Program Evaluation, Design, and Monitoring Intern with Mercy Corps in Liberia

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Mercy Corps is an International non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities across the globe. Mercy Corps manages programs in 43 countries, with a FY13 budget of $275 million. Mercy Corps has been working in Liberia since 2002, and is strongly committed to supporting the social integration and economic empowerment of Liberian youth through its programs, which focus on the sectors of youth employment, entrepreneurship and social development.

The intern will be involved across these work areas, including: 1) Building on existing learning resources to conduct developmental evaluations and lesson learning from across the program portfolio – understanding what is working, what is not, and why; 2)Program design – identifying opportunities for phase 2 programming, conducting needs assessments (inside and possibly outside Monrovia) and potentially writing components of proposals; 3) Program implementation – supporting the team where needed for ongoing design of activities, methodologies, and curricula; 4) Reporting and documentation – writing reports for donors, collecting case studies, and writing blogs etc. For more information, click here.

LIVING CONDITIONS: The position will be based in Monrovia, and may require some travel outside the capital.  Liberia is recovering from 14 years of war and instability. Security has improved and Mercy Corps staff travels throughout the country to program sites.  Monrovia and towns in outlying areas are generally safe though nighttime travel and activities should be considered carefully.  Life in Monrovia is still basic but very comfortable, with a young and vibrant expatriate scene and supermarkets full of western goods at western prices. It is however an expensive place to live, and interns should expect monthly costs at least as high as they would experience at home.

About Alexandra Amling

MAIPS 2014 Graduate Candidate with a focus on Conflict Resolution, International Migration and Refugees. Holds a Master's degree in Southeast Asian and Chinese Studies with a regional interest in Cambodia, Myanmar/Burma and Thailand. Currently supporting the GSIPM staff as a Graduate Assistant.

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