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Emory University Intern (Position is located in Zambia) in Atlanta, Georgia


The Intern will be responsible for co-coordinating the ongoing development and expansion of RZHRG’s Key Populations HIV Prevention program in Rwanda. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating all program activities, from planning to implementation. Current program activities include voluntary medical male circumcision, clinic- and community- based HIV testing and counseling, STI treatment campaigns, HIV prevention education initiatives, and comprehensive service packages for FSW and MSM (program activities may shift over time).

  • 25-50% travel (in-country) should be expected, as the program is currently operating across 22 districts of Rwanda with the possibility of further expansion.

  • Managing a team of 20+ field team members to ensure adherence to data collection protocols, ethical standards, and clinical guidelines. Staff management may include hiring, training, assessment and scheduling.

  • Liaising with stakeholders including beneficiaries, MOH/RBC, funders, health care providers, local government officials, and other implementing partners, representing RZHRG at meetings, collaborative working groups, and conferences.

  • Working closely with the Data Team to ensure high data quality through development of data collection tools, data management and quality control strategies. Conducting routine program data analysis and preparing written material for quarterly reporting to funders, presenting at conferences, grant applications, and publications.

  • Working closely with the Admin Team to coordinate the logistics of program activities and ensure that budget considerations and programmatic decision-making are carefully linked.

  • Ensure that the program provides high quality, evidence-based services to beneficiaries, meets deliverables and targets as agreed upon with funders, and yields high-quality data for monitoring, evaluation, and research purposes.

Responsibilities will increase as the internship progresses and skills are mastered.

This is an entry-level internship geared towards recent MPH graduates who desire practical experience in international project implementation and coordination. Overseas internships include a stipend of $1500/month, shared housing at furnished project house, medical and evacuation insurance, onsite and regional training opportunities including Good Clinical Practice and other trial-related trainings, and round-trip airfare from the US to Africa. The internship will last for a minimum of one year, with the possibility of extension to two years or more.


  • Recent graduate with a Master's degree in public health or other related discipline.

  • Previous experience with data management/analysis with demonstrated strong quantitative and analytical abilities.

Additional Details

* Position is located in Zambia

*The position is dependent on funding announcements expected in June 2019 and July 2019.

  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook/Gmail, and Windows. (Required)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated competency in public speaking and strong interpersonal skills. (Highly Desired)

  • General knowledge of HIV prevention. (Highly Desired)

  • Previous experience with project management including prior staff management experience. (Highly Desirable)

  • Previous experience with financial management (Highly Desirable)

  • Experience with Microsoft Access and Microsoft Project. (Highly Desirable)

  • Experience with electronic data capture systems, including Survey CTO. (Highly Desirable)

  • Fluency in French. (Highly Desirable)

  • Fluency in Kinyarwanda. (Desired)

Applicants should be self-motivated with a willingness to take initiative and solve complex problems. A professional attitude, accountability to your team and stakeholders, and a commitment to ethical, evidence-based public health practice are required.

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Job Number 34169

Job Type Temporary Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Pathology: Admin

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Business Operations

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