EvalYouth is launching an important international mentoring programme to support young and emerging evaluators advance in their careers around the world. They are currently recruiting professionals with experience in the evaluation field to act as one-to-one mentors during this voluntary, structured programme.
Influence Global is working with EvalYouth to design the mentoring programme, in order to ensure that it is successful in building the capacity of participants and supports the professional development needs of mentees.
About the program
This new initiative will match experienced professionals with young, merging evaluators, based on their skills, interests and location. Together they will follow a guided programme for a six month period. In doing so mentors will provide mentoring and career guidance, in order to support mentees in the development of the skills and knowledge required to meet their professional development goals.
Prior research by EvalYouth has identified that limited capacity and opportunity to learn is a major barrier to early stage career development for young evaluators. Of the 339 global respondents, 90 per cent identified mentoring as a high or very high priority that would satisfy their unmet professional development needs. Additionally, 56 per cent of the respondents said that there were no mentoring opportunities available for them in their countries and regions.
Who can become a mentor?
EvalYouth is seeking evaluators with significant experience in conducting evaluations to act as mentors and are willing to complete the six month mentoring program. Mentors should be able to demonstrate:
- Previous experience in mentoring
- A working knowledge of English
Applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org with further questions. Applications close on 15th August 2017, and should be submitted online.
Do you know emerging evaluators that could benefit from the program?
EvalYouth is also seeking submissions of interest from young, emerging evaluators around the world who would benefit from the programme.
Interested applicants should be:
- Emerging evaluators with under five years' professional experience
- Under the age of 35
- Willing to commit to the programme for six months to a year
- Able to communicate in English (in order submit assignments and reports)
Applicants for menteeship should apply here, no later than 15 August 2017.