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PD Intern - Monitoring

The Programme 

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies, and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. We are currently seeking motivated and qualified candidates to fill positions of the 2021 Policy and Programme Department (PD) Internship Programme. 
The position will either be based in the Regional Monitoring Unit of the Programme Unit in the Regional Bureau, Johannesburg, South Africa or home-based, depending on the pandemic-caused restrictions. The internship will be typically for the period of at least 3 months during June to August/September 2021. 
Throughout their assignment WFP interns have access to an industry leading learning platform, WeLearn. Depending on opportunities and availability of funds, he/she may participate in WFP workshops or seminars, as appropriate. 
Learning Elements: 
At the end of the assignment, the Intern should: 

  • Have strong knowledge of WFP corporate M&E guidance and tools, M&E procedures in Country Offices by supporting strategic and programme decision-making.
  • General understanding of WFP overall operations and activities in the region, as well as Headquarters priorities.  

What You Will Do 

  • Support the implementation of the Regional Monitoring strategy, particularly in line with two priority areas - Data
  • Visualization and Data Analysis with the overall aim to strengthen Country Office capacities for high quality monitoring and learning to facilitate strategic and programme decision-making. 
  • Contribute to the data quality audits by collate and analyze data needed from all outcome monitoring exercises in all Country Offices. 
  • Design and develop innovative data visualization tools and support Country Offices to do the same, focusing on automated analysis data preferable using Tableau Prep and Tableau Desktop. 
  • Based on secondary data review (e.g. Country Office outcome monitoring reports; datasets; logical frameworks) conduct analysis of food security, and other programmatic indicators to understand the historic trends of the outcome indicators in the region and develop knowledgebase. 
  • Provide technical support in analytics, data innovation and international best practices and data standards both CO Monitoring Teams and Regional Bureau.
  • Any other duty assigned that are within the scope of monitoring.     

Required Skills and Abilities 

  • Currently enrolled with in a graduate programme and have attended classes in the past 12 months, or a recent graduate from a graduate programme (within six months prior to the application to the internship programme). Preferred areas of study are Social Science, Mathematics, Demography, Geography, Statistics, or related subject. 
  • Experience with the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data is desirable. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Tableau Analytics and other relevant statistical applications (e.g.: web-based databases,) to organize, analyze, share, and use of monitoring data is desirable 
  • Knowledge of results-based management principles and practices is desirable. 
  • Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required. 
  • Excellent command of English is required; Working knowledge of a second UN language would be an asset. 
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook). 
  • Proven analytical and report-writing skills. 
  • Ability to liaise effectively with multiple functional teams.  
Closed 6 days ago
Closed 6 days ago
  • Job type:Internships
  • Disciplines:

    Mathematics, Statistics

  • Citizenships:

  • Locations:

    Johannesburg (South Africa)

  • Closing Date:2nd May 2021, 6:00 pm


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