Regional MEL Adviser NGO Careers – Oxfam

Organization: Oxfam
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
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.
Job Summary:   The Regional MEL Adviser – Monitoring,
Evaluation, and Learning Advocacy And Social Accountability Mechanism will be
responsible for managing the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning of the
regional programme, to ensure success of the MEL-activities of this complex
funding mechanism. The candidate will coordinate and represent the RMU in
MEL-related technical meetings, workshops and committees.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Planning of monitoring and evaluation activities of the regional
    component of the ASA project, in accordance with the provided guidelines.
  • Collection of base-line information from all Grantees in the region
    in accordance with guidelines.
  • Provision of technical assistance 
    to Grantees and others for their elaboration of results- and
    monitoring frameworks, formulation of indicators, collection and storage
    of verification materials and reporting
  • Review and translation into English of agreed Grantee
  • Collection of completed templates, formats and reports from relevant
  • Storing or up-loading in an archive with a folder for each Grantee:
    Grantees´ results-frameworks; Grantee´s progress reports; Grantee´s and
    other verification materials; questionnaires completed by Grantees; etc.
  • Reading progress reports submitted by Grantees and clarifying any
    doubts with the Grantee.
  • Draft regional “input to the donor report” in English, in accordance
    with GMU extended guidelines, for the Oxfam IBIS´ ASA biannual project
    progress reports that Oxfam IBIS GMU submits to GPE
  • Coordination of the Region´s Grantee´s project end evaluations.
  • Participate in the activities of the ASA project MEL team on their
    functions in order to assure support to civil society organizations and
    technical assistance for the formulation and evaluation of Grantee´s
    capacity improvement plans, results- and monitoring frameworks and
  • Act as MEL-focal point for all regional selected ASA-countries for
    the provision of technical assistance to the grantees.
  • Coordinate selected training- and knowledge-sharing workshops on
    monitoring, evaluation and learnings.
  • Skills, experience and knowledge
  • The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the following
    essential skills, and it would be advantageous to demonstrate some or all
    of the desirable skills.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a Master’s degree and at least five years
    experience in a relevant field (International Development, programme
    management in the social area; monitoring, evaluation and learning, etc.)
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning of programmes in
    the development sector in the social area
  • Ability to coordinate complex monitoring and evaluation functions
    with regionally-dispersed partners in complex programmes
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills including experience
    in writing reports in English.
  • Proven ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent coordination and guiding
  • Ability to think critically and strategically
  • Demonstrated ability, tact, and sensitivity in working across
    institutional boundaries, business units, and teams in an effective and
    productive way
  • Technical expertise in project management and monitoring, evaluation
    and learning in development projects; operationalize of the human rights
    based approach and gender perspective.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and ability to understand,
    speak, read and write in  French
    and/or Portuguese will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience working with an adaptive management
    approach, and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities
Key Attributes
  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and
    gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.
  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about
    the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and
    diversity for all aspects of development work.
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who
    come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications online at
the link below.
Deadline: 10th June 2019
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