Location: Calabar, Nigeria
Start Date: November 2023
Placement Length: 6 Months
Language Requirements: English Level 4-Advanced
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only
The Volunteerâs Role
As the Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor, you will monitor, evaluate and report on strategic outcomes based on reliable evidence. You will also engage stakeholders in learning and planning project course corrections and communicating results.
This will involve keeping abreast of research, gathering and communicating lessons learned from experience; partnering with colleagues, other advisors, consultants and institutions; and playing a strong advocacy role within and on behalf of the project.
In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring that the skills of partners and staff are continuously enhanced. The aim of the placement is to support and strengthen the MEAL unit of partner organizations.
As a volunteer, you will:Support in the design and implementation of appropriate data collection tools and procedures needed to account for project outcomes, in collaboration with all relevant staff, volunteers, and partners. Support weekly, monthly and quarterly reporting on activities by project component managers, to ensure effective monitoring and documentation of project progress as per Annual Work Plans and the project Performance Measurement Framework (PMF). Analyze project data periodically and generate summary reports on project progress against targets, using indicators defined in the project results framework Support internal mid-year and annual reporting requirements, and the needs of external program evaluations. Support monitoring and evaluation of capacity-building initiatives of the project with project staff and stakeholders. Design, facilitate and provide internal capacity-building support for strategic learning on project results related to gender equity, environmental responsibility and youth-based constraints on business development and employment Provide Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Assistance for the M&E component during proposal development Support partners to design and review their M & E Policy and Plan.
Essential Requirements:A University degree in evaluation, statistics, social science, development studies or a related discipline Minimum 5 years working in monitoring and evaluation of funded projects and programs; preferably in the area of natural resources management and/or market systems/enterprise development.
Essential Background:Logical framework approach to defining project outcomes and indicators Methods for monitoring and evaluation (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory) Planning and implementation of M&E systems Capacity building in M&E development and implementation Facilitating learning-orientated focus group discussions with multiple stakeholders Demonstrated experience in measuring and tracking vulnerable groups in programs and projects Good understanding of what determines vulnerability in humanitarian and development context Experience disaggregating information and data by sex, age, social-economic status, marital status, disability and vulnerable groups Demonstrated experience with integrating and measuring gender equality results including: Gender disaggregated and gender-sensitive baselines, indicators and targets Gender-sensitive data collection & analysis Gender equality objectives in partnerâs capacity building plans
Whatâs in it for YOU? A life-changing experience!
About Us, the Project and the Partner
Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.
Project - Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)
Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canadaâs Feminist International Assistance Policy.
Partner - United Nations Population Fund
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and every young person's potential is fulfilled.
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