Oxfam Novib

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

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Job Description

Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations (affiliates) networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change. Together we are working to achieve our vision of 'a just world without poverty' and to be a powerful partner in global and local communities of people connected for change. Our work in Nigeria focuses on:

  • Saving lives and building resilience of the vulnerable poor;
  • Sustainable livelihoods;
  • Transforming attitudes about women's rights; and
  • Transforming governance through citizens' participation, transparency and accountability

Oxfam works with local partners, public and private sector institutions to empower citizens to demand transparency and accountability, and most importantly lift the most vulnerable people out of poverty, which is fundamental to changing Nigeria’s story of a rich nation of poor people. To support the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning and Communication components of Oxfam in Nigeria’s programmes, we seek to recruit suitably qualified candidate for the position below:

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Job Purpose

  • To increase Oxfam in Nigeria’s Programme impact through the provision of strategic support on core Programme Quality (PQ) components (design, planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning, social accountability and partnership), support Programme Communication and strengthen all programmes by embedding Oxfam's rights based one programme approach, including gender.

Key Responsibilities
MEAL System Development and Implementation:

  • Work with Programme leads in the Country Programme team /Regional/Global Programme Quality Team in developing / updating MEAL frameworks and tools
  • Work with the project team in all project locations in Nigeria in implementing the 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
  • Analyze the data, together with the project team, and share/disseminate them in the required format
  • Contribute in timely and quality reporting on projects in all locations in Nigeria, including the mandatory annual Oxfam Output reporting
  • Producing clear and quality reports that demonstrate Accountability to various stakeholders, Linking and Learning
  • Appraising project activities, progress reports and streamlining partners’ work and documentation


  • Assist the project team in strengthening the accountability mechanisms at project level
  • Setting up and managing complaint and feedback mechanism for Oxfam in Nigeria projects.

Capacity Building for Oxfam and Partner Staff:

  • Train the project teams and relevant staff at partners’ level on MEAL concepts and tools
  • Undertake periodic monitoring and technical support visits to partners 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 / Learning and Communication:

  • Assist the project team and partners in documenting lessons learnt and communicating these through appropriate channels, products and tools
  • Collecting best practices, case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period and disseminating them
  • Conduct reviews, learning events at project locations and elsewhere as required


  • Delivering any other responsibility assigned by the line manager
Job Requirements
Minimum years of experience


Other Requirements

Skills and Competences

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics or any relevant field is required; Master’s degree desirable
  • 3 -5 years of progressively responsible and directly relevant professional experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning
  • Skilled in collecting, synthesizing and analysing data using spreadsheet, SPSS and other statistical package
  • Previous experience working with INGO or UN agency preferred
  • Excellent coordination and leadership skills
  • Practical experience in mainstreaming of gender and rights in programme development
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel to various project locations as required
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, including high-level interpersonal and representational capabilities; fluency in written and spoken English essential
  • Good organizational skills including accuracy, consistency, attention to detail, tenacity and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work well in a team, and to liaise with a wide and diverse range of people, mainly internally, and at many levels
  • A strong commitment to Oxfam’s purpose, a broad understanding of the work culture in the development sector and its impact on key areas of responsibility and a commitment to the sector principles and action

Oxfam Behavioral Competencies

  • Understand humanitarian contexts (program phases, underlying causes of crisis, coordination mechanisms) and application of Humanitarian Principles (vulnerability, gender and diversity awareness; Humanitarian principles, codes and standards)
  • Achieve results effectively (demonstrate accountability to partners and beneficiaries; making decisions involving others; flexibility; delivery of timely and appropriate results using available resources)
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships (communication with partners and beneficiaries; collaboration with the team and partners; challenge decisions and behaviors that breach humanitarian principles)
  • Operate safely and securely in a humanitarian response (Identify, communicate and minimise risk for the agency, yourself and others; comply and help uphold safety and security protocols; uphold the Do No Harm principle with partners and affected people)
  • Manage yourself in a pressured and changing environment (ability to recognize and manage stress in yourself and others in order to remain ethical, constructive and objective focused; awareness of internal and external pressures and should be able to manage emotions)
  • The incumbent will stay abreast of professional standards, trends and issues affecting this set of responsibilities, demonstrating continuous learning of the field in line with Oxfam in Nigeria’s mission and vision
  • S/he will work effectively and collaboratively to build a team-based culture of work, treating all persons with dignity and respect, and will be familiar with and committed to Oxfam in Nigeria mission and goals

The remuneration is dependent on experience and will be discussed during the recruitment process

Method of Application

should send their Application letter and Curriculum vitae as one attachment in English to: vacancies-nigeria@oxfamnovib.nl with the position title as the subject of your email.


  • Prospective candidate must be available and willing to commence work immediately.
  • For questions on this position you can contact, Doris Nwankwo at: doris.nwankwo@oxfamnovib.nl

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About Oxfam Novib
Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations working in approximately 94 countries worldwide to find solutions to poverty and what it considers injustice around the world. In all Oxfam's actions, the ultimate goal is to enable people to exercise their rights and manage their own lives. Oxfam works directly with communities and seeks to influence the powerful, to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Each organ...
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Job Summary
August 3, 2016
Offer Type
Minimum of 3years
Salary Range
N0.00 - N0.00K
August 13, 2016
NGO / Community Services
NGO / International Agencies
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