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11 Apr 2023

Full Time Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Coordinator at Oxfam

Oxfam – Posted by Jobs4MW Lilongwe

Job Description

The Role

We are looking for a MEAL Coordinator to design, coordinate and implement all monitoring and evaluation systems using the various M&E tools in support of programme delivery. The Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Coordinator will work closely with SAF Cluster PQL to catalyse the growth and development of our programme through improving quality, effectiveness and funding, in line with SAF Cluster Strategic Framework 2021 – 2025, through developing sound MEAL frameworks to enhance our ability to demonstrate the impact of our work. Ensure successful delivery of the AfDB project implemented in Malawi and Mozambique working closely with partners. Working with the PQK Lead, providing support to program teams in order to improve quality and learning across Southern African.


What we are looking for

Our next MEAL Coordinator will require to;

Provide technical support on program quality 40%

  • Adopt an advisory attitude, stay up to date with the latest thinking, sharing learning across programme teams.
  • Working with the PQK lead and programme staff, support monitoring and evaluation of the impact of the various components of the program.
  • Under the direction of the PQK lead, analyse program strategies and approaches and facilitate appropriate change to ensure program outcomes are sustainable.
  • Support program teams make complex technical information accessible and usable by non- specialists within/out the defined program area.
  • Support teams in improving what Oxfam does and how outcomes and impact are achieved.
  • Maintain links across the thematic areas in the SAF cluster and in the broader Confederation in terms of global program development, quality and monitoring initiatives.
  • Ensure practical program work plans are drawn up and monitored effectively.
  • Lead on the implementation of a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) framework for the program with the support of the PQK Lead and program staff.
  • Work with staff to embed the understanding that program quality is based on achieving real impact and sustainable change outcomes, not just on adhering to procedures and standards.
  • Ensure program managers are kept fully informed of changing internal and external ideas and approaches.
  • Support program staff to create and maximise the links between program work and advocacy and campaigning and influencing strategies and activities.
  • Lead and support programs teams in implementing monitoring frameworks and tools.
  • Working closely with the PQK Lead, provide guidance and support to program development and learning and quality in Southern Africa.
  • Support the PQK lead in the development of a comprehensive strategy for the development and management of Knowledge in SAF ensuring joint ownership with partners.
  • Working very closely with partner staff ensure a well-developed system that promotes the sharing of learning between Oxfam and partners.
  • Support program staff to create and maximise the links and learning between program work and advocacy and campaign strategies and activities
  • Manage capturing, documentation and communication of innovation and best practices within/out the regional program and share this across programs, staff and partners
  • Support partner monitoring processes by contributing to qualitative and quantitative reporting standards and in close collaboration with relevant program managers.
  • Support the embedding of participatory approaches, in partner organisations.
  • Identify and manage capacity building needs of partners and set out a plan for this development, linking with Oxfam operations staff or the private sector as needed.
  • Coordinate implementation for monitoring and country learning reviews

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people with fair pay and competitive benefits package.


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.


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


Method Of Application

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.


About us

Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.


A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.


In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

The closing date is Monday 17 April 2023

Job Categories: Accounting Jobs. Job Types: Full Time.


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