New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2016 for African Youths.

Application Deadline: February 8th 2016 http://goo.gl/FzuGoX
Job Title: Intern
Position Level: Young Professional
Duty Station: NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency, Mid rand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Supervisor: Advisor, NEPAD Science and Technology Innovation Hub
Intern to support Policy Analysis and Data Management, NEPAD Science and Technology Innovation Hub (NSTIH).
The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) is a programme of the African Union adopted in 2001 in Lusaka, Zambia, aimed primarily at poverty alleviation and promotion of economic growth and sustainable development in Africa.

Remuneration:

In line with the NEPAD Young Professionals Programme (YPP), the remuneration is in form of a stipend / basic allowance.

Educational and Experience:

Candidates must hold a minimum of a university degree in Economics, Statistics, Social Sciences or related technical field, while current enrolment or the completion of a post- graduate degree will be an added advantage.
Candidates should have two (2) to five (5) years post-University qualifications.


Required Skills and Competencies
• Demonstrated commitment to the African development (field experience on the continent and/or in other developing countries is an added advantage).
• Knowledge in research methodology, data collection, entry, statistical data analysis and reporting is a requirement.
• Ability to design studies including identification of variables and appropriate analysis methodology, designing of data collection tools and plan for data collection.
• Ability to conduct interview with respondents, conduct focus group discussions and review of existing documents.
• Ability to interpret statistical data analysis results.
• Ability to draft reports.
• Citizen of an AU member country or an African in the Diaspora
• High level of integrity and accountability, flexible approaches to work coupled with
enthusiasm, commitment and energetic.
• Maintain confidentiality at the highest level at all times.
• Possess good analytical and excellent interpersonal skills.
• Fluency in English; knowledge of French will be considered as an asset.
• Good judgment and analytical ability.
• Proactive approach to foresee road-blocks and resolve them.
• Excellent communication skills
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