World Health Organizations opens a vacancy for an internship position to operate in the WHO PBM Unit in the Republic of Congo. This is a full-time internship program for 2 months with the possibility of extension to Maximum 6 months.
This position is to provide support to the African Region in the conceptualization, development, implementation, and reporting of result-based and integrated program management systems. The intern will be doing the following tasks
- Reviewing the literature and conducting literature surveys.
- Undertaking web research and data collection on the specific subject area
- Managing data and documents as well as participating in the development of tools and guidelines.
- Assisting in drafting, formatting and editing documents and materials (printed or audio-visual forms), including policy briefs, toolkits, guides/manuals, handouts, brochures, and reports.
- Similarly, assisting in organizing workshops, meetings, conferences, and events.
- Also, participating in on-going departmental projects.
- Furthermore, performing other relevant duties as necessary.
At the end of the program, the intern will
- Understand the objectives of the unit.
- Communicate clearly about the unit.
- Understand the difference of work between headquarters, regional offices and country offices.
- Know how to conduct and review literature surveys. Also, know how to assemble data and prepare a comprehensive analysis.
- Prepare background documents for meetings. Also, prepare a project plan for an event.
- Develop the outline of a document.
WHO does not provide the salary for this internship position in Congo but however interns are eligible for a stipend to cover their living. The stipend depends on the duty station and other external support (grant, scholarships, etc.) received by the intern.
- Enrolment in a Master’s, graduate or Ph.D. degree program or has graduated within the past two years with study in a relevant field, such as demography, social sciences, statistics, or health (public health or any health background) and development.
- Experience in research and/or in drafting reports as well as experienced in the subject area through academic work or research.
- Field and/or developing country experience
- Similarly, experience with data analysis, statistical packages and interest in the design of graphical display and analysis of health information from an international comparative perspective, such as for health system performance assessment.
- Excellent knowledge of English or French with a good working knowledge of the other.
- More specific experience such as specialized computer programmes.
- Furthermore, interns need to be familiar with commonly used computer programs, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint. In addition to that, knowledge of specialized computer programs, for example, statistical software such as XLStat may be an advantage.