MEAL Adviser (Learning and Evaluation) (INT10469)

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

  • Do you have in-depth knowledge and experience in humanitarian MEAL with proven practical experience of MEAL positions in an international humanitarian crisis context, in complex emergency responses?


  • Do you have understanding of programme quality issues in a humanitarian context including putting women at the
    heart of what we do?


  • Do you have experience in developing evaluation and learning processes in a large scale or rapid onset emergencies/ response, with experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods?


  • Do you have experience & knowledge of the international humanitarian sector and an understanding of humanitarian standards, principles and guidelines including Sphere, Red Cross and Red Crescent Code of Conduct, Core Humanitarian Standards?


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


The Role:


Oxfam's Global Humanitarian Team is looking for a MEAL Adviser to drive high quality responses at the global level, by ensuring high quality MEAL work, with focus on learning and evaluation, alongside and jointly with the other GHT Advisors to contribute to and achieve high quality and effective emergency responses as part of the GHT mandate. As well as to contribute to research and development that informs humanitarian community internally and externally through learning and best practice in MEAL.

To support other advisors and technical teams and countries in integrating of MEAL in the responses to guarantee Oxfam advances in relation to plans, strategies and international commitments. Be accountable for ensuring community participation shapes programme decisions, actively seek a local partnership approach and integrating feminist principles including strong awareness of power dynamics.


This role can be located in a country where Oxfam has a presence, subject to Oxfam’s ability to employ in that location, the affordability of doing so and right to work requirements being met. Follow this link to see where we work as a guide to where Oxfam may have the ability to establish a contract of employment. Due to legal constraints, it is not currently possible for this role to be based in some Oxfam locations. These include, but are not limited to, Brazil, France, Italy and Sweden.
Please indicate your preferred location and whether you have the right to work there on your application.

What we are looking for:

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

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

  • Advanced education in at least monitoring and evaluation. Extensive relevant experience may substitute for education but not vice versa.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering outcome-focused training programmes and staff development and in coaching teams.
  • Proven ability to develop effective relationships at a distance and deliver high quality remote management, guidance and support.
  • Highly effective influencing skills within the team, with senior management and field teams, particularly around translating evaluation findings into actionable recommendations (Knowledge into action).
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences, and the ability to work in a wide variety of cultural contexts.
  • Ability to represent Oxfam at a strategic level and in high profile environments, including strong self-awareness and excellent inter personal communication, facilitation and partnership building skills.
  • Competent to work with significant levels of autonomy, showing creativity and initiative, with excellent prioritisation and time-management skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience in using ICTs in data collection and analysis.
  • Very good IT skills, strong knowledge of MS Excel.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and another language (e.g. French, Spanish).
  • The ability to travel for up to a maximum of 12 weeks per year and the ability to travel with 48 hours’ notice. In addition, this might include a block of up to 6 weeks’ continuous, in extremis, not more than once a year. Travel above this amount can be agreed on a case-by-case basis.

Please see the attached job description for full details.


What we offer:

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered in line with local cost of living and national pay structures. Exact details to depend upon the country of work.

We offer a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits. 

From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 

You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.




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. 


How to apply:


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



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.


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.




  • Location:
    This role can be located in a country where Oxfam has a presence, subject to Oxfam's ability to employ in that location, the affordability of doing so and right to work requirements being met.
  • Hours:
    Full time - According to contracting affiliate and location
  • Salary:
    Competitive salary and benefits packages will be offered in line with local cost of living and national pay structures. Exact details to be confirmed by employing Affiliate
  • Region:
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Grade:
  • Job Type:
    Open ended
  • Closing Date:
    23 June 2024
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