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Health Intern

Closing: May 28, 2024

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Published: Apr 30, 2024 (29 days ago)

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Professional Requirements

  • Graduates from reputable national, regional or international universities studying disciplines relevant to the work of the Save the Children International.
  • Undergraduate degree, who have not yet entered the formal employment arena are encouraged to apply . 
  • Letter of endorsement from appropriate university department where applicable. 
  • Should be available on full time for the duration of the programme.
  • For Finance, in addition to a first degree, candidates should be either fully qualified CPA/ACCA or studying for the final part of either of the two courses.

Personal Attributes

  • A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, drive and the ability to contribute to a multi-cultural, team-based work environment. 
  • Strong networking capacity and excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to multitask; work flexibly, creatively and under pressure in response to needs or changing demands. 
  • Extremely well organized. 
  • Highest ethical standards.


Responsibilities

Professional Requirements

  • Graduates from reputable national, regional or international universities studying disciplines relevant to the work of the Save the Children International.
  • Undergraduate degree, who have not yet entered the formal employment arena are encouraged to apply . 
  • Letter of endorsement from appropriate university department where applicable. 
  • Should be available on full time for the duration of the programme.
  • For Finance, in addition to a first degree, candidates should be either fully qualified CPA/ACCA or studying for the final part of either of the two courses.

Personal Attributes

  • A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, drive and the ability to contribute to a multi-cultural, team-based work environment. 
  • Strong networking capacity and excellent interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to multitask; work flexibly, creatively and under pressure in response to needs or changing demands. 
  • Extremely well organized. 
  • Highest ethical standards.


Internship Opportunities

Save the Children has been operational in Kenya since the 1950s, providing support to children through developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered both directly and through local partners. Current full spectrum programming focuses on child poverty, child protection, education, health and nutrition, WASH and child rights governance. Save the Children has an operational presence in Dadaab refugee camps, Garissa, Mandera, Turkana, Samburu, Wajir, and Nairobi Counties.

Objective of Internship

Save the Children is committed to providing opportunities to young people to be exposed to the workplace. By endorsing an active internship policy, Save the Children is able to provide a unique opportunity for young professionals to build their capacity on programming for children. We provide them with short-term placement to sharpen their knowledge and skills in their respective professions through the internship program.

Health Intern (Turkana and Nairobi): The health intern will be part of the health team (Turkana and Nairobi respectively) and will contribute in spearheading Save the Children development work as well as support in scaling up lifesaving health interventions for children and pregnant women in SC areas of operation. The intern will participate in the orientation programs of the organization and abide by all terms and conditions as set out in the internship agreement.

At the end of the assignment, the intern will provide a comprehensive report demonstrating learning and achievements during the internship as guided by the supervisor.


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