国連・外交インターンシップ報告：KANDIMIRE, Juniour Kudzai (WFP Libya）
カンディミール ジュニア クザイ
経営戦略研究科（IBA) Global Public Management Program 2年
DePauw University (USA) 卒業 (Sociology and Anthropology専攻)
実習機関：世界食糧計画 (WFP)(リビア) ※インターンシップは全てリモートで実施
KANDIMIRE, Juniour Kudzai
2nd year of Global Public Management Program, International Management Course, Institute of Business and Accounting
B.A. (Sociology and Anthropology, DePauw University, USA)
Internship institution: WFP/Libya (Remote internship)
Internship duration: 2022.05.10～2022.11.10
●Details of your internship / インターンシップの内容
- Reviewing the Third-party monitoring (TPM) reports.
- Updating the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) track sheet.
- Data entry to the list of the beneficiaries of school feeding.
- Attending M&E meetings with the partners.
- Support reviewing and creating the M&E monitoring tools.
My assignments were challenging at first but my supervisor was always there to assist me, from the technological side as well as what I needed to do. I mostly looked at reports to find specific information that my supervisor needed for example, TPM visits recorded for 2022 so that they can look at how many they would need to target for in 2023.
Another additional task I did was to look at TPM visibility. Especially looking at whether the sites had specific WFP brochures and banners during the food distribution activities.
I also attended M&E meetings with the partners. These would help me to understand the information on the reports and how it would be tackled by different areas responsible for these projects. I attended the WFP Libya staff meetings which were usually on a monthly basis. At some point my supervisor was on a 2 week annual leave so I had to cover some of the responsibilities of the position of the monitoring associate which included the daily communication and coordination between the programme unit and the third-party monitoring. I would receive reports directly and enter them on a Sharepoint.
● What you learned from the internship program / インターンシップでの学び
At first 6 months felt very daunting, I never thought I was going to finish because the internship itself was intimidating at first but due to the support my supervisor gave me, things were not as hard as I thought. I learned a lot about using Microsoft Excel since it was one of the tools I was using during my internship. I also had no prior experience with tools like Microsoft Teams or Sharepoint. These were some of the technical skills I gained. I also learned how to do data analysis. This was further developed whenever I had to evaluate reports and look for specific things. My data entry abilities also improved because I had to come up with data entry that would be easy or accessible to my supervisor and other people looking at it. I had to learn more about being professional. This meant doing tasks on time, and having great communication skills. Sometimes it was not easy since I was online and in a different time zone but my supervisor and I always found a way to make it work. My best tactic whenever I was in a bind was to reach out and ask questions to my supervisor. I did not know a lot of things so I relied on her a lot.
●The linkage between the internship program and UNFA Course contents / 国連・外交コース授業での学びとインターンシップ
Having professors who have experiences in the UN is a great advantage. During my classes I was being taught about the UN competency framework especially focusing on core values like integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity as well teamwork. I found myself applying this frame in my work at WFP. Our Career seminar classes also equip students with knowledge about CV Writing and interview preparation even though I had this class after I already started the internship, I could easily see how much of an advantage it is.
Another benefit is the fact that our advisors have also worked in different agencies of the UN hence, they are also available for an advising sessions or mentorship. This is something that can not be found in most schools so I consider myself very lucky to even such resources.
●Future career plan / 将来の目標、キャリアプラン
I am interested in working for NGOs in the future and this internship is one of the stepping stones I needed to make this happen.
I gained skills and an insight into how WFP operates. While it was 6 months, I used that opportunity to learn as much as I could. I am interested in applying for more work at WFP post-graduation or sometime down my career because I resonate with their mandate and the work they are doing. I will use my time remaining in school to learn more about the United Nations as a whole and enhance my capacity to work in the organization one day.
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