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The International Institute for Primary Health Care – Ethiopia (IPHC-E) aspires to become a Center of Excellence in Primary Health Care (PHC) and serve as a knowledge hub and learning platform at regional and global levels. The institute was established due to increasing demand from various African countries seeking insights from Ethiopia’s Health Extension Program experiences. The institute is expected to play a pivotal role in strengthening Ethiopia’s PHC system, achieving health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and serving as a global resource for PHC. This involves capacity building through training and knowledge sharing, conducting health systems implementation research, and contributing to global advocacy for Universal Health Coverage (UHC) through PHC.

Position: Intern

About the Program:

The internship program at IPHC-E aims to attract talented and highly motivated young individuals to contribute their innovative ideas, perspectives, and research skills in strategic theme areas. This program offers interns an opportunity to apply academic knowledge in a professional setting, establish valuable networking connections, and gain practical work experience alongside nationally and internationally recognized professionals in primary health care and public health. Interns will contribute to the institute’s efforts in building resilient primary health care and achieving Universal Health Coverage by 2030. IPHC-E–Ethiopia is offering positions for qualified interns for a period of 6 months, starting on February 5, 2024.

General Purpose of the Program:

By participating in the program, interns can:

Apply their classroom learning in professional environments

Establish critical networking connections

Gain coveted work experience

The Institute can:

Evaluate up-and-coming talent

Learn from students’ fresh perspectives

Role and Responsibility:

The following list is not exhaustive, and additional duties may be assigned as needed:

Assist in organizing and preparing for both the international conference on primary health care and the upcoming National Conference on Primary Health Care. Contribute to the coordination of workshops, training sessions, and other events organized by the institute. Create and compile a range of documents, including articles, factsheets, reports, concept notes, and more.

Assist with public relations and social media

Draft responses to inquiries

Assist the leads of the 4 strategic thematic areas, as needed

Supervision Received:

Interns will work under the supervision of the Executive Director, Director of Programs, and the leads of strategic thematic areas, following assigned tasks. One intern will serve as the ‘Lead Intern’ and assist with interns’ training and task management.

Position Description:

Required Number: Five

Service Duration: 6 months, full time

Remuneration: Not applicable

Place of Responsibility: Addis Ababa

Starting Date: February 2024

Program Eligibility Criteria:

There are two eligible groups for this program:

Recent graduates in health science from either public institutions or accredited private establishments who are presently unemployed and completed their studies within the past six months.

Individuals pursuing postgraduate studies in Public Health, whether enrolled in public or accredited private institutions, without current employment and possessing less than six months of work experience at the point of application.

Key Skills:

Outstanding organizational and

Ability to multitask, work flexibly, and meet tight deadlines

Attention to details and proven ability to work independently with minimum supervision

Networking abilities to engage with key internal and external partners

Computer proficiency: MS Office

Eligibility and Skills Education:

Proficiency in both written and spoken Amharic and English.

Fluency in French is desirable

Deadline: Jan 30, 2024

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should email application letter & CV with three references to within 10 working days with the subject line: position. Please ensure that all contact information is up-to-date and correct.

Only candidates who have been shortlisted will receive communication regarding the exams.

Note: Please confirm your eligibility for a call, and be aware that we will verify credentials upon submission of your application. Applicants who do not meet the eligibility criteria will not be contacted.

This program is not intended for candidates enrolled in other internship programs or with a paying job at the moment. This is a non-paying position.

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