Emergency MEAL Officer Non-Profit Jobs – Oxfam

Job Title:    Emergency MEAL Officer
Organisation: Oxfam
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Programme
Manager/Team Leader  
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.
Job Summary: The Emergency
MEAL Officer will be part of a team that will develop and implement an
emergency response MEAL system. The incumbent will also support in building and
/ or strengthening MEAL capacity of humanitarian staff and partners. The
jobholder is responsible for the organisation of discrete MEAL milestones,
events and processes. The incumbent will be in charge of reporting, sharing and
strengthening emergency response management information system. The Emergency
MEAL Officer also ensures that the promotion of women’s rights is at the heart
of all Oxfam emergency program work and that this is verifiable
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
MEAL System development and implementation:
·        
Work in close collaboration with the Technical
Coordinators (WASH, EFSL and Protection) and 
the Program Quality Coordinator in developing/ updating MEAL frameworks
and tools
·        
Work with the project team in all locations of
West Nile in implementing MEAL framework and tools
Data gathering, Information management and reporting:
·        
Prepare a clear data collection plan in
discussion with the technical team and lead on all field data collection
exercises, data management and analysis
·        
Keenly analyze the data, together with the project
team, and share them in the required format.
·        
Actively contribute in timely and quality
reporting on WASH, EFSL and Protection projects in all locations of West Nile
·        
Prepare and submit clear and quality reports
that demonstrate accountability and learning.
·        
Appraise the project activities, progress
reports and streamlining the partners’ MEAL work and documentation with that of
Oxfam.
·        
Assist the Team Leader to prepare timely (weekly
or as required), evidence-based (from our own field consultations) and analytical
Emergency Response Situation Reports (SITREPS) 
 Accountability:
·        
Assist the project team in strengthening the
accountability mechanisms at project level
·        
Setting-up and managing complaint and feedback
mechanism for the project
Capacity building for Oxfam and Partner staff:
·        
Mentor and train the humanitarian teams and
other relevant staff at partners’ level on MEAL concepts and tools.
·        
Carry out periodic monitoring and technical
support visits to partner working areas to assess progress against agreed MEAL
system and recommend corrective actions as appropriate.
·        
Work closely with partner MEAL team or focal
point on overall MEAL issues
 Review, reflection and learning:
·        
Assist the humanitarian team and partners in
documenting lessons learnt
·        
In charge of collecting best practices, case
studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period.
·        
Carry out reviews, learning events at project
locations.
·        
Delivering any other responsibility assigned by
the line manager.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The applicant should preferably hold a
Bachelor’s degree in Degree in Statistics, social sciences/humanities
discipline from a recognised university.
·        
A minimum of three years of practical experience
and knowledge in monitoring and evaluation and program management in emergency
or development context projects with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and
Learning responsibilities.
·        
Previous experience of working in a
multicultural team.
·        
Knowledge and experience of working in
partnerships
·        
Excellent coordination, communication and
interpersonal skills.
·        
Exhibit strong commitment to gender equality and
social justice.
·        
Proven knowledge of computerised systems; high
degree of computer literacy and word processing, databases, and spreadsheets/Excel
skills.
·        
Ability to work under pressure, ability to
prioritize and commitment to meet deadlines.
·        
Previous experience in and the ability to train
people.
·        
Show commitment to the aims and objectives of
Oxfam.
·        
Potential and flexibility of attitude to learn.
Personal Competencies:
·        
Relationship Building: We understand
the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization.
We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders
in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.
·        
Listening: We are good listeners who
can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our
messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.
·        
Mutual Accountability: We can
explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational
values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as
we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
·        
Self-Awareness: We are able to
develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses
and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and
self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good
purposes.
·        
Enabling: We all work to effectively
empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating
conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their
careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate
belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and
demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.
·        
Decisiveness: We are comfortable to
make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context
and needs.
·        
Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity:
We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of
clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and
unpredictable ways.
·        
Systems Thinking: We view problems
as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather
than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on
cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing
systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of
organisational decisions and actions.
·        
Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We
use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions
consistent with organizational strategies and values.
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.
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