Graduate Research Interns at Population Council

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22 Jun, 2016

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Graduate Jobs in Nigeria, Internships in Nigeria

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

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.

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