United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Internships Opportunities

Contract Type: Internship
Closing date: 24 November 2015 – 5:00pm (New York time)
Duty station: HQ, New York
Job ID: 3098


Under the direct supervision and guidance of an Evaluation Manager, the intern(s) will support the Evaluation Office conducting corporate evaluations.

A detailed workplan with deliverables and a learning plan will be agreed upon at the beginning of the internship. Regular meetings with Intern discussing processes and work related outcomes will lead to a beneficial environment for the Intern.

The 2015-2016 programme of work of the Evaluation Office identifies a number of corporate evaluations addressing organization-wide themes. Corporate evaluations consist of independent exercises undertaken or commissioned by the Evaluation Office in order to assess issues that contribute to achieving the goals of the UNFPA strategic plan with regard to development effectiveness and organizational performance. In 2015 and 2016, the Evaluation Office will undertake the following exercises with the assistance of five to six interns:

• Corporate Evaluations falling under UNFPA Strategic Plan Outcome 1.
• Evaluation of the UNFPA support to availability of quality family planning services (2008-2014)
• End-line evaluation of the H4+ Joint Programme Canada and Sweden (Sida) 2011-2016
• Mid-term  evaluation of the Global Programme to Enhance Reproductive Health Commodity Security (GPRHCS – Phase II, 2013-2020)
• Please reference “EO2015-A” in your application.

• Corporate Evaluations falling under UNFPA Strategic Plan Outcome 2-3 (adolescents and youth and gender equality).
• Evaluation of the UNFPA support to adolescents and youth (2008-2013)
• Evaluability assessment of the global programme to end child marriage
• Review of Anti-Discrimination Policies and Programmes and their Impacts on Poverty
• Please reference “EO2015-B” in your application.

• Corporate Evaluations falling under UNFPA Strategic Plan Outcome 3-4 (gender and population and development).
• Evaluation of the UNFPA support to census data availability to inform decision-making and policy formulation (2005-2014)
• Evaluation of UNFPA support to addressing gender-based violence (including in humanitarian settings)
• Independent system-wide evaluation on support to statistics
• Please reference “EO2015-C” in your application.

• Corporate Evaluations for communications and knowledge management.
• Contribute to the implementation of the Evaluation Office Communication Strategy e.g production of newsletter, websites, publication products.
• Contribute to development of evaluation knowledge products for internal and external dissemination.
• Provide specific communication and knowledge management support to the dissemination stages of  corporate evaluations conducted by the Evaluation Office
• Please reference “EO2015-D” in your application.

• Corporate Evaluations on humanitarian assistance.
• Clustered country programme evaluation of UNFPA engagement in fragile contexts;
• Evaluability assessment – Sexual and reproductive health services in humanitarian settings
• Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluation (to be determined)
• Please reference “EO2015-E” in your application.

Key Tasks
The Evaluation Office seeks an intern to support the evaluations/ evaluative work throughout the preparatory, inception, data collection and reporting phases (depending on the current phase of the exercises when the intern commences work) under the guidance of the evaluation manager. In particular, the intern will contribute to:

• Documentary review including defining and analyzing the portfolio of interventions for each programme under evaluation; (ii) collecting internal documentation, including liaising with, and collecting data from UNFPA regional and country offices as well as consultation with other HQ administrative units; (iii) preparing literature review to capture external documentation; (iv) Complementing existing data sources, with the design and implementation of surveys to capture additional information.
• Documentation registry: set up, populate and maintain the Google drive for each evaluation throughout the evaluation process.
• Financial analysis: (i) Producing qualitative and quantitative analyses of, inter alia, trends in UNFPA budget and expenditure, the type of resources spent (core/non-core; earmarked/ un-earmarked), donors, and project outcomes; (ii) Liaise with country and regional offices to obtain additional data/information on UNFPA expenditure.
• Sampling: collection and analysis of key data including (yet not limited to): country background; expenditure; a series of relevant health sector indicators; human development and gender indexes, etc. for selecting country case studies (ii) prepare related briefing notes/presentations as required.
• Stakeholder mapping: identify key stakeholders at global and regional levels for each programme under evaluation (including contact details).

Qualifications and Experience

• Post graduate academic study (student or recent graduate) in international relations, public policy, public health, gender, human rights, economics, statistics, political science or social development.
• Practical experience in public health, gender, human rights, or social development in middle or lower income countries will be considered an asset
• Experience conducting research, data collection, analysis and evaluations will be considered an asset
• Knowledge of statistics and econometrics, ability to undertake quantitative and qualitative analysis of data will be considered an asset
• Advanced user or excel, stata, powerpoint, word and data presentation techniques
• Fluency in English essential. Fluency in Spanish or French considered an asset.

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