Senior MONITORING, EVALUATION, ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEARNING (MEAL) Officer
|Date Posted||December 27, 2022|
|Category|| Accounting |
|Job Type|| Full-time |
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.
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.
LOCATION: Gambella Region, Ethiopia
CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed Term contract for 1 year with possibility of contract extension
GRADE: National D1
JOB FAMILY: Programme
SALARY: As per the Oxfam benefit package
HOURS: 37.5 per week
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
Safety professionals and other staff tasked with safety matters, supported by programme/project managers and other Oxfam staff are to ensure that all Oxfam working locations have the capacity to effectively support the management of safety risks to enable Oxfam to effectively meet its programme objectives.
Country Safety Coordinator is to ensure that the Country Safety Strategy is developed, implemented, monitored, and reviewed in line with Oxfam policies, standards, and requirements.
To support Oxfam Ethiopia programmes’ capacity to manage safety risks effectively providing for effective implementation of programme objectives.
To secure specialist advice and support on safety management to the Country Director, other programmes/project managers, and staff.
POST HOLDER REPORTS TO
JOBS REPORTING TO THIS POST
1. Project Planning, MEAL System Development and Implementation
· Design and implement MEAL systems for Hilton project and support partners in MEAL Framework (log frame/results framework, IPTT, MEAL plan and DIP) and MEAL tools development, MEAL strategy and CAMSA.
· Manage the data collection for project deliverables to demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes overtime in collaboration with the project team through primary data collection as well as secondary sources.
· Oversee project staff and partners in timely implementation of monitoring framework and tools, to ensure quality and consistent information is available on project performance and impact.
· Oversee quality assurance of all field data collection exercises, data management, and analysis
· Contribute to timely and quality reporting on partners’ projects in all covered locations of the response, demonstrating accountability and learning.
· Assist project teams and partners in the development of theory of change and logic models for new proposals
· Ensure that pruners’ projects have MEAL plans with adequate financial coverage
2. Capacity Building for project and Partners Staff
· Assist the partners in the design of their MEAL system. Organize relevant training and other capacity building events for partners to carry out proper MEAL activities.
· Support the project team to identify MEAL priorities on in the Hilton project, and projects implemented through partners.
· Provide technical guidance to project teams including partners with planning on the design and implementation of baseline/midline and other data requirements to support project analysis, the development and use of monitoring tools and instruments (e.g., objective/target setting, monitoring formats, etc.), as well reporting of project progress.
· Undertake periodic monitoring and technical support visits to project areas and partners office to assess progress against agreed MEAL system and recommend corrective actions as appropriate.
· Ensure effective common understanding between Oxfam and partners on MEAL objectives and frameworks and organize orientation/workshops/training.
· Assist project staffs and partners in identifying relevant areas on partner MEAL systems that need strengthening and aligning to the requirements of the individual project and overall partner’s organizatiom’s MEAL objectives and requirements.
· Work closely with project manager and partners to ensure appropriate feedback mechanisms are incorporated into project teams’ and partners’ projects.
· Ensure the integration of ICT in MEAL functions.
· Develop and continuously update accountability strategy and lead on establishment of a feedback and compliant mechanisms in line with Oxfan standards.
· Oversee and ensure quality assurance of feedback and compliant mechanisms.
· Ensure the implementation of strong accountability and community feedback in the field office levels.
· Share accountably findings with project teams and senior management
4. Learning and Knowledge Management
· Contribute to project learning by preparing, analyzing and disseminating data, lessons learnt, good practices, statistical, qualitative and anecdotal project’s evidence.
· Support the project team and partners on the design, planning and conduct of key impact assessment exercises on project, thematic and crosscutting activities.
· Conduct key thematic learning activities and processes for staff and partners
· Analyze documentation and reporting of project data, lessons learnt, and best practices for internal and external sharing.
· Coordinate and produce key learning documents.
· Organize reviews and learning events.
5. Reporting, Sharing and Communications
· Support the project team in the consolidation of periodic quality reports to internal and external purposes.
· Work closely with the Communication and Media team in the country office to collect positive impact stories and photos from projects and prepare them to be used for shared learning.
· Facilitate the collection and documentation of best practices and lessons learned across the project that will serve for scaling up of project’s good practices.
· Review and comment on reports coming from partners and communicate issues that need to be corrected for smooth implementation of the project. Discuss with partners on project progress, challenges and the way forwards.
· Ensure accurate reporting of project achievement as per donor requirements and apply MEAL framework and gender sensitive indicators to measure results
· Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights (click here).
· Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff safety health and wellbeing principles.
· The post holder expected to be familiar with and abide by the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International procedures and other regulatory codes (e.g. InterAction Field Co-operation Protocol; including safeguarding.
Most importantly, every individual at Oxfam GB needs to be able to:
Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, SOLIDARITY, COURAGE, AND EQUALITY
- 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 apply the principles and twelve practices in your work. Read more about this here:
|For this role, we have selected two of the most relevant feminist Leadership practices for this role (which you can read more about here.|
2 Mutual accountability
3 Strategic Thinking and Judgment
SKILS, Experience, Knowledge & Competencies: