Board Member - Program Evaluation Director

Organization Details
Organization Name: KIDS Initiative
Address: Winnipeg MB
Organizational Description: MISSION
To work with developing communities by facilitating sustainable solutions to enrich the lives of children.

A world where everyone lives more and suffers less.

To better the lives of children by helping to alleviate poverty, facilitating sustainable food and water solutions, advancing education, and improving health.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5191
Description of Duties:

KIDS Initiative is a charitable organization that works with developing communities to by facilitating sustainable solutions to enrich the lives of children. We want a world where everyone lives more and suffers less.


To relieve poverty in developing nations by developing and implementing sustainable food and water solutions, as well as providing basic amenities and necessities of life to those in need.

To advance education in developing nations on the topic of sustainable development by researching and developing education programs to be delivered within schools, universities, and community groups, and by providing education materials and supplies to schools.

To promote health in developing nations by identifying and addressing risk factors associated with diseases such as HIV/AIDS, to prevent and minimize the risk of contraction, and by providing medical supplies and equipment to hospitals, clinics, and those in need.

KIDS Initiative operates as a full functioning WORKING BOARD. A working board consists of board members who do the work of the organization. This includes administrative tasks, fundraising, accounting, grant writing, event planning, marketing, and communications, etc. It is important to note that KIDS Initiative does not operate as a governing board where members would simply oversee and guide its activities.


Our mission at KIDS Initiative is to focus on helping to facilitate sustainable solutions in developing countries to enrich the lives of children. We can only focus on doing so when our team on the ground are driven, passionate, and innovative. We focus on developing genuine and impactful relationships with those we work with, which allows us to work cohesively as a team. We look to recruit a diverse group of individuals willing to dedicate their time to our mission and help to grow our organization into an efficient machine whose goal is to strive for a world where everyone lives more and suffers less.

In applying to work with KIDS Initiative, you adopt and exude the following characteristics:

  • Dedicated, Committed, and Passionate about the overall mission to enrich the lives of children.

  • Values the qualities necessary to strive in relationship building.

  • Respectful in all areas and methods of communication.

  • The drive to be Innovative, Independent, and to take Initiative.

Skills Required:

The role of the Program Evaluation Committee Director is to develop and maintain program monitoring and evaluation structure and needs.

  • Manage intake checklist/opportunity checklist to screen projects that will clearly meet the goals and outcomes required by KIDS and a funding agency.

  • Manage questionnaire for projects that pass Initial screening criteria.

  • Develop reasonable project specific monitoring and evaluation outcome structure/plans with support in collecting data.

  • In the cases where an agency "on the ground" is conducting the evaluation of a project funded by KIDS, check in at start to understand evaluation plan, offer support and keep in contact at least once every two months during the course of the project.

  • Research, interview, and obtain all necessary baseline information about our programs and projects to allow for the best use of storytelling and evaluation.

  • Support the Grants Director with program information to apply for grants, and data/information necessary to fulfill our requirements to report.

  • Coordinate regular team meetings (i.e., monthly, or as otherwise determined by lead) to manage and gauge progress of all committee members.

  • Monthly report to the board on all committee actions and goals.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:


  • Expertise in development of evaluation plans, logic models, and monitoring plans.

  • Understanding, willingness to learn, how to apply locally culturally relevant measures of success, understand abilities to collect data at the project level, while complying with funder requirements.

  • Ability to coach and work with project partners in a supportive, nonprescriptive manner, while still staying on track for evaluation requirements.

  • Expertise applying evaluation at a community or small organization level.

  • Ability to adapt.

Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Remote Volunteering
Flexible Hours
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Sep 27, 2024