The Violence, Prevention and Response Unit (VPRU) supports programming that prevents and responds to violence against women, children, and other vulnerable groups. Over the past 16 years, IRC has pioneered VPR programs in refugee settings and in other conflict-affected contexts, making it a global leader in this field. Today, IRC manages VPR programs across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. We leverage our expertise in women’s protection and empowerment, child protection and protection rule of law to address the complicated and deep-seated injustices that lead to violence.
VPRU provides dynamic support and consultation to IRC’s country offices on VPR programming — including direct technical assistance to country staff, ensuring innovation, promotion of best practices, and improvements to information collection and analysis for all VPR programming implemented by the organization. VPRU also leads on Technical Innovations to advance the development and testing of innovative program approaches, to produce resources to support country teams and to generate evidence and learning around what works to prevent and respond to violence in humanitarian settings. The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) team provides guidance and support to VPR programming, by taking a feminist approach in ensuring routine monitoring of performance, selective evaluation of contexts and programs, and iterative and continuous learning.
The primary role of the VPR MEL Intern is to work closely with the MEL team to support the training, submission, management and analysis of the annual statistics for the global Violence Prevention and Response team. This will include interacting with an online data management platform and building dashboards to display data in an intuitive and useful way. Additionally, the VPR MEL Intern may work with technical staff to improve the knowledge management of resources for field and HQ teams through the collection, cataloguing, and organization of materials on box and other internal platforms.
- Coordinate, manage, and clean annual data submissions from 30+ countries
- Work closely with the VPR MEL team to prepare and perform meta-analysis on global VPR monitoring and evaluation data
- Support the building of dashboards using Excel or Power BI to display data collected from field teams on VPR program performance that communicates information clearly and informs programmatic decision making
- Other related duties as assigned and interested
At the end of the designated period, the intern will:
- Learn about VPR programming within the IRC and the work of the technical unit
- Develop an understanding of the challenges and opportunities present in designing and adapting effective M&E systems for programs around the world
- Hone hard skills in data management, cleaning, analysis, & visualization
- Execute on at least one deliverable worthy of inclusion in a professional portfolio (examples: an interactive Power BI Dashboard, a Child Protection Annual Statistics Brief, etc.)