Research Internships at Population Council,
Research Internships at Population Council
In Kenya, the Council leads research and develops programs to reduce maternal mortality; build protective health, social, and economic assets for adolescent girls; reduce HIV transmission; respond to sexual and gender-based violence; address disrespect and abuse in maternity care; assess various service integration models
The following responsibilities will be refined as learning objectives in collaboration with the Research
Intern through the development of an Individual Learning and Training Work Plan.
- Gather information from different sources with a view to contributing to the finalization of the desk review.
- Work in the start-up of the YFO study by preparation of the FAP and Core PAR community meetings, research tools (e.g., developing, reviewing, revising, field testing, and adapting questionnaires), and carrying out any other preparatory work.
- Plan and coordinate outreaches to YFO, including participant recruitment and administration of research support, as appropriate to the activity.
- Ensure the smooth and efficient day-to-day operation of research and data collection activities and act as the primary point of contact for YFO and as the principal operational liaison for field activities.
- Conduct data collection and assist with data cleaning, analysis, and report writing as appropriate.
- Author progress, monitor, and evaluation reports on activities
- Present the study in various YFO stakeholder policy or technical working groups and/or networks
- Any other duties assigned by the supervisor
QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND EXPERIENCE:
- Should have a bachelor’s degree in social sciences or public health and at least 6 months of experience in data collection, and data analysis – both quantitative and qualitative
- Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access), Qualitative analysis packages, and graphic packages
- Proficiency in English and Kiswahili; written and oral.
- A fast thinker with creative problem-solving skills
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to take initiative, learn quickly, and be accountable for results.
- Must be goal-oriented, dynamic, passionate, and self-starter
- Should have a sense of urgency and a commitment to the timely completion of assigned tasks without compromising on quality
- Should be an active member of a YFO or a Young Feminist activist with proof of prior activism in the past year
- Extensive knowledge of issues relating to YFO and adolescents in Kenya
Qualified candidates should send their resume and cover letter to: email@example.com by 20th January 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This internship is open to Kenyan nationals only. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. The Population Council Kenya is an equal opportunity employer.