MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING (MEAL) COORDINATOR (Re-advertisement) 123 views

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This recruitment is rolling based.
  • About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

OUR WORK IN ETHIOPIA

Since the early 1970s, we have been working to address the underlying causes of poverty and marginalization by focusing on developing sustainable livelihoods, providing water and sanitation, agriculture, climate research, gender, and humanitarian issues.

Job details

DIVISION: ImpactTEAM: MEAL Team
LOCATION: Addis Ababa, EthiopiaCONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term contract
GRADE: C2 National                                                       JOB FAMILY:  Programme
SALARY: As per the Oxfam Benefit PackageHOURS: 37.5 hours per week
FLEXIBLE WORKING

We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. This is a full-time role; however, Oxfam offers various flexible arrangements which candidates can discuss with the Recruiting Manager at the interview stage

TEAM PURPOSE:

The Team bring excellence as a finance partner for Oxfam with the provision of value-adding support to all stakeholders. To ensure a strong stewardship role in resources management; support in the achievement of program effectiveness; deliver efficient, cost-effective and quality operations, and technical/professional advice and expertise to develop and implement Oxfam’s strategic roles.

JOB PURPOSE:

TThe Programmes Team will ensure that the programmes make the proper shift, with the quality needed to ensure a proper achievement of the Ethiopia Oxfam Country Strategy. As part of the programmes team, the whole team on the sectors of the whole programmes will ensure that the Goal1 (Goal One – Saving Lives, and Resilient Livelihoods) and Goal 2 (Goal Two – Empowered communities and accountable governance) of the OCS are achieved with the required quality and timely

POST HOLDER REPORTS TOProgram Director
JOBS REPORTING TO THIS POSTMEAL Team
BUDGET RESPONSIBILITYYes

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

MEAL system development and making functional.

  •  Lead Oxfam  Ethiopia  programmes,  projects,  and  consortium  members  in  the  development  of  a program  Monitoring,  Evaluation,  Accountability &  Learning (MEAL) framework  with indicators for output,  outcome,  and  impact  and,  lead  the  development  of  a  strategy  that  informs  effective programme delivery by relevant program staffs at all levels.
  • Provide MEAL  technical  support  including  MEAL  activity  plan,  methodological  design,  need assessments, baseline, post-distribution monitoring, evaluations, and performance data collection for all Oxfam projects.
  • Work closely  with  the  Program  Quality  and  Learning/MEAL  team  and  develop  MEAL  tools  andMEAL activities for new projects and programs.
  • Timely plan, initiate, lead and coordinate different evaluations, assessments, and surveys includingKAP surveys/PDMs and Baseline/End line surveys in line with Oxfam policies and standards.
  • Lead the design and development of innovative tools, apps, templates, and resources for effective programme monitoring and reporting.
  • In consultation with Program Managers, PQL team, EFSL, WASH, Gender and Protection technical team leaders, and other program teams, develop evaluation design, including specification of the necessary staff and resources to conduct the evaluation.
  • Guide, Monitor/supervise, and coordinate baselines, assessments, and evaluations and select and recruit experienced enumerators for data collection.

Manage, coordinate and strengthen the data management, data analysis, reporting, and information use system of projects

  • Compile and review different internal reports, including monthly humanitarian programme progress reports,  Oxfam  Annual  output  reporting,  One  Program  Reports,  Annual  Operational  reports, Annual ACSO reports, etc. and submit them to the Program Quality and Learning Manager.
  • Support  the  programme  Quality  and  Learning  Manager  in  preparing  donor  reports,  monthly, quarterly, and other periodic reports in line with the reporting schedule and MEAL Framework.
  •  Support the PQL team members in developing/reviewing the log frame/result framework, MEAL plan, and Indicator Performance Reporting Table (IPTT) of the project(s) and preparing & submit the IPTT report monthly.
  • Support  the  Consortium  members’  MEAL  teams  in  compiling  &  reporting  the  total  number  of beneficiaries reached as per their respective guidelines.
  • Work with the Consortium members MEAL team in documenting best practices in line with the ECHO communication and visibility guidelines
  • Work closely with all MEAL teams at all levels and establish and implement a digital and offline database system
  • Lead and supervise field data collection, data cleaning, and analysis for program managers and team leaders and produce reports together with the sector technical team.
  •  Lead, review, revise and update all survey and evaluation reports and ensure data quality including timeliness, relevance, accuracy, completeness, and consistency of all program and project data of Oxfam.
  •  Review and standardize data collectors’ training to ensure high-quality data collection
  • Management  and  updating  the  central  database  of  KAP  surveys  end-term  results  and  learning from reflection workshops, learning reviews, and evaluations

Capacity Building, Networking, and Representation

  • Participate in the selection and recruitment of MEAL officers and MEAL Assistants and train field MEAL team on Oxfam CAMSA, MEAL frameworks, tools, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  •  In  consultation  and  collaboration  with  PQL  Manager  and  other  MEAL  teams  assist  to  build  the capacity of staff through training to ensure the adoption of new data monitoring tools and the quality of data collected.
  • Attending Coordination forums that include humanitarian accountability
  • Facilitate capacity building for Oxfam program staff to enable them to monitor and evaluate their efforts, gather relevant data, and produce required progress reports
  • Provide Technical support and training on MEAL to partners’ MEAL officers (s) and Staff with support from their respective MEAL managers.
  • Ensure effective common understanding between Oxfam, other partners, and Consortium members on MEAL objectives and frameworks and organize orientation/workshops/training
  • Support Oxfam and other partners and Consortium members MEAL in undertaking training needs assessment and organizing MEAL training/Inductions as per the CAMSA guideline.
  • Lead the current projects MEAL Technical Working Group (TWG) and follow up on the MEAL activities that need to be undertaken at the consortium level.

Program Quality, Learning, and Accountability

  • Work closely with the Program Quality and Learning Manager, and MEAL officers and implement beneficiary compliance and feedback mechanism, collect beneficiary complaints and feedback, and communicate with the field team.
  • Collect and share monthly monitoring and accountability reports
  • Assist  Program  Quality  and  Learning  Manager  and  co-facilitate  quarterly  after-action  reviews including learning and reflection events, stakeholder consultation, and proven feedback from the o program management team.
  • Support  the  team  in  the  delivery  of  learning  and  reflection  workshops  and  other  programmatic learning processes and products
  • Collecting best practices, and case studies that demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period.
  • Support the setup of a complaint and response mechanism based on the IDPs and host community contexts,
  • Assure that ICT is used in Beneficiary registration and Data collection in line with the Project MEAL framework.
  • Promote  and support  monitoring,  analysis,  and learning  from  assessments  of  internal standards (Quality Framework) and Core Humanitarian Standards, accountability and transparency standards, protection minimum standards, and others.
  •  Work with the responsible programme or project teams to develop a culture of programme quality and   knowledge-driven   programming,   providing   support   to   management   for   evidence-based decision-making processes.
  • Ensure that all MEAL work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to gender and protection issues.
  • Maintaining evaluation, research, and learning repositories

Job Requirements

Person specification

Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to:

Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, SOLIDARITY, COURAGE AND EQUALITY

Our Values

  • Equality: We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.
  • Empowerment: We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.
  • Solidarity: We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.
  • Inclusiveness: We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.
  • Courage: We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes.

Ensure you commit to our THREE ORGANISATIONAL ATTRIBUTES:

1. Be committed to equal opportunities: demonstrating sensitivity to cultural differences and gender equality.

 

2. Be willing to learn and apply gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity and inclusion across all aspects of your work.

 

3. Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Ensure you actively ADOPT OXFAM’S FEMINIST LEADERSHIP APPROACH and applying the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:

Read this guide to find out more about what our values, organisational attributes and feminist leadership approach mean for how we work

For this role, we have selected two of the most relevant feminist Leadership practices for this role (which you can read more about:

1 Self-Awareness

2 Mutual accountability

3 Strategic Thinking and Judgment

Experience, Knowledge & Competencies:

  • MSc or BSc. in Economics, Development Studies, Statistics/Management, or another related field
  • Minimum 6 years of proven experience in Programme Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) preferably in the long-term, humanitarian, advocacy, and campaign Programmes
  • Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Knowledge and practice of SAFE programming and international standards like Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), SPHERE, LEGS, etc.
  • Excellent computer skills and ability to work in a challenging and dynamic context
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Fluent English language, ability to communicate in the local language would be an added advantage
  • Commitment to overcoming poverty and suffering.  Proven experience in gender analysis and integrating gender and safe programming (protection)ninto the programme
  • Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs.
  •  Ability to travel and work in difficult circumstances.
  • Fluency in English is essential

As part of your online application, please upload your up-to-date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile using Oxfam’s internal /External application portal on or before May 24, 2024.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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