MEAL Coordinator

Oxfam GB

.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
MEAL system development and making functional.
• Lead Oxfam Ethiopia programmes, projects, and consortium members in the development of a program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) framework with indicators for output, outcome, and impact and, lead the development of a strategy that informs effective programme delivery by relevant program staffs at all levels.
• Provide MEAL technical support including MEAL activity plan, methodological design, need assessments, baseline, post-distribution monitoring, evaluations, and performance data collection for all Oxfam projects.
• Work closely with the Program Quality and Learning/MEAL team and develop MEAL tools and
MEAL activities for new projects and programs.
• Timely plan, initiate, lead and coordinate different evaluations, assessments, and surveys including
KAP surveys/PDMs and Baseline/End line surveys in line with Oxfam policies and standards.
• Lead the design and development of innovative tools, apps, templates, and resources for effective programme monitoring and reporting.
• In consultation with Program Managers, PQL team, EFSL, WASH, Gender and Protection technical team leaders, and other program teams, develop evaluation design, including specification of the necessary staff and resources to conduct the evaluation.
• Guide, Monitor/supervise, and coordinate baselines, assessments, and evaluations and select and recruit experienced enumerators for data collection.
Manage, coordinate and strengthen the data management, data analysis, reporting, and information use system of projects
• Compile and review different internal reports, including monthly humanitarian programme progress reports, Oxfam Annual output reporting, One Program Reports, Annual Operational reports, Annual ACSO reports, etc. and submit them to the Program Quality and Learning Manager.
• Support the programme Quality and Learning Manager in preparing donor reports, monthly, quarterly, and other periodic reports in line with the reporting schedule and MEAL Framework.
• Support the PQL team members in developing/reviewing the log frame/result framework, MEAL plan, and Indicator Performance Reporting Table (IPTT) of the project(s) and preparing & submit the IPTT report monthly.
• Support the Consortium members’ MEAL teams in compiling & reporting the total number of
beneficiaries reached as per their respective guidelines.
• Work with the Consortium members MEAL team in documenting best practices in line with the ECHO
communication and visibility guidelines
• Work closely with all MEAL teams at all levels and establish and implement a digital and offline database system
• Lead and supervise field data collection, data cleaning, and analysis for program managers and team leaders and produce reports together with the sector technical team.
• Lead, review, revise and update all survey and evaluation reports and ensure data quality including timeliness, relevance, accuracy, completeness, and consistency of all program and project data of Oxfam.
• Review and standardize data collectors’ training to ensure high-quality data collection
• Management and updating the central database of KAP surveys end-term results and learning from reflection workshops, learning reviews, and evaluations
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Capacity Building, Networking, and Representation
Participate in the selection and recruitment of MEAL officers and MEAL Assistants and train field
MEAL team on Oxfam CAMSA, MEAL frameworks, tools, data collection, analysis, and reporting.
• In consultation and collaboration with PQL Manager and other MEAL teams assist to build the capacity of staff through training to ensure the adoption of new data monitoring tools and the quality of data collected.
• Attending Coordination forums that include humanitarian accountability
• Facilitate capacity building for Oxfam program staff to enable them to monitor and evaluate their efforts, gather relevant data, and produce required progress reports
• Provide Technical support and training on MEAL to partners’ MEAL officers (s) and Staff with support from their respective MEAL managers.
• Ensure effective common understanding between Oxfam, other partners, and Consortium members on MEAL objectives and frameworks and organize orientation/workshops/training
• Support Oxfam and other partners and Consortium members MEAL in undertaking training needs assessment and organizing MEAL training/Inductions as per the CAMSA guideline.
• Lead the current projects MEAL Technical Working Group (TWG) and follow up on the MEAL
activities that need to be undertaken at the consortium level.
Program Quality, Learning, and Accountability
• Work closely with the Program Quality and Learning Manager, and MEAL officers and implement beneficiary compliance and feedback mechanism, collect beneficiary complaints and feedback, and communicate with the field team.
• Collect and share monthly monitoring and accountability reports
• Assist Program Quality and Learning Manager and co-facilitate quarterly after-action reviews including learning and reflection events, stakeholder consultation, and proven feedback from the o program management team.
• Support the team in the delivery of learning and reflection workshops and other programmatic learning processes and products
• Collecting best practices, and case studies that demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period.
• Support the setup of a complaint and response mechanism based on the IDPs and host community contexts,
• Assure that ICT is used in Beneficiary registration and Data collection in line with the Project MEAL
framework.
• Promote and support monitoring, analysis, and learning from assessments of internal standards (Quality Framework) and Core Humanitarian Standards, accountability and transparency standards, protection minimum standards, and others.
• Work with the responsible programme or project teams to develop a culture of programme quality and knowledge-driven programming, providing support to management for evidence-based decision-making processes.
• Ensure that all MEAL work is carried out in a way that is sensitive to gender and protection issues.
• Maintaining evaluation, research, and learning repositories
People development and management
• Manage and support teams to deliver on the plans, providing coordination, leadership, inspiration, and guidance
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• Facilitate identification of needs, planning, and implementation of Oxfam and partners, long-term and humanitarian response team capacity building in MEAL, and build the capacity of Oxfam and partner staff to deliver MEAL, including through induction, training, and coaching
Work with the PQL Manager to ensure that the management of teams is in line with Oxfam’s HR
policies and procedures.
• Work with the PQL manager to ensure that team members have access to staff development opportunities, identify and address capacity gaps and provide ongoing counselling and support to team members
• Undertake other responsibilities as assigned by the line manager
Other
• Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values (click here) as well as the promotion of gender justice and women’s rights (click here).
• Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety, and staff safety health and wellbeing principles.
• The post holder is expected to be familiar with and abide by the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS), NGO/Red Cross Code of Conduct, the People in Aid Code, Oxfam International procedures, and other regulatory codes (e.g. InterAction Field Co-operation Protocol; including safeguarding.
• Depending on the situation, the post holder may be asked to perform other tasks as requested by the Manager.

Experience, Knowledge & Competencies:
• MSc or BSc. in Economics, Development Studies, Statistics/Management, or another related field
• Minimum 6 years of proven experience in Programme Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) preferably in the long-term, humanitarian, advocacy, and campaign Programmes
• Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
• Knowledge and practice of SAFE programming and international standards like Core Humanitarian
Standards (CHS), SPHERE, LEGS, etc.
• Excellent computer skills and ability to work in a challenging and dynamic context
• Excellent English writing skills
• Fluent English language, ability to communicate in the local language would be an added advantage
• Commitment to overcoming poverty and suffering.
• Proven experience in gender analysis and integrating gender and safe programming (protection)
into the programme
• Ability to work well under pressure and in response to changing needs.
• Ability to travel and work in difficult circumstances.
• Fluency in English is essential
Desirable
• Experience in working effectively within a large international agency including, in the long-term and Emergency response setting.
• Research background and knowledge of statistical packages (SPSS or STATA)
• Good understanding of WASH, Protection, and EFSVL programming in programming
• Prior experience training/accompanying/learning in the field.
• Experience leading strategy development and implementation monitoring in collaboration with staff
• Proven ability to synthesize and distil information from a variety of sources, to draw lessons from project documentation
• Applicant with knowledge of the local language is preferable

How to apply

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 through: www.ethiojobs.net and using Oxfam’s internal /External application portal: https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/vacancy/20694/description

/or https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/internal/vacancy/20694/description on or before May 24, 2024.

Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


deadline: 24-May-24