Junior Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

UNV - United Nations Volunteers


Mission and objectives

Somos la Red mundial de las Naciones Unidas para el desarrollo y trabajamos en Colombia movilizando conocimientos, experiencias y recursos que le permitan al país avanzar hacia la construcción de paz, la reconciliación y el desarrollo humano.
El PNUD impulsa alianzas estratégicas con los actores del desarrollo para fortalecer la gobernabilidad democrática, erradicar la pobreza, proteger la biodiversidad colombiana, así como prevenir y responder oportunamente a situaciones de crisis.
El PNUD fomenta la capacidad local y regional para promover el cambio en armonía con las necesidades del país, potenciando la acción conjunta con el Sistema de las Naciones Unidas y la coordinación con la comunidad internacional.


The UNDP Area of Sustainable Development in Colombia works with different levels of government (national, regional, and local), with NGO, civil society, and ethnic groups on issues such as mitigation and adaptation to climate change, energy issues, comprehensive biodiversity management, sustainable productive alternatives, and pollutant management, seeking to influence in public policies and in the strengthen institutional capacities to improve the environmental conditions of the country and especially the livelihoods of the population that uses natural resources.
Specifically, the area’s general objective is to “contribute to the implementation of the country’s multilateral environmental agreements and conventions to avoid transgressing planetary limits, with a differential focus on those territories and populations that are most vulnerable and excluded, promoting the achievement of the 2030 Agenda”. With this in mind, it supports projects such as “Income increase f or small rural farmers, through value chain strengthening in two PDET regions: Montes de María and South of Córdoba.”, a project developed in close collaboration with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to enhance the resilience of vulnerable rural small-scale farmers to social, economic, and climate change shocks in two PDET regions of Colombia. The aim is to increase the income of small-scale farmers in Montes de María and South of Córdoba by strengthening the value chain of agricultural products such as yams, cassava, corn, cocoa, and plantain. This will be achieved by enhancing productive and commercial capacities, while also considering environmental approaches, climate change, and gender perspectives.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of Project Manager of “Income increase for small rural farmers, through value chain strengthening in two PDET regions: Montes de María and South of Córdoba.” project in the UNDP Colombia CO (Country Office), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
– Participate in monitoring proposals for innovative technological solutions to address challenges related to sustainable rural development.
– Collaborate with the M&E team to design surveys, questionnaires, and interview guides.
– Assist in collecting relevant project data by reviewing documents, surveys, interviews, or other sources of information.
– Assist in checking data for errors or inconsistencies and participate in data quality as-sessment exercises.
– Collaborate in processing and analyzing collected data using tools such as spread-sheets, statistical software, or data visualization platforms. This may include tasks such as cleaning data, creating tables and graphs, and identifying trends or patterns using software such as KoboToolbox, Excel, STATA, or PowerBI.
– As part of a team the youth volunteer will participate in preparing periodic monitoring and evaluation reports that summarize key findings, results achieved, lessons learned, recommendations, and early warnings for the benefit of the project’s results.
– Reflect on lessons learned during the monitoring and evaluation process and engage in discussions on how findings can be applied to improve future interventions and strategies.
– Collaborate with other members of the project team, as well as other departments or external partners, to contribute to effective communication and proper coordination at all stages of the monitoring and evaluation process.

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