Kenya: Reproductive Heatlh Outreach Officer Internship

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Organization: College of the Rockies
Country: Kenya
Closing date: 27 Apr 2018

The Reproductive Health Outreach Officer will conduct research and outreach with primary and secondary schools in Nyeri. The intern will support Dedan Kimathi University of Technology's Research, Technology Management and Community Linkages (RTMCL) Division by leading training activities for Kenyan youth in areas of health and nutrition. There will also be a specific research focus on improving women and girls’ access to quality health care by building on the College’s and DeKUT’s Maternal Access and Infant Survival for Health Advancement (MAISHA) project.

The Reproductive Health Outreach Officers will work with the RTMCL Division and the Department of Nursing to: Perform research and analysis on current gender inequality and health issues among primary and secondary school students; Conduct workshops and information sessions on nutrition and health for primary and secondary school students; Explore and establish youth programs with primary and secondary school students; mentor-mentee and youth groups; Assess and research innovative Maternal and Newborn Child Health (MNCH) nutrition strategies, health care packets, emergency strategies, use of digital tools, etc; Support collaboration between DeKUT and College of Rockies which builds upon the two institutions’ partnership on Maternal Access and Infant Survival for Health Advancement (MAISHA) project (e.g., collecting data to support efforts to scale-up elements of the MAISHA project, assisting with efforts to sustain the work of community volunteers, etc.); and, Support DeKUT’s Research, Technology Management and Community Linkages (RTMCL) Department in the collection, storing, and documentation of new research, date, and best practices.

See the following for more information: http://www.cotr.bc.ca/opportunities/cotr_web.asp?IDNumber=159

How to apply:

Canadian citizens and permanent residents between the ages of 19 and 30 with a diploma or degree are eligible to apply. Please email, to the following, by close of business on 27 April, a covering letter (maximum one page) and resume (maximum two pages) that illustrate why you’re the right fit for this opportunity and how you anticipate that this experience will help equip you with the tools and experience you need to launch a successful career: tbrenton@cotr.bc.ca

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