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Kampala, Uganda



January 4, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Oxfam is a British-founded confederation of 21 independent charitable organizations focusing on the alleviation of global poverty, founded in 1942 and led by Oxfam International.

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Job Title

Regional MEL Adviser job at Oxfam

Job Description

The Regional MEL Adviser is an integral part of the HESA Regional Management Unit with responsibility for managing the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning function. The incumbent provides technical support on monitoring, evaluation and learning to EOL grantees allocated to the Regional Management Unit responsible for the Horn, East and Southern Africa region. The post holder will lead relationships with regional and global learning partners and will play a key role in promoting a learning agenda e.g., by collecting, distilling, documenting, and sharing experiences and lessons learnt. Additionally, the incumbent will ensure systematic documentation of results (quantitatively and qualitatively) in collaboration with a team of MEL colleagues across EOL offices and ensure high quality inputs to the annual reporting.

Duties and Responsibilities

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES (Technical, Leadership, People and Resource management)

Technical lead in monitoring and evaluation

  • Acting as MEL-focal point for EOL-supported National Education Coalitions, Civil Society Organizations, and transnational civil society alliances in the region.

  • Planning of monitoring and evaluation activities of the regional component of the EOL programme, in accordance with approved guidelines.

  • Collection of base-line information from all Grantees in the region in accordance with guidelines.

  • Provision of technical assistance to Grantees and others for their elaboration of results- and monitoring frameworks, formulation of indicators, collection and storage of verification materials and reporting

  • Review and advise on Grantee Results and Monitoring frameworks for improvement.

  • Assess performance of grantees towards achievement of results through regular grantees visit.

  • Actively participate in the assessment and selection of grant proposals within the Regional Management Unit

  • Update and maintain an archive (PCMS) containing key documentation such as Grantees´ results-frameworks; Grantee´s progress reports; Grantee´s and other verification materials; questionnaires completed by Grantees; etc.

  • Quarterly follow up and reminder on submission of grantee reporting as per pre-set timelines.

  • Follow up on the quality, completeness and timely submission of the report and verification of supporting documents as evidence.

  • Draft input to the annual donor report in English, in accordance with reporting guidelines

  • Analyse information received through indicator monitoring reports to assess project implementation progress and challenges and share update to regional management team.

  • Collect, distil, document, and analyse lessons learnt.

  • Promote a learning culture among Grantees.

  • Participate in and contribute to the virtual meetings and activities of the EOL MEL team.

  • Coordinate and facilitate selected training- and knowledge-sharing workshops on monitoring, evaluation, and learnings.

Qualifications and Competencies


Most importantly, every individual at the RMU needs to be able to:

  • Live our values of INCLUSION, ACCOUNTABILITY, EMPOWERMENT, COURAGE, SOLIDARITY and EQUALITY (read more about these here)

  • Ensure you commit to our ORGANIZATIONAL ATTRIBUTES (including adhering to the Code of Conduct).

  • Be committed to our feminist principles, and to applying them in your day-to-day behaviour and your work. Be ready to keep learning, with accountability to those who experience oppression as a result of their identities, such as their gender, race/ethnicity, disability, class, or LGBTQIA identity."

  • Be committed to undertaking Oxfam’s safeguarding training and adhering to relevant policies, to ensure all people who come into Oxfam are as safe as possible.


  • The candidate will need to demonstrate the following essential skills, and it would be advantageous to demonstrate some or all of the desirable skills.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field (Statistics; International Development; Development Economics, Sociology, Project Management; Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, etc.).

  • A minimum of five years experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning of programmes in the development and or humaniterian sectors.

  • Ability to coordinate complex monitoring and evaluation functions with regionally-dispersed partners in complex programmes

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills including experience in writing reports in English.

  • Proven ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues.

  • Experience with qualititive and quantitative data collection and analysis.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent coordination and guiding skills.

  • Ability to think critically and strategically

  • Demonstrated ability, tact, and sensitivity in working across institutional boundaries, business units, and teams in an effective and productive way

  • Experience in operationalizinga human rights based approach and integrating a gender perspective in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Experience and Knowledge of Grants management processes


  • Post graduate training in project planning and management, monitoring and evaluation or relevant field.

  • Knowledge and work experience from more than one country in the region.

  • Demonstrable experience working with an adaptive management approach, and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities.

  • Ability to understand, speak, read and write in Arabic will be an advantage

Key Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities.

  • Ability to demonstrate an openness and willingness to learn about the application of gender/gender mainstreaming, women’s rights, and diversity for all aspects of development work.

  • Commitment to Oxfam’s safeguarding policies to ensure all people who come into contact with Oxfam are as safe as possible.

Organisational Values

  • Accountability – Our purpose-driven, results-focused approach means we take responsibility for our actions and hold ourselves accountable. We believe that others should also be held accountable for their actions.

  • Empowerment – Our approach means that everyone involved with Oxfam, from our staff and supporters to people living in poverty, should feel they can make change happen.

  • Inclusiveness – We are open to everyone and embrace diversity. We believe everyone has a contribution to make, regardless of visible and invisible differences.

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