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Posted: March 03 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionThe Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recognizes the importance of a new generation of public health leaders who have an understanding of global health issues and the role of international organizations in achieving the MDGs and other health issues. In this regard, the PAHO Internship Program trains young and energetic individuals entering the public health field and interested in providing services to the Organization on a voluntary basis, also known as internships/practicums. PAHO interns are ‘trainees’ matched with appropriate technical units based upon the individual’s interests and skills. Placements are in the Washington, DC headquarters or one of the PAHO country offices or scientific centers in the Region of the Americas and the Caribbean.
The Strategic Initiatives and Innovation Unit supports the PAHO Director’s aim of ‘‘taking PAHO forward as a flexible, transparent and responsive Organization”. Key elements of its program area include: Harnessing internal best practices; bringing evidence-based innovation; improving strategic and operational delivery capability of the Organization; raising internal capacity to develop and deliver strategic initiatives; Managing Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for AM Departments; promoting an environment inductive to staff engagement; and developing and implementing internal communication strategies.
a) Support the development and implementation of PAHO’s staff engagement and communication strategy.
b) Provide support to key corporate initiates, including the PMIS (PAHO’s new ERP system), the People Strategy and other staff engagement and communication priorities.
c) Support staff engagement/communication platforms, including the intranet, town hall meetings, the Innovation Box, the Central Calendar and other platforms
d) Support the efforts to streamlining and ensure consistency of other corporate communication tools and messages.
e) Perform other related duties, as assigned.
Requirements• Strong writing skills
• Strong interpersonal communication skills
• Fluent in English and Spanish (mother tongue or professionally proficient in both languages)
• Enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate program concentrating in a field relevant to PAHO’s work (communication, public health, public administration, social sciences) or equivalent mid-career program
• Minimum of 20 years of age
• Strong knowledge of information technology
• Self-motivated, resourceful, team player