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Monitoring and Learning Officer (P1) Dakar, Senegal CDI

Country: Senegal
Organization: International Organization for Migration
Closing date: 22 Jul 2024

Position Title: Monitoring and Learning Officer

Duty Station: Dakar, Senegal

Classification: Professional Staff, Grade P1

Type of Appointment: Fixed term, one year with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: 22 July 2024

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:

  1. Internal candidates
  2. Candidates from the following non-represented member states:

Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Guinea-Bissau; Holy See; Iceland; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Madagascar; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

All external candidates, except candidates from non-represented member states.


Launched in August 2022, with funding from the European Union, the Migrant Protection, Return and Reintegration Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa (MPRR – SSA) enables migrants who decide to return to their country of origin to do so in a safe and dignified manner, in full respect of international human rights standards and the principle of non-refoulement. In close partnership with state and non-state actors, it provides assistance to returnees to help them rebuild their lives in their country of origin through an integrated approach to reintegration that seeks to address the economic, social and psychosocial needs of returnees while including their communities in the reintegration process.

In this context and under the overall supervision of the MPRR Senior Regional Coordinator in Dakar and the direct supervision of the MPRR Regional MEAL Officer in RO Dakar, the Monitoring and Learning Officer will support aspects of the implementation of the MPRR Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system in the Region.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. Under the guidance and supervision of the MPRR MEAL Officer, support aspects of the implementation of the MPRR MEAL strategy, including tracking the implementation of MEAL country workplans, quality assurance mechanisms and data collection methods and procedures, and bring mainstreaming and other issues to the attention of the supervisor.
  2. Follow up with COs as required and monitor data collection in terms of country targets.
  3. Participate in data verification exercises, compile and provide technical information to country offices to assist them in correctly performing such activities, and update relevant data sources such as the Monthly or KoBo databases as required.
  4. Assist with problem solving and the smooth implementation of Monitoring and Learning activities.
  5. Work closely with relevant staff and provide inputs and information to support the development and review of data collection tools and other SOPs and guidance documents.
  6. Identify and suggest opportunities for online and in-person meetings/webinars, trainings, workshops and other events related to Monitoring and Learning activities and participate in the planning and formatting the content of such trainings.
  7. Participate in specific MPRR reporting exercises with a specific focus on the data coherence with the database and bring issues to the attention of the supervisor and M&E staff in COs.
  8. Participate in field visits to Country Offices as needed to assist with M&E staff capacity building.
  9. Perform preliminary data analysis at the programme level (cross-country) for program learning.
  10. Generate and extract updates and compile information to support the MPRR MEAL Officer with data analysis, preparation of reports and results dissemination in a timely manner.
  11. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


  • Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Sciences or a related field from an accredited academic institution; or,
  • University degree in the above fields with two years of relevant professional experience.


  • Experience in the design or review of log frames/result matrices and M&E tools and surveys;
  • Experience in data management activities such as data collection, data cleaning and drafting statistical & analytical reports in a humanitarian or development context;
  • Experience supporting the development and dissemination of learning products;
  • Experience in organizing and delivering training and strengthening capacities in M&E;
  • Knowledge or experience in Project Cycle Management (PCM) and Results Based Management (RBM);
  • Field experience in the Migration, Humanitarian or Development fields, focusing on project monitoring and evaluation is desirable; and,
  • Experience in liaising with governmental authorities, donors, academia, other national/international institutions and NGOs is desirable.


  • Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources and present the analysis;
  • Strong written and oral communication, organizational and interpersonal relationship skills;
  • Excellent command of Excel. Knowledge of statistical analysis software desirable;
  • Knowledge of KoBo, MiMOSA and PowerBi an advantage;
  • Hard working, good team player, dedicated, ability to monitor and follow up on pending matters; and,
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure with minimum supervision.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish. All staff members are required to be fluent in one of the three languages.

For this position, fluency in English and French is required (oral and written).

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 five values:

  • Inclusion and respect for diversity: Respects and promotes individual and cultural differences. Encourages diversity and inclusion.
  • 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.
  • Courage: Demonstrates willingness to take a stand on issues of importance.
  • Empathy: Shows compassion for others, makes people feel safe, respected and fairly treated.

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 actions 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. df

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. For this staff category, candidates who are nationals of the duty station’s country and who do not have prior experience outside the duty station’s country as staff member in the Professional category 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 background verification 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

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications HERE by 22 July 2024 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:

Posting period:

From 09.07.2024 to 22.07.2024

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 2024 431 Monitoring and Learning Officer (P1) Dakar, Senegal (58997746) Released

Posting: Posting NC58997747 (58997747) Released

Posting Channel: Internal Candidates

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  • Date d'expiration: 7 août 2024
  • Emplacement: Dakar, Sénégal
  • Titre d'emploi: Monitoring and Learning Officer (P1) Dakar, Senegal
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