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Summer internship 2013
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative of the World Health Organization is currently accepting applications from students and recent graduates interested in winter internships in 2013. The deadline for submission is 31 May 2013.
Programme Operations and Cluster Management (PCM) Unit: To provide management and administrative direction, support and capacity building and ensure accountability for the use of resources in support of polio eradication for WHO (at all levels) and across the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Position: Finance Intern The Finance intern will work with members of the cluster management team to strengthen reporting, improve capacity and assist in the collection and preparation of financial data. The intern will assist in the development and enhancement of the team’s SharePoint site. In addition, the intern will work with PCM team members to develop ad hoc reports on an as needed basis. The candidate should: • have extensive knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Excel and SharePoint • have good knowledge of iNet Soft would be an advantage • be well-organized, thorough, and persistent, particularly in locating and compiling data • be currently enrolled in (or have completed) an advanced degree program in business administration, public health with undergraduate degree in business administration, or a similar field. Research and Product Development (RAP) Team: The Polio Research, Policy and Product Development Team (RAP) implements a research agenda in support of both accelerating eradication as well as understanding, reducing, and managing the risks of polio for the post-eradication era. RAP equips the Global Polio Eradication Initiative with the essential tools and information to improve immunogenicity, close susceptibility gaps and strengthen surveillance. Position: Data Analysis and Research Intern The RAP Team conducts clinical studies and researches past and current studies, innovations, and projects relating to poliovirus, immunization campaigns, and program operations. The Data and Research Intern will support RAP team members by assessing new and emerging technologies (e.g. biometrics) and research and implementation of mobile data collection and mHealth projects. Additionally, the mapping and investigation of data from vaccination campaigns in Nigeria. The candidate should: • have excellent research skills • be familiar with data analysis software (e.g., Excel, Access, STATA) • be self-motivated, resourceful, attentive to detail, and comfortable working independently • familiarity with mapping software would be appreciated (e.g. ArcGIS) How to apply [pdf]
For further information, please also see WHO intern website.
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