Intern, Health Research, Yaoundé, The IFRC

Intern, Health Research, Yaoundé, The IFRC

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

Job Purpose

The Health Research Intern will be focus on:

– Redaction of scientific of three projects: ( community epidemic & pandemic preparedness program) CP3 , (engaging nomadic population on polio immunization )BMGF and COVID 19 based on lesson learn from the programs;

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Health Research intern

The Health Research Intern will primarily support the development of lesson learnt activities of the various health programs .

The intern will: Engage with National Societies and key experts to secure their inputs and involvement in redaction process.

Set up key informant interviews.

Support in the coordination of contributions from the various partners involved.

Support desktop research

Job Duties and Responsibilities (continued)

Support with fact checking and editing of draft report text.

Support in consolidating and presenting relevant data.

Work collaboratively with the relevant IFRC Research and health focal points.

Support planning for production of report, key documents and assets.

Support planning for communications as well as organization of events.

The intern will also support other functions of the health programs



Enrolment in, or completion of an advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) in international development, political science, humanitarian action, health policy , or related field.


Master degree in public health or other health field related to research



Experience in research or documenting COVID-19 experiences


Experience of working in an office environment

Work or volunteer experience in the international humanitarian sector and/or public health research desirable (i.e. United Nations or NGOs

Good understanding of the humanitarian environment, strong analytical skills and capacity to translate analysis into strategy and planning

Experience in proposal development, report writing, and developing budgets

Experience of report writing (narrative and financial)

Experience of working for the Red Cross/Red Crescent in particular working with National Societies

Knowledge about the humanitarian sector, disaster management and health programming

Knowledge, Skills and Language


Strong coordination and time-management skills

Strong research analysis and writing skills

Proven good judgment and ability to work with complete integrity and confidentiality.

Able to work on own initiative and solve problems

Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment

Self-supporting in computers (Windows, spreadsheets, word-processing, other statistical software)

Fluent in written and spoken English and French

Competencies and Values

Values: Respect for diversity; Integrity; Professionalism; Accountability.

Core competencies: Communication; Collaboration and teamwork; Judgement and decision making; National society and customer relations; Creativity and innovation; Building trust.

Functional competencies: Strategic orientation; Building alliances; Leadership; Empowering others


Please bear in mind the following important facts when submitting your application:

  • Interns are not entitled to a salary or benefits from the Federation
  • The Federation will provide the intern with a transport allowance
  • Interns are not eligible for payment of overtime
  • Interns are solely responsible for making their own logistical arrangements (visa, travel, accommodation, insurance, etc.) as well as for their cost prior to starting the internship
  • The IFRC accepts no responsibility to provide medical insurance, or for costs arising from accidents and illness incurred during the internship. Interns are required to provide a copy of their health and accident insurance certification

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