Intern, Field Operations, MLE


About Evidence Action

Evidence Action is a global non-profit organization with an approach distinctive to international development: we exclusively scale interventions that are backed by strong evidence and can be delivered with exceptional cost-effectiveness. Our programs have grown since our founding in 2013 to reach over 280 million people annually. We deliver high impact for every dollar spent, as recognized by GiveWell, The Life You Can Save, and Charity Navigator.

We do development differently. We take a data-driven approach to identifying, scaling, and continuously improving programs which deliver immense impact, ensuring these solutions measurably improve the lives of millions. Our Deworm the World Initiative has helped governments in Africa and Asia deliver over 1.4 billion childhood deworming treatments, improving health, education, and incomes. Dispensers for Safe Water provides sustained safe water access to over 4 million people in rural Africa, preventing childhood illness and deaths.

We drive innovation. Our Accelerator builds the next generation of exceptional programs, taking an approach most similar to a venture capital model. We are ruthless in exiting programs which do not meet our criteria; those that advance deliver outsized impact for millions of people.

We are global. Across eight countries in Africa and Asia, our 400+ people are united by a tremendous passion for our mission and impact. We are strong because of our diversity of experience, geography, and background, with over 90% of our people in the countries where our impact is focused.

We have big ambitions. Our goal is to double our impact by 2024, to fulfill our vision of a world where hundreds of millions of people in the poorest places have better opportunities and their lives are measurably improved. We believe in bold and urgent action – because poverty doesn’t wait, and neither should we.

We need great people. Our success to date is due to the collective work of our amazing staff. To achieve our ambitious goals, we are looking for people who share our passion for evidence, cost-effectiveness, and scale. We seek individuals who take an entrepreneurial approach, enjoy tackling hard problems, and have a bias to action and results. If our vision and approach excite you as much as it does us, we invite you to join us.

Job Description

About Monitoring Learning and Evaluation (MLE) Team

The MLE team embodies the evidence-based nature of Evidence Action’s work and enables the organization to be a data-driven organization. The team provides services across Evidence Action Africa region in meeting the following outcomes:

● Ensure all ongoing program monitoring needs are met (including M&E design and quality data collection)

● Programs have access to timely and useful data for day-to-day programmatic planning and decision making

● Analysis and research is conducted to support in program improvements (including operation research, monitoring research and cost-efficiency analysis)

● Support with timely, useful and clear information for evidence-based decision making (including provide support to connect the dots)

● Support regional leadership in designing new programs and partnerships for exploration and evaluation

● Ensure standards, systems and processes are setup for delivery of all functions (monitoring, analysis, research, information systems and quality data)

Intern Position Overview

The intern will be a member of the MLE field operations unit responsible for IM Training, field monitoring, survey data collecting and direct monitoring of the DTWi program in Lagos State. The person must be organized, systematic, data-driven and enjoy field activities (interviews, questionnaire administration etc.). S/he will work closely with other MLE teams to ensure data is collected and used as per the standard operating procedures while adhering to set the timeline.

This position will be based in Lagos state, in the south west zone.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities

The key tasks the Intern will work on includes:

1. Support training and deployment of Independent Monitors: Evidence Action contracts independent monitoring firms to implement its PMCV strategy in the south- west region. The role involves supporting IM training as needed, which may include administering training assessment sheets to evaluate adherence to training protocols and standards.

2. Support Treatment Data Reporting: Collaborate with the MLE associate to provide technical assistance to the Lagos State NTD department in reporting treatment data on the approved platform or database post-MDA. This includes reviewing data entered on DHIS2/google sheets and identifying errors for follow-up.

3. Support Data Validation and Verification: Review data submitted by independent monitors during data collection for completeness and accuracy. Support back-check activities, in-field supervision, survey data cleaning, and data quality assurance during verification field visits for both treatment and survey data.

4. Survey Testing: Lead the testing of digitized survey tools and provide feedback on observed inconsistencies for resolution. Ensure surveys are pre-installed on the required number of mobile devices before fieldwork.

5. State Microplan Support: Review microplanning data shared by the state prior to MDA, provide technical assistance to key state staff during data entry, and communicate any challenges to the MLE associate for resolution.

6. Support Preparatory Activities for PMCV: Review materials and documents needed for training and process monitoring, including questionnaires, supervision checklists, field and school reach confirmation forms, and PMCV Checklist.

7. Data Visualization and Mapping: Collaborate with the PDM to develop infographics and maps illustrating progress and achievements during field activities. These data products will be shared with IM firms during fieldwork and relevant stakeholders during review meetings in Lagos State.

8. Report Writing: Support the development and review of activity reports, PMCV slides detailing findings, meeting notes, daily tracker updates during activities, and reporting of key performance indicators.

9. Any other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.


● Bachelor’s degree or HND in economics, statistics, Public health, social works or another quantitative field.

● Knowledge of data collection, management and analysis tools such as SurveyCTO, DHIS, Stata, R, Excel etc.

● Basis knowledge of monitoring and evaluation fundamentals

● Basic experience with data collection, data management and/or analysis

● Knowledge of DQA techniques.

● High level of competency developing powerpoint presentations and presenting them

● Strong interpersonal and communications skills to work effectively with a team that is geographically dispersed

● Self-directed/self-motivating personality, with ability to adhere to program deadlines and priorities

● Strong critical and analytical thinking skills

● Familiarity of geospatial analysis in ArcGIS/QGIS and mobile phone survey will be an added advantage

● Intellectual flexibility and willingness to form and adjust opinions based on evidence

● Have a strong commitment to evidence-based practice and data management as well as analysis skills

● Be enthusiastic to develop personally and professionally as part of a growing team

● Possess a strong attention to detail and a genuine love of working with data

NOTE: Please combine your CV and cover letter into a single document when submitting and clearly indicate the role you are applying for in the cover letter i.e, Intern, Monitoring, Learning & Evaluation field operation-Lagos in the cover letter

Working conditions

Typical working hours are from 8.00am to 5.00pm with a one (1) hour lunch break, between 1.00pm and 2.00pm, However due to the nature of the job, one might be expected to work outside the office hours. You will be assigned clear milestones to accomplish from time to time during your internship placement.

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