PD Intern - Monitoring (141652)
Requisition ID 141652 - Posted 09/04/2021 - Short Term Monthly - Africa, Southern - South Africa, The Rep. Of - Johannesburg - Working Job Language (1) - PROGRAMME & POLICY
PD Internship Programme 2021 – Monitoring Programme, Regional Monitoring Unit, South Africa, Johannesburg 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. Brief description of the Regional Monitoring Unit, (Programme): From its base in Johannesburg, the WFP Regional Bureau (RBJ) for Southern Africa supports operations in 12 Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries (Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and the Republic of Congo). The RBJ region offers a wide range of opportunities to test and apply new innovative programmatic approaches – including the broadening of transfer modalities, increased focus on resilience-building and national capacity-development. This results in an essential need to promote innovative methods and tools to meet new information needs for evidence-based decision-making. A more strategic approach to monitoring across the region will ensure WFP’s ability to demonstrate the performance of its operations and improve Country Strategic Plan design and implementation based on evidence and lessons learned. In this context, the RBJ Monitoring Unit works closely with the Country Offices (CO) to strengthen and promote a culture of use of monitoring findings for better programmatic decisions and corporate accountability. General Information
Title of Post: PD Internship
Supervisor: Regional Monitoring Adviser
Country: Republic of South Africa
Duty Station: Johannesburg
Duration of internship: 3 months
Expected Start Date: 01 June 2021 (flexible)
Duties and responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Regional Monitoring Advisor, the candidate will perform the following duties:
Support the implementation of the Regional Monitoring strategy, particularly in line with two priority areas - Data Visualisation 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 analyse 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.
Qualifications and experience
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
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).
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
Experience with the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data is desirable.
Required soft skills/WFP Competencies:
Proven analytical and report-writing skills
Ability to liaise effectively with multiple functional teams.
Working Languages Working knowledge of English (proficiency/level C) is required. Supervision (Level/Methods of Supervision) Under the direct supervision of the Regional Monitoring Advisor, the incumbent will be provided with close mentoring, guidance, and technical supervision. Performance planning and reviews as well as learning and development discussions will be elemental part of the supervision. The Regional Monitoring Officer will be the second-level supervisor. With the support of a comprehensive induction package and assignment of a buddy/mentor, the intern will rapidly become a productive member of the team. Training components 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
Information on the Country of Assignment
Living conditions in Johannesburg, South Africa
The security situation in South Africa demands constant vigilance (UNDSS security level 3). All visitors and staff are advised to make prior travel arrangements from the airport and to avoid arriving late at night. While traveling in a car or taxi, all belongings are to be placed in the trunk or on the car floor, out of sight. Main health hazards are: HIV - throughout the country; and, Malaria - mainly in Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Kwazula-Natal provinces. South Africa is a cosmopolitan area with high standard of living. There is a two-tier healthcare system in South Africa with a large subsidized public sector and a small, but very high quality, private sector. Though there is excellent healthcare available in South Africa, it is largely limited to the private sector and comes at a high price. It is essential, therefore, to have international health insurance in order to access a good quality of care. VA Reference no: 141652 Closing Date: 2 May 2021 Please note that the deadline is at 11:59 pm Rome time (GMT + 1) Terms and Conditions:
Interns receive a monthly stipend from WFP up to the maximum amount of US$1000 per month depending on the duty station of assignment.
WFP is not responsible for living expenses, arrangements for accommodation, necessary visas and related costs.
WFP will reimburse travel ticket for candidates who are nationals of developing countries and are pursuing their studies in their home country.
WFP will recognize candidates’ educational credentials from recognised institutions that have been certified by competent international or national authorities such as the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) or Ministries of Education.
Candidates who bear any of the following relations to WFP staff members are not eligible to apply: sons, daughters, brothers or sisters.