Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Position # 1228-152


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






3 months


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.


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:


Femina Hip is the largest civil society multimedia platform for youth in Tanzania working to inspire, motivate, influence attitudes, change mindsets and behaviour regarding sexual and reproductive health, economic empowerment, and civic engagement. Existing for over 18 years, the organization uses multimedia platforms including Fema Magazine, television, radio and social media to connect with youth and promote conversations to mae youth confident change makers, equipped to be authors of their own lives who are embracing healthy lifestyles. In addition to engaging with young people through social media and their other platforms, they have activity clubs in secondary schools across the country, core to building their Fema Family youth movement. To learn more visit:

Femina Hip is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2019, so they are reviewing their research, monitoring and evaluation agenda to ensure that they capture impact at various levels. The Research, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor volunteer will work toward Uniterra program and Femina Hip objectives by contributing to efforts to review and update of the research, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, facilitating accountability to its donors, demonstrating results, and recommending sound and innovative approaches.


  • Assist in developing strategies for focused research studies to facilitate the collection and analysis of attitude and behavior change feedback on Femina Hip’s work;
  • Identify and assist in drafting terms of reference for studies that could be be conducted with external partners;
  • Design and deliver a gender-inclusive and accessible workshop to build staff skills in participatory and qualitative research design and M&E, including Results Based Management and Outcome Harvesting;
  • Work with the M&E department to review and update the data quality assurance guideline and incorporate changes into the results framework;
  • Conduct a knowledge sharing meeting for all staff on basic M&E concepts for reporting;
  • Consult the Uniterra Gender Advisor volunteer to ensure that tools developed, trainings conducted, and support provided to staff incorporate considerations for gender-related barriers and measure progress toward gender equality;
  • Produce reports required by Femina Hip and the Uniterra program.


  • Degree in international development, monitoring and evaluation, or a related field, with advanced degree/technical training being an asset
  • 3-5 years of research and program management experience, with specific experience in M&E for development and social and behavior change communication being strong assets
  • Experience designing and conducting quantitative and qualitative research, including the use of innovative technology
  • Knowledge on statistical analysis packages
  • Knowledge of and commitment to principles of gender equality and youth inclusion
  • Experience with rights-based participatory approaches, including social audits, is a strong asset
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to adapt technical guidance to different environments
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and diplomacy
  • Demonstrated capacity to work effectively in cross-cultural teams
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Experience working internationally is an asset


  • 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!


  • 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.


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