Title of Placement Senior Research Assistant
Location   Karachi, Pakistan
Duration   Eight months
Department   Women and Child Health
Instituition   Aga Khan University
Project Description   The intern will spend 6 months helping undertake an indepth evaluation of maternal and newborn health programs in Pakistan, based on past reviews and especially the progress over the last 10 years. The review will form part of a planned publication on MNCH in Pakistan.
Responsibilities   The incumbent will be responsible for:
  • To be the lead research assistant for the Maternal and Newborn part of this project and interact with Dr Bhutta and assigned assistant in this regards
  • To potentially travel to designated public sector departments or partners, UN agencies for data collection and discussions
  • To undertake the literature review, technical analysis for the designated subject area
  • To lead the writing process for the planned analyses and publication
  • Development of relevant key advocacy materials and presentations (graphics, power point presentations etc)
  • Enrollment in a Bachelor's or a Master's programme in Community Health, Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Nursing or related fields
  • Strong writing and analytical skillst
  • ability to work within a team and to collect, review and analyze information
  • Added skills of modeling and program analysis will be an asset
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills and interpersonal skills
Expected Project Outcome   A set of publications specific to the state of maternal and newborn health in Pakistan, policy analysis and recommendations for action.

The selected intern will be provided with furnished accommodations as well as a living stipend to cover minimal daily expenses. All visa processing costs will also be covered.

Please note that air travel is not covered by AKU, the students should have a minimum access to savings for the duration of this internship.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Programme Coordinator at aku.iip@aku.edu.


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