WUSC and its consortium partner, Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC), are implementing the Women’s Economic Linkages and Employment Development (WE LEAD) project in Jordan. WE LEAD, a project funded by Global Affairs Canada aims to increase women’s empowerment for sustainable economic growth; this will be achieved through activities focusing on women’s employment by businesses and the reduction of gender-specific barriers to women entering into and remaining in the workforce. The WE LEAD project is being implemented over a period of four years, from March 7, 2017, to March 31, 2021, in three locations (East Amman, Irbid and Salt) in Jordan.
The project is seeking to recruit an experienced volunteer Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor will contribute toward ensuring that the project has a robust monitoring and evaluation system for women’s economic empowerment and gender equality efforts. He/she will be a core member of the WE LEAD Project Team, working as a technical resource to develop tools and resources, as well as capacity development (training and coaching) to team members and local partners.
More specifically, the M&E Advisor will work closely with the CLIC M&E Manager and the WE LEAD MEL Office in preparing annual and quarterly M&E activity plans, designing and delivering training to staff and partners, conducting monitoring and evaluation activities, gathering data, developing and applying M&E tools, and contributing to analysis and report writing.
- Degree and/or formal training in monitoring and evaluation, international development, social sciences or a related discipline;
- A minimum of 2 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluation.
- Proven data collection and analytical skills
- Demonstrated interest in and understanding of gender equality and inclusion
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively in an intercultural environment
- Strong written and oral communication skills in English
- Experience designing and delivering capacity-building activities and coaching sessions
- International development experience is a strong asset
- Knowledge and understanding of the Middle East is an asset
- Passion and commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment
- Commitment to local capacity building in monitoring and evaluation
- Flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high levels of responsibility and multiple priorities
- Ability to work in a multicultural environment
- Ability to work independently and to develop solutions in a team with a variety of actors
- Excellent networking and relationship-building skills
- Ability to speak Arabic is an asset
VOLUNTEER BENEFITS AND SUPPORT:
- Support and guidance prior to departure and while on assignment in country.
- Participation in a pre-departure training where you will have the opportunity to learn about the program, gain practical skills for living and working in an intercultural context and meet other volunteers. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- In-country orientation and briefing upon arrival in country.
- Language training in country where required.
- Return flights, visas and work permits.
- Cost of required country specific vaccinations and antimalarials.
- Health insurance.
- Modest monthly living allowance while overseas.
- Accommodation while overseas.
- Vacation leave entitlement.
- Return debriefing in Canada after completion of assignment. Travel, meals and accommodation are covered.
- An incredible opportunity to enhance your professional skills and participate in an experience of a lifetime!
- Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada between the ages of 18-70.
- Departure date is contingent upon the timely completion of all administrative requirements (e.g. visa processes, medical clearance, police checks, and travel documentation).
- With the support of the program, all volunteers shall undertake to make a minimum financial contribution of $1,500 for participating in the program.