Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor


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Canadian International Volunteer
Eligibility Requirements:
Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only
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Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Vijana Corps
4 to 12 months (flexible)
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Assignment Context

Are you passionate about  youth empowerment? Do you have program or project evaluation skills to share? If so this might be the role for you!

As the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor supporting Vijana Corps  based in Mukono, Uganda, you will assist in establishing a monitoring and evaluation system to assess the effectiveness and impact of their programming. 

Apply today to have an impact on youth and women empowerment in Uganda!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Assist in designing and implementing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation framework that  aligns with Vijana Corps' strategic goals and program priorities
  • Support in planning and leading the mid-term evaluation of Vijana Corps' five-year strategic plan, analyze and interpret evaluation findings to assess the progress, effectiveness, and  relevance of the strategic plan, provide actionable recommendations to enhance the strategic plan's implementation  and outcomes
  • Develop and recommend appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools and templates that will enhance learning and sharing of best practice information among sector players
  • Assist in facilitating training on the tools and systems developed for data collection and information dissemination 
  • Review existing tools and data capturing templates to reflect the needs of the partner and stakeholders, conduct regular data quality assessments and implement corrective measures to  maintain data accuracy and integrity 
  • Develop and implement a learning and knowledge management strategy to capture and  disseminate best practices, lessons learned, and innovations 
  • Establish and manage accountability and feedback mechanisms to engage beneficiaries,  partners, and stakeholders in program decision-making, and 
  • Ensure that a gender equality lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities
  • Use an intersectional lens to ensure the inclusion and participation of young women and other marginalized youth, as well as their representation, in all activities related to monitoring and evaluation
  • Ensure that an environmental sustainability lens is consistently applied in the execution of all activities (e.g. data collection tools, etc)
  • Participate in pre-assignment 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.
  • Set up a personalized volunteer fundraising page on the WUSC fundraising platform and share it in your networks. Volunteers will be supported with the tools, training and support to achieve the fundraising goal.
  • Submit reports as required by the partner organization and by WUSC.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Degree and/or training in social science, project management, project evaluation or relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation or project management
  • Proven experience in program management, monitoring, and evaluation in the non profit sector, preferably with youth-focused programs
  • Minimum two (2) years relevant professional experience in your field of expertise.
  • A commitment to gender equality, youth inclusion, and international volunteering.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, excellent interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity
  • Experience with group facilitation and trainings, including content development considered an asset
  • Experience living and working internationally considered an asset.
  • Written and oral fluency in English.

Project Description

Volunteering for development is one of the important ways in which WUSC pursues its mission. The IGNI+E project, funded by Global Affairs Canada, supports over 70 partner organizations to advance gender equality and the economic empowerment of 1.2 million youth around the world. IGNI+E harnesses the knowledge, capacity and expertise of skilled Canadians through volunteer assignments and public engagement activities to assist partners in improving their performance, advocating for gender equality, and implementing more sustainable, innovative and inclusive initiatives and services for poor and marginalised youth, particularly young women. Overseas, our volunteers collaborate with a wide variety of partners, including enterprise and social enterprise development incubators, skills training centres, women's organizations, and youth groups. In Canada, WUSC works with institutions and individuals to identify, prepare, and support volunteers who travel overseas to support our partners. Our network in Canada also works with WUSC to raise awareness among Canadians to inspire greater action on global development issues. Our collective focus is on sustainable and inclusive changes to create a better world for youth.

Partner Description

Vijana Corps works with youth across Uganda who are living on the peripheries of poverty, marginalization and social injustices. Through our signature spoke-and-hub approach, we are reaching over 10,000 youth across Uganda through media, technology and social innovations. Our interventions aim at empowering the marginalized to be seen and heard by extending tools, platforms and safe spaces that give them agency and voice in improving their abilities for creative organizing, economic empowerment and the to participate in processes of governance, accountability and democracy. Vijana Corps has set up three regional hubs, one in Pakwach District, West Nile sub- region, in Mbale and in Mukono District, Central region which also serves as the Secretariat. Our target group is youth in Uganda especially the last mile youth that would otherwise be excluded from access to such safe spaces, tools and platforms.

Support Package

  • Support and guidance from the WUSC Volunteer Mobilization Team prior to departure and from WUSC Country Team while on assignment
  • Pre-departure training to learn about the volunteering for development program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and network with other volunteers
  • In-country orientation upon arrival in country of assignment
  • Language training in country of assignment, where required
  • Modest monthly living and accommodation allowance
  • Airfare to and from the assignment country
  • Visa/work permit
  • Pre-departure medical exam
  • Health insurance
  • Vaccinations and antimalarial medication
  • COVID-19 PCR testing
  • Criminal record verification
  • Vacation leave entitlement
  • 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 and national 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.

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