VACANCY: MEAL Officer in Tunisia

Vacancy Summary

  • Organisation Type: Government / non profit
  • Sector: NGOs / Government
  • Field of Expertise: Analyst, Research (R&D)
  • Work Experience: 6-10 years
  • Preferred Candidates: Both international and national jobseekers invited to apply
  • Posted on: Dec 26, 2017
  • Vacancy closing date: Jan 07, 2018

Job Description

Oxfam is committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. We have a conviction that people are capable of building a livelihood without poverty on their own, once given the chance to do so. Which is why we support local projects in developing countries, why we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people, and why we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We work together with other Oxfam affiliates to increase our impact on development and humanitarian work.
Oxfam’s vision for Tunisia is that citizens, especially women and youth, are active to reduce gender and socio-economic inequalities in a framework of rule of law and an accountable state. The strategy focuses on gender justice, governance of socio-economic policies and civil society space.

Oxfam is looking for a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Objectives of the position
The overall responsibility of the jobholder is to coordinate the development and/or the implementation of the Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) framework for Oxfam Tunisia Programs and projects. He/she will contribute to concept notes, proposals and donors’ reporting obligations.

Post Conditions

Type of contract: Fixed term contract
Contract Duration: One year (renewable depending on staff performance and project funding)
Working hours: Full time (40hours/week)
Location: Based in Tunis
Salary & Conditions: According to Oxfam Salary scale and HR policy and conditions in Tunisia (Local contract)
Reporting line: Program Manager
Starting date: As soon as possible

Main tasks of the position

MEAL systems design, implementation, reporting
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 and a Theory of Change. Projects are our sets of interventions to realize our program objectives, co-implemented with our partners, funded by specific donors. Therefore, our MEAL work consists of a program and project level.

On program level we ask:
 Support on Theory of Change development and lead monitoring and learning processes on program Theory of Change
 Support program development efforts in setting up MEAL frameworks for thematic country programs
 Support the design and implementation of creative methods to track progress towards achieving gender equality in all program areas.

On project level we ask:
 Support project teams to develop and establish, in consultation and collaboration with partners and allies, project MEAL systems.
 Support project proposal development efforts by facilitating the design of logics of interventions and logical frameworks
 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 develop (impact) indicators and empowering methods of measurement – such as participatory action research, most significant change stories, constituency feedback committees, etc.
 Ensure scientific and statistically viable usage of a range of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and methodologies to measure the project impact
 Support the preparation and dissemination of high quality reports/ program documentation/ learning among key stakeholders in projects and programs.

Data collection and analysis
 Compile and analyze data – or manage consultants who do this -- from each of the program areas and specific projects
 Develop 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, database design, 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.
 Conduct or organize baseline, progress assessments and end line evaluation based on program/project objectives for the use of current and future program/project activities.

Capacity building
 Assess per project the needs and capacity of partners and staff to deliver on MEAL objectives at program and project levels, and build their capacity to deliver through coaching and mentoring on methodologies.

Learning, knowledge management and sharing
 Assist the program staff and partners in extracting critical lessons learned as well as identifying and highlighting achievements of stated project objectives and outcomes.
 Organize annual learning events, facilitate reflective learning by stakeholders around program indicators and outcomes, and help with delivery of an Annual Impact Review for each program;

Technical skills, experience and knowledge required for the position

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 five years of progressively responsible professional working experience in development especially in the area of monitoring and evaluation; working with learning initiatives. Proven experience in research and program development and management.
 Strong skills of professional writing, facilitation, communication, data management and analysis, knowledge management, research and development, and M&E.
 Knowledge and understanding of the rights based approach to development.
 Excellent command of written and spoken English, French and Arabic.
 Strong understanding and experience in policy and advocacy, international development, governance, gender equality, or related field.
 Strong experience in building relations with research institutions, hiring consultants, and developing monitoring tools.
 Experience of working in the field of resource development, writing proposals and concept notes, reporting to donors and different constituencies.
 Commitment to Oxfam’s values and ways of working and to Oxfam's objectives to promote gender equity and diversity and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of its actions

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 lead the continuous improvement of database for project need and learning.
 A team player who works well in a multi-cultural environment.

Application procedure
If interested, please send your application (motivation letter in French & curriculum vitae in English) in writing and mentioning the job title “MEAL Officer” to Recruitment.Tunisie@oxfamnovib.nl no later than Sunday 7th January, 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.
Oxfam is an equal opportunity organization.

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