Monitoring– Evaluation– Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Volunteer Cooperant Mandate - 12 months - Volunteer Cooperation Program

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ATTENTION: Because of international travel restrictions you must be living in the country of assignement at the time of your application. Please see requirements before applying

Through its mission, Oxfam is committed to promoting the well-being of children, youth, women and men.

Oxfam has a policy of zero tolerance for any behaviour that contravenes its code of conduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, as well as lack of integrity, corruption and fraud.

To achieve this, Oxfam will ensure that it recruits people who demonstrate the same values and expects everyone already working in the organization to share and embody this commitment.


Starting in April 2020, Oxfam-Quebec will implement its new volunteer cooperation program (VCP) entitled « Equality in Action » in close collaboration with Oxfam teams in the countries of intervention. This program will take place over a period of seven years (2020-2027) in thirteen countries and three regions.

The VCP aims to increase the performance of local partner organizations in developing countries in implementing inclusive, innovative and sustainable development initiatives that will advance gender equality in all 13 countries. The knowledge, capacity and expertise of qualified Canadian volunteers will be leveraged through short and long-term assignments with local partner organizations.

As part of the launch of its VCP, Oxfam-Quebec is seeking to fill mandates that will support Oxfam teams in the 13 countries of intervention in order to contribute to the development of the program’s implementation plan and annual work plan. Volunteers will also work closely with partner organizations to establish the program’s baseline and define our partnership approach.


In close collaboration with the Oxfam team members in the country of intervention, the volunteer development worker will :

  • Work in partnership with OPTI MEAL colleagues to understand current working practices and procedures with respect to the OPTI country program.
  • Work with the relevant OPTI Program Managers to identify and understand the current relationships with existing partners and the contextual risks facing partners at this time.
  • Read existing partner contracts and documentation, partnership assessments (Risk Assessment Method of Oxfam Novib – RAMONs).
  • Review and assess existing MEAL plans with specific reference to the gender and influencing programs implemented by the OPTI Country office and the partners.
  • In conjunction with OPTI Program Office, identify the likely areas of partner engagement and map out the process (e.g. participatory meetings) and required tools for developing a baseline survey.
  • Undertake a fully participatory baseline survey for the VCP program.
  • Develop in conjunction with MEAL colleagues and partner organisations, an inclusive contextualized MEAL system of the VCP program using the joint Oxfam approach in monitoring, evaluation, learning and social responsibility (called CAMSA) and a costings plan for the duration of the VCP program in OPTI
  • Identify any capacity gaps in the implementation of the MEAL system and develop bespoke capacity building plan.
  • Prepare trainings for country office staff and partners to communicate the findings of the baseline assessment and the roles and responsibilities of the VCP MEAL system.
  • Support the implementation of the VCP local funds initiatives.
  • Share and embody Oxfam’s commitment to a zero-tolerance policy against behaviour that violates the code of conduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse; intimidation; lack of integrity; corruption and fraud.
  • Participate in development efforts in Canada during and after the mandate by contributing to the dissemination of the program, projects, partners, etc. through testimonials, life stories, photos, quotes, etc.


  • Be domiciled in the OPTI and have
    • Canadian citizenship or Canadian permanent resident status
    • or citizenship of a country in the Middle East other than the OPTI
  • University degree in program evaluation, social sciences, project management, organizational development, or any other relevant field.
  • At least three(3) years of relevant experience in the field of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL).
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team.
  • International development work experience (an asset).
  • Experience working in the country of assignment (an asset).
  • Mastery of the mechanisms of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) using the results-based management approach.
  • Excellent knowledge of Middle East context.
  • Demonstrated leadership and coaching capacities.
  • Demonstrated creative, innovative mindset.
  • Demonstrated reasonable tolerance to risk and to uncertainty context
  • High professional autonomy.
  • Intercultural Skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Experience in training and workshop facilitation.
  • Experience in the design and adaptation of MEAL tools.
  • Good command of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint) and Skype.
  • English, spoken and written. (mandatory)
  • Commitment to Oxfam’s mission and values, including the promotion of equality between women and men.
  • Inclusive leadership style.


  • Living and housing allowances
  • Medical and life insurance
  • Days off (20 days off/year for terms of 12 months or more)

  • Return plane ticket

  • Access to various training courses

How to apply

If this position is of interest to you, please send your application (CV and letter of interest) specifying the mandate/country for which you are applying in addition to your nationality by e-mail to:


Oxfam-Québec subscribes to the principle of employment equity. We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected will be contacted.