Monitoring and Evaluation Volunteer
Are you interested in global issues and social justice? Do you want to engage with big issues in a practical setting and get the opportunity to network with civil society professionals? We want you to volunteer with us!
As a network of over 100 members, the BC Council for International Cooperation seeks to provide opportunities for British Columbians to engage with global issues and get a taste of what it’s like to be part of the civil society sector. With 17 Sustainable Development Goals to tackle locally and globally by 2030, there is much to be done – get involved today!
Description & Context:
We are looking for a volunteer to assist in the reporting, monitoring and evaluation of our programs. This position will include the collection and organization of data, preparing for reporting periods and evaluating programs. It will also include assistance in the writing, editing and completion of reports both based on projects and reporting back to funders. Monitoring and evaluation are crucial aspects of running a successful NGO. Therefore this position provides important experience for anyone who would like to work in the NGO-sector.
We encourage a collaborative work environment and prefer if volunteers are able to come into the Vancouver-based office. With the current COVID-19 pandemic, all staff are working from home and therefore all volunteers will be as well. We would prefer a minimum commitment of 10 hours/ week to ensure a meaningful and impactful experience.
Possible Responsibilities and Tasks:
- Collecting and organizing data from surveys
- Organizing data
- Filling out reporting templates
- Inputting data into relevant forms
- Working with the monitoring and evaluation to measure success
- Assisting with the writing, editing and review of narrative reports
- Taking feedback on reports and revising drafts
What makes a good fit:
- Experience with NGOs is an asset
- Experience doing monitoring and evaluation is an asset
- Experience analyzing data
- Experience reporting to funders is an asset
- Being a self-starter, being able to work independently with little direction
- Comfortable doing tedious data input
- Comfortable working with google sheets and excel
- Ability to set priorities, work under pressure, and deliver high quality products
- A strong sense of teamwork
Volunteering with BCCIC is an unpaid experience for which no monetary compensation is provided. Understanding and appreciating that those who volunteer with us are seeking to gain experience and contribute to moving toward a better world, BCCIC staff work with each of our volunteers to make the experience of volunteering with us as meaningful as possible. Our volunteers set their own schedules and decide collaboratively with a BCCIC staff member as to the tasks they wish to perform.
In your time with us, you can expect:
- Free BCCIC membership while volunteering with us;
- Free attendance to events organized by BCCIC for its members while volunteering with BCCIC;
- Opportunity to build one’s skills and CV as part of the BCCIC team;
- Opportunity to learn more about the international development context in BC as part of a provincial network
Volunteering with BCCIC is flexible, but to reduce volunteer turnover we would prefer if volunteers stay with us for a minimum of 3 months. Exceptions are made for projects with quick turnaround times. Please do include the time commitment you are able to make within the body of your statement of interest. In the past, BCCIC volunteers have generally committed to 7-14 hours a week.
All BCCIC volunteers have an orientation session to better understand the organization and what it means to be a volunteer with us.
Communication and Accountability:
We hope to engage our volunteers in tasks that are interesting, impactful and contribute to the work for the BCCIC. As such, we hope for a high-degree of accountability.
In the orientation, volunteers will schedule regular check-ins in order to track progress, identify and reflect on expectations, and review overall satisfaction with the volunteer experience.
To express interest:
Please email your CV, a short (not to exceed one page) statement of interest, and a writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to express interest is May 1st 2020 at 11:59pm. Individuals will be contacted and matched on a rolling basis.
BCCIC is a network of British Columbia voluntary international development organizations and provincial branches of such organizations committed to achieving sustainable global development in a peaceful and healthy environment, with social justice, human dignity and participation for all. For more information on BCCIC visit http://bccic.ca/