Job Title: Emergency MEAL Officer
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Programme Manager/Team Leader
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 affiliates networked together in more than 90 countries committed to ridding the world of poverty and injustice. To achieve this, we support local projects in developing countries, we lobby governments and companies to take into account the interests of the poorest people and we campaign to involve citizens in our work. We implement our programs by working with local NGO partners and civil society organizations and engaging with private sector and governments. Oxfam employs over 6,000 people worldwide in more than 90 countries. In Uganda, our program is anchored on three broad themes deliberately focused on Women’s Rights: Resilient Livelihoods, Governance and Accountability and Humanitarian Preparedness and Response.
Job Summary: The Emergency MEAL Officer will be part of a team that will develop and implement an emergency response MEAL system. The incumbent will also support in building and / or strengthening MEAL capacity of humanitarian staff and partners. The jobholder is responsible for the organisation of discrete MEAL milestones, events and processes. The incumbent will be in charge of reporting, sharing and strengthening emergency response management information system. The Emergency MEAL Officer also ensures that the promotion of women’s rights is at the heart of all Oxfam emergency program work and that this is verifiable
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
MEAL System development and implementation:
· Work in close collaboration with the Technical Coordinators (WASH, EFSL and Protection) and the Program Quality Coordinator in developing/ updating MEAL frameworks and tools
· Work with the project team in all locations of West Nile in implementing MEAL framework and tools
Data gathering, Information management and reporting:
· Prepare a clear data collection plan in discussion with the technical team and lead on all field data collection exercises, data management and analysis
· Keenly analyze the data, together with the project team, and share them in the required format.
· Actively contribute in timely and quality reporting on WASH, EFSL and Protection projects in all locations of West Nile
· Prepare and submit clear and quality reports that demonstrate accountability and learning.
· Appraise the project activities, progress reports and streamlining the partners’ MEAL work and documentation with that of Oxfam.
· Assist the Team Leader to prepare timely (weekly or as required), evidence-based (from our own field consultations) and analytical Emergency Response Situation Reports (SITREPS)
· Assist the project team in strengthening the accountability mechanisms at project level
· Setting-up and managing complaint and feedback mechanism for the project
Capacity building for Oxfam and Partner staff:
· Mentor and train the humanitarian teams and other relevant staff at partners’ level on MEAL concepts and tools.
· Carry out periodic monitoring and technical support visits to partner working areas to assess progress against agreed MEAL system and recommend corrective actions as appropriate.
· Work closely with partner MEAL team or focal point on overall MEAL issues
Review, reflection and learning:
· Assist the humanitarian team and partners in documenting lessons learnt
· In charge of collecting best practices, case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period.
· Carry out reviews, learning events at project locations.
· Delivering any other responsibility assigned by the line manager.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
· The applicant should preferably hold a Bachelor’s degree in Degree in Statistics, social sciences/humanities discipline from a recognised university.
· A minimum of three years of practical experience and knowledge in monitoring and evaluation and program management in emergency or development context projects with Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning responsibilities.
· Previous experience of working in a multicultural team.
· Knowledge and experience of working in partnerships
· Excellent coordination, communication and interpersonal skills.
· Exhibit strong commitment to gender equality and social justice.
· Proven knowledge of computerised systems; high degree of computer literacy and word processing, databases, and spreadsheets/Excel skills.
· Ability to work under pressure, ability to prioritize and commitment to meet deadlines.
· Previous experience in and the ability to train people.
· Show commitment to the aims and objectives of Oxfam.
· Potential and flexibility of attitude to learn.
· Relationship Building: We understand the importance of building relationship, within and outside the organization. We have the ability to engage with traditional and non-traditional stakeholders in ways that lead to increased impact for the organisation.
· Listening: We are good listeners who can see where deeper levels of thoughts and tacit assumptions differ. Our messages to others are clear, and consider different preferences.
· Mutual Accountability: We can explain our decisions and how we have taken them based on our organizational values. We are ready to be held to account for what we do and how we behave, as we are also holding others to account in a consistent manner.
· Self-Awareness: We are able to develop a high degree of self-awareness around our own strengths and weaknesses and our impact on others. Our self-awareness enables us to moderate and self-regulate our behaviors to control and channel our impulses for good purposes.
· Enabling: We all work to effectively empower and enable others to deliver the organizations goals through creating conditions of success. We passionately invest in others by developing their careers, not only their skills for the job. We provide freedom; demonstrate belief and trust provide appropriate support. We give more freedom and demonstrate belief and trust, underpinned with appropriate support.
· Decisiveness: We are comfortable to make transparent decisions and to adapt decision making modes to the context and needs.
· Agility, Complexity, and Ambiguity: We scan the environment, anticipate changes, are comfortable with lack of clarity and deal with a large number of elements interacting in diverse and unpredictable ways.
· Systems Thinking: We view problems as parts of an overall system and in their relation to the whole system, rather than reacting to a specific part, outcome or event in isolation. We focus on cyclical rather than linear cause and effect. By consistently practicing systems thinking we are aware of and manage well unintended consequences of organisational decisions and actions.
· Strategic Thinking and Judgment: We use judgment, weighing risk against the imperative to act. We make decisions consistent with organizational strategies and values.
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications in writing, including a cover letter and curriculum vitae (Not exceeding 2MB) to the HR and Admin Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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