Wednesday, June 23, 2010

[youth development in Nigeria] Young Professionals Internship Program 2011

The West African Health organisation (WAHO), the Health Agency of ECOWAS, and its partners announce its young professionals Internship Programme (YPIP) for 2011 which will commence in january 2011, and hereby invite application from citizens of member countries of ECOWAS
GOAL: The goal of the program is to equip young professionals with knowledge, skills and experience for effective management of health problems in West Africa

Structure: The 12 month program is divided into 6 stages ( i - vi). Stages i and iv will take place at the headquarters of WAHO in BurkinaFaso, during which interns will acquire knowledge and competence in basic principles of public health, a second official language of ECOWAS, computer and new information technology as well as basic principles of management and leadership. During stages II and V, the interns would be posted to host institutions in different countries in West Africa to acquire practical skills and competencies in their technical areas of interest or professional specialisation. The technical areas should respond to the health needs of the sub-region and the priority domain of WAHO.

Priority Domain for 2011
The applicants for 2011 internship should have interest in one or more of the following priority technical areas/domains:

  1. HIV/AIDS
  2. Reproductive Health
  3. Child Survival
  4. Nutrition
  5. Prevention of Blindness
  6. Malaria
  7. Health Research
  8. Disease Control
Benefits:

The interns would be provided with accommodation and would receive a monthly allowance during the period. . All travel costs related to the internship would be paid for and all learning materials would be provided free

Eligibility

All Applicants must be citizen of ECOWAS member countries and must be available throughout the 12month period and should have:

  1. Obtained a university degree or equivalent within the past 5 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 infomation and communications technology
Application Procedurs:

Interested candidates should send the following documents:

  1. Letter of application to participate in the program
  2. up to date curriculum vitae
  3. Photocopy of the relevant pages of International passport, National ID Card, or Birth certificate
  4. Photocopy of diplomas and certificates
  5. Letter of motivation stating reasons for wanting to participate in the programme, technical areas of interest and reasons for the choice, relevant experience and future career plans
  6. In addition, each candidate should send three letters of reference. Two of the referees must be persons who taught the applicant in the university or appropriate institution. For a candidate with work experience, the third should be a professional with whom the candidate has worked. The letters of reference should be sent directly to the address below by the referees.
All Applications and letters of reference should be sent by post or email to:

West African Health Organisation (WAHO/OOAS)
Young Professional Internship Program
01 BP 153 Bobo - Dioulasso 01
Burkina Faso


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Posted By rotimi to youth development in Nigeria at 6/23/2010 02:49:00 AM

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