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Program Officer - Monitoring and Reporting



Position title: Program Officer - Monitoring and Reporting
Position location: Ottawa, Ontario
Reports to: C of the WUSC salary scale
Contract term: 1 year
Application deadline: September 17, 2017

WUSC is looking for a technologically-savvy and well organized Program Officer to support monitoring and reporting in the Uniterra Program.

Uniterra is a volunteer cooperation and international development program that strengthens organizations and networks by pooling expertise and knowledge. Jointly implemented by WUSC and CECI, the Uniterra Program contributes to improving the socio-economic conditions of local communities in 14 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia. Uniterra supports the development of inclusive market systems in order to address the root causes of market failure and to facilitate systemic changes. To do so, Uniterra works in specific product and service sub-sectors in order to enable 5.6 million women and youth from poor and marginalized communities in 14 countries to improve their economic and social well-being. Uniterra prioritizes local ownership of results through working in partnership with strategically placed local partners to improve the quality and relevance of services, and facilitate access to economic opportunities for women and youth.

Nature and Scope:

Working under the supervision of the Director, Programming and Partnerships, the Program Officer will contribute to the improvement of Uniterra’s information management and reporting systems. She or he will take key responsibility for managing program performance data within the Programming and Partnership Unit and responding to requests from team members for information, including the preparation of internal and external reports. She or he will work closely with staff and volunteers in 14 country offices to standardize information and ensure the effective and efficient collection of monitoring and performance data.



Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Maintaining a database of key program performance indicators, regularly collecting information from 14 country offices while ensuring coherence with data quality standards.
  • Ensuring that all data is disaggregated by gender and by age cohort where appropriate.
  • Supporting Uniterra Management Information Systems team to integrate performance information into the overall Program MIS,
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of online surveys of volunteers in post and alumni.
  • Regularly mine program databases for trends and provide regular information to Program team members upon request.



  • Providing training to volunteers in reporting requirements.
  • Providing support and coaching to staff as needed on the use of key performance measurement and evaluation tools.


  • Contributing to the development of Uniterra’s Annual Workplan, Annual Report and Canadian partner reports.

Other duties as requested.



  • Degree in Business, Social or Natural Sciences
  • Between 2-4 years of experience in performance measurement, research or evaluation
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of qualitative and quantitative information
  • Strong attention to detail and quality control
  • Experience in conducting surveys using web based survey tools (SurveyMonkey, Zoho survey)
  • Solid understanding of descriptive statistics
  • Ability to present complex information in simple, visual formats
  • Superior knowledge of Excel and/or Google Sheets
  • Ability to produce reports and presentations that summarize complex findings for diverse audiences.
  • Commitment to gender equality.
  • Bilingual in English and French. Spanish is highly desirable.



  • Advanced data analysis skills.
  • Experience in qualitative data analysis methodologies and tools.
  • Familiarity with CRM databases.
  • Experience living and working as a volunteer or intern in a developing country.



WUSC is a leading Canadian non-profit organization in international development, committed to building a more equitable and sustainable world. We work with a unique and powerful network of post-secondary institutions, private-sector partners and volunteers to provide education, employment and empowerment opportunities that improve the lives of millions of disadvantaged youth around the world.

WUSC offers a dynamic international work environment with a diverse intercultural workforce.  We offer employees exciting opportunities to apply their skills and gain experience all while making a difference for youth around the world. We believe youth have the potential to provide for their families, build strong communities, and create positive social change for future generations.  Employees at WUSC work hard to create lasting change in education, employment and empowerment. 


WUSC is an equal opportunity employer.  We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone calls please.

If you wish to apply for this position, please follow this link to register on WUSC’s candidate database.


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