West African Health Organization Announces Young Professional Internship Program

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The West African Health Organization (WAHO) has announced it is accepting applications from qualified individuals for its Young Professional Internship below.

 

Below is the official statement from WAHO

The West African Health Organization (WAHO) is a specialized agency of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) with headquarters in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. WAHO strives for the attainment of the highest possible standard and protection of health of the people in the West Africa sub-region, through the harmonization of the policies of Member States, pooling of resources, cooperation with one another and with others for a collective and strategic combat against the health problems of the sub-region.
YPIP(Young Professional Intership Programme) is a training programme of the Division of Human Resource Development of WAHO. The programme was developed in 2005 by WAHO and its partner USAID in recognition of the lack of adequate human resource for health in the West African sub-region. The goal of the programme is therefore to: “provide young professionals with knowledge, practical skills and experience for sustainable management of health issues in West Africa.” The programme is currently on its 8th batch and has so far trained 89 young professionals from across the sub-region.
If you want to pursue a career in public health and you meet the criteria below, then you should consider becoming a YPIP intern.
  • West African Citizen
  • Higher Education Degree
  • Relevant Public Health Experience
  • Basic computer skills
  • Fluency in at least one official ECOWAS language; knowledge of a second language is an advantage
·         All applicants must be citizens of ECOWAS member countries, must be available throughout the 12 month period and should have:
(1)    obtained a university degree or equivalent within the past five years.
(2)    fluency in reading and writing of at least one official ECOWAS language (English, French, Portuguese). Knowledge of a second language would be an advantage.
(3)    basic competence in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
(4)    Not be more 35 (thirty five) years old by 31st December 2012.
Applicants for the course of 2013 should have interest in one or more of the following priority technical areas:

1. HIV / AIDS
2. REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
3. SURVIVAL OF THE CHILD
4. NUTRITION
5. THE PREVENTION OF BLINDNESS
6. MALARIA
7. HEALTH RESEARCH
8. THE CONTROL OF DISEASES

Process of Selection
Applications received before the closing date and which meet the following criteria will be considered at this phase:
1. Complete documents in accordance with the advertisement
a) Letter of application.
b) CV updated.
c) Photocopy National Passport or National Identity card or Birth certificate.
d) Photocopies of Certificates.
e) Letter of motivation.
f) Three names of reference.
2. A University level or an equivalent professional qualification in Health (ex: SRN/SRM, IDE/TSO and this at least 3 years after the SS3 or BAC).
3. A citizen of West Africa.
4. The qualification dates is not less than December 2007.
  
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