INTERNSHIP TITLE: Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Intern
INTERN WORKSITE LOCATION: Jijiga field office in Ethiopia
DATES OF INTERNSHIP: 1 April 2020 to 30th September 2020
LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Six months
INTERNS SUPERVISOR & CONTACT INFORMATION: (Mentor), Gender Specialist.
Mercy Corps responsibilities
- Work Station with in Mercy Corps Ethiopia Jigjiga Field Office
- Access to mercy corps online tools/All required office supplies
- Per diem during field visit
- Coverage of lodging expense during field visit
- For the duration of this internship assignment the intern will receive:
- Laptop, 100 ETB telephone credit.
Intern will remain responsible for all costs associated with:
- Transport from/to office
- Medical and any other insurance
In June 2019, Mercy Corps has begun the implementation of the EUR 10 million, 44-month ‘Strengthened Socio-Economic Development and Better Employment Opportunities for Refugees and Host Communities in the Jijjga Area’ program, with funding from the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF). The program is being implemented in partnership with Danish Refugee Council (DRC).
Globally, and in Ethiopia, Mercy Corps is a leading practitioner of market systems development (MSD) approaches to poverty reduction, with particular expertise in implementing MSD programs in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. This program will apply our market systems expertise to refugee and host community contexts in the Jijiga area, with the objective of finding durable solutions to the protracted refugee situation. This program is part of a broader portfolio of markets and refugee programming for Mercy Corps in Ethiopia. The program has three objectives / outcomes:
1. Increase the ability of the local/regional economy to create jobs for various skills as per existing and/or potential economic value chains;
2. Increase demand-driven skills of the labour force in the area of intervention;
3. Refugee and host communities experience improved social integration and access legal rights
Therefore, Mercy Corps is looking to hire a national Intern to support the EUTF programme in the implementation of gender and M&E component the objective of the position is to share updates and activities that will be carried out in a weekly basis/months and Mainstream gender in STEDE activities for targeted areas of the project.
At the end of the internship period, the combined professional and technical skills development plan will be the milestones against which the internship will be evaluated and will be the basis of a strong recommendation letter for future employment. The intern will also be interviewed to assess the degree to which the internship period helped her to achieve her professional goals.
By the end of the internship, the intern will have developed the following knowledge and experience:
· Have a strong understanding of program management cycle and minimum standards;
· Comprehend the role of all departments in humanitarian, transition and development programs;
· Understand the operational systems of an international NGO in country in implementing emergency programs;
- Ability to support and work closely with field teams of project officers, Advisors, and Gender teams
- Has the capacity to train community-based committees on basic Gender concepts and approaches
· Be able to write quality communication pieces, and learning products, and to draft specific program management tools;
· Understand relationships with institutional and private donors (including their procedures and requirements) and partners in country;
· Gain a general understanding of local social, political, environmental, and economic issues, a basic grasp of their underlying causes in the local context and Mercy Corps’ approach to addressing these issues.
· Experience in setting up data management, Data filing, Data kipping and compiling, organizing or capturing admin important information.
· Understanding of the importance of communication.
· Increased self-awareness, confidence and assertiveness
· Working dependently
· Knowledge interpersonal skills
· A well prepared report in soft and hard copy
IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD POSSESS THE FOLLOWING QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum academic score of 200
Completed courses in international development, management, business administration or field related to social sciences with minimum score of 2.5
One letter of recommendation from a professor on the candidate’s academic performance
One letter of recommendation from a non-family member on the candidate’s personal integrity and sense of responsibility.
LIVING CONDITIONS: The internship should be based out of the intern’s home location.
Mercy Corps interns and volunteers represent the agency both during and outside of work hours and are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and respect local laws, customs and MC’s policies, procedures, and values at all times and in all in-country venues.
How to Apply
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the position advertised. All applications submitted to the Mercy Corps office include a CV, three references, and all relevant official documents. Applications will not be returned and will not be retained for future recruitment efforts. In order to ensure fairness to all applicants personal inquiries are not permitted.
Only candidates that are short listed will be acknowledged and called for interviews.
Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity. Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We are committed to empower women.”
DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS: 30 March, 2020/ 4:00 PM
Please send non-returnable applications and credentials to one of the following address:
Mercy Corps Recruiter
[email protected] (Please mention the position specifically that you apply for)
Addis Ababa: P.O. Box 14319
Arbaminch: P.O. Box 33 , Jijiga: P.O. Box 225
Negelle Borena: P.O. Box 116
Dire Dewa: P.O. Box 974
- Job City Jijiga, Somali