Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

People in Need

People in Need has been working in Zambia since 2017 delivering lifesaving and development assistance to vulnerable people in the sectors of nutrition, livelihoods, WASH, environment and good governance. We are looking for a young, energetic individual with passion and strongly motivated to work in the development sector and who speaks lozi fluently.

Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Intern

Location: Mongu, Western Province, Zambia (with possibility to travel to project implementation sites)

Contract duration: Till 31/12/2022, (with possibility of extension)

Starting date: 01/09/2021

Direct Line Manager: Programme Quality &Development Manager

JOB SUMMARY

Monitoring & Evaluation (MEAL) Intern works closely with the MEAL unit under the direct guidance and supervision of MEAL Officer. MEAL Intern is supporting her/him in the majority of the tasks (per request). The MEAL Officer shall strive to build the capabilities of the MEAL Intern by progressively increasing her/his responsibilities and providing a standardized capacity-building Programme.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS

Administrative support

  1. Responds to requests for information (data entry, compiling documents)
  2. Supports administrative procedures and archiving

M&E quality Management

  • Maintain consistency in monitoring and evaluation processes across all programmes
  • Ensures lessons learned are collected and feedback provided

M&E planning

  • Participates and is actively involved in project M&E planning, including guidance on developing the Results Framework, Indicator Tracking Table (ITT), methodologies and M&E tools, and project work plan (Gantt chart or similar)
  • Participates at monthly project reviews
  • Implementation, progress tracking and reporting
  • Supports the conduction of assessments and compilation assessment data into brief reports providing essential key figures and analysis
  • Supports data collection in the field
  • Supports the MEAL Officer in implementation of baseline and endline surveys
  • Provides ad hoc support in activity and results-based monitoring
  • Checks the quality of data collected continuously as it comes in, and follows up on any errors or challenges arising in the process

Accountability, learning, dissemination and use of findings

  1. Supports project teams in planning for and implementation of beneficiary
  2. Complaint and Feedback Response Mechanism (CFRM) providing opportunity for beneficiaries to receive information about our commitment and standards and raise suggestions and recommendations for improvements
  3. Contributes to the implementation of CFRM Policy and Procedures at the country Programme level

Other

  • Other ad-hoc tasks on request

Requirements
POSITION REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • Student of /Degree in social sciences, development, demography analysis or mathematics or any relevant field

Skills & experience

Essential

  • Some awareness (preferably experience) in the area of development and/or humanitarian aid
  • Fluent in written and spoken English, fluent in Lozi
    Basic ability to use MS Office, basic knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Good report-writing skills
    Strong motivation to work in the development sector (personal initiatives are plus)
  • Willingness and eagerness to learn new things
    High ethical standards and ability to endorse principals of confidentiality
  • Commitment to and understanding of PIN’s aims, values and principles
  • Flexibility in accepting new tasks

Preferred

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines
  • Ability to assess problems and recommend solutions

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