CTA is looking for a highly motivated and result-oriented intern to join the Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation (LME) unit.
The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) is a joint international institution of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States and the European Union (EU). Its mission is to advance food security, resilience and inclusive economic growth in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific through innovations in sustainable agriculture. CTA operates under the framework of the Cotonou Agreement and is funded by the EU.
CTA’s envisions agriculture in ACP countries as a vibrant, modern and sustainable business that creates value for smallholder farmers, entrepreneurs, youth and women, and produces affordable, nutritious and healthy food for all.
Learning, Monitoring & Evaluation (LME) unit now has an exciting
opportunity for a young monitoring and evaluation (M&E) professional. You
will gain experience and exposure to M&E tools and strategies, enabling you
to better understand the dynamics of our sector and make a contribution to our
The LME Unit has structured its work around the following areas:
- Gap analysis: monitoring CTA’s progress towards
achieving the targets set in the corporate log frame and proposing
adjustments to the project portfolio, as deemed necessary or opportune.
- M&E plans: supporting the formulation and
implementation of M&E plans for all the major projects, with a view to
making sure that investments in M&E will be fruitful and match the
specific requirements of each project.
- M&E data management: strengthening CTA’s
capacity for capturing and managing M&E data on the entire project
portfolio, through more systematic data collection and the development of
an IT-based business intelligence portal that supports management
Duties and responsibilities
Under the supervision of the LME Unit Manager, while collaborating with other team members, the intern is expected to provide back-up support and technical input to the Unit’s work. More specifically, the following tasks will be part of the intern’s day-to-day activity:
- Data management: cleaning, inputting and quality control in
CTA’s IT-based project management, monitoring and reporting system and other
- Data analysis: analyse
quantitative data to assess programme / project performance to guide CTA’s
- Reports creation:
interactive reports through our business intelligence portal; regular
analytical M&E reports based on feedback from CTA partners and
beneficiaries; use of infographics and data visualisation IT based tools to
make quantitative and qualitative data easily understandable to CTA staff and
other defined audiences; PowerPoint presentations.
- Knowledge base creation:
conduct research/literature reviews, including on contextual information about
CTA’s geographic areas of work and intervention areas.
The intern will also have the opportunity to be involved in the two other areas of LME’s work (cf. section 2).
Qualifications, experience and skills required
- National of one of the ACP or EU States signatory to
the Cotonou Agreement - 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific States and the European Union member states. Only applications from nationals of
these countries will be considered.
graduate, between 21 and 29 years old (maximum).
- University degree
(Bachelor/Master) in agriculture, monitoring and evaluation or a related field
with a strong background in quantitative methods.
with statistical packages for both qualitative and quantitative analysis;
background in IT and internet applications;
with the DAC evaluation criteria, logical framework and logic model approaches;
written, presentation, communication and analytical skills;
knowledge of English or French and satisfactory command of the other language.
in the use of the MS Office package especially PowerPoint, Access and Excel;
in the use of Business Intelligence solutions as well as database management;
interest in data visualisation solutions;
familiar with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries;
in and knowledge of international development is also an asset.
- Participation in CTA activities will give you an invaluable experience
at international level.
- Internship stipend (€ 800 per month for holder of a Bachelor’s degree, €
1,000 per month for holder of a Master’s degree).
- Payment of travel costs when joining and leaving the Centre.
- Medical coverage for emergency cases of sickness and accident, for the
duration of the internship.
How to apply
Qualifying candidates are required to send their application via email
or mail to Christèle Coutureau, Human Resources Officer. Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of
the email the title ‘Internship M&E’.
- Applications should include:
- A letter of
motivation (maximum one page) explaining why the candidate considers that
he/she is in a position to contribute to CTA’s activities and what he/she
expects to gain from the internship. The date of earliest availability should
be specified as well.
up-to-date curriculum vitae, preferably in EUROPASS
highlighting qualifications, experience and skills with regards to the
- A copy of
the highest diploma/degree, as well as training certificates related to the
position. Original documents are to be presented once a candidate is selected.
- A letter of
recommendation and/or references.
Deadline for application: 30 June 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
CTA is an equal opportunity employer. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.