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The mentorship Programme forms part of the broader EE Programme and is an initiative to support EEs to become skilled and dependable professionals that can confidently take up M&E roles in their communities and countries. The mentorship Programme will identify experienced M&E practitioners who are interested in sharing their experience, expertise, and are able to conduct a cohesive and productive relationship. Emerging Evaluators who are part of the EE workplace Programme will be matched with experienced M&E practitioners for the duration of the Programme.

Further expansion of the mentorship programme, beyond EE’s in the work placement pathway, will be explored in 2023.


  • To support emerging evaluators (EEs) in identifying challenges and formulating an action plan for the advancement of their profession
  • Provide a pathway for M&E experts to contribute to the capacity development of EEs
  • To facilitate peer-to-peer learning and networking among participants
  • To equip EEs with knowledge and skills to succeed in their monitoring and evaluation career by providing career specific advancement advice.

Roles and Responsibilities of a Mentor

  • Arrange online developmental activities with the consideration of choice, preference, and age-appropriateness with assigned mentee(s)
  • Be a positive role model and share ‘lessons learned’ drawing from personal and work-related experience
  • Maintain a mentor and mentee work schedule and contact log for the full duration of the Programme
  • Remain accessible and committed for the full duration of the Programme – 6 months
  • Schedule periodic online meetings with assigned mentees on weekdays, preferably during Programme mentoring hours (8AM-5PM)
  • Support the mission, vision, and goals of the EE Programme
  • Treat all mentees in a non-discriminatory manner
  • Update the EE Programme Technical Working Group (TWG) about progress and/or challenges, as required.


  •  The tenure of this Programme mentorship is for the equivalent of six months ONLY
  • The frequency of meeting and communication will be agreed upon between the mentor and mentee and should be a minimum exchange of 1 hour a week over the course of the programme

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

A. Credible

  • Demonstrates exceptional M&E skills mastery gained through related M&E experience and builds rapport and trust with the mentee.

B. Balanced Challenger

  •  Encourages the mentee to stretch beyond what the mentee may feel is possible without overwhelming them
  • Provides candid but compassionate feedback and supports mentee in overcoming emotional barriers.

C. Adaptable

  • Meets each mentee at the level they are at, asks questions which help the mentee gain their own insights
  • Respects individual learning and performance styles while guiding mentee to perform their work to maximize development and growth

Other requirements

  • Post Graduate Degree or equivalent in a relevant field is preferred
  • At least 10 years relevant experience – including in Monitoring and Evaluation.

Application Process


How to get Involved?

  1. Sign up as an Emerging Evaluator and receive notifications of opportunities
  2. Become a Host Organization and host an EE
  3. Participate as a Mentor for an EE
  4. Champion the EE programme in your network – Share the Link. Encourage EEs to apply 
  5. Share ideas with the EE programme secretariat for improvement

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