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Regional Advisor – Impact Assessment: Oxfam Jobs in Kenya

Regional Advisor – Impact Assessment
Horn, East and Central Africa

Base: Nairobi
Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 Years)

Salary Range: GBP 21,990 to 28,821 (net of tax) plus substantial benefits


Oxfam is one of the world’s leading humanitarian agencies assisting people affected by natural disasters and conflict throughout the world.

With over 5,000 staff and dedicated volunteers in more than 80 countries, Oxfam is able to achieve the greatest impact to end poverty and suffering through combining emergency response work, long-term programmes for poverty alleviation and campaigning for lasting change.

The role

Working within the Horn, East and Central Africa Regional Management Centre, your clear, expert advice will enable our Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) processes within the region to be at their most effective.

You’ll develop innovative methodologies for measuring the effectiveness and impact of Oxfam’s programme – and support their implementation across ten country programmes.

You’ll be able to see the bigger organisational picture, using evidence of results to influence strategic decisions and building a culture of results and accountability within the Regional Leadership Team.

As a strong company representative, you’ll respond to key external stakeholders, influencing debates on results measurement and demonstrating Oxfam’s programme effectiveness.

What we’re looking for

You will be a strong manager who can take leadership in a strategic area of organisational significance.

This is a highly analytical and conceptual role, where you’ll need considerable research experience and a true passion for enhancing programme learning.

Your experience should show you can develop monitoring and evaluation methodologies for aid programmes, with a focus on impact assessment methodologies, and drive these in field teams right up to management level.

Technically adept, you understand humanitarian and campaigns work as well as long-development programmes.

Ideally you will have experience of working in Horn and East Africa on similar issues.

Finally, your training efforts and staff development initiatives are innovative and proven. You must also be able to travel from the home base regularly to support country-level work.

About Oxfam

A simple, inescapable truth underlines everything we do at Oxfam. There’s enough wealth in this world to go around. It’s not unfortunate that people live in poverty. It’s unjustifiable. And it’s not just their problem. It’s ours too. At Oxfam we believe that with the right support, we can beat poverty and injustice.

More than 8,000 people already commit their time and talents to our campaigning, humanitarian and long-term development projects. Now we’re looking for yours.

If you believe you fit the job and person profile please submit a Statement of Interest and Capability with your application and CV to hecajobs @ or apply online at using REF INT3659.

The closing date is 1st March 2010

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization.

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