Impacts, Monitoring & Evaluation Internship: Bridging the Gap in Flood Data and Response
Cloud to Street is looking for a creative and agile master’s student this summer to help us build a strong assessment framework for measuring the humanitarian impact for our users on the ground, which consist of development organizations, governments, and flood managers in middle to low income countries around the world.
Cloud to Street is the leading flood mapping platform designed to protect the world’s most climate-vulnerable communities. By harnessing global satellites, advanced science, and community intelligence, we monitor worldwide floods in near real-time and remotely analyze local flood exposure at a click of a button. Our mission is to ensure that all vulnerable governments finally access the high quality information they need to prepare for and respond to increasing catastrophes. Founded by two women at Yale and seeded by Google, Cloud to Street is or has been used by governments across 15 countries. We are on track to enable new flood protection and insurance for 10 million people in the next 5 years.
Our foundation was built by a team of dedicated remote sensing, earth observation, and hydrology scientists hoping to make an impact through disaster planning and response. As we quickly grow, we are starting to strategize how to better harness and measure our humanitarian impacts on the ground and build upon the lessons we've learned from close contact with our main users, which include disaster response teams for the World Food Programme, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and others in countries such as Ghana, Congo, Sri Lanka, Niger, Ethiopia, Kenya, among many others. This internship is a good fit for a self-starter who is eager to design, measure, and track impact metrics and stories from scientific global data creation to localized disaster response decisions on the ground.
- Research best practices for impacts assessment and monitoring & evaluation for flood analytics information management in international humanitarian sectors for all phases of the disaster cycle
- Interview past and current users to understand operations frameworks for decision-making to identify crucial data gaps and points of entry for our products and services
- Design and implement a standardized and actionable process for measuring internal and external impact metrics (quantitative and qualitative) based on these learnings
Characteristics of a Successful Candidate
- Currently enrolled in a Master’s Program in Development Practice, Public Affairs, Disaster Management, or related fields
- Extremely organized, self-directed, and eager to learn the ins and outs monitoring & evaluation, impact assessment programming, and human-centered design for disaster response, planning, and management scenarios
- Eager to take leadership over new projects and provide flexible support in a fast-paced startup environment
- Demonstrated experience with writing, research, and international humanitarian work
- Commitment to justice, diversity, science, and solidarity with vulnerable communities
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a scrappy startup mentality
- Has a familiarity or interest in geospatial approaches to the humanitarian sector, water resources management and hydrology, or the basics of GIS and remote sensing applications
- Prior experience in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) design and assessment for small organizations with diverse humanitarian users
- Demonstrated interest in entrepreneurial settings at the intersection of tech and international development
- Proficiency in French a plus
As a Cloud to Street member, you:
- Assist in the production of scalable technology at start-up technology company focused on social impact and represent our organization at scientific and development meetings
- Serve the underserved by reducing the scientific barriers for low and middle income countries to access the information governments, businesses, and communities need to sustainably develop and thrive
- Are in solidarity with vulnerable communities by spending time with flood affected populations and organizations who serve them
- Increase equity by making information accessible to historically marginalized communities and building a diverse and inclusive start-up
Applicants are requested to send their submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with:
- Subject line: Impacts, Monitoring & Evaluation Internship - Cloud to Street
- Attached CV/resume
- Writing sample or project page, ideally showcasing M&E projects or experience
- Paragraph expressing interest
Applications are rolling, and early submissions will be given priority. Applications are officially due March 31st at 11:59 EST.
Cloud to Street is devoted to building an inclusive and diverse company. Women, people of color, and individuals with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
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