World Health Organization (WHO) Graduate Internship Programme 2018

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for:Title: WHO Internship Programme Ref No: 1800964Location: Multiple LocationsGrade: No gradeContractual Arrangement: InternContract Duration: Mininum 6 weeks - Maximum 24 weeksIntroductionYou are applying to the WHO generic internship roster which is published twice a year. The roster will be made available to all WHO major offices from where direct contact will be made with suitable candidates only. In completing your profile, you will be able to choose up to 3 different work areas of interest.Objectives of the ProgrammeThe WHO internship programme has three objectives:To provide a framework for assigning students from diverse academic backgrounds to WHO programmes, where educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignmentsTo expose students to the work of WHO andTo provide WHO programmes with the assistance of students specializing in various fields. Most students are placed in health-related programmes, although placements in other area of work like for example communication, external relations, finance or human resources are also possible.Description of DutiesUnder the supervision of a technical expert in the respective area, interns are assigned a project based on agreed terms of references and in line with their skills set. These terms of references typically include some or all of the following responsibilities:Review literature and conduct literature surveysUndertake web research and data collection on specific subject areaOrganize data and documentsParticipate in the development of tools and guidelinesAssist in drafting, formatting and editing policy briefs, tool kits, guides/manuals, hand-outs, brochures and reportsAssist in organizing workshops, meetings, conferences, eventsParticipate in on-going departmental projects

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