Oxfam Great Britain Programme Quality and Learning Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Oxfam Great Britain Programme Quality and Learning Manager Jobs in Ethiopia

Job Description

key Responsibilities

Strategic management and thought leadership

  • Understand and ensure compliance with Oxfam and donor programme policies and procedures, in particular lead in the roll out of Oxfam’s programme quality frameworks such as CAMSA

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of country strategy and develop and coordinate operational plans to achieve the strategy towards V2020 process.

  • Contribute to and support implementation of regional and global Oxfam programme quality strategies, processes, policies, and initiatives. This includes contributing to effective corporate processes and reporting (e.g. Output reporting, indicative outcome areas, Program Quality Reviews etc).

  • Undertake overall lead and provide support to Oxfam and partners’ teams in designing and ensuring the operationalization and implementation of effective MEAL strategies and plans for long term development and humanitarian response programme at all levels in line with Oxfam standards and also National & International standards.

  • Work with the Programme Director and the different teams to ensure quality, coherence and impact of the Ethiopia programme through monitoring and evaluation (advisory and oversight role) of the impact of the various components of the programme.

  • Maintain links with regional and global programme development, quality and monitoring initiatives

  • In collaboration with the Programme Director, Gender, Livelihood, Resilience, Humanitarian and Influencing Coordinators and teams to design and facilitate programme review/audit process and follow through on effective and timely resolution of matters arising.

  • Manage consultants and other service providers when required

    Managing programme monitoring, evaluation accountability and learning

  • Strengthen donor and beneficiary accountability within the humanitarian and development programmes.

  • Provide technical advice and support in designing and implementing long term development and humanitarian response programme and project MEAL systems, including the definition of specific processes, methodologies and tools.

  • Working closely with the Programme Managers to ensure that the partners have the necessary organisational and technical capacity to deliver against contracts.

  • Ensure compliance with Oxfam’s beneficiary counting methodology, and lead on initiatives to strengthen data and information management.

  • Provide assurance and control of the quality of long term and humanitarian response programme and project MEAL that is appropriate to the context and in line with Oxfam standards.

    Working with partners and stakeholders

  • Working closely with Partner Capacity Building Specialist to coordinate the assessment of programme staff and partner programme management capacity

  • Work with the Oxfam and partners’ humanitarian response team to develop a culture of programme quality and knowledge-driven programming, providing support to management for evidence-based decision making processes.

  • Provide guidance to and support developers and authorisers in ensuring that humanitarian response programme quality is embedded in new projects and that developed projects meet Oxfam quality standards. Influence funding and decision-making processes to ensure adequate resource allocation for MEAL.

  • Schedule and manage the delivery of training to staff and partners on Oxfam programme quality standards including CAMSA

  • Ensure that accountability and community feedback mechanisms are implemented and utilised according to agreed principles and following the minimum standards of accountability

  • Interact with Oxfam communities of practice working on programme quality to represent the issues emerging from the programme, to remain up to date with internal good practice and to solicit capacity building and other support when necessary.

  • Where necessary and in consultation with the Programme Manager liaise with donors to address queries and provide programme updates.

    People development and management

  • Manage and support teams to deliver on the
    plans, providing leadership, inspiration and guidance

  • Lead / support on the design and management of evaluations in compliance with Oxfam’s evaluation policy.

  • Facilitate identification of needs, planning, and implementation of Oxfam and partner’s, long term and humanitarian response team capacity building in MEAL, and build capacity of Oxfam and partner staff to deliver MEAL, including through induction, training, and coaching

    Job Requirements


  • Bachelor (BA) or Degree from a recognized university / collage in Social Sciences, Economic Development, International Development or other areas that bring an added value to the related job.

  • Relevant experience of 7-10 years for BA / Degree holders (ie. developing and implementing MEAL frameworks, data gathering tools, conducting evaluations and field research in developing countries), preferably in an international NGO, out of which 2 years should be supervisory/managerial experience

  • Strong technical competence in research, learning and monitoring and evaluation methods theory and practice. Good critical grasp of latest sector thinking, codes, standards and practice

  • Understanding of a broad range of programme quality issues and the practical issues faced by programme managers in demonstrating impact

  • Excellent knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best practices

  • Experience of working with multi-donor contracts and knowledge/ experience of their reporting requirements

  • Commitment to Oxfam’s overall aims and policies and experience of promoting women’s rights and the interests of marginalized people in all aspects of Oxfam’s work

  • Knowledge of capacity building, learning and development activities and how to create a learning and sharing environment with a strong knowledge management basis and experience of delivering capacity building programmes for national level organisations

  • Ability to work effectively with others persuading, influencing, negotiating and supporting, following as required in order to achieve targets

  • Good research and analytical skills and ability to write quality reports and make recommendations for improvements

  • Competent in the use of computers especially spreadsheets (Excel), and word processing preferably Word and other Microsoft Office applications like Power Point. Competent in the use of email packages

  • Flexibility in terms of travel and working hours. Working away from the office for periods of up to 2 weeks at a time approximately 4 times in any 12 months.

  • Willingness to travel including medium/high risk areas


  • Post graduate qualification in relevant field of study

  • Experience of working in a high profile/large and humanitarian INGO

  • Experience of working with Oxfam systems

  • Knowledge on donor contract management and compliance issues

    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

    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 through Oxfam internal application portal (for external applicants: (https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/) and for internal applicants: (https://jobs.oxfam.org.uk/internal any external applicants applications on these sites will not be considered) on or before 13th August 2020.

  • Your application will be shortlisted based on your CV and your responses to the above questions.

  • You need not comment on your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.

  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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