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KMH releases Call for Applications: Training on Monitoring and Evaluating Return and Reintegration Programmes

© IOM / Beyond Borders Media 2022
© IOM / Beyond Borders Media 2022

As part of its capacity building activities, the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub funded by the European Union (EU), is organizing a third English roll-out of the training on Monitoring and Evaluating Return and Reintegration Programmes based on IOM's monitoring and evaluation guidance for Return and Reintegration Programmes.    

This call for applications targets primarily monitoring and evaluation practitioners working on return and reintegration. Priority will be given to candidates working in Northern Africa, West and Central Africa, East and the Horn of Africa, and selected countries in Asia. The training takes a blended approach combining self-paced online modules, interactive live virtual sessions, knowledge checks, group work, individual exercises assignments and a final examination over a six-week period from 19 September to 27 October 2022.  

1. Context

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) training for Return and Reintegration Programmes aims at strengthening the competencies of M&E staff and Reintegration practitioners involved in Monitoring and Evaluation activities of Return and Reintegration Programmes. The development and production of this training is supported by the EU-IOM Knowledge Management Hub (KMH), which was established in September 2017 under the EU-funded Pilot Action on Voluntary Return and Sustainable, Community-Based Reintegration. The KMH aims at supporting the implementation of the EU-IOM Actions addressing migrant protection and sustainable reintegration in Africa and Asia by ensuring coherent voluntary return and reintegration approaches, harmonising M&E activities, setting up knowledge management tools, and producing knowledge products.   

This blended course will give the opportunity to learn the core knowledge related to monitoring and evaluating Return and Reintegration Programmes. Specifically, by the end of the training course, participants will be able to :  
 

  1. Understand the framework for return and reintegration, define the purpose of the integrated approach to reintegration, and understand the key elements of reintegration assistance.  

  2. Explain the importance of M&E for Return and Reintegration Programmes and identify existing IOM M&E resources and guidelines.  

  3. Apply the results monitoring framework to a Return and Reintegration Programme in line with existing M&E guidance.  

  4. Apply the M&E surveys to a Return and Reintegration Programme.   

  5. Conduct data collection for an M&E Return and Reintegration Programme in line with IOM's M&E guidelines and tools.   

  6. Conduct data analysis on M&E data collected for a Return and Reintegration Programme.  

  7. Plan for, undertake, follow-up and share knowledge about a Return and Reintegration Programme evaluation.  

2. Call for applications

The KMH is therefore seeking monitoring and evaluation and return and reintegration practitioners who are motivated and wish to better understand and apply or enhance M&E knowledge to Return and Reintegration Programmes in their missions/countries, to sign-up for this training.  

25 participants will be selected and will need to commit to take an active part in the various learning stages for six weeks from 19 September to 27 October 2022.  

3. Qualifications and experience required  

In order to participate in this training, candidates must:  
 

  • Have a minimum of one year experience in the field of migration (or related to migration)  

  • Have a minimum of one year of experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, and/ or experience demonstrating capacity/willingness to learn about Monitoring and Evaluation or Return and Reintegration Programmes. 

  • Be involved in a Return and Reintegration Programme. 

  • Have a good mastery of written and spoken English. 

4. Engagement, availability and workload  

Candidates for this training programme must be available take part in it from 19  September to 27 October 2022.  In terms of workload, participants will be asked to:  
 

  • Take the self-paced modules before the online sessions, as per the agenda. 

  • Participate in the online training sessions (2hrs each) via MS Teams, facilitated by a trainer and experts on the topics discussed, with 90% of attendance. 

  • Complete individual exercise courses (about one hour of preparation - 30 minutes of reading and 30 minutes of exercise). 

  • Participate in group exercises (about an hour each).  

  • Participate in the group work and individual exercises 

It is therefore recommended that candidates request their supervisor’s approval before submitting their application.   

5. Application process  

Interested candidates must complete this short application questionnaire.  

Please note that your supervisor should approve your application and agree to give you time to follow the sessions and do the exercises. You can ask them to complete the form "supervisor agreement" and send it to Ms Lubna Jahaf at ljahaf@iom.int  

Deadline: midnight 4 September 2022, Geneva time. 

If you have any questions about this training programme, please contact Ms Olta Ndoja at ondoja@iom.int and Ms Lubna Jahaf at ljahaf@iom.int  

6. Provisional agenda 

Note that each online session lasts two hours and takes place from 10:30am to 12:30am, Geneva time.  

Download the provisional agenda