Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Assistant or Officer (depending on experience)

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World University Service of Canada (WUSC)

Brief Description: 
Position title:  Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Assistant or Officer (depending on experience)       
Position location:  Ottawa, Canada
Responsible to:  Manager, Knowledge Management
Accountable to:  Knowledge Management Team Lead
Works closely with:  Country Directors/Coordinators, National Program Managers/Coordinators, Project Officers, Finance Officers, Knowledge Management Team
Type of posting:  Internal/External
Contract term:  Full-time 1 year contract, possibility of renewal  
Application deadline:  March 31, 2019
Farm Radio International (FRI) is seeking an individual with experience in the area of monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) to support M&E activities as well as contribute to project report production and delivery. The position will be based out of the Ottawa head office of FRI with potential for significant travel where needed.
The position will be part of the FRI Knowledge Management Team that has the mandate to increase the extent to which FRI uses, generates and shares knowledge for and through its work in interactive radio for development.
Research project support
Under the supervision of the Knowledge Management Team Lead and working closely with third party researchers and the project Principal Investigator in Malawi, contribute expertise in research methods, tools and processes to the FRI/Farm Radio Trust Harnessing ICT to scale-up agricultural solutions research project.
  • Analyze quantitative and qualitative data collected at various points in the project;
  • Aid in report writing and other publications with Knowledge Management Team Lead;
  • Coordinate learning events for external stakeholders and researchers.
Monitoring & Evaluation documentation support
Under the supervision of the Knowledge Management Team Lead and working closely with Knowledge Management Officers in FRI country offices and key project staff, contribute expertise in monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) to ongoing M&E activities in FRI projects.
  • Advise in the design, conduct and write-up of evaluation surveys and other M&E tools;
  • Participate in planning and reviewing ongoing monitoring and learning activities as projects are being implemented;
  • Coordinate and aid in the writing of key project reports (English and French).
  • Degree in evaluation, statistics, data analysis or other related subject (other degrees may be considered if skillset is deemed acceptable);
  • A minimum of one year of experience in Monitoring and Evaluation;
  • Experience in basic descriptive statistics;
  • Strong research, evaluation, data analysis and writing skills;
  • Intermediate knowledge and experience in mixed methods research (quantitative and qualitative);
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal);
  • Fluent in French (written and verbal);
  • Good organization skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines ;
  • Comfortable working under minimal supervision and with limited resources;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • Sense of humour an asset.
Farm Radio International ( is a Canadian charity that has been working since 1979 to harness the power of radio to meet the needs of small-scale farmers and rural citizens. We work with more than 720 radio organizations located in 39 African countries to fight poverty and food insecurity. With the benefit of FRI resources and training, our partner radio stations deliver practical, relevant and timely information to tens of millions of farmers. We also work with a range of development partners to implement radio projects that address specific challenges and community needs. These projects are implemented in 11 countries of sub-Saharan Africa. FRI is registered to operate, and has local offices and staff, in seven countries. FRI has 20 staff in Canada and 80-100 in its African countries of operation. A volunteer Board comprising 15 Directors, and an annual budget of $5-6 million governs it. It is recognized by Charity Intelligence as a 4-Star charity and was identified as one of Canada’s top ten international charities by Moneysense magazine.
FRI is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone calls please.
If you wish to apply for this position, please follow this link to register on WUSC’s candidate database. 
Keli Villoz
Senior Human Resources and Office Management Officer
Chargée des ressources humaines
t: 1.613.761.3685 | e: [email protected]
World University Service of Canada (WUSC)
Entraide universitaire mondiale du Canada (EUMC)
1404 Scott Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1Y 4M8


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