Monitoring and Evaluation Intern
Posting Number: #289-20
Position Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Intern
Closing Date: Until Filled
Location: Washington, DC
SUSTAINING TECHNICAL AND ANALYTIC RESOURCES
INTERN TITLE: Monitoring and Evaluation Intern
HOST ORGANIZATION: Policy, Evaluation, and Communication Division, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, Global Health Bureau, United States Agency for International Development
LOCATION: Washington, DC
POSITION LEVEL: Master’s
SALARY: $1,832 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position)
ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAME: 6 Months
STAR PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID). STAR is a Global Health talent hub. Through fellowships, internships, and strategic partnerships, STAR supports building the capacity of diverse global health professionals and organizations at all levels to make inclusive, collaborative, and innovative contributions to global health. STAR participants collaborate in the development of systems and tools that strengthen and sustain the local and global health response.
The Policy, Evaluation, and Communication Division (PEC) under the Office of Population and Reproductive Health (PRH) in the Bureau for Global Health (GH) creates the enabling environment for family planning and reproductive health and works with partners within USAID and externally to: (Policy) Promote effective sexual and reproductive health advocacy, policy, financing, and governance; (Evaluation) Collect, analyze, and evaluate data for evidence-based decision making; and (Communication) Develop and implement communication efforts to influence attitudes, norms, and behaviors. The PRH Office provides technical leadership, strategic direction, implementation oversight, support to field missions, partner coordination, and performance tracking for the family planning component of the United States Government (USG)’s Global Health Initiative.
The PRH Evaluation Intern (Intern) will support efforts in compiling, analyzing and synthesizing M&E data as well as facilitating and assisting in writing a PRH evaluation strategy document based on the results of the data analysis.
The Intern will work closely with members of the Evaluation Team in the PEC Division, especially the Senior M&E Advisor, and receive technical guidance from the Deputy Division Chief, who will serve as his/her Point of Contact.
By the end of the internship, the Intern will have gained experience and exposure to:
- USAID’s data review and analysis processes as it develops evidence-based programming priorities.
- The development of high-quality population and reproductive health strategy and program design based on available evidence.
- The various learning and networking opportunities available through seminars, webinars and e-learning courses in PRH and GH.
- The day-to-day activities of demography, monitoring and evaluation, and global public health professionals in the management of development activities and strategy development.
- Review documents and extract information from existing program sources and distill key patterns and trends, accomplishments and challenges.
- Support the write-up and production of reports, summary of reviews, and their dissemination to stakeholders.
- Produce graphs, charts, and tables to summarize and describe observed patterns and trends and develop them into a summary document.
- Conduct small-scale surveys, focus group discussions, and key informant interviews to gather information from relevant USAID and non-USAID sources and assist in processing and summarizing the results.
- Assist in convening technical working group meetings, preparing meeting summaries and disseminating them to relevant parties and ensuring follow through on agreed next steps.
- Participate in regular Division and Office meetings and activities.
- Other tasks or responsibilities that may be assigned based on organizational and programming needs and/or the Intern’s own interests.
Anticipated learning outcomes:
All STAR Interns will participate in learning activities (*required 10% time) during their internship. By the end of the internship, the Intern will be able to:
- Gain exposure to global health policy and evaluation and population and reproductive health through global health programming.
- Apply effective communication skills across a broad network of peers and advisors within global health to support learning and professional development.
- Currently enrolled masters or other post-bachelor’s degree in sociology, demography, economics, epidemiology, public health or a related social science field; or completion of such within the past 12 months.
- Familiarity with data collection and data processing methods and tools.
- Experience in data/evidence collation, assessment, analysis and synthesis especially with secondary data in reviewing and summarizing published and unpublished work and assessing the strength of evidence as a basis for program and policy decisions.
- Strong writing skills.
- Ability to create and deliver effective presentations and demonstrate online resources and tools.
- Proficiency with Google and Microsoft Office applications.
- This position may require travel. Ability to participate in a field experience, which may involve domestic and/or international travel and overnight stays for up to 2 weeks pending the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.
- US citizenship or US permanent residency required
SALARY AND BENEFITS
- The Public Health Institute offers a comprehensive benefits package including learning programs.
- All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at recruitment.ghstar.org, which allows you to create a profile and upload a CV/resume and cover letter.
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