Jobs – Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Internships at USAID SDS

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Internship Scheme (4 Vacancies)

Strengthening Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS) is a 6-year (June 2010- May 2016) USAID funded program in support of the government of Uganda (GOU) at the district and Sub-county local government level. The project aims at improving results and sustainability of decentralized social service delivery through appropriate tools, technical assistance, and financial support. The SDS Programme is implemented by Cardno Emerging Markets, Ltd. USA, in collaboration with: Urban Institute; Development Info Structure Inc. (Devis);Infectious Disease Institute (IDI); and Tangaza Cinemas.

Internship Job Summary: The purpose of this internship scheme is twofold:
  • Develop new M&E talents from the pool of brilliant young graduates that are fresh from the university, have no experience but are highly motivated and have a passion for M&E. This will enhance the aim of building local capacity and shaping the future’s manpower especially in areas of; Planning, Programming, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Through these young graduates interested in developing their career in M&E where they will be trained, mentored and groomed for the same.
  • Through routine hands-on M&E work, the SDS will in turn be supported by the interns to fulfill their increasingly demanding need for M&E within the Programme’s core business and also at the partner districts; ministries and the IPs coordinated by SDS.
Job Objectives: The objectives of the internship scheme are to:
  • Provide practical and guided hands-on, tailor-made training, coaching, mentoring and support supervision to identified young graduates interested in developing a career in M&E,
  • Beef up the manpower of SDS program through recruiting interns who will assist in implementation of the increasingly demanding M&E programmatic activities such as: planning; data collection, entry and analysis and reporting.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
All interns without exception will be expected to:
  • Actively participate in all trainings as required
  • Participate in all activities as directed by the mentors
  • Participate in all M&E activities as required by the Regional M&E Specialists
  • Compile and submit quarterly progress reports on work that has been done during the quarter
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The internship scheme targets brilliant, highly and self motivated, interested young graduates (30 years and below) with a passion for community development/ youth engagement.
  • Potential interns will possess a Bachelors’ degree in areas of: Statistics, Economics, Demography and Population Studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences, Gender Studies, Social Work and Social Administration, Social Anthropology, Information Technology, Finance and Financial Management; and any other related disciplines.
  • The scheme is open to all qualified Ugandans from different institutions, ethnic backgrounds and gender that are ready to contribute to the pragmatic social development process of the country using the acquired M&E and Community development /youth engagement skills.
How to apply for the job: 
Please fill this Internship application form, download here.
Send a motivation statement not exceeding 250 words, double spaced, font 12 of times new roman. The statement should clearly spell out why you should be considered for this scheme, what you intend to benefit from the scheme and what you intend to offer as well as what your future M&E or community development/ youth engagement aspirations are.
Attach all relevant academic documents/certificates
Your dully completed form and motivation statement should be sent by email ONLY to meinternship@uganda-sds.org

Deadline: Friday April 11, 2014

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