MEAL Officer (m/f)


Oxfam is recruiting a MEAL Officer (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • The overall responsibility of the jobholder is to manage and support a portfolio of projects to help implement the Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework for Oxfam Mozambique Programs
  • Type of appointment: Fixed-term Contract
  • Work schedule: Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • Reports to: Program Manager or Program Coordinator
  • Staff reporting to this position: Admin Officers for expenditure approval process
  • Internal Job Grade: D1
  • Start date: asap
MEAL Systems DESIGN, implementation, REPORTING 30%
  • Oxfam distinguishes between program & project level. Programs are the overall thematic areas we work on (governance, women’s rights etc.) defined by a set of strategic objectives in our Country Strategy and a Theory of Change. Projects are our sets of interventions to realize our programme objectives, co-implemented with our partners, funded by specific donors. Therefore, our MEAL work consists of a program and project level
  • We are looking for a monitoring & evaluation officer who can support a portfolio of projects on MEAL. The MEAL portfolio is managed in close collaboration with each of the project leads. A specific Terms of Reference with MEAL tasks has been developed for each of the projects
  • We ask to manage per project:
  • Support project teams to adapt and implement, in consultation and collaboration with partners and allies, project MEAL systems
  • Ensure projects’ MEAL framework are implemented as planned, and adapted as needed following lessons learned or changes in the intervention logic and/or context
  • In collaboration with relevant stakeholders apply empowering methods of measurement as part of the project – such as most significant change stories, outcome harvesting, constituency feedback committees, etc.
  • Support the preparation and dissemination of high quality reports/program documentation/learning among key stakeholders in projects and programs
Data collection and analysis 35%
  • Compile and analyze data – or manage consultants who do this -- for each of the specific projects
  • Develop together with the project lead Terms of Reference for M&E technical consultants, support their recruitment and ensure proper monitoring of their work in the area of qualitative and quantitative data collection and other relevant activities
  • Support project officers in the analysis of data and effective integration of monitoring activities into project activity plans ensuring that all program staffs contribute to and assist in implementing the M&E activities
  • Quality manage and review baseline processes, progress assessments and endline evaluation based on program/project objectives for the use of current and future program/project activities
Capacity Building 15%
  • Identify with the project lead opportunities for capacity building based on the capacity building plan (which have already been established in the different projects)
  • Signal per project further needs and capacity of partners to deliver on MEAL objectives at project levels
Learning, accountability, knowledge management and sharing 20%
  • Assist the program staff and partners in extracting critical lessons learned as well as identifying and highlighting achievements of stated project objectives and outcomes
  • Co-develop with the project lead and partners learning events
  • Ensure the application with the project lead and partners of the accountability mechanisms. Address together with project staff and partners feedback of each of the projects and draw lessons learned from them
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in development, social science, or other relevant fields
  • Knowledge of social research methodologies and techniques with proven ability to manage and analyze data sets
  • A minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible professional working experience in development especially in the area of monitoring and evaluation
  • Strong skills of professional writing, communication, data management and analysis, and M&E
  • Knowledge and understanding of the rights based approach to development
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Portuguese. Local languages an advantage
  • Understanding and experience in policy advocacy, international development, governance, gender equality, or related field
  • Experience in building relations with research institutions, hiring consultants, and developing monitoring tools
  • Experience of working in the field of resource development, reporting to donors and different constituencies
  • Ability to work independently with confidence and quality
  • Ability to oversee the implementation, monitor and evaluate a specific project
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in an effective, pro-active and timely manner
  • Ability to operationalize tasks in a practical manner
  • A team player who works well in a multi-cultural environment
  • At Oxfam, we believe that every aspect of our work can lead to a positive outcome. If you have the same opinion, together with the ability to meet the challenges involved, this role offers scope for immense personal fulfilment – as well as outstanding opportunities to develop your career
  • Oxfam is committed to providing a competitive compensation package based on a 40-hour work week
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • 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
  • Oxfam is an equal opportunities employer; we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization
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  • Publicado 11.05.2022
  • Expira 25.05.2022
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