Monitoring, Reporting, and Evaluation Specialist

Project Description

Guides and Scouts Costa Rica has requested support from a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) as they work to strengthen their monitoring, reporting and evaluation systems. Guides and Scouts Costa Rica is a non-formal education movement with more than 103 years of trajectory. Today there are approximately more than 17,000 Guides and Scouts in the country, distributed in 303 groups across all the national territory. Guides and Scouts and Peace Corps Costa Rica have collaborated closely for several years. Since 2019, Guides and Scouts has been using a Relational Membership System, a digital system that provides the ability to gather, analyze and generate high quantity data about the program participants. This data is fundamental for the development of statistical indicators that allow the organization to monitor and report on the progress achieved according to the Institutional Strategic Plan. Guides and Scouts needs support building their institutional capacity in order to better utilize the system and improve the quality of the data. Having accurate data will greatly help the institution to plan, allocate resources and manage risks. For this reason, a PCRV has been requested to support the organization as a Monitoring, Reporting, and Evaluation Specialist.

The PCRV will require strong skills in statistics in order to support the organization in consolidating their M&E system, developing sound indicators and strengthening institutional capacity to report. The PCRV will also be expected to support strengthening the partnership between both institutions by serving as link for coordination, planning, and identifying potential opportunities to combine efforts that benefit youth and communities. Lastly, this Response assignment will support Peace Corps Volunteers in the field who are also collaborating with Guides and Scouts. The goal of this assignment is to contribute innovative methodologies and tools for the development of statistics, indicators and reports.

Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Costa Rica together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Asociación de Guías y Scouts de Costa Rica (Guides and Scouts Costa Rica)

Required Skills

• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility – some details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 5 years of relevant work experience; OR a Master’s degree in a related field and two years of relevant work experience.
• Professional work experience in Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation, preferably for social programs and/or non-governmental institutions.
• Well-developed skills and knowledge in the use of statistical tools.
• Professional proficiency in Spanish: Spanish will be needed to communicate with project partners and G&S groups; as well as for daily life interactions (getting to work, buying groceries, developing local relationships, etc.).

The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Serving in Costa Rica

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Medical Considerations

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