Reproductive Health Internship in Vietnam
Duration: 6 months, starting on Jan 30th, 2023
This internship will support the Global Affairs Canada funded project Adolescent Reproductive Health in Nepal and Vietnam. It will also support HealthBridge Vietnam to develop other SRHR and Gender Equality (GE) projects. The position will be based in Hanoi Vietnam and may include occasional travel to field sites.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
This is an outline of the tasks and outputs the internship may entail. There is flexibility to tailor the internship according to the intern’s interests and competencies.
- Support the project manager with project programming related to gender equality, SRHR, and adolescent reproductive health
- Contribute to developing monitoring tools for project activities and provide technical input for context appropriate evaluation techniques by conducting literature review and community profiling
- Prepare draft project reports for the project funder Global Affairs Canada including the annual report and annual workplan
- Support HealthBridge Vietnam to develop other SRH and Gender Equality (GE) projects by reviewing and analyzing literature, national strategies, policies and laws related to SRHR and GE, especially for vulnerable groups including factory workers, particularly female workers/migrant women
- Edit narrative reports, impact stories, and other communication materials in English
- Use project findings from baseline to produce knowledge translations materials
- Develop communications materials (eg. Social media posts, web updates, impact stories, infographics)
- A detailed work plan covering activities and outputs that will be achieved during the internship, to be developed in collaboration with the supervisor
- A final literature review or environmental scan on an SRHR topic (to be determined with the supervisor) to understand health care needs, enablers and challenges to accessing SRH services by different population subgroups
- Tools developed for project monitoring & evaluation
- Communications materials developed and finalized, including monthly social media posts with photos, quarterly web updates or impact stories with photos and infographics developed as needed
- Minimum a bachelor’s degree in global health, public health or an adjacent field
- Must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- Experience conducting literature reviews
- Experience conducting field research is an advantage
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Experience working on global health and development projects, working in the field, working on SRHR or GE projects, and experience with monitoring and evaluation are assets
- Strong organizational and time management skills as well as an ability to work independently
Oral and written fluency in English essential. Capacity in other languages is desirable; Vietnamese is an asset.
Length of Internship
Six month placement starting January 2023.
This is an unpaid internship however, travel to and from the location and living expenses will be covered.
HealthBridge is a non-profit, non-governmental Canadian organization working to improve health and health equity through research, policy, and action, particularly in developing countries. We aim to improve the health of people living in vulnerable situations, including those at risk of malnutrition, infectious disease, and emerging epidemics. We work with local partners to identify and bridge gaps in public health, by developing and implementing appropriate solutions, innovative and sustainable practices, and promoting effective policies. HealthBridge has a dynamic and dedicated team in Ottawa and overseas, and offers a supportive and creative work space. This position is ideal for someone wanting to improve global health and SRHR with an organization that values its people and its mission.