MEAL Officer – ELNHA UK Non-profit Jobs – Oxfam

Organisation: Oxfam
Project Name: Empowering
Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: ELNHA
Project Manager
About US:
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).
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Development and
carryout  MEAL system of the project
  • Provide guidance and support to partners and staff in the
    development and implementation of monitoring tools, which will include,
    but not be limited to, data collection, analysis and reporting on project
  • Design, lead and manage participatory processes to establish the
    project MEAL system and processes.
  • Supporting project staff in developing further MEAL indicators and
    mechanisms for the project
  • Ensure strong participatory elements in the MEAL system,
    particularly the role of partners and Humanitarian Local Actors,
    consistent with the Oxfam International MEAL principles and policies.
  • Oversee the implementation and compliance/delivery of project team
    to the country MEAL system.
  • Ensuring data quality
  • Support the Program Baseline study and Evaluation process.
  • Develop and disseminate leanings of the project
Build MEAL capacity
in individual country programmes
  • Assist partners and project persons in identifying MEAL priorities.
  • Support partners in the design and development of MEAL system.
  • Organise relevant training and other capacity-building events for
    partners to carry out MEAL
  • Provide technical guidance to project teams including partners with
    planning the design and implementation of baseline/midline and other data
    requirements to support programme analysis, the development and use of
    monitoring tools and instruments (e.g., objective/target setting,
    monitoring formats, etc.), as well reporting of programme progress.
  • Undertake 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.
Strengthen relevant
MEAL capacity in partners
  • To ensure effective common understanding between Oxfam and partners
    on the MEAL objectives and framework of project organise
  • Assist project leads/responsible persons and partners in identifying
    relevant areas in partner MEAL systems that need strengthening and
    aligning to the requirements of the individual programme and overall Oxfam
    MEAL objectives and requirements.
  • Provide training to partner organizations on assessment and
    mini-research, community participation and gender integration,
    accountability together with other project team
  • Organize  Peer Learning
    meeting to share programme strategies and best practices including Gender,
    Accountability and Stakeholders Participation aspects
Organisation of
MEAL milestones, events and processes
  • Conduct annual review and reflection sessions, as specified MEAL
    framework and system and as a key accountability mechanism.
  • Contribute project learning review by preparing, disseminating and
    analysing data, lessons learnt, good practices and statistical,
    qualitative and anecdotal evidences derived from project.
  • Facilitate the design, planning and conduct of key impact assessment
    exercises on  programmatic,
    thematic, geographic or crosscutting themes under the project
  • Conduct of key thematic learning activities and processes for staff
    and partners,
  • Reporting, sharing and communications
  • Lead in the conduct and dissemination of literature reviews,
    secondary data analysis and synthesis for papers, proposals and
    representations, as appropriate
  • Lead in the collection of positive impact stories and photos from
    projects and prepare them to be used for shared learning.
  • Support the project manager in the reporting function and ensure
    that reporting and other donor requirements are met in line with Oxfam and
    donor agreements.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Oxfam MEAL Officer-ELNHA II job should
    preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Social science or
    relevant discipline
  • At least five years of experience and demonstrable skills in
    designing and implementing humanitarian programs
  • Good understanding of country humanitarian context, capacity
    building, advocacy and influencing issues in Uganda
  • Strong analytical skills with knowledge and understanding on
    humanitarian issues
  • Good critical thinking and clear understanding about the monitoring
    Framework , tools and indicator setting; experience with innovative MEAL
    methodologies (e.g. outcome harvesting…).Clear understanding and
    experience with humanitarian accountability mechanisms
  • Evidence-based monitoring and evaluation frameworks 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 Excel, SPSS, Epi-Info, etc.
  • Familiarity with project cycle management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Experience in the organisation, conduct and management of various
    capacity-building/skills transfer events and process
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and good report-writing
  • Organised and able to manage own time under guidance and direction
    from line-manager
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and beliefs, including strong
    commitment to gender, diversity issues, equal opportunities and capacity
  • Strong interpersonal and self-awareness skills
  • Ability and willingness to undertake extensive travel in country
  • Well-developed conceptual, critical, analytical thinking and
    planning skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to take Initiative, drive to achieve results,
    ability to develop effective organizations.
  • Demonstrable understanding and experience of gender equity issues
    and their relevance to humanitarian response work.
  • Ability to work effectively with others, adaptable and flexible.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work sensitively with
    people from various cultural and social backgrounds.  
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at
the link below.
Deadline: 12th April 2019
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