Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning International Fellowship

Position: Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning International Fellowship

Employer: Youth Challenge International

Location: Ghana, Tanzania or Uganda

Deadline: February 6, 2022

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: February 6, 2022

Full Description

Brief Description:

Title: HerStart Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) Fellow
Placement Duration: March – September 2022
Time Commitment: Full time
Location: Ghana, Tanzania or Uganda (applicants can specify their preferred location)
Application Deadline: Sunday, February 6, 11:59pm EST

About Youth Challenge International (YCI)
Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners, we create market-ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the centre of the conversation. Our approach is rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to respond to changing needs and market realities. YCI is an organization where diversity and talent come together to shape a better future for youth around the world.

Position Summary
Join the YCI Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team to help measure and report on the impact of the HerStart Innovate the Future program. Apply your data collection, analysis and reporting skills to the critical topics of women’s empowerment, climate action and social entrepreneurship, further building a culture of learning amongst staff, partners and participants. This is an opportunity to strengthen your CV with hands-on monitoring, evaluation and organizational learning experience. In the process, advance your knowledge on pivotal frameworks that are shaping the future of work and community impact globally.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
– Actively engage in learning opportunities on thematic topics including social entrepreneurship, climate action and gender equality
– Assist the YCI MEL Lead and Knowledge and Learning Managers with adaptation and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools, including training surveys
– Produce analyses of programmatic data, including forming recommendations and actionable insights to inform program design and organizational learning
– Contribute to the drafting and editing of accessible research reports, summaries and presentations
– Support effective measurement of the social impact of program participants, small businesses, and partners
– Conduct literature reviews and desk research on key topics to support program activities
– Support organizational learning and capacity strengthening with local staff and partners on MEL systems, strategies and processes
– Further build out the HerStart Toolkit and fellowship databases

Desired Qualifications
– Experience within monitoring and evaluation and/or research fields
– Experience and interest in interview-based data collection, survey design and implementation, data analysis and reporting
– Strong research, data management and communications skills
– Passion for learning and supporting the knowledge and skill development of others
– Tech-savvy with knowledge of diverse platforms and interest in learning new ones (including Excel, Slack, Airtable, and Mighty Networks)
– Experience with SPSS, R or Python will be considered an asset
– Strong organization, teamwork and time management skills
– Ability to be proactive, flexible and take initiative
– For Tanzania positions: Interest and willingness to learn basic Swahili
– Committed to working with others in an equitable and ethical manner
– Ability to effectively collaborate with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes openness to differing opinions and views

Eligibility Requirements
– Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
– Must have fluent or professional level English skills (written and verbal)
– Demonstrate interest in the fields of international development, gender equality, climate action and/or social entrepreneurship
– Enrolled in or graduated from a post-secondary institution (or have equivalent work experience)
– Ability to commit to full length of placement, including pre and post training
– Access to a personal computer for duration of placement
– Note: Individuals from all age, gender, academic and professional backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply

Benefits of an International Fellowship
– Gain professional global experience: Engage in a high-quality international volunteer program with YCI – an organization with over 30 years of experience. The Fellowship program includes comprehensive pre-departure training before you go, as well as ongoing health and safety and reintegration support.
– Contribute to women’s economic empowerment: Connect and collaborate with young women, communities and global partners, meaningfully contributing your time to help grow the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana, Tanzania or Uganda.
– Amplify your personal growth: Participate in unique opportunities to boost your CV and build transferable skills, such as effective cross-cultural communication, project management, research and more.
– Access high quality training and resources: Receive specialized training and resources from our global partners who are subject matter experts in their fields, including gender equality, social enterprise and climate action.
– Be part of an international network: Connect with like-minded, passionate Canadians, partner organizations and youth around the globe. Joining this network will include first access to future YCI opportunities, domestically and internationally.

For more information about the Fellowship benefits and support package, including the expenses covered by YCI, please review the fellowship FAQ page:

YCI’s HerStart Innovate the Future and International Fellowship programs are funded through Global Affairs Canada’s Volunteer Cooperation Program, providing skilled Canadians opportunities to volunteer abroad with global partners and advance Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.

For more information on the program and all available positions please visit:

Read More