Mentorship Program

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Partnering to Educate and Coach Evaluators - The PEACE Project

Overview of the Program

Partnering to Educate and Coach Evaluators (The PEACE Project) is a mentorship program for professionals in the peacebuilding, development, and humanitarian fields. The PEACE Project aims to connect new, emerging and aspiring practitioners and evaluators with experienced practitioners and evaluators who will provide guidance on how to navigate the daily challenges of implementing DME best practices in dynamic and complex environments.  The eight week mentorship program is built around frequent conversations and activities between mentors and mentees with the exact schedule and set of activities to be determined by the mentors and mentees.  We will have scheduled events during the eight weeks and continually offer support and options for engagement.  We will be in constant communication throughout the program so let us know how we can best support you!

This mentorship program is launched with our partners in the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium and is made possible by generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Why become a mentor?

  • Assist aspiring and emerging practitioners gain a better understanding of design, monitoring and evaluation practices;
  • Share your knowledge and expertise with the field;
  • Enhanced skills in coaching, counseling, and coaching;
  • Raise your profile in the monitoring and evaluation community.

Why become a Mentee?

  • Gain experienced practitioner’s perspective on applying methods and tools to real-life situations
  • Identify long-term professional development needs
  • Develop a meaningful professional relationship over a specified period of time
  • Learn about the design, monitoring, and evaluation process in other organizations

Who can serve as a Mentor?

Mentors should be individuals who feel that they can coach someone through a particular set of peacebuilding M&E challenges.  Whether this is guidance to someone just entering the field, to someone who is now facing managerial challenges, we are looking for mentors with all ranges of experience!

Who can be a Mentee?

Mentees should be anyone hoping to be coached through daily challenges associated with peacebuilding M&E.  From newcomers to program managers, we will do our best to pair you with a mentor that can help provide the guidance you are looking for.

Can you be a Mentor and Mentee?

Yes!  If you would like to be mentored as well as serve as a mentor, please simply fill out both applications and provide as much information about what you hope to get out of each role.

What is the Time Commitment?

The mentorship program is voluntary and deliberately designed to be flexible and fit within your own schedule.  Those involved can dedicate as much time as they would like to the program.  We estimate that most participants will spend 1-2 hours a week on meetings and conversations between the mentor-mentee as well as other mentorship activities.  Once again, this is a voluntary program.   

Selection Process

Mentors and mentees will be selected based on the ability to meet the mentor’s/mentee’s target interest areas and needs.  Priority will be given to applicants with limited access to mentorship programs.

Matching Process

Mentors and Mentees will be best-matched based on the below categories:

  • Language spoken;
  • Country focus of work;
  • Focus of work;
  • Specific DME interests/challenges;
  • Goals for program.    

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