Oxfam GB
Oxford, Oxfordshire
£39,655 - £51,816 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Impact Evaluation & Adaptive MEAL (0916)

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

Do you have monitoring and evaluation experience?

Do you want to be part of rethinking and power shifting in the INGO sector?

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

The Role

Oxfam OGB is looking for a Head of Impact Evaluation and Adaptive MEL

This role will be part of our newly formed Evidence and Strategic Learning team. It will work across the Oxfam confederation to support new ways of thinking about and influencing monitoring, evaluation and learning. We aim to rebalance incentives in MEL, embed feminist and racial justice ways of working.

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 the values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.

Our next Head of Evaluation and Adaptive MEL will require in depth knowledge and experience of evaluation and MEL, a commitment to work in agile and participatory ways, experience of driving innovation and creative thinking about how we shift power within the sector.

We offer

This role will give you an opportunity to make a difference to the way the INGO sector considers the role of evaluation, monitoring and learning, be part of influencing sector debates. It will also give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields.


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. We think this role would work particularly well as a full-time role, partially home-based.

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.

How to apply   

As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and respond to two key questions related to your experience: 

  1. Why do you think you are suitable for this role?
  2. What do you think power shifts could look like in the monitoring and evaluation space?

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.

In response to Covid-19 if you are offered a role where you are required to travel between countries please ensure you have been briefed by the Hiring Manager about any changes to working or precautions you should take as part of your role.

Posted on: 26 November 2021
Closed date: 09 December 2021
Job ref: 0916
Tags: Business Development, Operations