Monitoring And Evaluation Advisor - Volunteer
Cuso International
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
4d ago

Location Lima, Peru

Start Date Oct Nov 2020

Length of Placement 12 Months

Language Requirements Spanish Level 4 - Advanced

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

Are you interested in providing support to a project that aims to advance the rights of women and girls, implemented by strong and diverse partners in Peru?

As a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor you will support the systems and the capacities of our four implementing partners to carrying out effective monitoring and evaluation activities for the Women's Voices and Leadership (WVL) project, as well as the creation of high-quality and powerful monitoring and evaluation tools (e.

g. surveys, databases, focus groups, reports) to effectively capture and demonstrate the impact, value and best practices generated by partners.

In this role you will support the work of Cuso s WVL team, under the overall guidance of the Program Manager and Country Representative.

If you are passionate about monitoring and evaluation systems, able to organize high level information, and have excellent reporting and writing skills, this could be the right placement for you

As a volunteer, you will :

  • Support in the creation of Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning tools, database management, quantitative and qualitative data collection and project data analysis
  • Support in writing and editing reports, representing data through visual aids (charts, graphs, infographics, etc.); disaggregate data by gender at the collection stage where possible
  • Disseminate M&E findings (lessons learned and best practices) with all relevant stakeholders
  • Support the external consultancies process, checking the delivery of the products in terms of quality and according to contract schedule.
  • Support in the develop training / capacity building materials and provide training to WVL project partners in the effective use of data collection project tools and writing and editing reports.
  • Support partners in their own MEAL systems structure, working closely with a MEAL external consultant
  • Additional tasks may be assigned from time to time
  • Essential Academic Qualifications :

  • Undergraduate degree in social science, project management, statistics, public administration, organizational management or similar field
  • Essential Professional Background :

  • Expertise in Monitoring and Evaluation processes
  • Understanding of quantitative and qualitative research
  • Highly computer literate and quick to learn new software
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a definite asset
  • Can work effectively under tight deadlines
  • Proven experience in successful management in competing priorities
  • Ability to communicate clearly to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders
  • Creativity, sound judgement and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Cuso International

    Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building.

    We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.

    Terms and Conditions

    Cuso International terms and conditions allow you to lead a modest and healthy lifestyle while being effective in your placement.

    This support package will cover basic living expenses for one volunteer and is not intended to cover home-based expenses (ex.

    loans, support payments, etc.) or luxury items such as imported items in placement or international personal travel.

    Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)
  • Accommodation while in placement
  • Return airfare and visa / work permit costs
  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance
  • Pre-departure training program and in-country orientation (more details below)
  • On the ground support through our Cuso International country program office
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return
  • Travel and accommodation for the pre-departure training course, in-country orientation, and reintegration debriefing weekend
  • Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)
  • Bonus : Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months
  • Pre-departure Training and Briefing

    We commit to helping you prepare as best as possible for your placement. You will have an advisor to support you through the pre-departure process and will receive essential training as part of your preparation.

    This training is designed to maximize your understanding of your placement country and culture, help you identify and plan your own learning, and help you stay safe and healthy during your placement.

    Overview of pre-departure training :

    1.Skills and Knowledge for Working in Development (SKWID) program - A 45-hour training program that uses a blended learning approach including 4 days of in-person sessions and online e-modules to be completed before and after the in-person session.

    2.Self-directed briefing documents, online training and external resources accessed through the volunteer portal

    3.Online health briefing

    4.Fundraising 101 Webinar

    In-Country Training and Learning

    You will receive an In-Country Orientation (ICO) that builds upon the pre-departure training. This will be conducted by either the country program office or the supporting partner organization.

    This normally lasts for 2-10 days (depending on language learning requirements and other factors). In some countries, volunteers will be able to access ongoing language training opportunities.

    In-Country Orientation equips you with the relevant skills, knowledge, and country-specific information to be successful in your placement.

    Furthermore, our Country Program Office or local partner will provide you with continuous in-country support throughout the duration of your placement.


    We ask each volunteer, regardless of placement length, to raise $2,000. All volunteers receive support from Cuso International to help achieve the goal through fundraising.

    If the volunteer chooses not to fundraise or is unable to achieve the fundraising goal, he / she can make a one-time donation or become a monthly donor to support our work.

    Residency and Citizenship


    The majority of Cuso International volunteer applicants are residing in Canada at the time of application and during the pre-departure process.

    Occasionally we received applications from volunteer applicants who are residing outside of Canada at the time of application.

    In both instances, between your application date and placement start date, we must be able to contact you and you must be able to contact us easily and promptly throughout the process.

    We may require your passport and would need to be aware of your current place of residence and any travel plans you may have during this time.

    You will also require unrestricted access to Canada during this time for training, as applicable.


    Leaving your country of residence can have significant effects on your citizenship status in that country. It is your responsibility to research the consequences of traveling to Canada during the pre-departure process if you are living outside of Canada and of leaving your country of residence for a placement with the immigration authority where you live.

    By applying to this placement, you accept full responsibility for any consequences related to your citizenship, residency and immigration status or penalties as a result of travel to pre-departure training, international placement or other Cuso International related travel.

    You must check the implications that apply to you, but examples include :

  • Canadian permanent residents may need to make arrangements with immigration authorities before traveling. These arrangements allow them to travel without risk to their status in Canada.
  • Without them, residency status may be withdrawn.

  • Citizens of other countries, including those visiting Canada on a visa, may have travel restrictions.
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