Call for Applications: ECOWAS Young Professional Internship Programme 2014

ecowasThe West African Health Organisation (WAHO), the Health Agency of ECOWAS, and its partners announce its Young Professional Internship Programme (YPIP) 2014 which will commence in January 2014 and hereby invite applications from citizens of member countries of ECOWAS. The goal of the programme is to equip young professionals with knowledge, skills and experience for effective management of health problems in West Africa.

Goal: The goal of the programme is to equip young professionals with knowledge, skills and experience for effective management of health problems in West Africa.

Structure: The 12 month programme is divided into 6 stages (I – VI). Stages I and IV will take place at the headquarters of WAHO in Burkina Faso, during which the 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 competences 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 domains of WAHO.

Eligibility requirements

All applicants must be citizens of ECOWAS member countries, must be available throughout the 12 month period and should have:

(1) obtained a university degree or equivalent within the past five 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 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

(4) Not be more 35 (thirty five) years old by 31st December 2012.

For more information: click  here

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Posted on July 31, 2013, in Africa, Career, Internships and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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