Project Management Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation – Benin (French)

Position: Project Management Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation - Benin (French)

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Parakou, Benin

Deadline: October 30, 2023

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range: Monthly Stipend

Closing Date: October 30, 2023

Full Description

Brief Description:

Location: Parakou, Benin

Start date: October 2023

Duration of assignment: 12 months

Language requirements: French

Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only

Role of the volunteer
As Advisor in project management and especially in monitoring and evaluation, you will support UFeC in the implementation of processes and tools to improve the planning, management and monitoring and evaluation of its projects and initiatives in favor of inclusive development in Benin.

The volunteer will have to carry out the following activities:
Identify the needs of UFeC in terms of monitoring and evaluation of projects
Set up a system for monitoring and evaluating the results and impacts of the NGO at the level of its target groups
Support UFeC in the use of the monitoring and evaluation system
Support and train UFeC staff in different aspects of project management
Support UFeC in the development of concept note and project proposal

Essential academic skills:
Degree in statistics, demography, program evaluation or project management or any other relevant field (university level)

Experience / Essential Professional Skills:
At least three years of work experience in project / program monitoring and evaluation
Experience in project development and management
Ability to work with few resources and as a member of a team

About us, the project and the partner
Cuso International

Cuso International is a volunteer cooperation and international development organization whose mission is to provide new socio-economic opportunities to marginalized groups. With our partners, we focus on promoting gender equality and social inclusion, improving economic resilience and climate action. We are convinced that sharing knowledge and know-how is the best way to sustainably improve people's living conditions. Founded in 1961, Cuso International is present in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Canada.

Project - SHARE (sharing Canadian know-how for inclusive development and gender equality)

Cuso International will carry out the SHARE project (sharing Canadian know-how for inclusive development and gender equality), with the contribution of Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over a period of seven years. SHARE aims to improve the economic and social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and most vulnerable people, especially women and girls in developing countries, with the mission to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs ). In addition to strengthening Canadians' engagement in international development and key global issues,

Partner - UFeC (Union of Women Municipal Councillors)

The Union of Women Communal Councilors of the departments of Alibori, Atacora, Borgou, Collines and Donga (UFEC/2ABCD), based in Parakou in the department of Borgou, was created on June 27, 2009 Its aim is to contribute to the advancement of women, their emancipation and the emergence of female leadership in the five departments. Its vision is to be, by 2030, a strong organization and a reference partner in the promotion of gender, leadership and the empowerment of women. Its mission is to contribute to the reduction of gender inequalities, the promotion of female leadership and the empowerment of women.


Terms and conditions
Cuso International's terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your assignment. Cuso International support helps cover a volunteer's basic living expenses but is not intended to cover home expenses (e.g. mortgage, student loans, school fees, etc.) luxury items including importing goods from elsewhere, international personal travel, etc.

Support Package
Modest monthly living allowance (amount varies by country)
Accommodation while on assignment
Round-trip airfare and visa/work permit fees
Cost of required vaccines, anti-malarial drugs and health insurance
Pre-departure training program, field orientation and return on the day, including travel and accommodation (more details below)
On-the-ground support through the Cuso International country office
Access to the employee assistance program during the assignment and upon return
Bonus: Volunteers who extend for 6 months after completing 12 months of service will be eligible for an additional return ticket or cash back.

Other Requirements
Please note that if you are shortlisted for the internship, you will be asked to:
Provide two professional references and one personal reference
Take an oral assessment during your preliminary telephone interview in the language required for your internship
Obtain a police certificate at our request
Pass a complete medical examination and obtain the green light from the Cuso International medical adviser before your departure.
Due to the COVID-19 situation, be doubly vaccinated in accordance with
We are looking for people who share our values ​​and are committed to supporting marginalized groups, including LGBTQIA+ communities

Fund raising

We ask each volunteer, regardless of the length of the assignment, to raise $2,000. All volunteers will have the support of Cuso International to achieve this goal. If a volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to meet the fundraising goal, they will be able to make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

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