Intern (Monitoring & Evaluation)

Location : Beijing, CHINA
Application Deadline :15-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   Chinese  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :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.


UNDP China is programming in line with the UNDP Strategic Plan (SP), under which the work domains/portfolios include Poverty, Equity and Governance, Energy and Environment, Disaster Management, and South-South & Global Development Cooperation. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team is directly guided by the senior management, and serves an overarching supportive role for each team/portfolio throughout the office. The M&E team contributes to UNDP’s commitment to deliver high quality programmes, and is expected assist project teams to deliver results in a fast, efficient, and transparent way.

Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Country Director (DCD) and the supervision of the M&E Officer of UNDP China, the M&E intern will be dedicated to the office-wide M&E functions: monitoring and evaluating UNDP projects in China to ensure complete compliance; collaborating with different teams to comply with UNDP headquarter/regional office in requested tasks; providing support and troubleshooting as requested by project units. With the help of the M&E Unit, project managers and teams shall keep their projects on track, and mitigate disagreement and potential risks

Duties and Responsibilities

The M&E intern is expected to assist the DCD and the M&E Officer in the following key fields:

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Monitoring overall project implementation with respect to progress and updates, delivery, project objectives, outputs and indicators.
  • Analyzing quantitative and qualitative information to evaluate the performance of each portfolio, and composing the officewide Management Report.
  • Liaising with UNDP Headquarters/regional hub, and coordinating office-wide integrated work plan (IWP), annual report (ROAR); and project mid-term/final evaluation, annual work plan (AWP), annual project report (APR), etc.

Planning and Coordinating

  • Reviewing and providing quality assurance of Project Documents, work plans, MOUs, LOIs, financing agreements, and ensuring the compliance with the Strategic Plan and UNDP pertinent policies.
  • Ensuring timely submission of project annual work plans, quarterly reports, annual reports, etc. from implementing partners and PMOs.
  • Providing secretarial and coordination support of external meetings with governmental counterparts, internal office-wide meetings, and M&E-related training sessions and activities.

Documenting and Supporting

  • Supporting in tackling problems, bottlenecks, disputes with partners, etc. over the life cycle of each project in close liaison with reginal advisors.
  • Managing and maintaining all documentations and folders along the project implementation process of UNDP China.
  • Performing other ad-hoc duties.


  • Thoroughness in accomplishing a task while paying sufficient attention to details to ensure work is timely and error-freely delivered.
  • Strong commitment and accountability in work and continuous improvement as a self-starter.
  • Strong inter-personal, negotiation and liaison skills. Ability to work as part of a team, sharing information and coordinating efforts within the team.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and Experience

  • Enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, preferably with major in Social Sciences, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Management or a related field. Advanced University degree is an asset.
  • Experience in program evaluation, project monitoring, or financial auditing would be an advantage.

Language and Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Mandarin.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software package (MS Excel, Word etc.) and web management system.

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