Adaptive MEAL Advisor

Posted by
Oxfam GB
Oxford, OXF, United Kingdom

Oxfam GB

Published 11 days ago

November 2, 2020
$40,035 - $51,901

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

Can you bring your extensive knowledge of Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) methods and approaches and use them to think creatively and practically in designing MEAL systems and approaches for partners and participating people and communities?

Do you have a solid understanding of rights based development in conflict affected, humanitarian and longer term development contexts?

Are you ready to embody the values and aspirations of a culture that is safe, feminist and partner-led?

We are looking for an Adaptive MEAL Advisor at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation.

What you’ll be doing:

In this role, you will provide specialised MEAL advice while fostering a culture of shared real-time learning. You will support accountability of OGB programming, balancing it with methodological innovation and the influencing of policy and practice. You will do this by working with colleagues around the globe to together strive to ensure our approaches to MEAL are decolonial, safe, anti racist, inter sectional feminist and partner led.

You'll have:

We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.

An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:

  • Extensive knowledge of a range of Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) methods and approaches, including a strong working understanding of research design.
  • High level of knowledge and/or commitment to feminist MEAL, and to a culture of inquiry that values evidence for learning, adaptive management and decision-making.
  • Solid understanding of rights based approaches to international development work in complex conflict affected, humanitarian or development settings.
  • Good understanding of the link between MEAL and quality programmes, able to think creatively and practically to design MEAL systems and approaches that are useable and useful, including for partners and participating people and communities.
  • experience in complex conflict affected, humanitarian or development settings
  • Past application of partnership approaches working with people from diverse experiences and identities

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 by complying with 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 our organisation.

Conditional offers made in selection stages may also be subject appropriate screening checks. Oxfam GB participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will take into account any live disciplinary sanctions a candidate may have when making the selection decision.

How to apply:

As part of your online application, please fill in our application form and upload a copy of your CV.

Oxfam GB is a Disability Confident Employer. Should you be unable to submit your application online and would prefer an alternative method please contact our recruitment team ( If you also want to discuss your application, please do contact us as well.

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 an 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. 

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.

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

Can you bring your extensive knowledge of Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) methods and approaches and use them to think…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Contract


John Smith House, John Smith Drive, Oxford, OXF OX4 2JY, GB

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