Internship Jobs – Monitoring & Evaluation Officer – Junior EU Aid Volunteer – Danish Refugee Council (DRC)

Organisation: Danish
Refugee Council (DRC)
Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda
About US:
The Danish Refugee
Council (DRC) is a private, independent, humanitarian organization working on
all aspects of the refugee cause in more than 36 countries throughout the
world. The aim of DRC is to protect refugees and internally displaced persons
(IDPs) against persecution and to promote durable solutions to the problems of
forced migration, on the basis of humanitarian principles and human rights. DRC
works in accordance with the UN Conventions on Refugees and the Code of Conduct
for the ICRC and NGOs in Disaster Relief.
Job Summary:  Before deployment to DRC Uganda, the selected
EU Aid Volunteer will complete a 2 months apprenticeship in DRC Headquarters in
Copenhagen, Denmark from May to June 2019. The apprenticeship will provide a
solid grounding in DRC’s organizational mandate, values and ways of working;
relevant technical and sectoral areas of work; the in-country development and humanitarian
context; roles, responsibilities and expectations for Volunteers, mentors and
line managers; communications, human resources and security policies and
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support MEAL team with setting up MEAL systems for program
  • Support the application of established Quality Benchmarks in project
  • Participate in implementation planning alongside the project team as
    well as project/program reviews and reflection sessions;
  • Participate in Accountability activities and supporting the
    functioning of the accountability mechanism including documentation of
    beneficiary feedback mechanism;
  • Assist the MEAL team with simple ad-hoc map production and
Support monitoring and
evaluation effort of projects:
  • Logistical and administrative support for monitoring/data collection
  • Participating in data collection in the field, data entry and data
    analysis as required;
  • Support the collection of material (including GPS points and photos)
    for documenting case studies and success stories as well as voices of
  • Participate in production of reports by using data collected through
    monitoring activities.
Support in data
management systems:
  • Assist with setting up of data management systems; including
    supporting roll-out of databases as well as designing and developing data
    collection tools and setting data analysis plans.
documentation of learning and knowledge management initiative:
  • Support documentation of learning through production of learning
    products such as success stories, lessons learned and learning briefs;
  • Assist with facilitating reflection opportunities, including
    meetings and workshops towards developing a strong learning culture;
  • Organize brown bag seminars with staff to digest lessons from
    analysis and to deepen reflection on achievements and failures that serve
    to improve program /project design including tracking application of
    lessons Learned;
  • Contribute to drafting learning papers that capture lessons from DRC
    work and maintain Lessons learned database.
Any other activity
as reasonably requested by the supervisor:
  • Undertake other duties that may be required by the Head of programs,
    Program Quality Assurance Manager, MEAL Specialist;
  • Participate to field mission and act as rapoutré, whenever
  • The position duties are flexible to a degree to allow the candidate
    to develop skills they personally identify. This can be arranged in
    discussions with the line manager.
  • 10% of the EUAV time will be allocated for communication tasks, to
    demonstrate the value added and impact of the EU Aid Volunteers initiative
    and its different actions, and the professional contribution of EU Aid
    Volunteers. This will be implemented through specific channels discussed
    with the communications officer.
  • Get in touch with the ECHO’s RIOs (Regional Information Officers)
    to, previously approved by the line manager, share information about HOPE
    and the experience to be an EU Aid Volunteer.
  • Develop one story from the field (an anecdotal story about their
    experience/work/ impact) produced during the assignment that may be
    uploaded into the network for use by sending/hosting organisation and the
    European Union for communication purposes.
  • Conference/workshop participation: Where appropriate, contribute to
    sharing experiences of life as an EU Aid Volunteer at conference/workshops
    organised by sending or hosting organisations and the European Commission.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
    should have recently completed Masters Degree/Post Graduate Degree within
    Social Sciences, M&E, Statistics, IT, Geography or Geoinformatics;
  • Excellent data analysis skills, especially for
    quantitative/qualitative data, including knowledge of statistical
  • Excellent level of English (spoken – written – reading);
  • Excellent communication and writing skills;
  • Knowledge of how to use research, GIS, photography and digital work
    to influence a program quality agenda.
  • Strong organisational skills / Rigor / Ability to classify and to
    manage priorities;
  • Capacity to take initiatives and propose innovative solutions;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and be respectful;
  • Some level of knowledge in refugee response would be appreciated.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should apply online via the EU Platform. To apply you must go to the job advert
on the EU Platform by clicking on the link above. At the bottom of the vacancy
text you need to click on “apply.”
All applicants must
send the following:
  • Cover letter
  • Updated Europass CV. Download
  • Relevant certificate/diploma.
  • Proven EU citizenship or long-term
    residency in an EU Member State (i.e. copy of passport/long-term residence
    permit). If you are a long-term resident, please make sure to upload your
  • All documents must be uploaded in the
    online application system under the section for cover letter and the
    section for CV/other documents.
Deadline: 4th February 2019 at 11.00 pm (CET)
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