UNDP Monitoring & Evaluation Intern
- Post Date:August 29, 2021
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- Career Level StudentQualification DegreeExperience 1-3 Years
- Industry Non Governmental
Location : Harare, ZIMBABWE
Application Deadline : 30-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Management
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 06-Sep-2021
Duration of Initial Contract : 6 months
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
Under the guidance and supervision of the UNDP Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the Monitoring and Evaluation Intern supports the effective implementation of the monitoring and evaluation policy, monitoring and evaluation requirements for the Country Programme and projects, and thematic crosscutting activities.
The Monitoring and Evaluation Intern works in close collaboration with Programme and Operations Teams in the UNDP Country Office to ensure that thematic, programme and project as well as outcome M&E is carried out according to schedules and that findings and recommendations are implemented and followed up on.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, the intern will undertake the following tasks:
- Support promotion of monitoring and evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office;
- Updating the programme dashboard weekly and following up with respective colleagues on outstanding information within two months;
- Support quarterly updating of the Annual Work Plan tracking templates and implementation of planned activities;
- Follow up on the status of unit work plans and the progress being made towards targets defined in the CO IWP;
- Support production of internal monthly, quarterly and annual reports;
- Provide the necessary technical support in the entering and quality control of project data into the ATLAS project management module and the implementation of the PQA action plans;
- Support data collection, data entry and data analysis in excel and SPSS, synthesis and reporting of office, regional and global indicators;
- Provide general support to Monitoring and Evaluation activities as prescribed by the office;
- Support the documentation of the country office’s programme monitoring activities, including joint field monitoring, training workshops, supplies and end-user satisfaction monitoring;
- Undertake any other functions as necessary and required to support the efficient and timely achievement of Country Office programme goals.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
- Works collaboratively with team members by sharing information openly and displaying cultural awareness and sensitivity;
- Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external partners;
- Positive and results-oriented attitude.
- Excellent writing and researching skills;
- Strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills;
- Good organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;
- Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;
- Attention to detail and proven ability to work independently and effectively.
Required Skills and Experience
- A University degree in Economics, Statistics, Political Science, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field is preferable. Possession of a Masters Degree would be an added advantage;
- 1 year of relevant experience in M&E and Results Based Management;
- Post graduate raining in monitoring and evaluation will be an added advantage;
- Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, SPSS etc.).
- A Zimbabwean national.
The application should contain:
- Brief Cover Letter (in English) stating interest in and qualifications for the post and your availability;
- Current and complete CV in English.
- Candidates selected for interview must submit the following documents prior to the interview:
- Official letter from the University confirming enrolment in a degree programme;
- A written test may be conducted as part of the interview process.
- UNDP only accepts interns for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 6 months;
- UNDP accepts no responsibility for costs arising from accidents, illness or death during the internship;
- Interns are not staff members and may not represent UNDP in any official capacity;
- Interns are responsible to arrange for their own visa and residence documents, and need to plan for these well in advance;
- The purpose of the internship is not to lead to further employment with UNDP but to complement an intern’s studies; therefore, there should be no expectation of employment at the end of an internship;
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