Intern - Monitoring and evaluation

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Application Deadline :31-Oct-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :Internship
Post Level :Intern
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :02 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :02 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.


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.

Unit/ Project Background:

In Cameroon, UN Women is implementing its third program for the period 2018-2020 to contribute to the Government's efforts to make Cameroon "an emerging country based on the principle of good governance where men and women enjoy the same rights and participate equitably to its development ".

For its implementation, UN Women has recruited a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer whose role is to implement the monitoring and evaluation plan and ensure the implementation of the necessary tools for the monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the actions carried out as part of this program covering four themes:

  • Women will participate, lead and engage in political institutions and processes
  • Rural women secure access to productive resources and sustainable agriculture
  • Prevention violence against women and girls and deliver essential services to survivors
  • Women play a greater role in and are better served by humanitarian response and recovery efforts

In the strategic note 2018-2020, the country office planned to strengthen its monitoring, evaluation and research mechanisms in place. For instance, each programme on non-core should recruit a monitoring and evaluation specialist. But the exist resources do not allow to implement this commitment. However, the workload becomes more and more consistent for a single person (Monitoring and Evaluation Officer). Thus, the country office is recruiting 01 intern to assist the M&E Officer.  

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, the intern will be involved in implementing of some of M&E mechanism such as:

  • Develop data collection tools for monitoring activities and indicators progress of non-core projects;
  • Production of quarterly and annual monitoring reports of the Office's annual work plan;
  • Strengthening the capacities of implementing partners on any thematic related to M&E,
  • On site verification data related to indicators progress.


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:

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and to establish harmonious working relationships
  • Ability to work in groups for data collection and project development;
  • Capacities of analysis and synthesis;
  • Trained, involved on/in M&E and RBM activities
  • Have a sense of organization and rigor

Required Skills and Experience


  • The intern must have studies in Socials sciences, Gender issues, Evaluation, Demography, Project management or other similar subject at the university level.
  • 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 and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation.


  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and French are required; Working knowledge of another UN language a distinct advantage

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