Intern Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (24 – 38 hours)

Are you looking for an internship in an international environment and would you like to specialise in Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning? Then we are looking for you!

Why CARE Nederland?

We are CARE Nederland, part of CARE, an international development organisation active in more than 100 countries worldwide. Originating from American food aid to Europe after the Second World War, we have been committed for 77 years to those who need it most.

About CARE Climate Justice Centre

CARE International (CI) is one of the world’s leading multi-mandate aid agencies, fighting poverty and injustice in over 100 countries around the world. CARE’s Vision 2030 shapes the confederation’s work in every context. One of the six outcome areas that CARE jointly works towards is Climate Justice. The CARE Climate Justice Center (CJC), hosted by CARE Nederland, has been assigned responsibility for leading CARE’s global commitment to Climate Justice, with CJC’s Director being one of six Global Programmatic leads who works directly with the CI Programme Director. The CJC is an endeavor of CARE International, endorsed and actively supported by various CARE members from the Global North.

Background and objective of the Climate Justice (CJ) MEL Internship

To show CARE’s impact, reach & carbon footprint, to learn and to improve strategic decision-making, CARE International gathers results, information and evidence on our programming and advocacy work from all over the world. CJC is mandated to validate, clean, and analyse the data and provide feasible recommendations to the CARE confederation or individual CARE Offices.

The CJC collects, validates, cleans, and analyses the following data:

  • Carbon Footprint and Climate Smart Practice: To be successful, CARE must be a credible voice, enabler and player, and it is therefore important that CARE also reduces its own emissions and becomes a climate-neutral and environmentally just organisation. CJC uses indicators to calculate CARE’s carbon footprint and track what kind of measures were taken by CARE Offices to reduce/offset their emissions.
  • Resilience Marker: CARE’s Resilience Marker is a tool that allows teams to self-assess how well resilience has been integrated into their projects or initiatives. This process encourages engagement and learning, about ways in which we can improve and support the effective integration of resilience into all our programming in accordance with contextual constraints and opportunities.
  • CJ Justice Impact Indicators and Reach Data: To learn and improve our programming and to showcase our impact and coverage, CJC collects, cleans, and analyses outcomes/impacts and reach data from Climate Resilience programming across the world: focusing on a) increased capacity for resilience and adaptation to the effects of climate change, b) adoption of improved climate policies, and c) strengthened collective voice and action of civil society. CJC uses this information to track progress towards its 2030 goal: 25 million poor and marginalised people, particularly women and girls, have strengthened their resilience and adaptive capacities to the effects of climate change.

To further the validation and analysis of this data, CJC is currently providing an internship opportunity.

What will you be doing?

The main objective of the MEL internship is to provide you with a quality learning experience around data analytics, impact measurement, and knowledge management. In return, you will lend your expertise to contribute to Climate Justice Centre’s Vision 2030 goal. As an intern at CARE Climate Justice Centre, you will:

  • Develop your existing skills in monitoring and evaluation and learn new ones that will be useful for your career.
  • Gain a deep understanding of CARE’s values, vision & mission, climate adaptation strategies and gender transformative approaches.
  • Expand your work experience with meaningful knowledge management and data analysis assignments.
  • Work in a dynamic and multicultural environment that will help you broaden your professional network.
  • Develop your understanding of carbon footprint measurement and climate smart practices in development organisations.
  • Develop your data analysis and writing skills in the area of climate justice.

The internship will take place under the guidance and leadership of the Climate Justice Center MEAL Specialist with whom the intern will collaborate closely on all the tasks below.

What do you bring to the table?

Master or Bachelor student in the fields of Climate Change, Energy, International Development, Data Analytics, Statistics, Anthropology, Sociology, or another relevant field of study.

  • Quantitative data analysis skills (Excel skills specifically)
  • Power-BI skills preferred
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Good eye for detail, collaborative, proactive, and creative
  • Passionate about climate change and climate justice
  • Excellent proficiency in English
  • Must formally be guided by the University that she/he is enrolled at and have residency in The Netherlands

CARE maintains a zero-tolerance policy on sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse and takes all concerns and complaints about sexual exploitation and abuse and child abuse involving CARE staff and related personnel seriously.

Deadlines/ deliverables

  • Validate, clean and analyse CARE’s Carbon Footprint and Climate Smart Practice data from CARE offices all over the world.
  • Update CARE’s Carbon Footprint and Climate Smart Practice dashboard with FY23 data.
  • Co-write an engaging and insightful Carbon Footprint & Climate Smart Practice FY23 report that demonstrates CARE’s results with recommendations to the CARE confederation.
  • Co-write a report detailing the extent to which CI projects or initiatives have integrated resilience in FY23.
  • Any other tasks will be determined from work related to Knowledge Management and MEL.

What does CARE Nederland offer?

  • A six-month internship contract for 24-38 hours a week.
  • A 300 EURO intern fee when working full time. An interesting learning place with an open and diverse culture.

Ready to apply?

Are you interested in this internship position and do you meet the profile sought? Please send your application using the button below.

  • Dutch residency is a requirement for this position.
  • As long as the vacancy is still visible, responding remains possible.

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