Monitoring Evaluation and Learning Intern

Location: Head Office (US Only)
Position Location: Remotely based

Description

ABOUT RELIEF INTERNATIONAL

Relief International (RI) is a leading non-profit organization working in 16 countries to relieve poverty, ensure well-being and advance dignity. We specialize in fragile settings, responding to natural disasters, humanitarian crises and chronic poverty.

Relief International combines humanitarian and development approaches to provide immediate services while laying the groundwork for long-term impact. Our signature approach — which we call the RI Way—emphasizes local participation, an integration of services, strategic partnerships and a focus on civic skills. In this way, we empower communities to find, design and implement the solutions that work best for them.

RI includes the four corporate members of the RI Alliance: RI-US, RI-UK, MRCA/RI-France and RI-Europe. Under our alliance agreement, we operate as a single, shared management structure.

POSITION SUMMARY

The MEAL intern will support the global MEAL team with processing and optimizing the agency-wide global indicator system for measuring people reached across RI’s key sectors and countries of operation.

Your role will include

  • Learning and implementing RI’s monitoring system for tracking global people reached and quarterly indicator data for Q3 2021.

  • Proposing ideas for process optimization while upholding data integrity and accuracy (e.g. managing challenges relating to double counting)

  • Contributing to other MEAL-related tasks and initiatives as needed

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Learn and review RI MEAL standard operating procedures (SOPs) for collecting and processing quarterly global indicators

  • Engage with MEAL staff in RI’s countries of operation for coordinating data collection and verification

  • Apply best practices for estimating unique people reached by RI programs in Q3 2021

  • Conduct basic data analysis and summarize trends and findings in internal documents for publication on RI Connect (intranet)

  • Contribute ideas for optimizing the existing SOPs and other processes pertaining to quarterly global indicators; draft updates to procedures as needed

  • Support MEAL Sr. Officer and MEAL Global Director with other initiatives as needed and depending on the intern’s time and interests

What you will gain from the internship

  • Exposure to monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning practices for international development and humanitarian programs

  • Engage with dynamic, international teams across Africa, Asia and the Middle East

  • Learn data management and analysis skills, including data visualization and analysis with Power BI

Safeguarding

  • Uphold and promote RI’s commitment to ensuring the safeguarding and safety of the vulnerable communities we serve

QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

  • Current student or recent graduate with at least two years of post-secondary education; students pursuing a master’s degree are welcome to apply.

  • Strong work ethic and time management, especially for remote work settings

  • Bring an attention to detail and desire for data accuracy

  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel; previous experience using/managing databases would be an advantage.

  • Excellent relationship management and communication skills, especially cross-cultural

  • An interest in and basic familiarity with the field of development and humanitarian assistance

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

RI Mission and Vision: 

RI partners with communities in fragile settings to save lives and build resilience, dignity, and long-term well-being. RI’s vision is that all communities in fragile settings can achieve long-term well-being.

We value:

  • Integrity - We are transparent and accountable in working with participants, partners, donors, Team Members, and the communities with which we work.

  • Adaptability - We embrace agility and innovative thinking, program approaches and ways of working.

  • Collaboration - We harness complementary expertise and networks to ensure that each issue, situation, or community gets the best solutions available.

  • Inclusivity - We embrace practices and policies that provide access to employment, opportunities, and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized.

  • Sustainability - We support communities to build their own long-term resilience and well-being throughout all our work.

 





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