UNV Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

Description of assignment title: UNV Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer

Assignment country: Ghana

Expected start date: 01/15/2022

Sustainable Development Goal: REDUCED INEQUALITY

Volunteer category: International UN Volunteer Specialist

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities: No

Host entity: IOM

Type: Onsite

Duration: 12 months

Number of assignments: 1

Duty stations: Accra


Mission and objectives

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been active in Ghana since 1987 and is contributing to the Government of Ghana’s efforts to manage migration effectively. IOM works with its partners in Ghana to promote safe migration, meet the growing migration challenges, advance the understanding of migration issues, encourage social and economic development through migration, and uphold the human dignity and well-being of all migrants. IOM Ghana continues to stand with the Government of Ghana to ensure the full implementation of the Global Compact for Migration (GCM) – in support of national development and to the benefit of Ghanaian migrants abroad and migrants in Ghana. The Global Compact builds on target 10.7 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in which Member States committed to cooperate internationally to facilitate safe, orderly and regular migration. IOM is an active member of the United Nations System in Ghana, and works within the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership (UNSDP) 2018 – 2022, which presents the coherent vision and collective support of UN Agencies towards achieving Ghana’s development priorities.


Under the direct supervision of head of programme Support Unit and Project/Programme Managers (PMs) and overall supervision of the Chief of Mission (CoM) , with technical support from the Regional M&E Office (ROMEO) as needed, the successful candidate will be respon-sible and accountable for the IOM Ghana mission monitoring and evaluation interventions, supporting the tracking of progress and implementation for IOM programmes in Ghana.

Task description

The UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: 1. Support the development and roll out of project M&E Frameworks, guidelines, plans and tools to guide quality M&E in the IOM Ghana projects. 2. Provide technical support for the collection, analysis and management of IOM Ghana projects’ M&E data and facilitate its access by relevant internal and external stakeholders. 3. Support the regular review of M&E plans, tools and other documents such as results matrices, reporting templates etc., as may be necessary in coordination with relevant colleagues or partners. 4. In coordination with COM and PMs, conduct periodic field visits to project sites, to ascertain and promote adherence to agreed standards and timelines of implementation; create greater awareness of reporting requirements; ascertain use of appropriate M&E data collection methods and build capacity thereof; and gather information on implementation bottlenecks to ensure timely implementation of projects. 5. Contribute to the development of periodic internal and/or donor reports by providing M&E data and content, ensuring that results are aligned to indicators outlined in results matrices, as well as ensuring that reporting is in aligned to IOM standards, donor standards, and results based 6. Provide feedback to project coordinators for programme revisions and amendments based on monitoring or evaluation findings 7. Contribute to capacity building efforts on M&E in the mission and its Implementing Partner including through training, mentorship, coaching 8. Contribute to the mainstreaming and measurement of gender in all project M&E activities including but not limited to Gender disaggregation of M&E data, engendering project results statements and indicators, ensuring that gender measurements are included in baseline, mid-term or end line evaluations and in monitoring activities. 9. Contribute to the drafting process for Annual Institutional Questionnaire an UNSDP Reporting in coordination with IOM Ghana Focal Points.

Eligibility criteria

Age: 27 – 80

Additional eligibility criteria

This assignment is funded by the Government of Norway and only Norwegian nationals are eligible to apply.


Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Donor priorities



Required experience

3 years of experience in Areas of public-private partnership, communication, public relations and marketing. Experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation in the context of a governmental, non-governmental or intergovernmental organization; in MS office and advanced data science and/or statistical skills including knowledge of database management, statistical and project management software is a strong advantage; data visualization, in creating implementing M&E systems for a UN agency or an interna-tional NGO;

  •  Knowledge and understanding of the migration issues in the region is an ad-vantage;

Area(s) of expertise

Business management, Community development, Development programmes

Driving license


English, Level: Fluent, Required French, Level: Working knowledge, Desirable

Required education level

Master degree or equivalent in Political or Social Sciences, Social Research Methods, Data Science or a related field from an accredited academic institution

Competencies and values

Accountability Commitment and Motivation Commitment to Continuous Learning Communication Ethics and Values Integrity Knowledge Sharing Planning and Organizing Professionalism Respect for Diversity Self-Management

Other information

Living conditions and remarks

The incumbent will reside in the capital city of Accra, Ghana, frequent missions to Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions. Ghana which is currently classified as hardship category A. This confirms that transport, medical, education and other services are at a high level compared to other countries in the region. At sea level, the climate of the country is tropical–hot and humid with average yearly temperatures of about 27oC (80oF) and little daily variation. At the interior’s higher altitudes, the average yearly temperature is 20oC (68oF), and nights are generally cool. Annual rainfall varies from 500 centimetres (200 in.) on the southwestern slopes to 100 centimetres (40 in.) in the northern lowlands. The rainy season runs from October to May. The total population of Ghana is about 28.83 Million. Ghana is a Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) country and a family duty station. Regarding accommodation and food, houses and apartments can be rented from $800 to $2000 per month and meals at the restaurant cost between $10 and $40. Food, household commodities and clothing can be found in shops and local markets at reasonable prices. Markets within the capital include Mokola, Kaneshie, Agbogbloshi etc. An entry visa is required for all travellers and must be obtained prior to arrival from the nearest Ghanaian Embassy to your country if there is none from the country of travel. The Cedi is a local currency and according to the UN exchange rate system, a USD 1 is equivalent to and 4.9684 in February 2019. Some commercial banks are operating in the country and Visa cards are accepted in very limited hotels.

Inclusivity statement

United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.


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