Position: Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Employer: Uniterra - WUSC and CECI program
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: February 28, 2018
DURATION: 12 months
TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT: Volunteer Cooperant (VC/OS)
Unaccompanied assignment - This assignment does not include support for accompanying partners or dependants
LOCATION: TANZANIA; UNITED REPUBLIC OF , Arusha (with possibility of travel to other regions)
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 sub-sectors.
For more information on the Uniterra program, our approach and countries of focus please visit: Uniterra.ca
Under the direction of the Uniterra Country Coordinator, in close collaboration with the Uniterra Sector Program Officer, and with the support of the Uniterra team in Canada, the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will undertake partner capacity assessments to understand the needs and capacity gaps of partners. This will contribute toward a shared understanding of how this partnership will and can contribute to the achievement of Uniterra program goals, and will include baseline partner capacity assessments, supporting the development of organizational capacity development plans for each partner, and mainstreaming cross-cutting themes (i.e. gender, youth, environment) in all work processes and deliverables.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Review and adjust Uniterra partner capacity assessment tools to fit local context and requirements (ie. gender considerations), while ensuring that key reporting data is captured consistently, consolidated and transferred to the M&E team in Ottawa;
- Administer the capacity assessment tool (CAT) to partners and provide recommendations on partner context, current capacity and future needs;
- Co-facilitate participatory workshops to define needs and interests that will guide capacity development plans;
- Conduct data analysis from capacity assessments and workshops to inform understanding of needs;
- Co-design, administer or supervise data collection activities as needed.
- Collaborate with the Uniterra country team and partner organizations to develop operationally viable capacity development plans including measures of performance;
- Build local capacity in performance measurement and reporting on results.
KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT & SHARING:
- Participate in online exchange with capacity assessment advisors, Uniterra staff and partners in other countries and regions to share tools and best practices;
- Contribute to the development of a global U3 partner capacity baseline report;
- Document and share tools and good practices;
- Facilitate monitoring and evaluation training and learning opportunities for local partner organizations and for Uniterra local offices
- University degree in a relevant field
- Experience in performance assessment, monitoring and evaluation, or organizational development
- Quantitative and qualitative research skills
- Mandatory proficiency in Excel, and comfort working in Google platform
- Experience in group-based facilitation and learning
- Commitment to gender equality and youth inclusion and engagement
- Strong sense of ethics and respect for different cultures
- Formal monitoring and evaluation training is a strong asset
- Experience in international development is an asset
- Excellent oral and written skills in English
- Excellent teamwork skills
- Adaptable and with a great sense of humor
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!
- 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.
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