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Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer at Oxfam Nigeria

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) committed to creating a just world without poverty. In Nigeria Oxfam works in the areas of Economic Justice/Sustainable Livelihoods, Humanitarian Programming to save lives, Advancing Gender Justice and Good Governance, adopting a right based approach.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer


Location:
Mubi, Adamawa

Department: Humanitarian

Job Family: Programme/D2

Reports To: Programme Manager, Mubi (line).

Matrix Line: MEAL Coordinator, Maiduguri

Duration: 3 months contract with possibility of extension           

Job Purpose

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

Key Responsibilities
MEAL System Development and Implementation:

  • Work with Technical Coordinators / Team leaders (EFSL and WASH) and country MEAL / Program Quality team in developing / updating MEAL frameworks and tools. Work with the project team in Mubi in implementing MEAL framework and tools.

Data Gathering, Information Management and Reporting:

  • Prepare clear data collection plans in discussion with the MEAL / PQ and technical teams and lead on all field data collection exercises, data management and analysis Analyze the data, together with the project team, and share them in the required format Contribute in timely and quality reporting on WASH and EFSL projects in Mubi and other locations in North East Nigeria, as required.
  • Producing clear and quality reports that demonstrate accountability and learning

Accountability:

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

Capacity Building for Oxfam and Partner Staff:

  • Train the project teams on MEAL concepts and tools.
  • Undertake periodic monitoring and technical support visits to working areas to assess progress against agreed MEAL system and recommend corrective actions as appropriate
  • Work closely with project teams on overall MEAL issues

Review, Reflection and Learning:

  • Assist the project team in documenting lessons learnt
  • Collecting best practices, case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period
  • Work with the PQ / MEAL team to conduct project reviews, learning events at project locations

Other:

  • Delivering any other responsibility assigned by the line / matrix manager.

Skills and Competence
Essential:  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Development Studies, Development Sociology or equivalent
  • 3 years experience in monitoring and evaluation, preferably in a similar role within an international organisation 
  • Strong English skills and fluency in Hausa . 
  • Strong team player 
  • Willingness and ability to travel to other states and LGAs where Oxfam is operational 
  • Passionate about working with others to overcome unjust poverty

Desirable:

  • Fluency in at-least one of the local languages: Kanuri or Marghi 
  • Experience with MEAL related research tools and approaches 
  • Sympathy with the aims and objective of Oxfam and commitments to rights based, gender sensitive and pro-poor approaches 

Application Closing Date
13th December, 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letters and Curriculum Vitaes as one attachment to: [email protected] with the Position Title as the subject of the email.

 
Note: Applications not sent in the required format may not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for assessment and interview.

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