16 No Experience USAID Project Career Placements – Internship (Monitoring & Evaluation) at SDS

Job Title:  Internship
(Monitoring & Evaluation) – 16 Career Placements

Organization: Strengthening
Decentralization for Sustainability (SDS)
Funding Source: USAID
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: M&E
Specialists and Mentors
About USAID Project:
Strengthening Decentralization
for Sustainability (SDS) is a 6-year (April 17, 2010- April 16, 2016) USAID
funded program in support of the government of Uganda (GOU) at the district and
Sub-county local government level. The project aims at improving results and
sustainability of decentralized social service delivery through appropriate
tools, technical assistance, and financial support. The SDS Program is
implemented by Cardno Emerging Markets, Ltd. USA, in collaboration with: Urban
Institute; Development Info Structure Inc. (Devis);Infectious Disease Institute
(IDI); and Tangaza Cinemas. The SDS programme objectives are to:
  • Strengthen
    coordination of activities at the district and sub county level.
  • Improve
    district management of resources and programs.
  • Provide
    financial support through grants to local governments for better service
  • Institute
    and support innovative approaches to sustain social sector service
Job Summary: The purpose
of this internship scheme is twofold:
  • Develop
    new M&E talents from the pool of brilliant young graduates that are
    fresh from the university, have no experience but are highly motivated and
    have a passion for M&E. This will enhance the aim of building local
    capacity and shaping the future’s manpower especially in areas of;
    Planning, Programming, Monitoring and Evaluation through these young
    graduates interested in developing their career in M&E where they will
    be trained, mentored and groomed for the same.
  • Through
    routine hands-on M&E work, the SDS will in turn be supported by the
    interns to fulfill their increasingly demanding need for M&E within
    the Programme’s core business and also at the partner districts;
    ministries and the IPs coordinated by SDS.
Key Internship Objectives:  The objectives of the internship scheme are
  • Increase
    knowledge and skills of young graduates in M&E through practical
    training, mentorship and support supervision hence contributing to the
    national pool of M&E capacity in Uganda.
  • Enhance
    more cost-efficient SDS programming by building capacity of M&E
    interns to conduct regular data collection, data entry, data analysis and
    reporting on SDS program work.
  • Establish
    Innovative capacity building, skills based and knowledge sharing centered
    model that will be available for replication.
  • Develop,
    implement and document a project based on PEPFAR priorities by close of
    the internship scheme.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The
    internship scheme seeks brilliant, highly committed and self-motivated,
    interested young graduates with a passion for Monitoring & Evaluation.
    The applicants should for the Internship positions should possess
    Bachelors’ degrees in areas of: Medical Sciences, Statistics, Economics,
    Demography and Population Studies, Development Studies, Social Sciences,
    Social Work and Social Administration, Information Technology, Finance and
    Financial Management; and any other related disciplines.
  • The
    scheme is open to all qualified Ugandans from different institutions,
    ethnic backgrounds and gender that are ready to contribute to the
    pragmatic social development process of the country using the acquired
    Monitoring & Evaluation skills.
Age: 30 years and below
How to Apply: 
All candidates are encouraged
to Apply by sending the following;
  • Internship
    application form (please fill-in the relevant form), download here
  • Motivation
    statement not exceeding 250 words, double-spaced, times new roman, font
    12. The statement should clearly spell out why the prospective intern should
    be considered for this scheme, what one intends to benefit from the scheme
    and what they intend to offer as well as what their future M&E
    aspirations are.
  • All
    relevant academic documents/certificates
The fully-completed form, motivation
statement and academic documents should be send via E-mail to: meinternship@uganda-sds.org
Deadline: Friday, 6th March, 2015 by 12:00 noon

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