Intern (Monitoring & Evaluation)(roster)
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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 & Global Cooperation. The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team is directly guided by the senior management, and serves as an overarching coordinating hub and supportive role for each portfolio throughout the office. The M&E team contributes to UNDP’s commitment to delivering high quality projects, and is expected to assist project teams in delivering results in a timely, efficient, and transparent way.
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 complete compliance; collaborating with different teams to comply with UNDP headquarter/regional office in requested tasks; providing support and troubleshooting as requested by project units. With the help of the M&E Unit, project managers and teams shall keep their projects on track, and mitigate potential risks.
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 objectives, 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.
- Ensuring timely submission of project annual work plans, quarterly reports, annual reports, etc. summitted from implementing partners and project management offices (PMO).
- Coordinating and compiling office-wide annual target, annual work plan, annual report, etc. in extensive consultation with management team and multiple thematic teams.
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 office-wide meetings, external meetings with governmental counterparts, and other M&E-related activities.
- Performing other ad-hoc duties.
- Thoroughness in accomplishing a task while paying sufficient attention to details to ensure work is timely and error-freely delivered.
- Strong commitment and accountability in work and continuous improvement as a self-starter.
- Strong inter-personal, negotiation and liaison skills. Ability to work as part of a team, sharing information and coordinating efforts within the team.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Experience
- Enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program, preferably with major in Social Sciences, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Management or other related fields. Advanced university degree is an asset.
- Experience in program evaluation, project monitoring, or financial audit 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.