The Population Council is an international, non-profit, non-governmental institution that seeks to improve the well-being and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world and help achieve a humane, equitable and sustainable balance between people and resources.
Population Council Nigeria is seeking a highly motivated, young graduate who is interested in a career conducting social science- and/or public health-related research to join the Evidence to End FGMC project team for a year-long research internship.
Job Title: Research Intern
During the internship period, the young researcher will be expected to support the Nigerian Principal Investigator (PI)/Program Manager of the project to carry out all research related activities including providing logistics and administrative support.
The Research Intern will assist in the following:
- In consultation with PM, research and summarize literature on FGMC.
- The day to day running of the project activities
- The development of project timeline with deliverables integrated with internship responsibilities and activities.
- The development of data collection instruments
- The process of hiring data collectors
- The training activities
- Conducting data collection, and work closely with the analysis team to conduct substantive and methodological analyses of data
- The preparation of the Quarterly Programme Report
- Other programmatic and technical responsibilities, as assigned
- Work with and be mentored by an experienced researcher
- The Research Intern will gain task management skills that are important in any research project career
Eligible applicants should:
- Have obtained a minimum of a university degree or degree equivalent
- Have completed NYSC service
- Should have strong organizational skills in social science, public health or policy research skills (e.g., literature reviews, systematic reviews)
- Experience developing tools, collecting and analyzing data
- Prior experience working on public health/social science research related activities preferred
- Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite ( Excel, Power point, Word)
- Be flexible and keen to learn new skills
- Strong attention to details
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Be committed to working full time from August 2016 – July 2017
- Demonstrate creativity and ability to use initiative
- Demonstrate excellent written and oral English communication skills.
- Fluency in either Hausa, Igbo, or Yoruba preferred
- Ability to work in a team, take instruction, share experiences, and cooperate with authority of the Principal Investigator
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should please submit the following documents:
1. Current CV
2. Brief essay (500 words maximum) on how this internship program will support your professional goals over the next three years
3. Two letters of recommendation
Application deadline: Tuesday, July 5, 2016.