Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning E-Fellow

Monitoring & Evaluation
3 Months, Full Time
January 2023


Join the YCI Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team to support the measurement, learning and reporting of HerStart and YCI’s partner organizations’ impact. Apply your data collection, analysis and reporting skills to the critical topics of women’s empowerment, climate action and social entrepreneurship, further building a culture of learning amongst staff, partners and participants. This is an opportunity to apply your knowledge and passion for MEL in a new and innovative way, while also strengthening your CV with hands-on international research, evaluation and organizational learning experience. In the process, advance your knowledge on pivotal frameworks that are shaping the future of work and community impact globally.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Supporting the implementation of MEL strategies and plans with HerStart staff and partners 
  • Advancing organizational learning and capacity strengthening on MEL approaches, systems and processes 
  • Designing and delivering needs-based trainings, reports and resources related to MEL for partners, staff and fellows 
  • Assisting with adaptation and implementation of monitoring and evaluation tools such as surveys, interviews and focus groups 
  • Producing analyses of programmatic data, including forming recommendations and actionable insights to inform program design and organizational learning 
  • Contributing to the drafting and editing of accessible research reports, summaries and presentations 
  • Supporting effective measurement of the social impact of program participants, small businesses, and partner organizations 
  • Conducting primary and secondary research on key topics to support program activities 
  • Further building out the HerStart Toolkit and fellowship databases  
  • Engaging in holistic fellowship orientation and training opportunities, which include themes such as human-centred design, ethical volunteerism, climate action and gender equality 


*Note: Responsibilities for this role will vary for each fellow and country. The above list demonstrates the types of activities this role may be engaged in, depending on the skills of the applicant and the immediate needs of the HerStart team. 

Desired Qualifications for this Position

  • Experience within monitoring and evaluation and/or research  
  • Experience and interest in quantitative and qualitative data collection, survey design and implementation, data analysis and reporting 
  • Strong research, data management and communications skills, with high attention to detail 
  • Tech-savvy with knowledge of diverse platforms and interest in learning new ones (including Mural, Excel, Slack, Airtable, Kinaki and Mighty Networks) 
  • Experience with SPSS, R or Python is considered an asset 
  • Passion for learning and supporting the knowledge and skill development of others 
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, including the ability to work independently  
  • Ability to be proactive, flexible and take initiative 
  • Committed to working with others in an equitable and inclusive manner 
  • Ability to effectively collaborate with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes openness to differing opinions and views 

Eligibility Requirements

    • Canadian citizen or permanent resident 
    • Fluent or professional level English skills (written and verbal) 
    • Demonstrated interest in the fields of international development, gender equality, climate action and/or social entrepreneurship 
    • Enrolled in or graduated from a post-secondary institution (or have equivalent work experience) 
    • Ability to commit to the full length of placement, including pre and post training 
    • Access to a personal computer for duration of placement  


    *Note: Individuals from all age, gender, academic and professional backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply. 


    Why become an E-Fellow? 

    • Gain professional global experience: Engage in a high-quality international e-volunteer program with YCI – an organization with over 30 years of experience.  
    • Contribute to women’s economic empowerment: Connect and collaborate with young women, communities and global partners, meaningfully contributing your time to help grow the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in Ghana, Tanzania or Uganda. 
    • Amplify your personal growth: Participate in unique opportunities to boost your CV and build transferable skills, such as effective cross-cultural communication, project management, research and more.   
    • Access high quality training and resources: Receive specialized training and resources from our global partners who are subject matter experts in their fields, including gender equality, social enterprise and climate action.   
    • Be part of an international network: Connect with like-minded, passionate Canadians, partner organizations and youth around the globe. Joining this network will include first access to future YCI opportunities, domestically and internationally. 


    For more information about the HerStart E-Fellowship program, please click here.  

    Did you know HerStart also offers 3- and 6-month International Fellowship opportunities based in Ghana, Tanzania and Uganda? Learn more and apply here.  

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