MEAL Officer


Oxfam is recruiting a MEAL Officer, to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Team Purpose: 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 realise 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 analyse 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
  • Essential:
  • A 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
  • Desirable:
  • 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
Competency Profile - Level
  • Efficiency - 3
  • Results orientation - 4
  • Planning and organisation - 4
  • Accuracy - 4
  • Personal effectiveness - 4
  • Flexibility - 3
  • Written communication - 4
  • Creativity - 4
  • Co-operation - 4
  • Coaching - 3
  • Analysis - 4
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • Influencing: We have the ability to engage with diverse stakeholders in a way that leads to increased impact for the organisation We spot opportunities to influence effectively and where there are no opportunities we have the ability to create them in a respectful and impactful manner
  • Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences
  • Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity: We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways
  • Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions
  • Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support
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  • Publicado 18.10.2023
  • Expira 23.10.2023
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