The Development Fund works with marginalized people in rural communities to end hunger, poverty, and injustice by strengthening climate adaptation, biodiversity and sustainable food systems. The Development Fund and local partners are currently conducting baseline household surveys (HHS) in Guatemala and Nepal for a new programme phase. Data have been collected with Kobo Toolbox to measure indicators on food security, dietary diversity, agricultural production, vulnerability to climate hazards and income. The results will be used by DF staff and partners as a benchmark to measure progress over the next five years, while also provide insights for program design.

We are looking for a student, at Master’s or Ph.D. level in a relevant field, that can help us manage the HHS datasets and conduct the analysis required for the baseline study. The successful candidate will be supervised by DF’s Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning advisor. Country program teams (partners and/or DF staff) will provide input and support as needed.

Tasks:

  • Organize datasets downloaded from Kobo Toolbox and perform data cleaning
  • Review sampling methodologies and design appropriate weighting protocols
  • Calculate indicator values and summary statistics, according to the baseline analysis plan
  • Prepare draft reports with key results to be used by country program teams for interpretation and planning

Qualifications:

  • Interest and competence in thematic areas like rural livelihoods, natural resource management, food security, agriculture in developing countries or other relevant topics
  • Good knowledge of statics, survey design and analysis Strong data management and analysis skills 
  • English proficiency, Spanish is an asset
  • Advanced experience with relevant software (mainly Excel, Kobo Toolbox)

Soft skills:

  • Systematic
  • Flexible
  • Positive attitude
  • Able to deliver on time

The assignment has a duration of 3 months (from 20 June – 20 September, or as agreed), at part time basis, equivalent of 18,75 hours per week. The intern can work remotely from home office, if COVID-19 regulations allow the intern can also work in the Development Fund’s office in Oslo. Salary compensation in line with DF internal policies as programme officer.                                                                                                       

Send short application (max 1 page) explaining your experience and motivation and CV to elin@utviklingsfondet.no by June 7th 2021. Short listed candidates will be invited for interview. If you have any questions regarding the position please contact:   Elin Cecilie Ranum, Head of Programs elin@utviklingsfondet.no, +47 9622 9600.