Oxfam Regional Program Manager - Advocacy and Social Accountability Mechanism Jobs in Uganda

Oxfam Regional Program Manager - Advocacy and Social Accountability Mechanism Jobs in Uganda

Background

The Advocacy and Social Accountability (ASA) funding mechanism was approved for establishment by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in December 2017.

GPE’s aim is to strengthen national education systems to deliver stronger outcomes in the areas of learning and early childhood development, equity, gender equality, and inclusion.

GPE is the largest fund for education in the world and provides around $800million a year for education in developing country partners.

The goal of the ASA mechanism is to enhance civil society capacity to further GPE’s strategic objectives in learning, equity, and stronger systems by improving their participation, advocacy, and efforts to ensure transparency and increased effectiveness in national educational policy and implementation processes.

As such it aims to support both the traditional education networks and civil society partners working in areas such as tax justice, citizens engagement in fiscal transparency and community mobilisation.

The ASA mechanism is comprised of three funding streams (Operational Components) to support work at local, national and transnational levels to

  • Strengthen national civil society engagement in education planning, policy dialogue and monitoring;
  • Strengthen civil society roles in promoting the transparency and accountability of national education sector policy and implementation and
  • Create a stronger global and transnational enabling environment for national civil society advocacy and transparency efforts.

    Together, these objectives will help to amplify the voices of people in education policy debates, helping to better match citizen demand for an equitable quality education with responsive public policy solutions.

    What are we looking for

    We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Advisor to form part of the Regional Management Unit based in Uganda of this large-scale, complex funding mechanism.

    The candidate will be a senior professional with a proven track record in coordination of monitoring, evaluation and learning processes and projects and programme management.

    Based in Kampala, Uganda, the candidate will have strong MEL- technical and project coordination qualities to motivate regionally-dispersed partners and with good and compelling communication and influencing skills.

    Regular travel within the region will be required, equivalent to approximately 12-14 weeks per annum in order to support and monitor partners, particularly in their planning and monitoring responsibilities.

    Job purpose

    Under the leadership of the Program Manager and guidance of the Senior MEL Advisor, the candidate will be responsible for managing the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning of the regional programme, to ensure success of the MEL-activities of this complex funding mechanism.

    The candidate will coordinate and represent the RMU in MEL-related technical meetings, workshops and committees.

    Core details

    Location is Kampala, Uganda. Our package is competitive and depending on experience. The contract is for three years with the possibility for extension.

    The position is a full time role equivalent to 37 hrs./week. The role reports to the Program Manger. The post will involve travel outside Uganda – typically no more than 12-14 weeks/year. The post will require an Uganda work permit.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Planning of monitoring and evaluation activities of the regional component of the ASA project, in accordance with the provided 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 translation into English of agreed Grantee Results-frameworks.
  • Collection of completed templates, formats and reports from relevant grantees.
  • Storing or up-loading in an archive with a folder for each Grantee: Grantees´ results-frameworks; Grantee´s progress reports; Grantee´s and other verification materials; questionnaires completed by Grantees; etc.
  • Reading progress reports submitted by Grantees and clarifying any doubts with the Grantee.
  • Draft regional “input to the donor report” in English, in accordance with GMU extended guidelines, for the Oxfam IBIS´ ASA biannual project progress reports that Oxfam IBIS GMU submits to GPE
  • Coordination of the Region´s Grantee´s project end evaluations.
  • Participate in the activities of the ASA project MEL team on their functions in order to assure support to civil society organizations and technical assistance
    for the formulation and evaluation of Grantee´s capacity improvement plans, results- and monitoring frameworks and reporting.
  • Act as MEL-focal point for all regional selected ASA-countries for the provision of technical assistance to the grantees.
  • Coordinate selected training- and knowledge-sharing workshops on monitoring, evaluation and leanings.

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

    Essential
  • Master’s degree and at least 5 years experience in a relevant field (International Development, programme management in the social area; monitoring, evaluation and learning, etc.)
  • Experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning of programmes in the development sector in the social area
  • Technical expertise in project management and monitoring, evaluation and learning in development projects; operationalize of the human rights based approach and gender perspective.
  • Excellent writing skills in English and ability to understand, speak, read and write in French and/or Portuguese will be an advantage.

    Desirable

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

    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.
  • At Oxfam our job descriptions provide a guide to what might be expected in the role.
  • Along with our strategy the job description is used to help to shape specific objectives for employees.
  • Employees are supported to deliver these objectives and they are annually assessed against them as part of the Oxfam performance review process.
  • This job description is not incorporated into the employment contract.

    How to Apply
  • Please submit your application via the ‘send application’ button and include your motivation letter and CV.
  • Application deadline: 10th June 2019, at 23.59.
  • Expected interview date: 24th June 2019.
  • Please note that only applications received using the link provided can be taken into consideration.
  • Start date: As soon as possible.
  • For further information about the position, please contact Antonio Cabral acb@oxfamibis.dk
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  • For more information and job application details, see; Oxfam Regional Program Manager - Advocacy and Social Accountability Mechanism Jobs in Uganda
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