Global Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning Advisor – Conflict & Fragility

Oxford (or flexible)
Full time Staff

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

Are you a Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning specialist, committed to support others to deliver quality programmes?

Do you have knowledge of conflict sensitive programming approaches?

Are you prepared to travel for your work?

If the answer is yes, then would like to hear from you;

The Role

A third of the world’s poorest, most vulnerable and marginalised people are estimated to live in fragile and conflict-affected countries. Well-designed and well-delivered programmes have the potential to bring about positive change and support capacities for peace and gender justice. The MEL function helps ensure programmatic excellence.

As Global Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Advisor you will provide specialised capacity to improve: the design, performance and quality of Oxfam’s programmes, the generation and use of evidence, and the quality of MEL systems, through excellent partnering and inputs to funding opportunities. You will also act as technical leader to strengthen our ability to measure our work in conflict-affected and fragile contexts as well as onconflict and fragility.

What we are looking for

As a Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) practitioner, quality will be part of your DNA.  If you can work with multiple and diverse stakeholders, and support them to monitor and evaluate for learning and accountability, and foster a culture of shared, real-time learning, we would love to hear from you.

You should have extensive knowledge of MEL methods and strong technical skills in research, while also bringing understanding of conflict and fragility. Analytical competence and the ability to partner well on top of this, will make you an excellent candidate for the role. 

We offer

We don’t always get the opportunity to work with others who are not only specialists in their field and committed to the same cause, but also are amazing people! Our newly formed Fragility Practice Group will trust and support you as you bring your expertise to the work. And they will be willing learners, keen to hear from you how programme quality can be strengthened yet further!

We offer plenty of opportunities to stretch and develop you along with fair pay and a competitive benefits package.

Our values and commitment to safeguarding

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Note: All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks.

Please note this role will be based in Oxford or in any other country where Oxfam GB is registered and the candidate has the right to work – subject to approval.

How to apply  

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and a covering letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile. 

About us

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 19 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

Closing date: 
19th March 2019