Eradicate TB Data Analysis and Collection Intern – Job Ref: 29

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Eradicate TB Data Analysis and Collection Intern

PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.

Global Program: Global Health Programs

Project Name: Zambia Country Program

Start Date: March 2019

Duration : One month

Number of positions : 4

Estimated number of hours per week:  40

Location(s) of internship:  Lusaka, Zambia

Will the intern be receiving a stipend?*: Yes

Will the intern travel? (local or international): No

Description Of Internship Project

PATH is leading a vibrant consortium of Zambian and international organizations that will collaborate closely with Zambia’s MoH, the NTB, the private sector, and other partners to support the eradication of TB in Zambia. Funded by USAID and focusing on six (Copperbelt, Central, Muchinga, Northern, North-Western and Luapula) of Zambia’s 10 provinces, the five-year Eradicate TB contract aims to increase the number of individuals screened for TB by 50% and increase the TB treatment success rate to 85% in targeted provinces. The four key tasks of Eradicate TB are to:

  • Pursue high-quality DOTS expansion and enhancement
  • Address TB-HIV, MDR-TB, and the needs of poor and vulnerable populations in six provinces
  • Engage all categories of care providers
  • Enable and promote research.

The Eradicate TB project uses DHIS2 database software to collect, analyze and report project data. PATH is seeking four (4) interns to support the monitoring and evaluation team with the project close out.

During This Internship, Interns Will

Internship goals and learning objectives/benefit to the intern:

  • Learn about data collection methods, data reconciliation and data analysis
  • Support the flow and transmission of data and other reports to USAID and relevant partners
  • Support project staff to build capacity in quality data management.
  • Learn about USAID reporting requirements

Skills To Be Developed And/or Expanded During Internship

  • Interns will learn how to work with an information management system (DHIS2)
  • Gain exposure to health databases and data management
  • Learn about data quality assurance activities
  • Learn about project monitoring and evaluation

Proposed activities:

Interns Will Support The Team With

  • Final data capture,
  • Data analysis,
  • Data reconciliation and reporting.

Learning outcomes (how the Intern’s performance will be evaluated):

Performance will be evaluated on the accuracy and efficiency of data recorded and quality of work produced.

Required Skills And Experience

  • Able to use computer database applications (Excel)
  • Good understanding and use of Internet
  • Ability to work with real-time online software application
  • Ability to work independently and on a small team
  • Attention to detail and well organized

PATH does not provide a stipend to interns who are California residents.

All PATH internships are eligible for school credit. Please refer to your university’s process for credit eligibility.

Must have legal authorization to work in Zambia.

PATH is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.

PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Required Skills

Required Experience

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