UNICEF Viet Nam (Monitoring & Evaluation Intern)


Monitoring and Evluation Intern

Unit: Social Policy and Governance Section, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit

Duty Station: Hanoi, Vietnam                   

Duration of Appointment: 8-12 weeks   


To support evidence-based planning, monitoring and advocacy initiatives under  the UNICEF Viet Nam 2012-2016 country programme of cooperation, including support to critical country programme review and planning exercises, and equity-focussed policy advocacy and fundraising  efforts.

Major Duties, responsibilities and output expectations

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Major Duties and Responsibilities

Output (Achievement) Expected




Under the overall guidance of the PME Specialist, develop MDG fact sheets for Viet Nam using 2014 Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) data. Particular emphasis will be given to (i) highlighting persisting inequities along various dimensions of ethnicity, geography, gender and wealth; and (ii) illustrating trends over time by comparing 2000, 2006 and 2011 and 2014 MICS data. The fact sheets will serve as an important advocacy and fund-raising tools targeting policy and decision-makers at national and sub-national levels, the donor community, UN agencies, and other development actors (NGOs, private sector). This will involve running additional data analysis (cross-tabs, regressions) on MICS data sets, as well as presenting key findings in concise graphs and narratives.

  • Additional data analysis carried out (cross-tabulations, regressions) using existing MICS datasets, with a focus on correlating inequities (ethnicity, gender, wealth, geography) with development outcomes
  • MDG fact sheets developed looking beyond national averages to highlight persisting inequities and trends over time, to be used as fundraising and advocacy tools.





In close collaboration with the PME Specialist, support the Country Office’s planning, monitoring and review processes, in particular the 2014 Mid Term Review (MTR) of the 2012-2016 Country Programme of Cooperation. The MTR presents an opportunity to sharpen the results focus of the country programme in order to accelerate the achievement of equitable results for the most disadvantaged children in Viet Nam. It will inform the planning and formulation of milestones for the 2015-2016 period, as well as for the next country programme cycle. This will involve technical inputs to the formulation of results, milestones and SMART indicators, as well as providing quality assurance and documentation support to specific elements of the MTR process.


  • Draft reports/inputs to office-wide review and planning processes prepared/provided in a timely manner, with a particular focus on the 2014 MTR
  • Support developing SMART indicators, results, and milestones developed for the remaining country programme period 2015-2016


 Qualifications and experience

 Education: Advanced undergraduate student in social sciences, statistics, political science, development or other related fields.

 Work experience: A certain level of knowledge and experience in the field of planning, Monitoring and Reporting is required, both theoretical and practical.

 Language: Fluency in English. Knowledge of the local language and proficiency in another UN working language is an asset.

 Required Skills/Competencies:

 Strong skills in quantitative data analysis and use of SPSS (at least 1 semester of statistics course )

  • Ability to synthesise technical information into simple, understandable graphs and to present data and graphics in a user-friendly manner
  •  Communication and Working with People
  • Drive for Results
  • Applying Technical Expertise
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Good IT skills, especially in database applications, a major asset. 
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills.
  • Candidate needs to be a good team player while being able to work independently.
  • An openness towards and understanding of different cultures is an asset.

  Learning Elements

 After the short assignment the intern will be able to:

  •  Demonstrate a good overview of UNICEF’s programme due to the cross-sectoral nature of the work, as well as strong coordination and communication skills due to the need to liaise with various UN agencies and development partners.
  • Demonstrate a fair knowledge of and hands-on experience in planning and monitoring projects and programmes, including results-based management and the human rights-based approach to programming.
  • Obtained some knowledge of key M&E tasks and functions in a UNICEF country office, including support to programme planning, reviews and reporting.


Direct supervision by: Sigrid Breddy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Specialist

During absence of 1st reporting officer, supervision will be provided by: Yoshimi Nishino, Chief of Social Policy and Governance (SPG)

Supervision to be given (what and how):

  • The Chief of Social Policy and Governance will provide overall support and guidance. The direct supervisor (PME Specialist) will provide day-to-day and technical guidance.
  • The intern will receive a briefing on tasks to be performed and expected outputs.
  • The intern will receive a briefing on the work and nature of SPG and the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) Unit in SPG, as well as on his/her role within the team.
  • The Chief of SPG and the direct supervisor can be consulted at any time and regular meetings will be held to ensure that sufficient orientation and learning is taking place.
  • Efforts will be made to expose the intern to a wide range of learning experiences, including inter-agency forums and inter-sectoral work in UNICEF and the One UN in Vietnam.