Project Evaluator

GlobalGiving
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship / Early Career / Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
    Jan-31-2017
  • Posted
    Jan 11

Position description

GlobalGiving needs skilled individuals with international volunteering experience to travel internationally.

We want pro-active, positive people looking to challenge themselves, learn new skills, apply their knowledge and who are enthusiastic about making practical, sustained impact on the ground.

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to experience the frontline of development work and build highly transferable skills. We encourage applicants from all professional backgrounds and work experiences to apply. Whether you are early in your career, in-between roles, established at senior level or looking for something different and challenging, you can play an important role in directly assisting grassroots charities overseas.

 

What is the programme?

The Evaluation Programme helps GlobalGiving visit our partner organisations around the world and foster closer relationships. The Evaluation Programme trains skilled volunteers to become Project Evaluators and travel overseas for 2-10 weeks between June – November.

There is a project contribution of £650 if you are accepted onto this programme. This covers intensive professional training pre-departure, project coordination and support whilst in the field. Money for accommodation, flights, insurance, vaccinations and other in country expenses are not included in this. Please note that the training takes place in London, UK over three weekends (in March, April and June). The one to one support sessions are usually done in person but can be done remotely over Skype.

Project Evaluators complete in-depth organisational assessments and communications work for GlobalGiving partners all over the world. These assessments help our partners promote their work to new audiences, access relevant professional training, peer learning networks and resources during and after project visits and improve their effectiveness for the long term.

What does an Evaluation Programme volunteer do? 

Prior to visits, volunteers review the project partner’s existing materials and activities on GlobalGiving and liaise directly with the organisations to plan the visit for maximum value. Partner visits consist of interviews, observations, text based research, analysis, and report writing.

Before carrying out assessments, volunteers:

  • Receive professional, intensive training and individual one-to-one support. The training includes discussions with external experts and a mix of interactive training and exercises.
  • Receive one-to-one support focused on the projects they will visit
  • Generate a bespoke itinerary by communicating with the partner projects they will visit

During the Evaluation Programme, volunteers: 

  • Conduct interviews with staff members and volunteers
  • Identify training and support needs
  • Ensure a good assessment of a project's transparency and effectiveness, including: past and projected impact, financial transparency, governance, staff and volunteers development, fundraising, networking and administration.
  • Support partners’ to improve their communications with current and prospective donors.
  • Write a high quality external audit report for partners visited, ensuring the highest level of professionalism.
  • Increase awareness of GlobalGiving and the partners visited through digital media content. This includes writing a blog and social media.
  • Share detailed knowledge and skills in maximising the utility of GlobalGiving to successfully raise funds for our incredible project partners!
  • Carry out a minimum of one fundraising and communications workshop for non-profit organisations (Training and support is provided by GlobalGiving to help ensure these are fun and effective for all!)

As an Evaluation Volunteer you have the opportunity to:

  • Directly engage and learn from diverse nonprofit organisations and their beneficiaries working on important development issues in a specific country/region
  • Enhance organisational and time management skills
  • Develop your evaluation and assessment skills
  • Enhance your professional communication skills, working across linguistic and cultural boundaries
  • Appreciate and engage with other cultures and perspectives

 

Application instructions

We are currently only accepting applications who are living in the UK due to the training. 

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