Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer Job Opportunity – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Project
Name
: Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)
Duty
Station:
Kotido, Uganda
Reports
to:
Project Manager – ELNHA
About
Oxfam:
Oxfam is an
international confederation of 17 affiliates networked together in more than 90
countries committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. To achieve
this, we support local projects in developing countries, we lobby governments
and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people and we
campaign to involve citizens in our work. We implement our programs by working
with local NGO partners and civil society organizations and engaging with
private sector and governments. Oxfam employs over 6,000 people worldwide in
more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad
themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Resilient Livelihoods,
Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.
About
ELNHA Project:
Oxfam in
Uganda is under taking a project named: ‘Empowering Local and National
Humanitarian Actors’ (ELNHA) to be implemented over three years in
collaboration with relevant district structures ard national actors in
sub-regions of Karamoja (Kotido, Kaabong), Acholi (Lamwo, Agago), and West Nile
(Koboko and Zombo) commencing January 2016. These districts face challenges
from climate change induced prolonged droughts and food insecurity as well as
refugee influx as a result of the conflicts in the neighbouring States South
Sudan, CAR and DRC).
Job
Summary:
The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
wil take lead responsibility in the development and implementation of Oxfam
capacity building project MEAL framework and tools that meet Oxfam Program
standards, building capacity of partners and staff to strengthen their
respective MEAL mechanisms and systems to contribute effectively to
programmatic MEAL objectives, conducting and managing key MEAL milestones,
learning events and processes as well as enhancing Knowledge managing
informatics to ensure the whole organisation benefits from and applies program
learning. The MEAL Officer will take the overall responsibility in the development
and implementation of Oxfam capacity building project MEAL framework and tools
that meet Oxfam Program standards, building capacity of partners and staff to
strengthen their respective MEAL mechanism and systems to contribute
effectively to programmatic MEAL objectives, conducting and managing key MEAL
milestones, learning events and processes as well as enhancing Knowledge
managing information to ensure the whole organisation benefits from and applies
program learning.
Key
Duties and Responsibilities:  
·        
Offer technical guidance and support to partners and
staff in the development and implementation of MEAL system, tools
·        
Design, lead and manage participatory processes to
establish the project MEAL system and processes, particularly on the role of
partners and HLAs, ensuring compliance with the Oxfam
·        
International and Country MEAL principles and policies.
·        
Provide technical direction and guidance to
project teams and partners with planning the design and implementation of
baselines/midlines, key impact assessments and other data requirements to support
programme analysis, the development and use of monitoring tools and
instruments, as well as reporting of programme progress.
·        
The incumbent will also organise relevant
trainings and other capacity building events for staff and partners to carry
out MEAL to the required standards
·        
Conduct periodic monitoring and technical support
visits to programme areas to assess progress against agreed MEAL system and recommend
corrective actions as appropriate.
·        
Work closely with project Focal Points and partner
to ensure appropriate feedback mechanisms are incorporated into project teams’
and partners’ projects.
·        
Support project leads/responsible persons and partners
in identifying relevant areas in partner MEL systems that need strengthening
and aligning to the requirements of the individual programme and overall Oxfam
MEAL objectives and requirements, paying attention to community participation
and gender integration, accountability.
·        
Carry out annual review and reflection sessions, as
specified MEAL framework and system and as a key accountability mechanism, peer
learning meetings to share programme strategies and best practices
·        
Significantly contribute to project learning by
preparing, disseminating and analysing data, key impact stories, lessons
learnt, good practices and statistical, qualitative and anecdotal evidences derived
from project.
·        
Offer support to the project manager in the
reporting function and ensure that reporting and other donor requirements are
met in line with Oxfam and donor agreements.
·        
Perform any other duties as assigned by the
Project Manager – ELNHA
Qualifications,
Skills and Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate for the Oxfam Monitoring,
Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer job vacancy should hold
a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Social Science or relevant discipline
·        
At least five years’ experience and demonstrable
skills in designing and implementing MEAL frameworks
·        
Broad knowledge and understanding of country
humanitarian context, capacity building, advocacy and influencing issues in
Uganda
·        
Detailed working knowledge of evidence-based
monitoring and evaluation frameworks, tools and programmes, with emphasis on
participatory and partnership-based MEAL approaches
·        
Strong knowledge of IT applications and
development-especially spreadsheets, database, and familiarity with associated
data processing and management applications including SPSS, Epi-Info, etc.
·        
Familiarity with project cycle management, and
specifically monitoring and evaluation *
·        
Previous experience in the organisation,
conducting and management of various capacity-building/skills transfer events
and process
·        
Well-developed conceptual, critical, analytical
thinking, critical thinking, report writing, planning, interpersonal, self-awareness
and communication (oral and written) skills.
·        
Broad knowledge, understanding and experience of
gender equity issues and their relevance to humanitarian response work.
·        
Show commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and
beliefs, including strong commitment to gender, diversity issues, equal
opportunities and capacity building
How
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications in writing,
including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not exceeding 2MB) to the HR and
Admin Coordinator at Oxfamuganda-jobs@oxfamnovib.nl.
Deadline:
15th January, 2016

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