The WHO Office of the Director-General in Switzerland announces internship opportunity on Project on Cervical Cancer Elimination. S/he will operate under the leadership of the Special Advisor to the Director-General, Strategic Programmatic Priorities who coordinates this flagship project. The intern will contribute to providing support for the further development and finalization of the draft strategy as well as support activities designed to assist regions and countries, upon their request, in advancing cervical cancer elimination; support advocacy and communications activities related to the initiative. In addition to that, s/he will support background research on relevant stakeholders, public health programs, and developments; and also support WHO’s resource mobilization activities with regards to cervical cancer elimination.
The intern will perform the following tasks
- Support the development of the strategy for cervical cancer elimination.
- Review literature and conduct literature surveys as well as undertake web research and data collection on the specific subject area(s).
- Support the development of tools and guidelines.
- Similarly, support the drafting, formatting, and editing of policy briefs, tool kits, guides/manuals, hand-outs, brochures, and reports.
- Provide support for the organization of workshops, meetings, conferences, events.
- Support the development of communication tools for internal and external stakeholders.
- Also, support on-going departmental projects within the department, as agreed between the Supervisor and the Intern.
This internship serves intern with the ppportunity to learn to explore the following things
- Understanding of the global cervical cancer landscape and key stakeholders. Similarly, understanding the objectives of the program/area of work.
- Communicating clearly about the program/area of work.
- Knowledge of the difference of work between WHO headquarters, regional offices and country offices and also Knowledge about preparing policy briefings.
- Ideas to conduct and review literature surveys and also ideas to assemble data and prepare a comprehensive analysis.
Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be eligible for the Internship Opportunity on WHO in Switzerland
- Bachelor’s level or equivalent at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment; and must have enrollment in a course of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal graduate-level qualification in studies in Public Health, Public Administration, or a related field of studies. However, graduate candidates can also apply under some considerations.
- Experience in the area(s) of Cervical Cancer, Biomedical, Diagnostics, Economics, Policy, Cancer Management, or Vaccines.
- Experience or studies/training in Project management, Health Policy, and Public Health.
- Previous experience in research and/or in drafting reports as well as in the subject area through academic work or research.
- Also, experience supporting or working in a developing country context.
- More specific experience such as specialized computer programmes.
- Excellent writing skills and strong proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
WHO does not pay any salary to the interns but interns are eligible for living stipend depending upon the duty station and other external factors. In Geneva, the maximum amount of the stipend provided by WHO is 1728 USD per month.
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