Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Advisor (Programs)
Position: Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Advisor (Programs)
Closing Date: March 17, 2019
World University Service of Canada (WUSC) is a leading Canadian international development organization focusing in three programmatic areas: Economic Opportunities, Education, and Empowerment. Our vision is a better world for youth – a world where all young people, especially women, are empowered to secure a good quality of life for stronger families and communities. WUSC currently works in 25 countries across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with an annual budget of approximately CAD $45 million. We have a staff of over 90 people in our Ottawa office, and over 200 people overseas implementing 16 development projects in collaboration with donors such as Global Affairs Canada (GAC), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank. Globally, we collaborate with a network of higher education institutions, civil society organizations, private sector partners, professionals, students, volunteers, faculty and community leaders that work with us to achieve our mission.
Nature and Scope:
WUSC is seeking a Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning (MERL) Advisor (Programs) to play a leading role in implementing WUSC’s MERL Policy and Strategy; developing innovative Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) systems that contribute to WUSC’s ability to measure impact and results; track programs performance; integrate lessons from programming to improve the quality, scope, sustainability and impact of our work; and support the development of project proposals, as well as the identification and implementation of researches within ongoing initiatives. The MERL Advisor will also ensure high quality monitoring and evaluation across WUSC’s programs and projects, supporting the incorporation of continuous learning into programmatic thinking and practice. The advisor will be responsible for strengthening MERL capacity within projects and programs.
Supervised by the Director of Programs the MERL Advisor (Programs) works closely with the MERL Advisor (Corporate). While both Advisors have complementary and shared responsibilities supporting programs and projects, the MERL Advisor (Programs) will lead on providing technical advice and capacity support to WUSC programs and projects, whereas the MERL Advisor (Corporate) will lead on organisational performance measurement, learning, positioning and networking. Both Advisors are part of a growing and vibrant team of Ottawa-based Technical Advisors, and engage with a diverse and committed group of field-based MERL officers, Program Managers, Program Officers and Project Directors in the field and in Canada.