Monitoring and Evaluation Intern



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Dakar, SENEGAL
Application Deadline :02-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Jul-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :October 15th

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.


Background

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

The UN Women Independent Evaluation and Audit Service (IEAS) evaluates the work of UN women to enhance organizational accountability, provide evidence-based information for decision-making and to contribute to learning on gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women’s West and Central Africa Regional Office is seeking an intern to support its functions in the field of evaluation.

Note:

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.

Renumeration:

Interns who are not in receipt of financial support from other sources such as universities or other institutions will receive a stipend from UN Women to partially subsidize their basic living costs for the duration of the internship.

Application Information:

  • All applicants must submit a completed and signed P.11 form with their application. . Please note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, we can ONLY contact successful candidates.
  • Successful candidate will be required to provide proof of enrollment in a valid health insurance plan at the duty station of the internship, proof of school enrollment or degree, a scanned copy of their passport/national ID and a copy of a valid visa (as applicable).  
  • A selected candidate unable to report to the advertised duty station due to the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic may be approved to undertake this internship remotely


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Regional Evaluation Specialist in implementing an evaluation plan. In the framework of decentralized evaluations, liaise with Country Offices to ensure respect of UN Women Evaluation policy and facilitate evaluation processes.
  • Support the quality of evaluation processes and products using the standard quality assurance checklists and the Global Evaluation Report Assessment and Analysis System (GERAAS);
  • Update the Global Accountability and Tracking of Evaluations (GATE) system. This includes: uploading, updating and reporting on status of evaluation plans (i.e. evaluation section of the MERP), completed evaluation reports and TORs;
  • Monitor the development of management responses to all evaluations within 6 weeks of completion
  • monitor progress of actions as per management responses to evaluations, including providing quarterly updates on status of implementation in the GATE system.
  • Support efforts to enhance UN Women internal M&E capacity and national capacity on M&E with a focus on gender-responsive evaluation, including by providing logistical support for the organization of training sessions and workshops
  • Support the use of evaluation findings and recommendations by commissioning graphically designed reports and smart knowledge products;
  • Arrange travel logistics for the purpose of evaluation.
  • Provide overall admin and logistic support to activities and projects undertaken by the Evaluation Unit

Learning objectives :

  • Increase understanding of UN Women’s work and the UN system
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of issues related to gender
  • Gain in-depth understanding of evaluation practice and procedures
  • Familiarize with gender-responsive methodologies,
  • Learn about UNEG guidelines used for evaluations within the UN system


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:

https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637

Functional Competencies:

  • Planning and Organizing
  • Self-Management
  • Knowledge of data collection methods, in particular carrying out qualitative research with women
  • Knowledge of the international development sector and international cooperation trends
  • Experience in organizing events
  • Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines
  • Attention to detail and proven ability to work independently and effectively


Required Skills and Experience

Education & Eligibility

  • University studies (Mater’s level) in one of the following disciplines: Social Sciences, Public Administration, International Development or other relevant subjects is required.
  • Be enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme (such as a master’s programme, or higher)
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (such as bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
  • Be enrolled in a national service obligation programme of which the internship may form a part
  • Have recently graduated with a university degree (as defined in (a) and (b) above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation
  • Be enrolled in a professional traineeship program which is part of a postgraduate degree programme of which the internship may form part.

Language:

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English or French, and a fair knowledge of the other language
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.



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