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WHO Internship in Burkina Faso

WHO Internship in Burkina Faso

Country: Burkina Faso
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WHO calls application for internship on Reproductive Health, Women’s and Newborn Health Program in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. The objective of the Reproductive Health, Women’s and Newborn Health Program is to help the country achieve universal access to quality health services during the stages key to the life cycle, in particular the pre-conception period, pregnancy, childbirth, the neonatal period and the postpartum while respecting human rights for Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Key Responsibilities

Under the supervision of an SRHR expert, the intern will work in close collaboration with the other members of the team and will have the following tasks:

  • Contribute to the work of the Reproductive Health Program, Women’s Health, and Newborn in the development, implementation, and monitoring of interventions, including in areas affected by humanitarian crises.
  • Contribute to studies or analyzes of sexual and reproductive health policies (literature review, cost-effectiveness analysis, and documentation of best practices).
  • Assist in the practical organization of national and regional meetings, internal and external missions, conferences, and events.
  • Contribute to the development of proposals for resource mobilization, reports of various meetings or technical documents (tools, guidelines) in the area of ​​sexual and reproductive health and related rights.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Learning Objectives

During this Internship at the WHO Regional Office in Burkina Faso, candidates will be able to

  • Learn how the WHO works with the roles of each level (Headquarters, Regional Offices, and Country Offices).
  • Learn how to conduct the document review; resemble the data necessary for the analysis of the effectiveness and efficiency of a Program.
  • Prepare progress reports.
  • Prepare reference documents for technical meetings.
  • Develop clear and credible communication skills.

Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates must have completed a master’s degree in public health or social sciences or in management at a university or equivalent establishment before starting the internship.
  • OR, candidates must be enrolled in a program of study at a university or equivalent institution leading to a formal qualification in public health or social sciences or in management (candidates who have already obtained their diploma may also be eligible provided that they begin the internship within six months of the end of their formal qualification).


Interns receive a stipend. The stipend depends on the duty station and other external support (grant, scholarships, etc.) received by the intern. In Geneva, the maximum amount of the stipend provided by WHO is 1728 USD per month.

More information available here


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline07 July,2020
CountryBurkina Faso
Open toAll



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