Public Health Intern - International Rescue Committee, Rwanda, Deadline: April-25-2011

Public Health Intern
Sector: Health
Location: Rwanda
Employee Type: Intern
Employee Category: Full Time

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Founded in 1933 at the request of Albert Einstein, the IRC offers lifesaving care and life-changing assistance to refugees forced to flee from war or disaster. At work today in over 40 countries and 22 U.S. cities, we restore safety, dignity and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. The IRC leads the way from harm to home.

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) launched the Rwanda program following the genocide tragedy of 1994. At the early stage, the focus was on emergency and relief interventions, shifting afterwards to post conflict development programming. Today, the IRC Rwanda program is part of a three INGO consortium (IRC, Concern Worldwide and World Relief) implementing a five year USAID funded Expanded Impact Child Survival Program (EIP) known as Kabeho Mwana in Kinyarwanda.
The Kabeho Mwana Program is a collaborative effort of Concern Worldwide (CW), International Rescue Committee (IRC) and World Relief (WR), building on the successes and lessons learned from all three partners’ previous child survival programs in Rwanda and elsewhere. This Expanded Impact program, end September 2011, is the first ever to have been implemented in Rwanda. The program operates in six out of the 30 districts of Rwanda (Kirehe, Gisagara, Ngoma, Nyaruguru, Nyamagabe, and Nyamasheke), covering approximately one-fifth of the country. IRC is leading the consortium in the Eastern province. The program’s goal is to reduce child mortality in six underserved districts reaching over 300 thousand children under five years. Technical interventions address the three leading direct causes of child mortality in Rwanda: malaria, diarrhea, and pneumonia. The program provides leadership in the field application of the national community integrated management of childhood illness (C-IMCI) strategy, prioritizing social mobilization and community case management through skilled, equipped and supervised Community Health Workers (CHWs). Key approaches are built around enhancing family health practices at the household level, increasing quality of child health care services at the community level and enhancing community and local health services partnerships.
The Knowledge Practices and Coverage survey (KPC) is a small population based survey developed specifically for USAID child survival grants. The tool consists of 3 parts: Rapid CATCH, Key indicators, and KPC modules which all address the following technical areas: Maternal and Newborn Care; Breastfeeding and Infant and Young Child Feeding; Vitamin A Supplementation; Immunization; Malaria; CDD; ARI; Water and Sanitation; and Anthropometrics. Results of the KPC form the quantitative foundation of the project’s final evaluation.

IRC leading the way from harm to home.

IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
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