MONITORING, EVALUATION AND LEARNING COORDINATOR
Application closing date: 15th September 2023 (the applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, hence candidates are advised to apply early).
About the Project
Oxfam GB intends to bid for the commercial tender ‘Design, Delivery and Management of Scottish Government’s International Development Equalities Programme, Woman and Girls Fund (W&GF) funded by the Scottish Government International Development (IT) department. This Fund will target Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda. We are now seeking expressions of interest for long term Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator that will develop, implement and monitor a participatory MEAL system connected to executing the delivery modality for the Women and Girls. If selected, your CV will be included in our application and if the bid is successful the role will be awarded.
About the Role
Job Title: MEAL Coordinator
Indicative Start date: November 2023 (subject to award of funding)
Length: 4 years (with initial offer of two year contract)
Project Location: The position will be based in one of the following countries: Malawi, Zambia
Indicative duty stations: Lusaka, Lilongwe
The MEAL coordinator will be responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring a participatory MEAL system connected to executing the delivery modality for the Women and Girls Fund across Malawi, Zambia and Rwanda.
They will be responsible for:
1. Leadership on programme quality (70%).
a. Working with programme leads to ensure quality, coherence and impact of the Women and Girls fund through the creation and implementation of participatory, inclusive, and empowering MEAL framework across the three countries, including:
i. Use of more qualitative data collection methods
ii. Place emphasis on the process of how data are collected, analysed, interpreted and used – with a focus on participants directly involved in all stages and adoption of intersectional inclusion, power shifting and power analysis.
iii. Use of data collected to advocate for rights of women and girls.
b. Working with Local delivery partners to ensure appropriate data collections to monitor and evaluate outcomes delivered through the project and report against delivery indicators.
c. Ensuring programme works plans are drawn up and monitored effectively and working with the team lead to elaborate corrective actions/respond to changing context and feedback.
d. Working with staff, partners and local delivery partners to embed understanding that programme quality is based on real impact and sustainable change outcomes and support the development of an understanding of donor MEAL approach and the underlying conceptual thinking of developing programme plans and activities within the Rights-Based and One Programme approach.
e. Support programme staff and partners to create and maximise the links between programme work and advocacy and campaign strategies and activities
f. Critically analyse programme components to ensure internal coherence and coherence with donor requirements and Oxfam policy priorities and support production of quality and timely donor and Oxfam reports
g. Ensure adherence to all Oxfam programme requirements and standards, in relation to programme management standards, project cycle management, programme quality, programme learning etc;
2. Programme learning and development (30%)
a. Support partner monitoring processes by contributing to qualitative and quantitative reporting standards and in close collaboration with relevant programme team and ensure adequate sharing and reporting to the donor
b. Support the embedment of participatory approaches, in partner organisations and identify and manage capacity building needs of partners and set out a plan for this development
c. Coordinate programme learning and work closely with the media and communication aim to ensure lessons are appropriately communicated and shared with all stakeholders
d. Receive, collate and analyse partner reports and synthesise programme experiences and key lessons periodically
e. Facilitate programme reflection, review and evaluation processes in line with Oxfam and donor requirements and use outcomes to produce outcomes to strengthen programme planning and implementing to promote, inter-alia, active participation of citizens in their own development.
- Relevant academic qualifications for the position
- Significant knowledge and experience in research, participative learning and monitoring and evaluation methods theory and practice; and, good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice
- Proven experience working with partner organisations and helping them develop their independent expertise and ability to deliver results, through effective capacity building and learning and development activities.
- Knowledge of statistical computer packages
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in designing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks and programmes and monitoring and managing budgets of several million punds
- Strong conceptual, analytical and critical thinking
- Ability to influence effectively both inside and outside the organisation.
- Ability to work as part of a team and adopt a consensus based approach to working where possible.
- Ability to lead and motivate others, strong self-awareness and interpersonal and communications skills.
- Creative and innovative approach – ability to lead thinking on technology choices and development approaches.
- Willing to travel up to 30% of the time
How to apply
To apply, visit or website page www.oxfam.org.uk using the number INT9885 or at this link: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/meal-coordinator-scottish-govt-tender-int9885/19946/description/
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.
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.
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