Evaluation and Assessment Intern at USAID/T-MELA October, 2023

Job Title: Evaluation and Assessment Intern

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USAID/T-MELA

Duration: Six Months (October 2023 – March 2024)

Background:  

On January 19, 2023, USAID/Tanzania awarded International Business Initiatives (IBI) and SI a four year contract for the Tanzania Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Adaptation (T-MELA) Activity. This activity is to assist the USAID/Tanzania Mission with strategy- and activity-level performance monitoring, evaluation, and learning. This activity will also provide data gathering and verification, data visualization (including Geographic Information Systems), data quality assessments, impact and performance evaluations, assessments, organizational learning, and collaboration among USAID’s implementing partners and DO teams. The MEL Support Platform will also implement a capacity building agenda for the mission, developing a baseline of M&E knowledge within the mission and tailoring a curriculum to provide skills development to mission staff.

Position Description:

IBI is seeking two Evaluation and Assessment Interns to support T-MELA Evaluation and Assessment Specialists. In this role, the intern will collaborate closely with interdisciplinary teams, engage in hands-on data organization, and support evaluation data collection, and all its logistics. This position offers a unique opportunity to hone the incumbent’s technical and organizational skills, work on impactful projects, and gain practical experience in the development sector. Ideal candidates are detail-oriented, eager to learn, and have a foundation in data management, social research, program evaluation, or related assessments.

Responsibilities

1. Scheduling and Coordination

  • Schedule meetings, interviews, and sessions using tools like Microsoft Teams.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams for the smooth execution of tasks.
  • Coordinate with T-MELA staff for various project activities.

2. Data Management

  • Learn and collect data and provide logistical supports to data collection.
  • Assist in organizing and cataloguing collected data for easy retrieval.
  • Contribute to the development of data collection tools and methodologies.
  • Support in ensuring the quality assurance system is adhered to during data collection.
  • Learn about both quantitative and qualitative data analysis.

3. Report and Document Preparation

  • Draft introduction emails, letters, and other communication documents.
  • Maintain and update trackers for interviews and other scheduled activities.
  • Help in preparing field level reports, by gathering relevant data and drafting initial versions for review.
  • Offer support in fieldwork processes such as enumerator training and data collection.

By the end of this internship, the intern will have gained an in-depth understanding of the intricacies involved in project evaluation and assessment, coupled with hands-on experience in managing various project-related tasks.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s program in a relevant field such as Data Management, Social Research, Project Management, Public Administration, Sociology, or related fields. Students with master’s degree in Monitoring and Evaluation are preferred.
  • Experience in data collection and management in a minimum of 2 assessments, surveys, evaluation or similar.

Essential Skills

Candidates need to know the basics of Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word, and Teams. It’s good if they’re familiar with data tools and project management software. They should be able to communicate well in English and Swahili and handle multiple tasks. Also, a grasp of simple research and problem-solving is important.

Professional Behaviour

Interns should work well with others and understand people from different backgrounds. They need to be open to feedback and manage changes. Being independent, yet a good team player is key. They should act ethically, and respect confidentiality, and if they know about Tanzanian government structures, that’s a plus.

By the end of this internship, the intern will have gained an in-depth understanding of the intricacies involved in project evaluation and assessment, coupled with hands-on experience in managing various project-related tasks.

Please note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

Application letter, CV and education certificates should be submitted electronically to: TZrecruitment@tanzania-tmela.com with the subject line of the position.

Closing date for submission of applications is end of business day on 14th October 2023.