Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Intern

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8 Weeks
Daily stipend
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35 hours
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Advisory - Africa
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United Kingdom

Focus of the Role

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team, located centrally in London, supports project teams to design, develop, and implement monitoring and evaluation strategies that capture the impact of our work. We are in the process of developing standard approaches, processes, and tools to systematically measure the contribution of our work towards improved development outcomes. 

Please note this is an 8 week internship programme, starting 6th July to 28th August 2020

Job Introduction

We are seeking a summer intern to support the MEL team to assist with developing and improving monitoring and evaluation frameworks for TBI’s governance projects. The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting research and analysis on the latest trends and dynamics in catalyzing inclusive growth in Africa through improved government intervention and capability. The applicant will also have the opportunity to process and analyse primary qualitative and quantitative data produced by project teams and help inform the development of M&E methodologies for current and future projects. The role will also provide hands-on experience with the day-to-day operations of working in a key central team operating across a large and dynamic organisation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct literature review on one product area in TBI’s portfolio, such as inclusive economic growth, energy, or human capital development, in relation to programme evaluation; culminating in a short-summary document of key findings;
  • Assist the MEL team in using a variety of methods to collect, analyse, and report primary qualitative and quantitative data to assess project impact;
  • Assist the MEL team in producing documentation including key findings from project reviews, as well as summaries of challenges and lessons learned;
  • Coordinate with the MEL team to provide updates on project monitoring activities;
  • Support day-to-day activities and operations, including taking notes and disseminating information to relevant stakeholders; coordinating and facilitating meetings; preparing briefings on countries, sectors, or topics of interest; and assisting operational planning and liaising with relevant stakeholders/departments.
  • Liaise with other project teams and departments across the Institute as necessary.

Person Specification

  • On track to complete or recently completed Bachelor’s degree in social sciences (Master’s degree an advantage)
  • Demonstrated interest or experience in political economy, international development, governance reform, market systems development, and/or evaluation of international development assistance
  • Experience in applied research and qualitative research methods
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently and take the initiative to improve a given task or exercise
  • Ability to be creative and responsive in dynamic, fast-paced working environments
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office platforms (Word, Excel and PowerPoint); experience using Microsoft SharePoint an advantage

About The Institute

At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.