Ghana Internship Jobs 2011/2012: West African Health Organisation (WAHO) Ends Soon

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27 Jul, 2011

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The West African Health Organisation (WAHO), the Health Institution of ECOWAS, and its Partners announce its Young Professional Internship Programme (YPIP) for 2011 which will commence in January 2012, and hereby invite applications from citizens of member countries of ECOWAS.

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 competencies in their technical areas of interest or professional specialization. The technical areas should respond to the health needs of the sub-region and the priority domains of WAHO.

Priority Domains for 2012:
The applicants for 2012 Internship should have interest in one or more of the following priority technical areas/domains:



Required Skills or Experience

The Interns would be provided with accommodation and would receive a monthly allowance during the period. All travel costs related to the Internship would be paid for and learning materials would be provided free

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)




How To Apply

Application Procedures
Interested candidates must have the following documents:

  1. Letter of application to participate in the programme
  2. Up-to-date curriculum vitae
  3. Photocopy of the relevant pages of the National Passport, National Identify Card or birth certificate
  4. Photocopies of Diploma and Certificates
  5. Letter of motivation stating reasons for wanting to participate in the programme, technical areas of interest and reasons for the choice, relevant experience and future career plans
  6. In addition, each candidate should name three referees. Two of the Referees must be persons who taught the applicant in the University or appropriate Institution. For a candidate with work experience, the third should be a professional with whom the candidate has worked. The referees of candidates under serious consideration would be contacted directly by the Institution.

All applications should be completed online. To process and complete the applications online, please visit:


Closing 29th July, 2011



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