Status: Approved

Project Code: L-USAID-USA-67

Strengthen data collection and results reporting to promote resilient food systems

Project Title Strengthen data collection and results reporting to promote resilient food systems
Project Summary Seeking energetic and self-motivated e-intern to help strengthen data collection and results reporting for RFS programming
Country United States
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the U.S. Government’s international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people progress beyond assistance. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., USAID has a 9,000 person global workforce.

This VSFS position is located in the Program Office (PO) of USAID’s Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS). RFS’ mission is to partner to advance inclusive agriculture-led growth, resilience, nutrition, and access to water and sanitation to accelerate and protect progress on the Journey to Self-Reliance. RFS oversees four high-level, integrated efforts in support of this mission: (1) Feed the Future, guided by the Global Food Security Strategy (GFSS), (2) the USAID Multi-Sector Nutrition Strategy, (3) the U.S. Global Water Strategy, and (4) efforts to
increase resilience in areas of recurrent humanitarian crisis.

The VSFS intern will work directly with the RFS Strategy, Planning, and Design (SPD) Team in collecting and analyzing data on the Bureau’s activities and helping to prepare summary narratives on activity results, which will inform the Bureau’s Program Performance Report (PPR) as well as Country Program Summaries (CPS). Specific assignments may include:

*Working with activity managers overseeing RFS investments in food security, resilience, nutrition, and water to ensure timely and accurate collection of project data reported against performance monitoring indicators, and qualitative summaries of project performance. This will include conducting data quality reviews.
*Assisting the SPD team in synthesizing quantitative data and narrative reports into larger summary performance reports.
*Leading additional MEL special projects, as time permits and under the guidance of the Internship Supervisor.
*Preparing a lessons learned brief at the end of the internship to provide the SPD Team with recommendations on what worked well with MEL reporting processes and suggestions for improvements.

Benefits for the Intern:
*Very flexible work schedule;
*Specific, meaningful, and quality work experience;
*Mentoring and networking opportunities;
*Learn about the work done by USAID.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Editing and proofreading
Additional Information

This is a great opportunity for someone with an interest in gaining experience in international development, specifically in nutrition, food security, agriculture, resilience, and the water sectors. The VSFS intern must have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively on assigned tasks in a virtual environment. The intern must sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) prior to starting the internship stating that s/he will not share any data outside of USAID until USAID publicly releases the data. Students from all academic disciplines are welcome to apply.