Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Position # 1228-110

TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT:

Volunteer Cooperant (VC/OS)
Unaccompanied assignment - This assignment does not include support for accompanying partners or dependants

PARTNER:

Farm Radio International - Tanzania

LOCATION:

TANZANIA; UNITED REPUBLIC OF , Arusha (with possibility of travel to other regions)

DURATION:

3 months

EXPECTED DEPARTURE DATE:

Departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and position will remain open until filled.

OVERVIEW:

Uniterra is a leading Canadian international volunteer cooperation and development program, jointly implemented by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) and World University Service of Canada (WUSC).

Uniterra contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries and with over 200 partners in Africa, Asia and the Americas through the exchange of expertise and knowledge of Canadian and international volunteers. Uniterra believes that economic growth, when inclusive, is the most powerful driver of poverty reduction. The purpose of the Uniterra program is to improve the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable populations by stimulating growth and facilitating access to the benefits of growing and diversified markets. To make this happen, we are working with our local partners to enhance the income of poor and marginalized women and youth through better access to employment and income generation opportunities. Uniterra country program staff work with our local partners to design Uniterra assignments in the context of the country strategy, supporting the inclusion of women and youth in key economic subsectors.

For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit: Uniterra.ca

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor volunteer will contribute toward a shared understanding of how partnerships will and can contribute to the achievement of Uniterra program and partner organization goals. Under the direction of the Uniterra Country Coordinator in Tanzania, in close collaboration with the Uniterra Sector Program Officer, and with the support of the Uniterra program team in Canada, the M&E Advisor volunteer will work toward the following:

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Guide the development of tools for tracking the progress of the work of volunteers and the impact on partners and program objectives;
  • Conduct data analysis from partner capacity assessments and workshops to inform the program’s country-level programming;
  • Co-design, administer and/or supervise data collection activities as needed;
  • Facilitate M&E training and learning opportunities for partner organizations, Uniterra volunteers and staff;
  • Participate in online exchange with other M&E Advisor volunteers, Uniterra staff and partners in other countries to share tools and best practices;
  • Contribute to the development of reports for the Uniterra program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Degree and/or formal training in monitoring and evaluation, international program management, or a related discipline
  • 2-3 years experience in performance assessment, monitoring and evaluation, or a related field
  • Proficiency in Excel, and comfort working with the Google platform
  • Experience in group-based facilitation and learning
  • Commitment to and understanding of gender equality and youth inclusion
  • Strong sense of ethics, teamwork, and respect for different cultures
  • Experience in international development is a strong asset
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS AND SUPPORT:

  • Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
  • Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in-country.
  • Language training in-country where required.
  • Return flights, visas and work permits.
  • Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
  • Health insurance.
  • Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
  • Accommodation while overseas.
  • Vacation leave entitlement.
  • Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
  • An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the age of 18-70.
  • Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, travel documentation).
  • With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.

TO APPLY:

  • You must ensure that you have a SYGESCA session open and that your profile contains a curriculum vitae before applying for the position.