Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Before You Apply

Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.

Project Description

A Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist with basic working proficiency in French, strong data analysis skills, and a degree in statistics, economics, econometrics, international development, business management, data science, or related field is needed to work with the field office in Kindia of Dare To Innovate (Osez Innover) in Guinea. Dare To Innovate is a youth-led movement to end unemployment in West Africa, and its mission is to make investments in the entrepreneurial ecosystem to ignite social change. Since 2013, Dare To Innovate has trained 1000+ youth in entrepreneurship and welcomed 150 fellows into its Social Business Accelerator and Agro-preneur Incubation Programs. This assignment is an ongoing collaboration with Peace Corps Guinea, and volunteers have worked in establishing and reinforcing existing M&E; systems and worked with staff to develop curricula for DTI’s training in project management for entrepreneurs. DTI is looking for a volunteer with an understanding of M&E; best practices through education, work experience, or entrepreneurship. The PCRV should be excited to work in a fast-moving entrepreneurial environment where they can help create new and better processes for M&E.;

The PCRV will work with the staff of the Kindia office to analyze the impact and cost effectiveness of DTI’s youth unemployment programs and improve their effectiveness going forward implement and to adapt DTI’s Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E;) Framework, building upon the work of previous volunteers. The PCRV will also support business coaches in business plan development for new entrepreneurs; develop templates in Excel to help entrepreneurs more easily report their data; and train their project management and M&E; teams on the basics of Monitoring and Evaluation, how to develop M&E; frameworks with pertinent questioning for correct data-basing while developing and executing M&E; plans. The overall goal of the assignment is for the PCRV to support DTI’s programs in entrepreneurship, agro-preneurship, and business education by strengthening DTI’s M&E; framework and building organizational capacity by increasing efficiency in data collection.

Partner Information

Dare to Innovate

Required Skills

• A degree in statistics, economics, econometrics, international development, business management, data science, or related field
• Basic working proficiency in French is mandatory
• Excellent Excel skillset and reporting ability
• Strong data analysis skills and entrepreneurial spirit
• Experience working or volunteering in a developing country and across cultures

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.

Medical Considerations in Guinea

  • Guinea may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; dermatology; some types of gynecologic support; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; seizures; ongoing counseling.
  • The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified.
  • Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: peanuts.
  • After arrival in Guinea, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.

Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.

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