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Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries as part of a global movement for change. We aim to empower people to create a future that is secure,
just, and free from poverty. Oxfam has been present in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel
(OPTI) since the 1950s, and established a country office in the 1980s. We work with the most vulnerable
communities in the occupied Palestinian Territory.
Oxfam Novib is looking for a
Gaza Emergency, Early Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan
40 hrs per week (100%), One Year
Estimated starting date: As soon as possible
Based in Jerusalem with frequent travel to Gaza
Purpose of the function:
To lead and support the development and implementation of an effective and coordinated planning, monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning system in the framework of Gaza Emergency and Early Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan. The MEAL Coordinator will work with MEAL officers, programme and project managers from different affiliates and use effective information and learning systems to support quality achievement of programme as per Oxfam’s agreed standards and specific MEAL project deliverables. The MEAL Coordinator will build the capacity of field teams and partners, and provide specialist advice and support to strengthen their respective MEAL mechanisms to contribute effectively to the Oxfam MEAL objectives
The MEAL Coordinator reports directly to the Acting Country Director???
The position will have a functional link with the Regional Programme Quality Coordinator for Middle East
Main tasks of the function:
The MEAL Coordinator, in coordination with the MEAL officers, programme and project managers from different affiliates, will provide support to the above mentioned programme to develop and implement monitoring, accountability, impact assessment and learning of the programme activities in line with the programme’s specific requirements and Oxfam standards. The MEAL Coordinator will also support the development of MEAL elements within the framework of new project proposals that are part of the Emergency, Early Recovery & Rehabilitation Strategy and where needed wider humanitarian programs of Oxfam.
1-Programme planning, development and quality:
-Support country programme processes, particularly on logic of intervention (country program logical frameworks and MEAL plans), and contribute to ensuring adherence to Oxfam’s programme quality standards.
-Support the development of logical frameworks and MEAL plans in project proposals, in consultation with the Funding Coordinator and program teams.
-Advice and recommend on resources required in proposal for strong MEAL including skills, time and budget.
2-Design and support the implementation of the programme monitoring system
-Review Gaza Emergency Response and Early Recovery and Rehabilitation Plan incorporating the recommendations coming from the Real Time Evaluation
-Develop/review and support and coordinate the implementation of the programme monitoring system which integrates programme and project requirements
-Support and coordinate partners and communities active participation in designing, implementing and learning from monitoring and evaluation
-Work closely with gender advisor/focal point in ensuring that all MEAL processes, methodologies and tools are gender sensitive.
-Oversee and quality assurance of all field data collection exercises, data management, and analysis.
-Collect information from affiliates programme and projects, control quality and prepare Indicator Tracking Table (ITT) monitoring reports based on and share with Operations on a monthly basis
-Collaborate with Information Management to provide summaries of community based data and share with Operations and management to support programme adaptation and improvement
-Lead on the country program’s Global Output Report (GOR), which is a yearly corporate exercise for counting Oxfam’s beneficiaries
3-Plan and manage surveys, program evaluations and monitoring reviews
-Plan and manage project/programme baselines, evaluations and reviews to meet donor and organizational requirements
-Support the communication of baseline, evaluation and review findings with programme staff and communities
-Support programme and project teams (including partners) to develop Plans of Action that address monitoring, accountability, evaluation and review recommendations and monitor implementation
4-Develop and support implementation of community consultation and information provision mechanisms
-Design and support and coordinate implementation community consultation processes to ensure understanding of Oxfam’s role and planned interventions and provide opportunities for input and feedback into programme and project designs
-Design and support and coordinate implement Information Provision plan to ensure that accurate and reliable information about the programme is made available and shared with communities in a timely and accessible manner
5-Establish/Consolidate and support implementation of complaints and feedback mechanisms
-Review existing mechanisms designed and implemented to ensure downward accountability to partners and mutual downward accountability of Oxfam and partners to beneficiaries and recommend for improvement
-Support and advise MEAL and programme teams to inform communities regarding their right to be consulted, make complaints and provide feedback to Oxfam
-Review and develop complaint and feedback mechanisms based on community and partners preferences obtained through a consultation process
-Support, coordinate and control the quality of Documentation, implementation and monitoring complaint and feedback systems to ensure timely responses to communities and partners
-Consolidate and analyze community complaint information to inform Operations and response management of key issues raised by beneficiaries
6-Ensure that function meets Oxfam MEAL minimum quality standards and supports improvement reflection, learning and innovation
-Encourage the incorporation of best practice and innovation in function
-Ensure achievement of all function quality criteria is monitored and reported monthly
-Ensure risks limiting achievement of objective to quality criteria are reported & rapidly addressed
-Ensure mechanisms are established to identify, document, and share function lessons learned
7-Capacity building for partner and Oxfam staff:
-Facilitating capacity building process of partners and Oxfam staff on knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for effective MEAL through training and coaching.
-Provide high-quality advice to programme managers and partner staff as required.
-Train project teams on using analyzed data to inform program quality control, document lessons leant and future project development.
-Provide technical supervision of MEAL staff and ensure that staff receive adequate training, mentoring and coaching.
-Contribute to managing performance of MEAL staff including to objective setting, personal development plans, and performance appraisal.
-Support strong leadership from project and programme manager on MEAL
8-Coordination and Networking
-Ensure proper MEAL coordination and streamlining structures between Oxfam and partners are in place.
-Participate in and contribute to relevant inter-agency efforts to agree and develop coordinated / joint M&E and accountability frameworks and mechanisms.
-Ensure that Oxfam’s MEAL system is linked to wider inter-agency M&E initiatives and developments, and liaise with technical teams to ensure coordination with sectoral working groups.
-Engage with professional peers to share knowledge and to identify best practice in other countries/agencies relevant to Oxfam which can contribute to our own understanding and development of MEAL.
-Strong commitment to the aims and objectives of Oxfam, including strong commitment to gender equality and social justice
-Masters degree in relevant area (e.g. social sciences, statistics) from a recognised university.
-At least 5 years experience of work in humanitarian and/or development context programmes.
-Good knowledge of Humanitarian emergency work
-Specific knowledge and experience in the definition and implementation of MEAL system in emergencies
-Good knowledge and strong demonstrated experience in monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning, including participatory approaches
-Well-developed conceptual, critical, analytical thinking and planning skills
-Experience in and the ability to facilitate training at different levels
-Fluency in written and spoken English
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work sensitively with people from various cultural and social backgrounds.
-Excellent coordination and organizational skills.
-Ability to plan workload and demonstrate accountability for outputs with minimal direct supervision
-Ability to work under pressure, ability to prioritize and commitment to meet deadlines.
-Proven knowledge of computerized systems; high degree of computer literacy and word processing and spreadsheet/Excel skills.
-Potential and flexibility of attitude to learn.
-Previous experience with Oxfam
-Previous experience in the Middle East and in the Gaza Strip
-Skills on statistical packages (e.g. SPSS, R)
-Good understanding of programmatic application of humanitarian mandate and principles
-Good spoken and written Arabic
The employee will be contracted by Oxfam Novib according to Israeli labour legislation with a competitive, fair and comprehensive pay and benefits package that is justifiable to our donors. Salary range ILS 203,812 – 246,442 NIS per annum. You will join a dynamic and vibrant organisation which provides opportunities to promising employees to grow in their profession and career choice.
Are you interested? Send your application (motivation letter & curriculum vitae) in writing and mentioning the job title in the subject line to
to the attention of Marta Lorenzo Rodriguez, no later than Friday 30 October 2015. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will have their application acknowledged.
Oxfam Novib is an equal opportunity organization.
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