Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the): Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator (MELC)

Organization: Oxfam
Country: Lao People’s Democratic Republic (the)
Closing date: 13 Nov 2016

Oxfam is an international confederation of 18 organizations networked together in 94 countries, as part of a global movement for change, to build a future free from the injustice of poverty.

Since 2009, the Oxfam confederation has accelerated its harmonisation process working towards ‘one voice and one programme’ in a single management structure.

Oxfam has a presence in Laos since the late 1980s, and works to deliver the country strategy that focuses on sustainable livelihoods, humanitarian assistance, governance and civil society, and gender and diversity.

The MELC will have overall responsibility for monitoring project implementation and progress of Oxfam in Laos towards the objectives of the Oxfam Country Strategy (OCS), supporting project MEL activities at the grassroots, developing MEL system that will assist to steer the country strategy and knowledge management. The MEL Coordinator will ensure that MEL processes are directed to learning with the partners and staff for/with whom the project is designed. Also, the MEL coordinator is responsible for knowledge management among all programmes implemented to ensure the whole organisation benefits from and applies programme learning.

Required Qualifications

  • Knowledge and proven experience in establishing and maintaining effective monitoring and evaluation systems for development projects
  • Experience in gathering, analysing and presenting quantitative and qualitative data
  • An understanding of the links between knowledge management, MEAL and institutional development
  • Relevant experience with knowledge management in similar organizations
  • An aptitude for external linking, learning and representation with a clear ability to draw knowledge and ideas from across the sector into the organization
  • Demonstrable understanding of gender and rights based approaches to development especially in Laos
  • Experience of using participatory approaches in development projects
  • Team player with ability to deal with a range of people from various cultures and different capacities
  • Proven ability to work effectively with others – strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent facilitation and training skills

Required Qualifications:

• Master degree in marketing, public affairs, fundraising, fund development or related field or 5 years’ experience in fund raising and communication management within the development sector

• Experience of working with donors (proposal writing, securing income, managing relationships, …)

• Proven experience in monitoring, evaluation and learning

• Demonstrated ability to effectively manage staff

• Budget forecasting and monitoring experience

• Programme monitoring experience

· Proficiency in use of standard software applications

· Demonstrated ability to work with multi-disciplinary teams and stakeholders (internally/externally)

· High analytical/negotiating/communication/inter-personal kills

· Diplomacy

· Ability to work under highly stressful conditions

More information and application procedure:

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How to apply:

More information and application procedure:

For further information, please refer to the website: and go to Directory News/Job Openings.

Are you interested in this position? Send your application in writing, including a motivation letter and curriculum vitae no later than 13 November 2016 to

We promote diversity and practice equity

Persons coming from marginalized and vulnerable groups are particularly encouraged to apply

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a personal interview

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