INTERN for Strategic M & E Project


Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :16-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :Minimum internship is six weeks to a maximum of six months

Background

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience to sustain development results.

 

UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities through 2030. The key 2030 Agenda principle of leaving no one behind and stamping out inequality is at the core of everything we do.

 

UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas:

  • Sustainable development
  • Democratic governance and peacebuilding
  • Climate and disaster resilience

 

In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable.


Duties and Responsibilities

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Philippines Country Office recently embarked on a partnership to strengthen the conduct of evaluations of priority government programs under the Philippine Development Program (PDP). Financed by NEDA and implemented with full UNDP country office support, the Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Project will help strengthen the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacities of NEDA and key government agencies. This, in turn, will support the achievement of the PDP as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through evidence-based decision making.

 

The Strategic M&E Project has the following components: 1) managing the conduct of evaluations of key themes, sectors, and/or programs under the PDP; 2) supporting the implementation of the National Evaluation Policy Framework (NEPF); 3) assessing the evaluation capacity of and providing learning opportunities to NEDA and other government agencies; 4) strengthening of a community of practice on evaluations through the M&E Network Philippines; 5) developing an online portal of government evaluations, and 6) overall project management.

The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Philippines Country Office recently embarked on a partnership to strengthen the conduct of evaluations of priority government programs under the Philippine Development Program (PDP). Financed by NEDA and implemented with full UNDP country office support, the Strategic Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Project will help strengthen the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacities of NEDA and key government agencies. This, in turn, will support the achievement of the PDP as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through evidence-based decision making.

 

The Strategic M&E Project has the following components: 1) managing the conduct of evaluations of key themes, sectors, and/or programs under the PDP; 2) supporting the implementation of the National Evaluation Policy Framework (NEPF); 3) assessing the evaluation capacity of and providing learning opportunities to NEDA and other government agencies; 4) strengthening of a community of practice on evaluations through the M&E Network Philippines; 5) developing an online portal of government evaluations, and 6) overall project management.

 

Under the general supervision of and reporting directly to the Project Coordinator of the Strategic M&E Project, the Intern will provide support services to the implementation of key components of the project, particularly in: a) preparatory work for evaluation studies, through initial background research, data gathering, and analysis for assigned proposed studies; b) developing a database of M&E stakeholders and initial scouting of potential M&E consultants; c) provide support to the upcoming 8th M&E Network Forum; d) other administrative tasks.

 

The M&E Intern will work in close collaboration with the Finance and Administrative Assistant and Project Assistants of the Strategic M&E Team and may be required to engage with staff of other UNDP Teams and UN Agencies.

The intern will assist in the following duties and responsibilities:

No

Duties and responsibilities

% of time

In this section list the primary responsibilities and tasks of the position. 
(Include percentages for each duty.)

 

1

Support to Development of Evaluation Studies:  For a set of 3-4 proposed evaluation studies that may be assigned, the Intern will support the project team through: 

  • Conducting initial desk research, data gathering, and analysis;
  • Contributing inputs to design and methodology selection;
  • Participating in, and helping organize, consultations with stakeholders including documentation;

 

25%

2

Support to the Development of Knowledge Database through:

  • Research, abstracting, and encoding;
  • Provide administrative support to the project team’s knowledge development needs.

 

25%

3

Support to the 8th M&E Network Forum on November 19-20, 2019 through:

  • Sending of invites;
  • Confirming attendance of target participants;
  • Actual Day registration
  • Collaborating with Logistics Focal and Events Coordinator.

 

25%

3

Other:

Perform other related tasks as may be identified by his/her supervisor.

  • Support other/ad hoc activities as seen relevant and needed.

 

25%


Competencies

IT skills:

  • Knowledge and a proficient user of Microsoft Office productivity tools.

 

Language skills:

  • Fluency in Filipino and English required;
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.

 

 

Other competencies and attitude:

  • Interest and motivation in working in an international organization;
  • Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research for practical implementation;
  • Outgoing and initiative-taking person with a goal oriented mind-set;
  • Communicates effectively when working in teams and independently;
  • Good in organizing and structuring various tasks and responsibilities;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Responds positively to feedback and differing points of view;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

 


Required Skills and Experience

Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
  • Have graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b)?above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Feild of Study: Economis, Development Studies, Social Sciences or any related field.

UNDP Philippines does not provide financial support to interns. The costs associated with the internship must be borne by any sponsoring institutions or by the student, who will have to obtain financing for subsistence and will have to make his/her own arrangements for accommodation, travel, etc. UNDP accepts no responsibility for the medical and life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during an internship. Applicants for internship must therefore carry adequate and regular medical insurance. Proof of medical coverage/visa must be provided before the internship starts.

 

The purpose of internships is not to lead to further employment with UNDP Philippines but, as mentioned, to complement a student’s studies. Interns wishing to be considered for employment with the UNDP Philippines, even if otherwise fully qualified, are not eligible for consideration for employment during their internship.


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.


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