IFRC 2021 Health Promotion Internship

Are you a graduate with a university degree in Health Management, public health or other related fields? The IFRC is inviting you to apply for their internship. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, with 192 member National Societies. As part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, our work is guided by seven fundamental principles; humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.

The Southern Africa Country Cluster Office based in Tshwane covers 10 countries (Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe). To strengthen its presence and ensure better integration and effective support to the National Societies, the work of the office is organised around the 6 pillars of health, disaster management, National Society development, Communications, Partnerships and Community Engagement and accountability. The Health Programme Intern will be based in Tshwane, South Africa and support health programme activities in the Cluster office.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Health Officer, the Health Programme Intern will support the Snr Health Officer with monitoring of all Health operation developments and coordinate all the health activities closely with the National Societies and other stakeholders in Southern Africa, provide comprehensive administrative and technical support to the health team and to all the programmes, ensure effective linkages, communication, and collaboration with the relevant colleagues internally within the Movement as well as with external partners including international organisations and donors. Job Duties and Responsibilities

The Health Programme Intern is responsible for:

Administrative Support:

  • Accountable for providing professional administrative expertise and support.
  • Support the health team in the organization of meetings internally or externally: Planning and events, issuing and preparing invitations and requests for meetings.
  • Collect, compiles, tracks and anticipates the necessary documentation and files containing briefings and information for meetings, events and mission travel and ensures the required clearances.
  • Attend meetings and prepares meeting notes, meeting reports (syntheses, summaries, agreements and action points for follow-up), upon request identify meeting content.
  • Keep the various operational file holders informed of requests and upcoming commitments and deadlines.
  • Perform other administration duties as assigned by the Senior health Officer and/ Head of Cluster.


  • Conduct research on various health emergencies, health status and related issues.
  • Support to the program activities across the project cycle.
  • Supports the team in the daily program activities and provide assistance to compile any financial report.
  • Assist the Snr Health Officer with the Management and monitoring of health and WASH programming in Southern Africa and arrange for technical support /quality assurance /monitoring field visit.
  • Provide support with monitoring regional and national epidemiological data, health indicators and disaster patterns for analysis and early detection disease outbreaks and/or epidemics.
  • Assist in the follow up of the management of programme implementation in the operational area.
  • Working closely with the Senior Health Officer, seek to expand financial support to NSs and develop concept notes, proposals and funding requests.


  • Provide support in drafting, editing and preparing presentations, correspondence and other communications when required.
  • Support knowledge management systems and file.
  • Maintain a central filing system for the operational team coordinate with archives and records ensuring all key documents are accessible and appropriately archived for all health-related programmes.
  • Manage the health team office inventory stocks and archives in collaboration with the Logistics delegate.
  • In close collaboration with the Snr Health Officer, develop and maintain an up-to-date mailing lists, contact lists for internal and external stakeholders for health-related matters.


  • Relevant university degree in Health Management, public health or other related fields. (Required)

How to apply?

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  • Minimum of 1 year experience in health projects. (Preferred/Advantage)
  • Experience working with international non- governmental organization. (Preferred/Advantage)
  • Experience in writing reports, case studies and M&E . (Required)
  • Experience of working with National Societies. (Preferred/Advantage)
  • Basic secretarial skills. (Required)

Knowledge, skills and languages

  • Self-supporting in computers (Required)
  • Very good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills. (Required)
  • Motivated, self-started personality, sense of responsibility and organization skills. (Required)
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, and prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines. (Required)
  • Ability to identify and handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion. (Required)
  • Good negotiation skills, good judgment and maturity. (Required)
  • Good knowledge of the operational context and area. (Required)
  • Flexibility and ability to travel in the operation’s areas. (Required)

Competencies and values

  • National Society relations 
  • Communication – Teamwork
  • Professionalism – Integrity – Diversity
  • Judgement-Decision-making
  • Results focus and accountability

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