Monitoring and Evaluation Job in Nigeria at Oxfam

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change. Together we are working to achieve our vision of ‘a just world without poverty’ and to be a powerful partner in global and local communities of people connected for change.

To support the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning and Communication components of Oxfam in Nigeria’s programmes, we seek to recruit suitably qualified candidate for the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer
Location:
 Abuja
Department: Oxfam Novib Programme Department
Job Family: Programme
Reports To: Associate Country Director (line)
Duration: 1 year contract with possibility of extension
Job Purpose

  • To increase Oxfam in Nigeria’s Programme impact through the provision of strategic support on core Programme Quality (PQ) components (design, planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning, social accountability and partnership), support Programme Communication and strengthen all programmes by embedding Oxfam’s rights based one programme approach, including gender.

Key Responsibilities
MEAL System Development and Implementation:

  • Work with Programme leads in the Country Programme team /Regional/Global Programme Quality Team in developing / updating MEAL frameworks and tools
  • Work with the project team in all project locations in Nigeria in implementing the MEAL framework and tools

Data Gathering, Information Management and Reporting:

  • Prepare a clear data collection plan in discussion with the technical team and lead on all field data collection exercises, data management and analysis
  • Analyze the data, together with the project team, and share/disseminate them in the required format
  • Contribute in timely and quality reporting on projects in all locations in Nigeria, including the mandatory annual Oxfam Output reporting
  • Producing clear and quality reports that demonstrate Accountability to various stakeholders, Linking and Learning
  • Appraising project activities, progress reports and streamlining partners’ work and documentation

Accountability:

  • Assist the project team in strengthening the accountability mechanisms at project level
  • Setting up and managing complaint and feedback mechanism for Oxfam in Nigeria projects.

Capacity Building for Oxfam and Partner Staff:

  • Train the project teams and relevant staff at partners’ level on MEAL concepts and tools
  • Undertake periodic monitoring and technical support visits to partners working areas to assess progress against agreed MEAL system and recommend corrective actions as appropriate
  • Work closely with partner MEAL team or focal point on overall MEAL issues

Review, Reflection / Learning and Communication:

  • Assist the project team and partners in documenting lessons learnt and communicating these through appropriate channels, products and tools
  • Collecting best practices, case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period and disseminating them
  • Conduct reviews, learning events at project locations and elsewhere as required

Other:

  • Delivering any other responsibility assigned by the line manager

Skills and Competences

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or any relevant field is required; Master’s degree desirable
  • 3 -5 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
  • Skilled in collecting, synthesizing and analysing data using spreadsheet, SPSS and other statistical package
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including high-level interpersonal and representational capabilities; fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • Good organizational skills including accuracy, consistency, attention to detail, tenacity and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work well in a team, and to liaise with a wide and diverse range of people, mainly internally, and at many levels
  • A strong commitment to Oxfam’s purpose, a broad understanding of the work culture in the development sector and its impact on key areas of responsibility and a commitment to the sector principles and action
  • Previous experience working with INGO or UN agency preferred
  • Excellent coordination and leadership skills
  • Practical experience in mainstreaming of gender and rights in programme development
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel to various project locations as required

Oxfam Behavioral Competencies 

  • Understand humanitarian contexts (program phases, underlying causes of crisis, coordination mechanisms) and application of Humanitarian Principles (vulnerability, gender and diversity awareness; Humanitarian principles, codes and standards)
  • Achieve results effectively (demonstrate accountability to partners and beneficiaries; making decisions involving others; flexibility; delivery of timely and appropriate results using available resources)
  • Manage yourself in a pressured and changing environment (ability to recognize and manage stress in yourself and others in order to remain ethical, constructive and objective focused; awareness of internal and external pressures and should be able to manage emotions)
  • The incumbent will stay abreast of professional standards, trends and issues affecting this set of responsibilities, demonstrating continuous learning of the field in line with Oxfam in Nigeria’s mission and vision
  • S/he will work effectively and collaboratively to build a team-based culture of work, treating all persons with dignity and respect, and will be familiar with and committed to Oxfam in Nigeria mission and goals
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships (communication with partners and beneficiaries; collaboration with the team and partners; challenge decisions and behaviors that breach humanitarian principles)
  • Operate safely and securely in a humanitarian response (Identify, communicate and minimise risk for the agency, yourself and others; comply and help uphold safety and security protocols; uphold the Do No Harm principle with partners and affected people)

Remuneration 
The remuneration is dependent on experience and will be discussed during the recruitment process

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application letter and Curriculum vitae as one attachment in English to: [email protected] with the position title as the subject of your email.

Note

  • Prospective candidate must be available and willing to commence work immediately.
  • For questions on this position you can contact, Doris Nwankwo at: [email protected]

Application Deadline  5pm, 10th August, 2016.

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