Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Officer – Oxfam

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Job Summary


To develop, implement and be accountable for Oxfam’s Global Strategy through building an impactful one Oxfam Team in Southern Africa that is operating across the region taking advantage of the digital revolution to run an agile, impactful and cost-efficient operation

Duties And Responsibilities


  • 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 nonspecialists 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.

Qualifications And Experience


  • Minimum requirement is a university degree or equivalent in Program development, Economics, or International Development or other relevant experience.
    • Understanding and experience of different aspects of quality programming (for example: partnership, participation, accountability, innovation, gender and monitoring, evaluation and learning) and how these can be incorporated into different interventions.
    • Ability to develop programme design documents – including theories of change (logic models, log-frames), contextual analyses (e.g. power, gender), budgets, MEAL plans.
    • Ability and experience in facilitating programme development sessions/workshops.
    • Demonstrable understanding of programme/project cycle management practices in development programming.
    • Some experience in research, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods theory and practice; and good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice.
    • Experience of working in, and solid knowledge of the Southern Africa region, as well as relevant network contacts.
    • Experience of resource mobilisation strategies.
    • Strong networking, representational, and negotiation skills
    • Ability to work effectively with others in a team across institutional boundaries and business units.
    • Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment.
    • Good verbal and written communications skills in English with ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues.
    • English and Portuguese language skills strong asset
    • Ability to make effective, timely decisions and take prudent risks

Technical skills

? Experience of improving effectiveness of development programs and demonstrating tangible outcomes for poor and vulnerable women and men
? Good understanding of all aspects of program quality, including the practical issues faced by managers.
? Good understanding of effective program cycle management in rights-based long-term development, influencing and humanitarian work, with relevant direct field program experience


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