National consultant (Monitor and Evaluation)


Demande d'emploi

Open to External Candidates

Position Title: National consultant (Monitor and Evaluation)
CFA number: CFA_2022_BI10_03
Duty Station : Bujumbura, Burundi
Classification : Other
Type of Appointment: Consultancy, 1 month
Organizational Unit Displacement Tracking Matrix
Direct Supervision: Project Officer (DTM)
Estimated Start Date : ASAP
Closing Date : 23 August 2022

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.

Since the inauguration of a new government in Burundi following elections in May-June 2020, there is
an improvement of the political and security situation in the country. This has contributed to the voluntary
return of a considerable number of refugees from neighboring countries to their provinces of origin and
others continue to express willingness to return home. Through UNHCR’s voluntary repatriation
(VolRep) activities in the country, 92,000 Burundian refugees have been assisted to return to Burundi
since September 2017. Of these, 12,500 were assisted to return thus far in 2020 and over 21,000 in 2019.
As per UNHCR Burundi, over 142,000 refugees are expected to be voluntarily repatriated in 2021. This
situation has put more pressure on host communities to absorb them and contribute to secondary
displacement of IDPs – already significant throughout the country, as a result of natural disasters. As a
result, IOM Burundi is implementing the “Reintegration and Shelter Support to Returnees, Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs), And Host Communities in Burundi” project funded by FCDO (Foreign,
Commonwealth and Development Office). This project started in July 2021 and is planned to end in
September 2022 and is being implemented in five (5) provinces of Burundi: Ruyigi, Makamba, Muyinga,
Kirundo and Cankuzo. It aims to contribute to the longer-term support, reintegration, recovery and
resilience of returnees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and their communities.

The program aims at reaching its overall objective through three (3) interrelated outcomes:
-Outcome 1: Vulnerable IDPs, returnees and host communities have enhanced absorptive capacities,
which contributes to community stabilization and peacebuilding.
-Outcome 2: Improved living conditions of Returnees, IDPs and host communities through the provision
of Shelter/NFI and WASH related activities.
-Outcome 3: Improved access to assistance, and reduction of harm for returnees and host communities at
risk of gender-based violence, trafficking and other forms of violence, abuse, and exploitation.
The final evaluation will integrate the progress realized in the entire timeline of the project (including the
6 months extension).

This evaluation aims to assess the overall performance and effectiveness of the program according to the
OECD-DAC criteria of relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and impact, and build on
conclusions of the implementation process developed during the multiple interim reviews. This evaluation
will also allow IOM Burundi and FCDO to better understand if the project has responded to the needs of
its targeted populations and draw some lessons and recommendations for future programming.

The main motivation of this evaluation therefore is to assess the approach and activities carried out, to
ultimately come up with lessons learned, quality data and recommendation in the spirit of accountability
to the population IOM serves and its donor. The evaluation will:
• Demonstrate the extent to which the project formulation and approach used is relevant to the
needs identified;
• Examine the progress made in achieving the expected outputs by highlighting strengths and
• Analyze the factors that have positively or negatively affected the achievement of the results;
• Assess the sustainability of the expected results;
• Assess the use of resources (including financial and time) to obtain the results of the project;
• Assess the partnership strategy for achieving the results and the arrangements for reporting;
• Analyse the relevance of the monitoring and evaluation indicators;
• Examine the contribution of the project to the promotion of gender equity and equality;
• Assess how the project has impacted the population (negatively or positively);
• Highlight lessons learned from the implementation of the project and propose recommendations
for future programming.

These should allow us respond to future similar interventions and to consolidate the achievements of the
FCDO funded project.

Tasks to be performed under this contract:
The successful candidate will have the following duties and responsibilities:
• The evaluator is expected to develop the methodology further as needed in coordination with
the IOM Burundi and FCDO coordination team, program coordinators and M&E team as well
as the donor. Secondary sources of data expected to be utilized in the final evaluation include:
o Review of project documents (proposal, reports, work plans, monitoring data, budget,
financial report, annexes etc.); relevant IOM strategies and guidance; relevant projects
and documents under the FCDO project;
o Conduct key informant interviews (KII) with IOM staff, state authorities and other
relevant stakeholders;
o Conduct and organize interviews/focus groups discussions (FGDs) and/or surveys with
beneficiaries of the program (field visits in selected provinces), to include qualitative
and quantitative components.
• Develop and use adapted data collection methods to the realities of the beneficiaries, the
Burundian context, to also ensure all beneficiaries selected are able to participate in the evaluation
(women, youth, people living with disabilities and so on). The methods and methodology will be
gender sensitive and youth friendly.
• The evaluator is expected to provide a revised description of the methodology in the proposal, as
well as a detailed methodology in the inception report. The evaluation must follow the IOM Data
Protection Principles, UNEG norms and standards for evaluations, and relevant ethical guidelines.
• Draft the evaluation inception report and final report, including the brief.
• Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Key deliverables to be performed under this contract:
The deliverables expected from the Evaluator include the following:
• Following the data collection phase, the evaluation team will produce an initial analysis and
preliminary findings presentation, to be shared with the Final Evaluation review team in IOM
• Draft evaluation report: Building on the debrief and initial feedback received, the Evaluator will
produce a draft report that will be shared with the Evaluation Manager for review. The Evaluation
Manager will solicit and consolidate feedback and present it to the Evaluator. Feedback should
focus on technical aspects and not on the conclusions or findings, unless those are based on
inaccurate or incomplete information, in which case corrected or supplemental information should
be provided.
• Final report: Once feedback is provided by IOM Burundi’s evaluation team and relevant
stakeholders, the Evaluator will prepare the final report. The report will follow the same
presentation logic and should follow a structure agreed with IOM Burundi.
• A two-pager evaluation brief: The Evaluator will also prepare a two-page Evaluation Brief that
provides a succinct summary of evaluation findings, lessons learnt and good practices conclusions
and recommendations.
• The evaluator with the support of the IOM Burundi evaluation team will develop a Management
Response Matrix
The above outputs need to be delivered by the end of the contract with the exception of the workplan
and the inception report that should be delivered within the first week.
The detailed workplan will be agreed with the consultant.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

University degree (minimum 5 years of higher education in economics, demography, statistics, social
sciences, political sciences, public health or equivalent)

The Consultant or the Firm must have the following skills and qualifications
• More than 6 years of demonstrable experience in the design and conduct of complex evaluations,
particularly in the field of humanitarian or development assistance for United Nations agencies
and/or other International Organizations.
• Specialization and significant experience in one of the two thematic areas covered by the
evaluation [See TOR];
• Knowledge of the country context at least in relation to the thematic area for which he/she will be
directly responsible for the evaluation.
• Excellent management skills and ability to work with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams.
• Good command of the national language (Kirundi)
• Excellent communication and writing skills in French and English;
• Experience in working with UN project highly desirable
• Excellent interpersonal skills

Fluency in French (written and oral); and written English is mandatory.

Position open to external national candidates, female candidates are encouraged to participate.

Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment and security

The Consultant cannot be engaged in another line of work.

How to apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications to latest 23 August
2022. The application package should include:
- A cover letter not more than one page specifying the motivation for application, addressed to
the Chief of Mission, International Organization for Migration (IOM) and with a subject line
CFA _2022_BI10_03 National Consultant “Monitor and Evaluation”
- A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with three professional referees and their contacts (both email
and telephone)
- All applications should include a functional e-mail address, mobile numbers, copies of diploma
and any other certificate, copy of national ID or passport card.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing Date: 23 August 2022.
Posting period: From 16 August 2022 to 23 August 2022