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Research Intern


About Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Committee(MEC)

MEC ( was created after the need for independent monitoring and evaluation of anti-corruption efforts was identified at a series of international conferences. MEC is wholly independent of the Government of Afghanistan, and receives financial support from the international community. This independence ensures that MEC is capable of carrying out its mandate in a transparent manner without undue influence. The governing Committee, which is made up of 3 Afghan and 3 international anti-corruption experts, meets in Afghanistan quarterly, normally resulting in the setting of recommendations and benchmarks. MEC issues regular reports every three months, with interim reports being issued regularly. The Committee is supported by a technical secretariat of national and international staff led by an Executive Director who is supported by a Technical Director. The intern will work in assessments departments and be part of a team of researchers.

Job Summary

The Research Intern will support the planning and conducting of assessments including vulnerability to corruption assessments, public inquiries, follow-up studies etc. she may have to conduct interviews or assist in conducting of focus group discussions. she will assist in conducting desk research, collecting data from a variety of sources and draft key findings from them. Further, the research intern will transcribe interviews, focus group discussions, consultation notes or minutes of meetings.

Job Details

Date Posted: 13 May 2018 Reference: MEC
Closing Date: 20 May 2018 Work Type: Full Time
Number of Vacancies: 1 Gender: Female
Functional Area: Internships Open Ended: NO
Nationality: Afghan Salary Range: As per company salary scale
Contract Type: Fixed-term Years of Experience: 0 Year(s)
Contract Duration: 0 Year(s) & 0 Month(s) Extension Possibility: Yes
Probation Period: 1 Month

Duties and Responsibilities

• Planning support to VCA, Research and Follow-ups team leaders
• Logistical support in the conduct of assessments
• Conduct of interviews, focus group discussions and consultations
• Conduct of desk research
• Data collection and storage during and after assessments
• Writing up of key findings
• Transcription of primary information originating from variety of data collection techniques
• Any other tasks that maybe required by the team leaders


Proficient use of Excel, Microsoft Office, multi-tasking skills, and the ability to consistently meet deadlines.


At least in the last year of a bachelor decree in a relevant social science field
Ability to write in Dari and English minutes of meetings or transcripts of interviews.
Ability to perform interviews
Good observation skills and academic curiosity
Well organized and good planner
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of Afghan political, administrative and legal environment will be desired.

Job Location

Afghanistan - Kabul
AF AF 12


Bachelors Degree,

Submission Guideline

Candidates can apply for the position by sending their cover letter and CV in one PDF or Microsoft Word document, named in the following way:

"LAST_NAME_first_name.pdf" or "LAST_NAME_first_name.doc." Supplementary documents - degrees, certificates, etc. - should not be sent at this stage.
The single PDF or Word file should be emailed with the subject line "Research Intern" by May 20, 2018.

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