JaRco Consulting Program Development Internships in Ethiopia

JaRco Consulting Program Development Internships in Ethiopia

JaRco Consulting is an African development consulting firm that specialises in the monitoring, evaluation and data collection of development and humanitarian programming and interventions at the regional, national, and local levels.

We are dedicated to improving evidence-based interventions and programs for the well being of individuals and communities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.

JaRco’s clients include UNICEF, WFP, the World Bank Group, IFPRI, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to name a few.

JaRco’s primary areas of technical expertise include: large-scale baseline/endline surveys; data validation; qualitative and quantitative project assessments and midterm/final evaluations; designing M&E systems for integrated and sector-specific projects; training and capacity building; and strategic planning.


  • Supporting the writing of technical and financial proposals in response to requests for proposals from potential clients;
  • Collaborating with partners in project design and proposal-writing for potential projects;
  • Involvement in meetings with clients, inside and outside the office;
  • Support the design and review of sampling strategies for data collection;
  • Support the preparation and revision of project budgets;
  • Strengthening and maintaining networks and databases of potential partners and clients (e.g. research institutes and firms, NGOs, donors, government agencies) and consultants;
  • Managing and updating JaRco’s social media platforms and assisting in the maintenance of the company’s website;
  • When appropriate, conducting field visits and participating in field work activities to support data collection, identify adjustments as needed, assess project implementation, and other activities as required; and
  • Supporting the Program Development Manager in other activities as needed.

    Required Credentials and Competencies


  • Bachelor’s degree in development studies, economics, public health, gender, or related field;
  • Knowledge of M&E frameworks, impact evaluations, and quantitative and qualitative research methods;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills in English;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently as well as part of a fast-paced team;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, et cetera);
  • Highly motivated, flexible,
    self-sufficient worker, able to take on tasks with basic direction and minimal supervision; and
  • Strong desire to learn about international development issues and the institutional environment of development practice.


  • Master’s degree in development studies, economics, public health, gender, or related field;
  • Experience in project planning and implementation;
  • Experience in proposal- and report-writing;
  • Experience living in a developing country;
  • Development-related work experience in NGOs, research institutes, donor agencies, and/or consulting firms;
  • Experience using CSPro, SPSS, or other data analysis software;
  • Fluency in one or more Ethiopian languages; and
  • Demonstrated ability to manage high-level relationships with clients and partner organisations.

    How to Apply

    If you are interested and fulfil the requirements, please apply by sending the below information to tsegahunt@jarco.info and zahrah@jarco.info, stating ‘Program Development Intern’ in the email subject line:

  • CV (max 2 pages)
  • Cover Letter describing how academic goals, qualifications, and career aspirations relate to the internship in international development and M&E (max. 1 page)
  • 500 word response to the question: What are the risks and rewards of the localisation of development initiatives?

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