Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Officer


Monitoring Evaluation & Learning Officer (INT8404)

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

This is a one year fixed term opportunity to be based in any of the 4 Oxfam Southern African countries (Malawi/Mozambique/Zambia/Zimbia) where one has the right to work (proof needed) or is a national citizen of that country.

The Role

Working with the Program Quality team-providing support to program teams in order to improve quality and learning across the Southern African cluster.

What we are looking for


  • Minimum requirement is a university degree or equivalent in Program development, Economics, or International Development or other relevant experience.
  • Understanding and experience of different aspects of quality programming (for example: partnership, participation, accountability, innovation, gender and monitoring, evaluation and learning) and how these can be incorporated into different interventions.
  • Ability to develop programme design documents – including theories of change (logic models, log-frames), contextual analyses (e.g. power, gender), budgets, MEAL plans.
  • Ability and experience in facilitating programme development sessions/workshops.
  • Demonstrable understanding of programme/project cycle management practices in development programming.
  • Some experience in research, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods theory and practice; and good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice.
  • Experience of working in, and solid knowledge of the Southern Africa region, as well as relevant network contacts.
  • Experience of resource mobilisation strategies.
  • Strong networking, representational, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team across institutional boundaries and business units.
  • Ability to adapt and work within a multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Good verbal and written communications skills in English with ability to analyse and synthesise complex issues.
  • English and Portuguese language skills strong asset
  • Ability to make effective, timely decisions and take prudent risks

Technical skills

  • Experience of improving effectiveness of development programs and demonstrating tangible outcomes for poor and vulnerable women and men
  • Good understanding of all aspects of program quality, including the practical issues faced by managers.
  • Good understanding of effective program cycle management in rights-based long-term development, influencing and humanitarian work, with relevant direct field program experience

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference in SAF, to act as key contributor to the MEL work, to work with a group of passionate people, there are training and development opportunities, offers fair pay and competitive benefits package. This role is offered on national terms and conditions of service.


We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well as a partially home-based role or job share.

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 committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. 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.

The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.

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

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 community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.

Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 

A thriving diverse Oxfam:

 It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.

 To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

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