Volunteer Jobs – Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Fellow – Youth Challenge International (YCI)

Job Title:    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Fellow

Organisation: Youth Challenge International (YCI)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Volunteer Placement Duration: May 24 – Sept 24, 2021

Time Commitment: 37.5 hours/week

Daily Stipend: A stipend will be received by National Fellows to help cover the costs incurred to participate in the program.


About US:

Youth Challenge International (YCI) is a leading global youth development organization that promotes youth innovation to drive positive change. Together with our partners we create market ready solutions that catapult youth around the world to succeed and prosper; we are driven by youth and their potential to affect positive change in the world. Our solutions are focused – always keeping the young people we are designing for and with at the center of the conversation. Our approach is rooted in creativity and constantly evolving to respond to changing needs and market realities.  YCI is an organization where diversity and talent come together to shape a better future for youth around the world.


Job Summary:  Join the YCI Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team to help measure and report on the results of the new HerStart Innovate the Future program, which provides social entrepreneurship training and resources for young women in Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana. Apply your data collection, analysis and reporting skills to the critical topics of women’s empowerment, climate action and social entrepreneurship. This is an opportunity to strengthen your CV with monitoring, evaluation and organizational learning experience. In the process, learn more about pivotal frameworks that are shaping the future of social impact, climate action and gender equality globally.


Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Actively engage in and complete training modules on diverse topics including social entrepreneurship, climate action, gender equality and MEL
  • Conduct primary and secondary research on key topics to inform program design, planning and reporting
  • Assist the Knowledge and Learning Manager with adaptation and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools
  • Support with data analysis and knowledge management activities
  • Contribute to the drafting and editing of accessible research reports and presentations
  • Support the Partnership Sustainability Planning (PSP) process for local partners, identifying key strengths and areas for growth
  • Contribute high quality resources and opportunities to the HerStart Toolkit
  • Collaborate with staff, partners and fellows in each country to coordinate research logistics and engage in the HerStart Community of Practice


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge or experience within the monitoring and evaluation field
  • Minimum entry level technical research skills i.e. have conducted research and written reports and presentations in the past
  • Previous experience in data visualization is considered an asset
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills and attention to detail
  • Tech-savvy with knowledge of diverse platforms and interest in learning new ones (including Slack, Airtable and Mighty Networks)
  • Strong organization, teamwork and time management skills
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible and take initiative in small group work
  • Ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes openness to differing opinions and views


Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be currently living in Kampala and able to commute to the YCI office
  • Ability to commit to full 4-month placement
  • Professional level English skills (written and verbal)
  • Currently enrolled in or graduated from a relevant post-secondary degree or diploma, or have the equivalent work experience
  • Demonstrated interest in the fields of international cooperation, gender equality and/or social entrepreneurship
  • Flexibility in schedule (able to attend trainings and meetings, sometimes coordinated across different time zones)
  • Proficiency in standard software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)


Note: Individuals of all demographics, academic and professional backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply, particularly women.


Benefits of a Fellowship

  • Contribute to women’s economic empowerment: Connect and collaborate with young women, communities and global partners to help grow the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda.
  • Amplify your personal and professional growth: Whether you’re a recent grad, mid-career or experienced professional, you’ll receive unique opportunities to boost your CV and build transferable skills, such as cross-cultural communication, project management, research and more.
  • Access high quality training and resources: You’ll receive specialized training and resources from our global partners who are subject matter experts in their fields, including gender equality, social enterprise, monitoring and evaluation and climate action.
  • Be part of an international network: You’ll connect with like-minded, passionate staff partner organizations and youth around the globe. Joining this network will include first access to future YCI opportunities.
  • Receive a Daily Stipend: A stipend will be received by National Fellows to help cover the costs incurred to participate in the program.


How to Apply:

All candidates should apply online at the link below to submit your CV (single PDF, maximum 2 pages) and a creative or writing sample.

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