Monday, February 13, 2017

Oxfam,Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer Jobs in Rwanda

Oxfam, one of the leading global development organizations, mobilizes the power of people against poverty. We are a diverse confederation of 17 strongly interconnected national affiliates working in over 90 countries, either directly, or with partners to enable transformational change, using a unique combination of long-term development, campaigning and humanitarian programmes.
Oxfam Rwanda programme intervenes in four main sectors in Rwanda namely: Participatory Governance, Sustainable Livelihoods, Gender Justice and Humanitarian Preparedness & Response.   

One of the key pillar programmes of Oxfam in Rwanda is the Humanitarian preparedness and response. In the framework of this programme, Oxfam in Rwanda has been implementing a response to the Mahama Burundian Refugees camp since August 2015 after the outbreak of the Burundi political crisis. With a permanent office based in Kirehe, in the Eastern province, Oxfam in Rwanda has been at the forefront of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion response in the Mahama camp, where it is currently ensuring provision of clean and safe water to more than 52,000 Burundians refugees in the camp and to around 4,500 people in six villages in the camp’s host community.
As part of the Humanitarian preparedness and response programme, Oxfam in Rwanda seeks to hire an experienced Rwandan national who will be based in the Kirehe office for the following position:
Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (MEAL) Officer (Contract Type: 7 months Fixed-Term)
Oxfam in Rwanda is looking for a MEAL Officer who will be ensuring the implementation of a complete and coordinated MEAL framework of the Oxfam Mahama response. The MEAL officer will support the program teams and partners working on the Humanitarian Programme in Rwanda to define and implement a coordinated mechanism, based on the proposed Minimum MEAL standards, in an efficient manner.
S/he will ensure that the strong MEAL system in place is supporting the implementation of the response program providing quality evidence and information on impact achieved to all stakeholders, beneficiaries, partners and donors.
Location:                                            Kirehe District, Rwanda – with daily visit in the Mahama camp.
Salary:                                                Competitive
Duration:                                            7 Months
Availability:                                        Immediately
Reporting Lines: Position holder will report to Team Leader with matrix management by the Country Programme MEAL Coordinator.
Staff reporting to this post:  None
Detailed job description:
  • Problems vary and include a combination of routine and some complex.
  • Work pattern is a mixture of reactive and project work.
  • Required to make sound judgments regularly within agreed processes using a good understanding of the team spirit and capacity.
  • Communication is largely with internal staff, (including internationally) also with some external contacts and targeted audiences to support operational work.
  • Analysis and communication of some complex information at a simple level is required to a wide audience to promote and influence.
Main responsibilities:
MEAL System development and implementation:
  • Work with Humanitarian program staff and the Country Programme MEAL Coordinator in understanding available tools for MEAL in humanitarian settings and in implementing the MEAL plan at field location;
  • Ensure effective implementation and management of the MEAL framework.
Quality Monitoring
  • Work closely with the Humanitarian programme team to develop programme quality benchmarks;
  • Use process, output and outcome level quality benchmarks as reference to undertake field monitoring visits, focus on program quality aspects, discuss with relevant staff on outcomes of field monitoring visits and share reports with relevant colleagues;
  • Work with the programme team to develop data collection tools.
Data gathering, Information management and reporting:
  • Prepare a clear data collection plan, in discussion with the technical team and lead, of all field data, organize collection routines, data management and analysis;
  • Analyze data, together with the project team, and share them on a frequent basis in required format;
  • Contribute timely and provide quality data during reporting of Humanitarian Project activities;
  • Produce clear and quality reports that demonstrate accountability and learning to the Donors.
  • Assist the project team in strengthening the accountability mechanisms at project level;
  • Set up and manage complaint and feedback mechanism for the project.
Review, reflection and learning:
  • Assist the project team and partners in documenting lessons learnt
  • Collecting best practices, case studies and most significant change stories which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes;
  • Conduct MEAL reviews, learning events at project locations and Lead programme quality and monitoring review sessions at field level;
  • Ensure accurate and consistent analysis of information and data collected production of related reports as well as dissemination among relevant stakeholders.
  • Delivering any other responsibility assigned by the line manager.
Skills and competence:
  • University degree in statistics or relevant social sciences with M&E courses;
  • At least 3 years experience of work in emergency or development contexts especially in the field of Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning;
  • Mastering key concepts and processes related to Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (design of M&E frameworks, implementation and data collection, data analysis and report writing);
  • Fluent in written and spoken English. French and Kinyarwanda are desirable.
  • Experience in working in a multicultural team and excellent coordination skills;
  • Proven knowledge of computerized systems; high degree of computer literacy including word processing and manipulation of spreadsheet/excel tables, mastering of SPSS and STATA software’s;
  • Ability to work under pressure, to prioritize and to commit in meeting tight deadlines;
  • Systematic and organized approach to work, with ability to perform with limited supervision;
  • Experience in and ability to transfer knowledge through training and dissemination sessions;
  • Understanding gender and cultural sensitivities, commitment to understanding and abide with core Oxfam values and the principles of equal opportunities;
  • Capacity to be creative in leading and facilitating participatory data collection and analysis, meaningfully engage beneficiaries and receiving their feedback, while pay close attention to specific concerns of children and women:
  • High degree of flexibility to carry out other actions if the need arises.
How to apply
This opportunity is for a dedicated and highly motivated professional, with a strong commitment to Oxfam’s values and beliefs.
Interested candidates should send an application in English by email attaching a motivation letter with expected range of salary package and CV, with contact details (phone and email address) of your most recent line manager as part of your referees.
Use this following email address to send your application: The closing date for this vacancy is Friday, 24th February 2017 at 5:00 PM.
N.B: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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