CaLP Planning and Monitoring Coordinator

Oxfam GB
  • Location
    Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 05

Position description

We are looking for someone who enjoys planning and monitoring. Someone who can help us strengthen our systems and lead processes and that will help us make best uses of resources and achieve greatest impact. If appointed, you will play a key role working across the organisation –focused on annual and quarterly planning, and helping strengthen grant, team and organizational level monitoring. You’ll help us examine priorities and coordinate plans, you’ll work with different teams to define indicators, and help ensure that monitoring information is gathered, analysed and used to inform what we do. You will need great people skills, you’ll need to be systematic and pragmatic.


This position is open to applicants with existing right to work in one of the following locations: Jordan, Kenya, Senegal or the UK. Remote work might be considered, depending on whether CaLP can arrange a compliant employment mechanism with one of its hosts (Oxfam, ACF, NRC) in a particular country of the applicant’s residency


Note: CaLP contracts team members through its host agencies. The location of the applicant will determine the host (contract) agency.


In case of any queries about the position, please contact [email protected], Director


About CaLP


CaLP is a dynamic global network of over 90 organisations engaged in the critical areas of policy, practice and research in humanitarian cash and voucher assistance (CVA) and financial assistance more broadly. Collectively, CaLP members deliver the vast majority of humanitarian CVA worldwide.


We envision a future where people are enabled to overcome crises with dignity, by exercising choice and their right to self-determination.


The purpose of the CaLP network is to maximise the potential that humanitarian CVA can bring to people in contexts of crisis, as one component of broader financial assistance. To do this we catalyse the power, knowledge and capacities of our diverse global network, alongside other local, national, regional and global actors, all of whom are seeking to secure better outcomes for people living in crisis contexts. Our role as a collective is to generate alignment in the approaches and actions of those within and across our network, in order to help optimise the quality and scale of humanitarian CVA.


What makes CaLP unique is its diversity. CaLP members currently include local and international non-governmental organisations, United Nations agencies, the Red Cross/Crescent Movement, donors, specialist social innovation, technology and financial services companies, researchers and academics, and individual practitioners.


As a CaLP team, we work with and for the CaLP network – keeping our vision front and centre. Working impartially, we engage with the network to generate evidence, we facilitate dialogue, we challenge and question, we draw together good practices and promote their uptake. We play a key role in creating the impetus and means for thought leadership and convene network members to generate futures-thinking agendas. We mobilise the membership and the wider network to look for collective solutions to collective problems


Role Purpose


The Planning and Monitoring Coordinator leads and delivers CaLP team planning and monitoring processes to enable best use of resources and greatest impact. The post holder leads improvements in monitoring and reflection, develops and monitors the systems to measure CaLP team’s impact within the network. The Coordinator works across the CaLP team supporting colleagues to implement good monitoring practice. 


Key Accountabilities


  • Lead collaborative team-wide planning and reporting processes, adopting agile and pragmatic approaches.
  • Coordinate monitoring of the implementation of a new Global Framework of Action or equivalent. 
  • Support the development of more consistent planning and monitoring tools for use by the CaLP team.
  • Support teams in the design, planning, and monitoring of programmes, helping ensure they achieve strategic and performance results.
  • Lead the development of metrics to monitor the overall performance of the CaLP team; develop a dashboard for external publication. 
  • Support teams to collect and analyse data; enhancing the use of data to inform planning and decision making.
  • Lead the development and updating of guidance documents to support planning and reporting.
  • Lead the design, implementation, analysis and use of annual perception survey. 
  • Systematise the use of in/after-action reviews as a means of supporting course corrections and learning.
  • Contribute to and coordinate all external surveys to increase coherence and avoid survey-fatigue. 
  • Input to Terms of Reference related programme evaluations.


  • Degree or equivalent qualification in an appropriate technical field, or equivalent level of professional experience. 
  • Excellent planning skills, with the ability lead collaborative cross team processes.
  • Skilled at developing monitoring and reporting systems, processes and tools including metrics and dashboards.
  • Ability to inform, motivate and upskill others to introduce good practices.
  • Analytical skills sufficient to design and process surveys and evaluations. 
  • Good facilitation skills sufficient to support cross-team working and agreements.
  • Innovative practitioner.
  • Good written communication skills in English.

Desirable attributes

  • Written and verbal communication skills in Arabic, French or Spanish 
  • Experience of working in a virtual network or remote team

We offer:

The details of the contractual package will depend on the CaLP host organisation which would be determent by the location of the successful candidate. The position is a Grade C role (if Oxfam GB or affiliate contracted, or equivalent if contracted by another CaLP host agency).

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