [insert Assignment Title] will:
• Support project development process at the Country Office (CO) level in close coordination with various unit project managers/staff by coordinating and writing concept notes, proposals and budgets, results frameworks and monitoring frameworks. • Consolidate concepts and project proposals (in Project Information and Management Application (PRIMA)) in line with the CO’s strategy, operational priorities and needs of various Units in Ukraine, as well as with donors’ interests and requirements; • Check compliance and alignment of new projects with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) requirements and policies of IOM and donors and bring issues to the attention of the Project Development, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer. • Support administrative processes, such as keeping project folders and archives on SharePoint up to date. • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
• As an active IOM team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to IOM and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including: Results/Outputs can be modified as appropriate; should not entirely mirror the task description but serve as a basis for workplan and deliverables] o Drafting sections of concept notes, project proposals, budgets, results frameworks, workplans. o Inserting endorsed project proposals approved for funding in PRIMA and lead the project activation process. o Check compliance and alignment of new projects with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) requirements and policies of IOM and donors o Keep a repository of key strategic documents, guidance, trends, lessons learned, etc., to in support of project development. • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed
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.
the national and/or international level in project development, monitoring and evaluation, or other relevant programmes; experience with donor relations and report writing is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization; • Demonstrable understanding of migration issues and knowledge of the Ukraine political and humanitarian context; • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Sound security awareness; • Have affinity with or interest in migration, humanitarian aid, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
As it is a national UN Volunteer's assignment, the volunteer shall organize his/her accommodation by themselves. Taking into account the current circumstances in the country, telecommuting arrangements can be applied by the Host Entity.
Entitlements of National UN Volunteer (Specialist – Step 2)
The contract lasts for the period indicated in the vacancy with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.
Allowances: • Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA): A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) USD 1268 (equivalent in UAH) is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses.
Medical and life insurance: • Medical insurance: The UN Volunteer and eligible PFU dependents will receive UNV provided medical insurance coverage. Coverage for UN Volunteers begins from the Commencement of Service and normally ceases one month after the last day of the UN Volunteer Contract date. • Life Insurance: UN Volunteers are covered by life insurance for the duration of the UN Volunteer assignment. If a UN Volunteer dies during the UN Volunteer assignment, the eligible designated beneficiaries will be entitled to receive a life insurance lump sum. Leave entitlements: • Annual leave: UN Volunteers accrue an entitlement to 2.5 days of Annual Leave per completed month of the UN Volunteer assignment. Unused accrued Annual Leave up to a maximum of 30 days is carried over in case of a contract extension within the same UN Volunteer assignment. Unused accrued Annual Leave may not be carried over in case of reassignment or a new assignment. • Learning leave: Subject to supervisor approval and exigencies of service, UN Volunteers may request up to ten working days of Learning Leave per consecutive 12 months of the UN Volunteer assignment, starting with the Commencement of Service date, provided the Learning Leave is used within the contract period • Certified Sick Leave: UN Volunteers are entitled to up to 30 days of certified sick leave based on a 12-month cycle. This amount is reset every 12-month cycle. • Uncertified Sick Leave: UN Volunteers receive seven days of uncertified sick leave working days in a calendar year. This amount will be reset at the established interval period.