Program Monitoring and Evaluation Internship
I worked with the Strategic Support Unit at the UNDP office in Colombia in order to develop a strategy to strengthen their monitoring and evaluation protocol of UNDP projects in Colombia. I interviewed project staff across the four major programmatic areas (governance, peace, poverty, and sustainable development) to identify mechanisms to improve monitoring accountability towards UNDP goals. I also developed a standardized field visit report and territorial monitoring report to address concerns that had been raised in a recent UNDP audit. This internship allowed me to understand the structure and function of different UN entities in a Latin American context. I also had an opportunity to witness the historic UN-facilitated peace negotiations ending a 50 yearlong internal armed conflict in the Colombia countryside.