International Organisation for Migration: Consultant - M&E Coaching Programme

The International Organization for Migration (IOM)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 8 March, 2013
Opportunity type: 
Employment

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) is an inter-governmental organisation that works with governments to ensure the orderly and humane management of migration for the benefit of all.  IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development in order to maximise its benefits and minimise its negative effects.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is a dynamic and growing inter-governmental organisation, with 149 member states.  IOM works to help ensure orderly and humane management of migration for the benefit of all.   IOM addresses the migratory phenomenon from an integral and holistic perspective, including links to development in order to maximise its benefits and minimise its negative effects.

In Southern Africa, IOM is headquartered in Pretoria and oversees 25 countries in the East and Southern Africa region. Projects undertaken in the region focus on labour migration; counter-trafficking; assisted voluntary return and reintegration; immigration and border management; migration and health; migration and development; emergency and post-crisis; and regional cross-border programmes.

Project Development, Monitoring and Evaluation (PDME)

The Project Development, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) unit is an office in the IOM South Africa’s  Country Office (CO) that has been set up to provide an advisory and support role on all project development, monitoring and evaluation to the various programmes in the CO. This is done to ensure that systems of transparency, accountability and measuring performance results are integrated in all projects developed. Specifically, the PDME unit is tasked with the following responsibilities:

  1. Provide advice and support during project development to ensure that projects developed have a measurable impact;
  2. Develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks and  tools that enable the collection of data/information  that indicates results in order to positively transform communities and be accountable to donors ;
  3. Support programmes in monitoring projects by analysing monitoring reports and generating reports that show the status of the projects;
  4. Manage processes during evaluation exercises conducted by external evaluators; and
  5. Conduct in-house evaluations and reviews.

To effectively perform the above tasks, there is a need to further strengthen the existing PDME unit staff through a coaching programme that addresses the individual needs of the staff while taking into consideration the functioning context of the PDME unit.  The envisioned coaching programme should be designed to meet the specific needs of the current PDME staff and the unit in relation to the responsibilities it is charged with in the CO.

The IOM seeks the service of a Consultant for the Monitoring and Evaluation Coaching Programme, based in Pretoria, South Africa.

Duties and responsibilities:

The consultant will report to the Project Development, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.
Specific duties and responsibilities will be to:

  1. Undertake an assessment of the PDME unit so as to take stock of the M&E systems that are in place, compliance to Result Based Management, the existing gaps in the M&E system and remedial action thereof.
  2. Conduct a five-day training workshop for 25 IOM staff members in the CO; the training will constitute 1 day of Project design and 4 days of M&E. The objective of the five-day training will be to give the identified staff members sound theoretical grounding on project design M&E concepts, terminologies, methodologies and types of evaluation. Specifically the training workshop should address:
    1. Project design, specifically problem tree analysis;
    2. Strategies of monitoring advocacy;
    3. Impact reporting; and
    4. Refresher on M&E terminologies
  3. Develop M&E policy guidelines and procedures for the PDME unit including those relevant to evaluations.
  4. Supervise the PDME unit staff to undertake one programme evaluation for the CO.  The coaching consultant will provide quality assurance of the evaluation and step by step guidance on preparing inter alia terms of references, conducting fieldwork as well as report writing.
  5. Supervise the PDME unit staff to manage an external evaluation of the PHAMESA project.  The coaching consultant will provide quality assurance of the evaluation process, including the drafting of the terms of reference, selecting of a suitable evaluator, oversight of the selected evaluator, ensuring that the final report meets UNEG evaluation standards and preparation of the management response to the evaluation.

Proposed timeline

The consultant will be required to propose a time line that includes the specified deliverable within the time frame of six months.

Deliverables

The coaching programme will be expected to deliver the following as detailed in the preceding section on ‘Duties and Responsibilities’:

  1. A needs assessment report on the status of the PDME unit;
  2. A training workshop;
  3. Policy guidelines and procedures of the functions of the PDME unit; and
  4. Two completed evaluation reports for two CO programmes.

Requirements:

  • Degree in a relevant field and over 10 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluations in a management/advisory role;
  • Knowledge and affinity of the UN system and M&E procedures in the UN;
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring staff in M&E;
  • Strong writing and communication skills;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills;
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member;
  • Excellent command of the English language; and
  • Computer literacy.

Remuneration

Remuneration will be on an all-inclusive fixed-price, delivery-basis.

In the event that IOM requires reasonable essential additions of modifications of any of the deliverables outlined above after the expiration date, the performance of such services shall not give rise to an entitlement to extra compensation.

To apply, submit your proposal, budget and cv to pretoriacvs@iom.int.

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For more about the International Organisation for Migration, refer to www.iom.int.

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