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Violence Prevention and Response Unit M&E Knowledge Management Intern


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: washington
  • Grade: Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Gender-based violence
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Disaster Management (Preparedness, Resilience, Response and Recovery)
    • Drugs, Anti-Money Laundering, Terrorism and Human Trafficking
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Requisition ID: req6933

Job Title: Violence Prevention and Response Unit M&E Knowledge Management Intern

Sector: Violence Prevention and Response

Employment Category: Intern

Employment Type: Part-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Washington DC, USA

Job Description

The Violence Prevention and Response Technical Unit (VPRU) provides dynamic support and consultation to IRC’s field offices on VPR programming — including direct technical assistance to field staff, ensuring innovation, promotion of best practices, and improvements to information collection and analysis for all VPR programming implemented by the organization, from emergency response to post-crisis recovery. VPRU also leads on Strategic Initiatives to advance the development and testing of innovative program approaches, to produce resources to support the field and to generate evidence and learning around what works to prevent and respond to violence in humanitarian settings.

Scope of Work:

The M&E Knowledge Management (KM) Intern will make important contributions to monitoring and evaluation systems and processes across the Violence Prevention and Response unit (VPRU). This will include working with VPRU M&E Team to conduct an assessment and mapping of unit-wide M&E tools and resources in order to design a resource management system that will support organization-wide measurement. The KM intern will lead design and facilitating of the new resource management system to the broader VPRU Technical Advisors. The KM intern will also support the M&E team with data quality, entry, and analysis, as well as literature review development.

Learning Objectives:

The M&E KM Intern will:

  1. Gain experience in planning and implementation of a unit-wide M&E resource scoping project
  1. Enhance skills for developing M&E tools and processes that produce high quality, actionable and shareable information.

  2. Learn essential skills for operationalizing M&E in a nonprofit program management context

  3. Develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities present in designing effective M&E systems for programs around the world.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with the VPRU M&E Team to organize existing resources into new measurement packages to support IRC’s Measurement Strategy efforts

  • Contribute to designing and maintaining a resource management system

  • Develop and facilitate learning activities for improved M&E processes

  • Develop literature reviews on effective programming and tool development

  • Update and expand VPRU’s Monitoring and Evaluation resource library

  • Support data collection, entry and qualitative and quantitative analysis

  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Graduate student (or recent graduate) in Social Work, Psychology, Public Health, International Affairs, or related field 
  • Experience and/or graduate level coursework in knowledge/data management or monitoring & evaluation research methods
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently on projects with minimal supervision
  • Excellent, demonstrated skills in Microsoft Excel and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and cultural sensibility, with ability to work with international project teams at headquarters and the field
  • Fluency in a second language preferred (such as Spanish, Arabic, or French)

Position Term: November 2019 - March 2020, with possible extension

Hours: 10 - 20 hours per week

Compensation: This internship is unpaid, however, IRC may provide a maximum travel or meal reimbursement of $25/day and certain academic institutions may offer course credit and can be discussed with the hiring manager.


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