Project Assistant (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) at International Organization for Migration

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) – 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Project Assistant (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning)

SVN No.: SVN2022.102
Location: Lagos
IOM Classification: G5
Estimated Start Date: As soon as possible
Organizational Unit: Programme Support Unit (PSU)
Type of Appointment: Special Short-Term (SST) 6 months with possibility of extension


  • Irregular migration along the Central Mediterranean route is increasingly dangerous for migrants. Since 2017, more than 25,000 stranded migrants have voluntarily returned to Nigeria from the West and Central Mediterranean routes, including Europe. The data further indicates that 30% of the returned Nigerian migrants from the Sahel region, Middle East and Europe are vulnerable and have been exposed to violence, exploitation, and abuse, and 8% of these migrants are victims of trafficking (VoT).
  • To meet these challenges, IOM, in collaboration with the Government of Nigeria and with support from partners such as the European Union (EU), the governments of the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, has developed targeted interventions in Nigeria and transit countries to protect the security, dignity and rights of migrants along this important and dangerous migration route and to help in improving the reintegration of returnees through an innovative approach.
  • This will be achieved through different types of interventions including protection and assistance to vulnerable and stranded migrants, assistance for voluntary return, support for sustainable reintegration in the communities of origin, the dissemination of accurate information on migration to migrants, potential migrants and communities, and the collection of data on migration flows. 
  • The Initiative and complementing projects will aim at strengthening the technical and material capacities of the authorities and organizations involved in these areas so that they can ultimately take over policies and programmes related to the protection and reintegration of migrants in the region, with a view to improving the governance of migration in the region.
  • Under the overallsupervision of the Programme Support Officer, and the direct supervision of the National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (MM/M&E) Lagos, the candidate will contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of the Migration Management Unit (MMU) 

Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Provide overall monitoring and evaluation support in the day-to-day management and implementation of the project activities, including the implementation and administration of a database system to gather and process information on migration management.
  • Assist project focal points in the Migration Management unit in monitoring and evaluation related efforts, including verifying data entry is timeously done, accurate, and reliable, whilst respecting IOM’s data protection principles and suggesting innovative solutionsto meet challengesfaced in data collection.
  • Assist the project team in regularly updating and improving the M&E tools by gathering quantitative and qualitative data/information on project activities.
  • Development of M&E plans and indicators to track project progress.
  • In coordination with the supervisor, carry out field and monitoring visits to the beneficiaries’ business sites including communities where community development initiatives are taking place and gather data on the support provided.
  • Collect, analyse, visualize, and present data through ad-hoc and periodic M&E report, considering gender and protection disaggregated data.
  • In coordination with the National M&E Officer, support the management and implementation of select project evaluations.
  • Support accountability focal points to train the beneficiaries, both adult and children, on the use of accountability mechanisms.
  • Support accountability focal points to create awareness of existing CRM channel including the country office toll free line to beneficiaries.
  • Undertake duty travel to challenging areas when necessary.
  • In coordination with the supervisor, conduct financial monitoring for specific projects, including updating project planners and highlighting areas of concern to project managers.
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation Expert Team (MET) to carry out joint monitoring, including regular quantitative and qualitative data collection approaches.
  • Assist in the further development and incorporation of monitoring and evaluation frameworksto strengthen the project implementation and data management.
  • Ensure the appropriate documentation and filing of all beneficiaries in a database, including regular update of beneficiaries and project stakeholder information in various databases.
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master's Degree from an accredited institution in Political or Social Sciences, International Relations, Economics, and Statistics or any other related field.


  • Experience working in the UN System, or an INGO is highly desirable.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes related to Migration Management, particularly counter trafficking, return and reintegration, direct assistance to vulnerable migrants including victims of trafficking.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation – with specific experience in project development, data analysis, knowledge management, monitoring, and evaluation in the non-profit sector.


  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS office and advanced data science and/or statistical skills including knowledge of database management, statistical and project management software and data visualization skills is a strong advantage.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain strong working relations with relevant Government counterparts, international organizations, and private sector entities.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Ability to present clear and concise information and good communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously with colleagues from varied cultures and professional backgrounds.
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately and pay attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain integrity in performing responsibilities assigned.
  • Willingness to assist efficiently in a very busy project environment.


  • English Language is required (Oral and Written).


  • Working knowledge of the local languages is highly desirable.

Required Competencies:

  • The incumbent is expected to demonstrate the following competencies:


  • Inclusion and respect for diversity respects and promotes individual and cultural differences; encourages diversity and inclusion wherever possible.
  • Integrity and transparency: maintain 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Only candidates residing in the country of the duty station and within commuting distance of the duty station will be considered.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, confirmation of all documents, and security clearances.
  • The appointment is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Women with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Applications via email to: [email protected] indicating the Position number as the subject of the email.
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Application Deadline  28th August, 2022.


  • For the applications to be considered valid, IOM only accepts applications with a cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to "Human Resources, International Organization for Migration (IOM)" and with a subject line SVN2022.102 Lagos. Project Assistant (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning)
  • All applications should include a functional email address, mobile numbers, and detailed curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Please note that this position is open only to Nigerian National applicants and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • 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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