Programme Officer (MEAL)

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Position Title : Programme Officer (MEAL)

Duty Station : Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Classification : Professional Staff, Grade P2

Type of Appointment : Special short-term graded, nine months with possibility of extension

Estimated Start Date : As soon as possible

Closing Date : 18 November 2021

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; Aruba (Netherlands); Botswana; Cabo Verde; Comoros; Congo (the); Cook Islands; Cuba; Fiji; Gabon; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Holy See; Iceland; Kingdom of Eswatini; Kiribati; Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the); Latvia; Libya; Luxembourg; Marshall Islands; Micronesia (Federated States of); Montenegro; Namibia; Nauru; Palau; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Seychelles; Solomon Islands; Suriname; The Bahamas; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Vanuatu

Second tier candidates include:

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


In the globalized economy, migrant workers make up important parts of the labour force in international supply chains. While the migration experience often leads to positive outcomes for workers and their families, many prospective migrants are subjected to unethical recruitment practices that may include excessive fees, low wages, unreasonable physical demands or excessive time spent in remote locations. Migrant workers are therefore vulnerable to abusive and exploitative recruitment and employment practices which places them among the estimated 11.7 million people in the Asia-Pacific subjected to various forms of forced labour.

The International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Corporate Responsibility in Eliminating Slavery and Trafficking (CREST) programme identifies businesses as a critical partner in the fight against modern slavery and forced labour. Through CREST, IOM aims to realize the private sector’s unique skills, knowledge and market leverage to better respect, promote and remedy the human and labour rights of migrant workers from Asia in key industries and supply chains.

In light of the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, in July 2021, CREST programme expanded its scope to enhance protection of migrant workers in Asia impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, through developing solutions to the key issues facing migrant workers in the COVID-19 response and recovery with collaboration from governments, private sector and civil society.

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Under the overall supervision of the IOM Chief of Mission (CoM) in Viet Nam and the direct supervision of the Project Manager (CREST), the successful candidate will be responsible for providing support and coordination for a functional Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system and reporting for the regional CREST programme.

In particular, the Programme Officer (MEAL) will support, monitor and coordinate the implementation of the MEAL system and will contribute to the reporting for the programme, consolidating and developing of information management system, as well as building and disseminate evidence of programme achievements within and outside of IOM. The Programme Officer (MEAL) is expected to carry out duties in accordance with strictest ethical standards and with due respect for gender and socio-cultural sensitivities.

Core Functions / Responsibilities:

  1. In coordination with the Project Manager (CREST), contribute and provide technical inputs for the strengthening of a comprehensive MEAL strategy and system in order to strengthen, integrate and mainstream regular monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning practices.
  2. Improve existing and contribute to the development of new information management tools to track programme objectives, outputs and indicators as per the project documents and logframes. Ensure accuracy and consistency of the updated data with the project commitments.
  3. Review programme implementation modalities, measure and report results to the Project Manager (CREST) and provide technical inputs to assist in informing programme strategy on a continual basis.
  4. Update internal monitoring methodology and tools, provide technical support to the project staff , including though the internal capacity-building.
  5. In coordination with the relevant Units of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific ( ROAP) and the third-party monitoring (when applicable), support development of final external project evaluation methodology and tools (including drafting of terms of reference, organization of documentation review, data collection and analysis and report writing).
  6. Review completed projects based on results of monitoring and evaluations of activities to identify best practices and lessons learnt, as well present to the programme team for internal discussion and sustainable learning, and for sharing with relevant external stakeholders as required.
  7. Facilitate efficient planning of data processes, including adequate collection practices, analysis and sharing, with a particular focus on data protection. When necessary, adapt methodologies to account for changes in the environment.
  8. As needed, coordinate and liaise with relevant authorities, private sector partners, relevant United Nations (UN) agencies, as well as other involved partners and external stakeholders, in order to share necessary related data for information, monitoring and analysis, and to strengthen relationships among partners.
  9. Provide support in training of programme staff and partners on monitoring and the operational aspects of data collection, management and analysis. Conduct internal workshops/webinars, working groups and/or task forces to share findings of evaluations, and action potential recommendations and lessons learned stemming from these exercises.
  10. Conduct, when security allows, project site visits in order to monitor the status of implementation and check the quality programming.
  11. In coordination with the Project Manager (CREST), and in collaboration with regional focal points, coordinate and contribute to the drafting of interim and final project narrative reports for the donor based on programme objectives, work plans, and timelines in accordance with the project document and project agreement with the donor. Conduct quality assurance of CREST interim and final narrative reports in line with donor requirements, as well as IOM project handbook.
  12. In collaboration with the regional focal points, and in coordination with the Project Manager (CREST) develop and update regular statistical and analytical reports, situation reports, bulletins, as well as project factsheets, amongst others.
  13. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience:


• Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, Statistics, Community Development/Participation, Information Management, Monitoring and Evaluation or a related field from an accredited academic institution with two years of relevant professional experience; or

• University degree in the above fields with four years of relevant professional experience.


• Experience in designing monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems, tools and process in humanitarian contexts;

• Experience in reporting, including to public and private sector donors;

• Solid track record and experience in developing and implementing strategic MEAL tools and frameworks for development programming;

• Experience in designing workshops and MEAL-related visibility products;

• Experience in implementing programmes related to labour migration, ethical labour recruitment and business and human rights;

• Experience in liaising with governmental and diplomatic authorities, as well as with international institutions and the private sector; and,

• Working experience in the region is an advantage.


• Familiarity with Swedish donor procedures is an advantage;

• Knowledge of and commitment to gender equality, environmental and human rights;

• Sound and proven understanding of internal and international labour migration issues in the


• Hands-on skills in MEAL and project reporting.

• Knowledge in software analytics.

• Excellent reporting and writing skills. and,

• Proficiency in information management and quantitative skills.


IOM’s official languages are English, French, and Spanish.

External applicants for all positions in the Professional category are required to be proficient in English and have at least a working knowledge of one additional UN Language (French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian or Chinese).

For all applicants, fluency in English 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.


1 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 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.

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.

This selection process may be used to staff similar positions in various duty stations. Recommended candidates 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 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.

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 via PRISM, IOM e-Recruitment system, by 18 November 2021 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.

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Posting period:

From 05.11.2021 to 18.11.2021

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.

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