Project Mentor Job Description

Project Mentor Role and Responsibilities

AY 2022-2023

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