Management Information System (MIS) Developer Volunteer – eSwatini

Main Responsibilities

  • Co-design and co-develop a tech-solution compatible with fragmented Bantwana
    Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) databases.
  • Development of training and MIS database post-deployment support User Guides and
    Manuals for onward referencing.
  • Information sharing and trends analysis for ongoing lobbying and advocacy
  • Ensure data protection and that privacy is maximized
  • MS Excel centered exporting and importing of beneficiaries’ service delivery datasets
    across multiple Management Information Systems (MIS).


  • Minimum 5 years of experience developing and managing MIS for CSOs or other social welfare and development settings.
  • Ability to develop an MIS from start using easily available programming languages
    including testing, debugging and user training and user feedback collection.
  • Possesses programming language and database skills e.g. SQL, HTML, C++, PHP,
    Python, C#.NET, VB.NET.
  • Ability to learn new software or languages to develop MIS.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

Project description and context:

Crossroads International will engage Canadians, Canadian stakeholders, Crossroads staff and
volunteers, local partner organizations and women and men in sub-Saharan Africa to become
Gender Equality Champions both in Canada and overseas.

The Volunteer Cooperation Program (VCP) aims to reduce gender inequalities and alleviate
poverty by addressing gender-based violence, inequalities in access to resources and
economic opportunities, and barriers in exercising strategic forms of choice, voice, and

Description of the partner

Bantwana addresses the needs of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC), innovating new
approaches within communities to deepen its practices, expertise and evidence base interventions
before scaling successful models nationally. This approach remains central to all of Bantwana’s
work — innovation and partnership for sustainable development.

Description the volunteer mandate

Bantwana implements multiple projects at once. Tracking of progress on beneficiaries reached
across all these projects is done manually. Number of beneficiaries reached is siloed and
aggregating the data reports may be misleading due to double counting particularly where
geographical areas and targeted groups intersect. b thus wants to improve the
consolidation of results achieved and reported across different projects through a centralized
Management Information System (MIS) database that has the capability to meet individual donor
reporting expectations. Also, tracking of overall Bantwana beneficiaries served will be on realtime crucial for Bantwana’s adaptive management.

Eligibility criteria

  • Be a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
  • Willing to conduct fundraising and public engagement activities before, during and after the placement
  • Share the commitment of preventing and addressing sexual misconduct
  • In good physical and mental health (medical examination required)
  • The volunteer needs to bring their own computer.
  • The volunteer must be available to attend an online pre-departure training 25
  • October – 1 November 2023 for November/December departure dates OR 6 – 13 December 2023 for January 2024 departure dates.

Personalized support before, during and after the mandate provided by an experienced and
welcoming team. The Crossroads’ experience includes the following: 

  • Daily living allowance (depending of the country of assignment) 
  • Plane ticket and local transport  
  • Pre-assignment online training. 

Crossroads International is committed to addressing gender-based violence by supporting the
innovative work our partner organizations in ending violence against women and girls.

Crossroads International is committed to addressing gender-based violence by supporting the
innovative work our partner organizations in ending violence against women and girls.

Join the movement

Comment postuler:

To apply for this position, we kindly ask that you fill out Crossroads’ online application form.
Please contact our volunteer mobilization team if you have any question: [email protected]
We thank all applicants but only those selected for interviews will be contacted. 


septembre 18, 2023

Date d’échéance:

septembre 26, 2023






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