Internship – Independent Evaluation Office, New York, United States 247 views


The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will hire interns to support the administration and conduct of IEO evaluations in 2020.

The evaluations aims to strengthen UNDP accountability to global and national development partners; support the development of the next strategic plan; and support organizational learning.

The evaluations will use multiple data collection and analysis methods and will take an itirative approach to gather and analyse multiple perspectives to measure and evaluate UNDP performance and value added. Data will be revewed and triangulated from document reviews, meta-analysis of evaluations and audits, case study missions, interviews, focus groups and surveys.

Data from UNDP results-based management system, the Integrated Results and Resource Framework and the ATLAS enterprise resouce planning system (UNDP’s financial management system) will also be taken into consideration for analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities

The interns will provide direct support to IEO’s implementation of the evaluations being planned for 2020. They will be responsible for supporting research and data collection/ analysis working directly with respective IEO evaluation managers. The interns work will be guided by IEO’s standard ICPE research and process manuals.

Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provision of general support with evaluation logistic and administration, as required by the evaluation managers;
  • Compilation of data;
  • Support to preliminary research;
  • Preparation of tables, figures and graphs for the reports;
  • Translation of documents.

Results have an impact on the overall efficiency, effectiveness and success of IEO’s work. The interns work contributes to the immediate execution of the evaluations planned, establishment of strong and reliable research base within IEO, as well as to the timely and efficient implementation of IEO’s work plan.


Core Competencies

  • Well-organized, self-motivated, reliable, flexible and detail-oriented with excellent time management skills.
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling UN values and ethical standards.
  • Acts as a team player and facilitate team work.
  • Maintains confidentiality.

Functional Competencies

  • Good organizational skills and research skills, including ability to collect reliable, valid and accurate information from varied sources.
  • Use of Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of software packages available for quantitative analysis, including databases, spreadsheet – statistical packages and Nvivo, an advantage.

Development and Operational Effectiveness

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Organizational skills and time management.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Undergraduate’s Degree in Social Science, Economics, Public Administration, Political Science, International Relations, or other relevant areas.


  • A minimum of 1 years of experience in conducting research;
  • Experience in the use of various research methodologies (qualitative and quantitative);
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages;
  • Prior experience with or knowledge of UNDP or other UN agencies, an advantage;
  • Knowledge of current international development issues in the areas of Environment, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience Building, an advantage.

Language Requirements

  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of other UNDP working languages (Spanish, French, Arabic, and Russian) is an asset.

Application instructions

The following documents should be supplied and uploaded as one document:

  • A cover letter with a short description of relevant experience;
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects and educaton history, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of at least three (3) professional references.

Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows a maximum upload of one document.

Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders).

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

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