Project Mentor Job Description
Project Mentor Role and Responsibilities
Position Title: Project Mentor
Position Description: Project Mentors attach themselves to a team and provide guidance and feedback that the team can use to shape the project. Mentors are to take a detached role and will not be involved in any direct research or deliverable-creation.
Be available to the attached team to respond to queries and advise on the direction that the team suggests to tackle the research question
Review the deliverables that the team produces, and provide pointers for improvement
Interpret the direction provided by the stakeholder, and give input to the team about how to provide research that responds to the
Attend meetings with the FTRU Project Manager to discuss the team’s progress and raise any relevant matters to FTRU’s attention
Attend FTRU organization-wide meetings or social events
Time Commitment: This role will entail about 1 hour of reviewing the team’s work per week, and up to 1 hour of meetings per week. The average week will include 2 hours of work, though select weeks may vary based on project progress and timelines.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Several years of experience in the development or humanitarian sectors
Knowledge of research design, methods, and planning
Passion for development!
Why Join From the Roots Up?
→ Opportunity to use your experience to give younger students with an interest in this field the best possible learning experience
→ Create impact by lending your expertise to design better research projects for grassroots NGOs and initiatives