27 Oct 2020

Research Assistant Intern at International Planned Parenthood Federation

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IPPF is a global service provider and a leading advocate of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all. We are a world-wide movement of national organisations working with and for communities and individuals. The purpose of this job is to contribute to IPPF’s global technical leadership in quality comprehensive service delivery (including HIV and abortion). By showcasing innovative and successful approaches from Member Associations within the Federation and to donors, taking lessons from other organisations and emerging best practice this post holder shall contribute to advancing the SRHR community. As a catalyst for technical centres, and hubs they will build upon our internal capital for the benefit of the Federation as a whole.

Job Description

Job Purpose

WISH2ACTION is seeking to recruit a Research Assistant Intern within its Evidence and Learning Team to support the data documentation, archiving and sharing for project data. The purpose of this internship is not only to support the Evidence and Learning Team on the activities surrounding client exit interviews (CEIs) that will be conducted across 17 IPPF countries, but also to provide the intern with valuable knowledge and experiences that assist in their educational and career aspirations. The Research intern will work closely with the WISH2ACTION Technical Lead/M&E, Technical Lead/Data Systems and Data Analysts to ensure the integration of programme data with IPPF institutional requirements.

Key Tasks

  • Document project data sets according to the Organization’s guidelines on data documentation, archiving and sharing
  • Support the upload of project data to data portal
  • Provide support on research projects, including literature reviews, formatting tables etc.
  • Participate in the development and review of research tools for the CEIs;
  • Participate in the pre-testing of data collection platforms;
  • Participate in technical writing;
  • Review and support the development of technical reports, briefs, presentations, and communications materials;
  • Collaborate with staff as an active member of the Evidence and Learning Team; and
  • Other duties to support the Evidence and Learning Team

Person Specification


  • Creativity in problem solving
  • Discretion in handling confidential information.
  • Supportive of a woman’s right to choose and to have access to safe abortion services


Bachelor’s Degree (or working towards a Master’s) in Statistics, Public Health, Epidemiology or Social Sciences.

Work Experience

  • Experience using data publishing software is highly desirable; and
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications and electronic data capture methods in data entry/data collection e.g. SurveyCTO/SurveyToGo or similar applications is highly desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a desk review and/or an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Personal Attributes

  • Subscribe to IPPF’s Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Embrace working in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality
  • Focus on continuous improved results/performance
  • Proficiency in technologies, such as MS office suites
  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal working hours

Method of Application

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Closing Date : 26th November, 2020


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