Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor E-volunteer

Malawi

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Assignment ID:
VA-105008
Assignment Title:
Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor E-volunteer
Partner:
ArtGlo
Country:
Malawi
Duration:
4 months (with the possibility of extension)
Time Commitment:
10-15 hours per week (flexible)
Volunteer Location:
Canada (remote)

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about improving livelihoods for youth in Malawi?

As the Learning, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor e-volunteer for ArtGlo, you will assist in reviewing the existing monitoring and evaluation plan for the organization, and collaborate to successfully implement a process to improve the organization's ability to measure and communicate its impact on social inclusion.

 

Apply today to play a role in improving social inclusion in Malawi!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support the review of existing program monitoring and evaluation systems
  • Support the design and creation of new processes, tools and templates for program implementation
  • Assist in providing technical guidance to develop the newly introduced online Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) system, in line with the strategic plan of the organization
  • Assist in conducting staff training for the new Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning system and associated strategic management plans
  • Participate in pre-assignment online training
  • Participate in at least 3 public engagement initiatives before, during, or after the assignment Volunteers will be equipped with the tools, training, and support to achieve these goals. Volunteers will also have one virtual check-in with the Public Engagement Officer throughout the course of their assignment 
  • Ensure that a gender equality lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities
  • Support partners to empower young women and promote a culture of gender sensitive representation in all activities and program benefits  
  • Co-develop an e-volunteer work plan with the partner organization and country office using WUSC volunteer work plan template
  • Submit volunteer timesheets, reports and deliverables as required by the partner organization and WUSC.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree and/or training in international development, development studies, social sciences, business administration, project management, or other related fields
  • Demonstrated experience in program management, or monitoring and evaluation
  • Ability to work independently as part of a remote working group
  • Comfortable using online working platforms
  • Access to a reliable internet connection
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering
  • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Written and oral fluency in English
  • Experience living and working internationally is a strong asset.

Partner Description

The Art and Global Health Centre Africa (ArtGlo) is a non-profit organisation committed to nurturing healthy, empowered, open and active communities in Malawi. ArtGlo aims to foster creative leadership in Malawian youth and implement innovative arts-based health-oriented programs. This is done through the values of creativity and innovation, and belief in the power of collaboration and the transformative influence of the arts. All of the Centre’s programs are developed organically based on the needs and assets of the communities they serve, specifically working with university students and communities in southern Malawi.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to assignment and from the WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Re-assignment training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for e-volunteering in an intercultural context and meet other e-volunteers
  • Country orientation to better understand the cultural context of the country
  • E-volunteers who contribute a minimum of 21 hours per week are eligible to receive an allowance of $35 CAD per day, up to a maximum of $700 CAD per month. This allowance is taxable income.
  • Debriefing after completion of assignment
  • An incredible opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to global development, enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!

WUSC’s Safeguarding Policy

WUSC’s activities seek to balance inequities and create sustainable development around the globe; the work ethic of our staff, volunteers, representatives and partners shall correspond to the values and mission of the organization. WUSC promotes responsibility, respect, honesty, and professional excellence and we will not tolerate harassment, coercion and sexual exploitation and abuse of any form. Successful applicants will be required to sign off on the WUSC Code of Conduct and the Self-Disclosure Form. International volunteers will also be required to submit a criminal record verification.

WUSC is a signatory to the Cooperation Canada Leaders’ Pledge on Preventing and Addressing Sexual Misconduct. The pledge represents the shared commitment as Canada’s global development and humanitarian leaders to ensure the full implementation of practices and policies that will protect and respond to our own staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. We are committed to creating safe and respectful workplaces and programs that promote gender equality and are free from gender-based violence, including by addressing and responding to all abuse of power, holding people to account, and protecting the vulnerable. Read the full pledge.

COVID-19

Your work building capacity towards more resilient and inclusive economies is needed now more than ever! WUSC continues to work with our partners around the world through the support of e-volunteers residing in Canada and through the support of Canadians and other expatriates currently residing in Ghana, Uganda, Jordan, Kenya, Malawi, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

If you are currently residing in one of these countries and hold Canadian citizenship or permanent residence status – or hold citizenship or permanent residence status in countries in Africa or Asia – apply today to one of our international volunteer postings or to the general application form! Please specify your current country of residence in your application.

As an e-volunteer, you can work remotely from your kitchen table and still make an impact through WUSC’s e-volunteering program! See available e-volunteer opportunities below and click here for our e-volunteer FAQ.


International Departures – On Hold

If you are currently residing in Canada and interested in volunteering internationally with us, we still want to hear from you! We are continuing to recruit for international volunteer positions, though departures are on hold until September 2021. This date is subject to change. We will not send international volunteers until we are fully confident that it is safe to do so.

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