Oxfam is looking for a
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Staff Reporting directly to this post:
Key relations and interactions:
Area Manager and Team Leaders
Candidates for this position will be asked to implement activities in Macomia and surrounding villages. When applying for this position the candidate should know that there are security concerns for some areas of implementation and he/she is in agreement on following Oxfam’s security procedures.
OBJECTIVE OF THE POSITION
- Respond to Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique by providing lifesaving assistance to those affected.
- Advises technical teams and implements MEAL activities and MEAL Plan for Kenneth Humanitarian response in Macomia/Pemba provinces.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- MEAL System development and implementation
- Implement the MEAL framework to monitor the Idai response, and gather information for reporting.
- Support Kenneth Response Team and implementing partners’ M&E staff in implementing the MEAL framework and tools.
- Data gathering, Information management and reporting
- In collaboration with the MEAL Coordinator support the design/updating of data collection tools for the Kenneth response.
- Collect M&E information periodically including through site visits and write monitoring reports.
- Ensure all data collection at project level.
- Collect M&E information and learning for project reports, case studies and publications.
- Assist to strengthen the accountability mechanisms at project level.
- Implement complaints and feedback mechanism.
- Conducting post distribution monitoring for food and non-food items.
Capacity building for Oxfam and Partner staff
- Support the MEAL Coordinator with capacity building of Oxfam Humanitarian Staff and Implementing Partners on use of MEAL tools and concepts.
- Undertake periodic monitoring and technical support visits to project sites to assess progress against agreed MEAL system and recommend corrective actions as appropriate.
Review, reflection and learning
- Support MEAL Coordinator to organise project learning events to promote learning and to reflect and capture project outcomes and learning, including the Real Time Review.
- Document lessons learned.
- Support the collection of best practices and case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period.
- Connect to MEAL resources available across the Oxfam confederation to support innovation and best practices.
- Ensuring project compliance.
- Ensuring complaints and feedback mechanisms are in place in project sites and at partner level
- Monitoring and supporting partners and project teams on adherence to standard operating procedures in Oxfam
- Ensuring commodity sign offs for goods received
- Beneficiary registration and verification
- Managing project enumerators
- Program reporting
- Line manage MEAL assistant and any enumerators
- 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 health and wellbeing principles.
Knowledge of Languages
Fluency in Portuguese (written and spoken) is essential. Knowledge of local languages spoken in Cabo Delgado Province (kimakonde, Kimácua, Kisswahili or Kimwani) is an asset.
Secondary High School Education
- At least 2 years’ experience of work in Development or Humanitarian context projects with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning skills
- Good knowledge of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning tools and systems
- 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.
If you are interested in this position, please use the ‘apply’ button. Your application must be received by 6 March 2020 at the latest. Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Vision Setting
- Agility, complexity and ambiguity
- Relationship building
Oxfam aims to attract great talent that not only fits the job but also Oxfam’s high standard of values and principles, who shares and demonstrates Oxfam’s commitment to prevent and eradicate any type of misconduct including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, any other type of misuse of power or lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, and adults. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us. We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation. People of all gender identities, sexes, sexual orientations, races, colours, religions, cultures, abilities, etc. are eligible for this position. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This vacancy is posted both internally and externally at the same time, however with equal suitability, the internal candidate is preferred. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and may be subject to appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks, or integrity screenings/references relating to misconduct and disciplinary actions in prior employment.