Intern (Monitoring & Evaluation)
Location : Beijing, CHINA
Application Deadline : 22-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Internship
Post Level : Intern
Languages Required : English Chinese
Starting Date : 21-Oct-2019(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
UNDP China is programming in line with the UNDP Strategic Plan (SP), under which the work domains/portfolios include Poverty, Equity and Governance, Energy and Environment, Disaster Management, and South-South Cooperation & Global Partnership. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team is directly guided by the senior management of UNDP China, and serves as an overarching coordinating hub, closely cooperating with each team throughout the office. The M&E team contributes to UNDP’s commitment to deliver high quality projects in a timely, efficient, and transparent manner.
Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative (DRR) and the supervision of the M&E Officer of UNDP China, the M&E intern will be dedicated to office-wide M&E functions: monitoring and evaluating UNDP projects in China to ensure continuous progress and complete compliance in each phase; collaborating with different teams to comply with UNDP headquarter/regional office in requested tasks; providing support and troubleshooting for project units to strengthen the delivery of portfolios and to mitigate potential risks. Moreover, the M&E intern will be undertaking office-wide coordination and management functions, as requested by senior manager or supervisor.
Duties and Responsibilities
The M&E intern is expected to assist the DRR and the M&E Officer in the following key fields:
Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring overall project implementation with respect to progress and updates, delivery, project outcomes, outputs and indicators.
Analyzing quantitative and qualitative information to evaluate the performance of each portfolio. Preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on the project progress of UNDP China.
In close consultation with UNDP headquarter/regional office, collaborating with teams/portfolios to ensure all periodic review and result-based management (RBM) tasks are well accomplished.
Strategic Planning and Coordinating
Reviewing and providing quality assurance of project documents, work plans, MOUs, financing agreements, and ensuring the compliance with the Strategic Plan and UNDP pertinent policies.
Coordinating and compiling office-wide annual target, annual work plan, annual report, etc. in extensive consultation with management team and multiple thematic teams.
Working closely with external implementing partners and project management offices (PMO) to ensure the outputs are delivered timely and transparently.
Knowledge Sharing and Supporting
Managing all documentations along the project implementation process of UNDP China. Organizing UNDP in-office knowledge sharing activities and external trainings for partners, PMOs, etc.
Providing secretarial and coordination support of internal meetings, external meetings with governmental counterparts, and other M&E-related activities.
Performing other ad-hoc duties.
Strong team player with competent inter-personal, negotiation and liaison skills. Ability to share information and coordinate efforts within the team.
Detail-oriented person with strong ability to multitask and manage competing deadlines. Capable of coordinating different workflows and ensuring work is timely and error-freely delivered.
Self-starter with strong commitment and accountability in work.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Experience
Enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree program, preferably with major in Social Sciences, Economics, Statistics, Management or other related fields. Advanced university degree is an asset.
Experience in programme/project monitoring and evaluation would be an advantage.
Language and Skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Mandarin.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software package (MS Excel, Word, etc.) and web management system.
Proficient in data maintenance and report analysis.
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.