Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor


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Assignment Type:
Canadian International Volunteer
Eligibility Requirements:
Open to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada only
Assignment ID:
Assignment Title:
Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor
Windle International Uganda
4 to 6 months (flexible)
Time Commitment:
Full time

Assignment Context

Are you passionate about girls’ education? Do you have experience and skills in gender responsive monitoring and evaluation to share? 

As the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor with Windle International Uganda in Moyo and Obongi Districts of Uganda, you will work closely with the Monitor and Evaluation Manager under the Adolescent Girls' Education in Crisis Initiative (AGENCI) project to develop, review and update the Monitor, Evaluation, Research, and Learning plan. You will also update results frameworks; contribute to measuring, analyzing, and reporting results.

Apply today to support WUSC to make an impact in the education of adolescent girls and female youth!

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Support M&E Manager in the implementation of the AGENCI M&E system  
  • Conduct routine monitoring field visits of project activities, produce and share monitoring reports with project teams to inform adjustments and improvement action plans 
  • In coordination with the Communications Advisor, document best practices, lessons learned and stories of change from the AGENCI project 
  • Participate in project reflections and follow up on agreed actions with responsible project teams and partners 
  • Conduct routine data quality assurance on all project outputs and activities and ensure project databases/logs are updated
  • Collaborate with the M&E team to ensure that WUCS’s global policies for Safeguarding Children and Young People and Gender Equality and Social Inclusion are fully embedded in MERL
  • 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

  • Relevant graduate degree in Quantitative Economics, Statistics, Social Work, Development Studies or a related field. Additional training at postgraduate level in Monitoring and Evaluation, project planning and management considered an asset
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Experience in Microsoft word, PowerPoint, Excel and Statistical Packages for Social Science (SPSS)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail required
  • Strong ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines required; flexibility to deal with changing situations and priorities desired
  • Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team to coordinate and/or lead the efforts to effectively meet M&E needs
  • 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.

Partner Description

Windle International Uganda (WIU) is an International Non-Governmental Organization that started operating in Uganda in 1996. The organization has its headquarters in Oxford, United Kingdom. WIU mission is “to promote peace and development in communities through provision and coordination of education and training for refugees and people affected by conflict”. WIU achieves this through advocacy and direct implementation. In Uganda, Windle International Uganda manages education in 13 refugee settlements hosted in 12 districts. WIU provides education across all levels; ECD, Primary, Secondary, Tertiary, University Scholarships, Youths programs, and UK Masters Scholarship.Windle International Uganda core values include; Respect for Individuals: WIU values and upholds with dignity the potential and worth of every individual, including beneficiaries, staff, partners and other stakeholders. Equity: WIU promotes fairness through equitable treatment and nurturing of staff and beneficiaries. Honesty and Transparency: WIU operates with honesty and transparency with donors, beneficiaries, stakeholders and within the organization. Professional Conduct: WIU adheres to the highest professional standards in the management of its programmes. Excellence: WIU strives for the best quality from its work. Stewardship: WIU practices responsible stewardship of resources by ensuring efficient and prudent use of funds and equipment and by always seeking value for money. Child Protection and Safeguarding – Windle International Uganda upholds to the highest standard possible the protection and safeguarding of all children, and even adults; whether this be staff, stakeholders or the members of the community they work with. For that matter, WIU has a strong Child Protection and Safeguarding policy (CPSP) that guides and regulates our programming and the actions of our staff. All employees, interns, volunteers, consultants or contractors that work with WIU are obliged to sign, observe and abide by WIU Child Protection and Safeguarding policy. In addition, the volunteer that shall work with WIU shall be expected to observe and live the core values of WIU.

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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