Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer at Oxfam Nigeria

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; andTransforming governance through citizens' participation, transparency and accountabilityOxfam 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) OfficerJob PurposeTo 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 ResponsibilitiesMEAL System Development and Implementation:Work with Programme leads in the Country Programme team /Regional/Global Programme Quality Team in developing / updating MEAL frameworks and toolsWork with the project team in all project locations in Nigeria in implementing the MEAL framework and toolsData 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 analysisAnalyze the data, together with the project team, and share/disseminate them in the required formatContribute in timely and quality reporting on projects in all locations in Nigeria, including the mandatory annual Oxfam Output reportingProducing clear and quality reports that demonstrate Accountability to various stakeholders, Linking and LearningAppraising project activities, progress reports and streamlining partners’ work and documentationAccountability:Assist the project team in strengthening the accountability mechanisms at project levelSetting 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 toolsUndertake periodic monitoring and technical support visits to partners working areas to assess progress against agreed MEAL system and recommend corrective actions as appropriateWork closely with partner MEAL team or focal point on overall MEAL issuesReview, Reflection / Learning and Communication:Assist the project team and partners in documenting lessons learnt and communicating these through appropriate channels, products and toolsCollecting best practices, case studies which demonstrate qualitative and quantitative changes over the period and disseminating themConduct reviews, learning events at project locations and elsewhere as requiredOther:Delivering any other responsibility assigned by the line manager

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