Website UN Global Pulse
Deadline to apply: 30 July 2023
South East Asia Multi-Country Office (EAPMCO)
The South East Asia and Pacific Multi Country Office (EAPMCO) supports, develops and oversees the UNOPS portfolio of projects in South East Asia and the Pacific. EAPMCO currently covers 24 countries across North East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific. With its head office in Bangkok, the Multi-Country Office comprises nine business units: EAPMCO Thailand, EAPMCO Indonesia, EAPMCO Pacific Operations Cluster, EAPMCO Papua New Guinea, EAPMCO China, EAPMCO Vietnam, EAPMCO Lao PDR, EAPMCO Philippines and EAPMCO Cambodia.
The Multi Country Office head office in Bangkok provides strategic direction, operational support, delivery oversight and assurance of the excellence of business processes and quality standards across all of the entire Multi Country Office locations. It is also responsible for developing, delivering and managing the portfolio of engagements in the country of the MCO location itself.
In 2022, the UNOPS EAPMCO implemented projects worth more than USD 95.7 million, in the areas of Energy Transition, Digital Transformations, Sustainable Environmental Management, Climate Change, Waste Management, Rule of Law and Access to Justice, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Post Conflict Reintegration, Emergency Relief, Post COVID19 Economic Transformations, and Health, through HR, procurement, construction, contract management, fund and program management services.
UNOPS has been providing management services to the UN Global Pulse initiative since its establishment in 2009. As of 2023, the Indonesia Office will provide operational services to the UN Global Pulse – Asia-Pacific Regional Hub.
UN Global Pulse
UN Global Pulse is the Secretary General’s Innovation Lab. We work at the intersection of innovation and the human sciences to inform, inspire, and strengthen the ability of the United Nations family and those it serves to anticipate, respond and adapt to the challenges of today and tomorrow.
Our teams are spread across the world, with hubs in Uganda, Indonesia, Finland and the United States. Drawing on more than a decade of experience with digital innovation in the UN family, UN Global Pulse unites specialists from the digital and social sciences in search of solutions to the world’s most pressing problems, from conflict to climate change.
We aim to reduce the risks that innovation involves and move towards the opportunities. We restore public trust in technology by making it inclusive, accessible and ethical. Our input brings value to the work of the UN and external partners in protecting the vulnerable and defending human rights.
The goals of the UNGP Network are: i) Support efforts to advance innovations ii) Contribute to the development of global frameworks, and iii) Support the transformation of the UN family.
UN Global Pulse’s Disha is a multilateral initiative that brings together UN agencies and private, public, and social sector partners for the development of data and AI products as digital public goods (DPGs). Disha aspires to catalyze the formation of a cohesive and responsibly open ecosystem of data and AI products and services that reduces inefficiencies in the development of digital solutions for sustainable development and humanitarian action—with an initial focus on natural disaster response and recovery—to accelerate attainment of the sustainable development goals.
Purpose and Scope of Assignment
To achieve its goals, UN Global Pulse is looking for a Project Management Intern (Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation) Under the direct supervision of the Project Management Support- Senior Officer, the selected candidate will support the development and roll out of a strong monitoring, evaluation and learning system for the Disha initiative, especially as it embarks on implementing its first use case. The selected candidate will also contribute to the day to day coordination and management of the initiative and grow expertise in project coordination, management and delivery assurance. Furthermore, the selected candidate will get an opportunity to work closely together with a wide group of partners including UN agencies, private sector partners and other development and humanitarian actors.
The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
- Assist in the design and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation framework.
- Support the collection of data using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
- Contribute to data entry, cleaning, and management using relevant software.
- Support the analysis and interpretation of data to identify trends, patterns, and recommendations.
- Assist in preparing periodic reports and presentations on progress and outcomes.
- Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders to ensure effective communication and coordination of M&E activities.
- Support the overall project coordination and delivery of day to day activities.
- Perform any other duties as required, such as participating in project meetings and drafting minutes or summaries.
Monitoring and Progress Controls
In coordination with the UN Global Pulse staff, the Project Management Intern (Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation) will report on progress and assure the timely deliverables of the agreed outputs. The selected candidate is expected to exercise flexibility in the internship regarding the potential of dynamically adapting working arrangements so that outputs can be delivered.
Interns may be eligible for a monthly stipend from UNOPS provided that they do not receive funds from other institutions. Further, UNOPS may provide a one time travel lumpsum. However, they must make their own arrangements for accommodation, travel and necessary visa arrangements.
This position is based in Helsinki.
The selected candidate will work on the assignment full time (candidates who can only work part time will also be considered) for an estimated 6 months.
Education and Experience
- Applicants must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree or be pursuing an advanced university degree, such as a Masters or a Ph.D., or be a recent graduate from such studies (within the last 3 years)
- To be eligible for this particular internship, the candidate must preferably have studied or be studying towards a university degree in: monitoring and evaluation, political science, international relations, global development studies, social sciences or another related discipline.
- Experience with monitoring, evaluation and learning processes is a strong asset;
- Proficiency in survey design and data collection techniques is an asset;
- Basic data analysis skills using software such as Excel, SPSS, or other statistical tools is an asset;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills is an asset;
- Strong organizational and project management skills is desirable;
- Data visualization skills and proficiency of related software applications (e.g. Adobe Illustrator) is an advantage.
- Fluency in both written and oral English (read, write and speak) is required.
- Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an asset.