Position: Monitoring and evaluation of investments advisor
Employer: World University Service of Canada
Deadline: April 2, 2019
Employment Type: Volunteer
Position Level: Mid Level
Closing Date: April 2, 2019
TYPE OF ASSIGNMENT:
Volunteer Cooperant (VC/OS)
Unaccompanied assignment - This assignment does not include support for accompanying partners or dependants
Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala
GUATEMALA , Quetzaltenango
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.
The expected start date and duration are flexible and subject to change. The departure date is contingent upon completion of administrative file and approval of visa. Please note that we are currently recruiting for Fall 2018 assignments
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 Federación Comercializadora de Café Especial de Guatemala (FECCEG) is an organization composed of 8 cooperatives and 3 associations of organic coffee, honey and brown sugar producers. It was founded in 2006 to develop alternative markets that would generate added value for members’ high quality organic production. FECCEG partners with Kishé Foods LLC, a business incorporated in California, which was created with the purpose of developing the coffee value chain by selling roasted coffee as a finished product directly to consumers in the United States, thereby increasing the profits of over 2,100 organic producers, including 550 women, in Guatemala. http://fecceg.com/
Under the direction of the Uniterra country coordinator and with the support of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor volunteer will assess the start-up capabilities of local partners, to understand their needs and to get a common understanding of how the association can contribute to the Uniterra program;
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Support Uniterra partners in the development of viable and functional capacity development plans, including financial and technical performance measures;
- Strengthen local capacities in financial and technical performance measurement and communicate results;
- Gather and share information including tools and best practices;
- Create learning and training opportunities in monitoring and evaluation for local partners and Uniterra staff;
- Ensure the participation of women and youth, as well as their representation, in all activities and program benefits; and
- Write reports as required by partners and the Uniterra program.
- Studies in finance management, economics, financial planning or any relevant field;
- Strong knowledge in measurement, evaluation and monitoring of financial performance and organizational development;
- Knowledge in financial planning services;
- Competencies in qualitative and quantitative research; the Excel domain is imperative;
- Ease to work on the Google platform;
- Experience in the areas of learning and group animation;
- Great ability to work in a team;
- Believe in the principles of economic empowerment of women and youth;
- Experience in international development an asset;
- Excellent oral and written expression abilities.
- Have a deep sense of ethics and respect for different cultures;
- Faculty of adaptation and good 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.