Population Council Job for Research Interns

Population Council is recruiting to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Research Intern

Job Location: Abuja

Educational Qualification:

Years of Experience:

Other Requirements: 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

Job Specification(s): 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.


1. The Research Intern will assist in the following:
a. In consultation with PM, research and summarize literature on FGM/C
b. the day to day running of the project activities
c. the development of project timeline with deliverables integrated with internship responsibilities and activities
d. the development of data collection instruments
e. the process of hiring data collectors
f. the training activities
g. conducting data collection, and work closely with the analysis team to conduct substantive and methodological analyses of data
h. the preparation of the Quarterly Programme Report
i. Other programmatic and technical responsibilities, as assigned
2. Work with and be mentored by an experienced researcher
3. The Research Intern will gain task management skills that are important in any research project career

Apply Before: Tuesday, July 5, 2016.

How to Apply: 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

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