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Monitoring and Evaluation Intern

Washington D.C. (United States of America)

TitleMonitoring and Evaluation InternLocationWashington DCDepartment NameProgram AdvancementPact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow. The promise of a healthy life. Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities. Now more than ever in its 45-year history, Pact is helping millions of people discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future.
Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.Department OverviewPact exists to help create a world where people can exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The Program Advancement Department, contributes to this by:

  • Learning, leveraging, and thought leadership for Pact’s core technical areas

  • Ensuring quality programming through technical support and monitoring

  • Contributing to innovative program design, monitoring and evaluation Position PurposeThe position will support the Results and Measurement team within Program Advancement. S/he will learn about Pact’s projects and global monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning tools and approaches. This is a paid internship with practical experience to complement academic studies and a passion for MERL.Key ResponsibilitiesContribute to Pact’s monitoring, evaluation, research, and learning (MERL) initiatives:

  • Support data collection for Pact’s Global Indicators using two global databases, including communications with Pact’s 30+ field offices, data quality checking and management, etc.

  • Review learning review case studies from field programs and distill the learnings into a user’s guide for Pact projects.

  • Assist in the revision of Pact’s MERL modules.

  • Support a reliability study of Pact’s Government Performance Index, in collaboration with the Capacity Development team.

  • Support synthesis of Social Return on Investment studies that have been completed in 4 countries.

  • Synthesize the outputs of two workshops on Pact’s Integrated Approach to development, with a focus on the measurement of the impacts of integrated development programming.

  • Provide support to proposal MERL sections, as needed.

  • Support MERL processes of Pact projects, including drafting terms of references for evaluations, reviewing M&E Plans, drafting log frames/results frameworks, etc.Basic Requirements

  • Knowledge of international development principles and concepts generally, and specific knowledge of MERL concepts and methods

  • Ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with Pact staff in overseas offices

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs

  • Excellent written and oral communications

  • Knowledge of MERL tools, concepts, and approaches (from coursework or professional experience)Preferred Qualifications

  • International experience working with MERL for health, education, governance, vulnerable children and youth, or economic programming

  • Pursuing a Master’s degree in International Development, International Relations, Public Health or related field

  • Experience using relational databases and/or quantitative data analysis software

  • Familiarity with mobile technology for MERL and/or GIS and mapping data

  • Experience implementing international development programming in low income country for at least 2 years Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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  • Organization: Pact World
  • Location: Washington D.C. (United States of America)
  • Grade: Junior - Internationally recruited position - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2016-07-23

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