2013 Ecowas Young Professional Internship Programme.

Economic Community Of West African States

The West African Health Organisation (WAHO), the Health Institution of ECOWAS, and its Partners announce its Young Professional Intemship Programme (YPIP) for 2013 which will commence in January 2013, and hereby invite applications from citizens of member countries of ECOWAS.

Goal: The goal of the programme is to equip young professionals with knowledge, skills and experience for effective management of health problems in West Africa.

Structure: The 12 month programme is divided into 6 stages (1 – VI). Stages I and IV will take place at the headquarters of WAHO in Burkina Faso, during which the Interns will acquire knowledge and competence in basic principles of public health, a second official language of ECOWAS, computer and new information technology as well as basic principles of management and leadership. During stages II and V, the Interns would be posted to host Institutions in different countries in West Africa to acquire practical skills and competences in their technical areas of interest or professional specialisation.

The technical areas should respond to the health needs of the sub-region and the priority domains of WAHO.

Priority Domains for 2013:
The applicants for 2013 Intemship should have interest III one or more of the
following priority technical areas/domains:

(1) HIV/AIDS –

The Interns would be provided with accommodation and would receive a montly allowance during the period. AU travel costs related to the Intemship would be paid for and learning materials would be provided free.

AU applicants must be citizens of ECOWAS member countries and must be available throughout the 12 month period and should:

  • Have a obtained a university degree or equivalent within the past five years.
  • Be Fluent in reading and writing of at least one official ECOWAS language (English,French,Portugese). Knowledge of a second language would be an advantage.
  • Have a basic competence in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Not be more than 35 (thirty fiv) years old by 31st December 2012

Application Procedures
Interested candidates must submit their applications including the following documents:

  • Letter of application to participate in the programme.
  • Up to date curriculum vitae stating the name, contact and complete address of 2 referees.
  • Photocopy of the relevant pages of the National Passport
  • Photocopies of Diplomas and certificates
  • Letter of motivation stating reasons for wanting to participate in the programme, technical areas of interest and reasons for the choice, relevant experiences and future career plans.

All applications should be completed online: http://www.wahooas.org/ypip

Documents sent by any other means except online would not be considered

Closing Date
All Applications must br completed by 10th August 2012.

Leave a comment



     /  July 29, 2012

    the program will be highly educative i really appreciate the organisers of the program Africa needs such programs thanks

  2. Al-khamis

     /  July 16, 2013

    hope to be part of this programme

  3. peace

     /  July 16, 2013

    pls has anyone attended this before pls call me 08134323880

  4. ogoo okafor

     /  July 21, 2013

    I will like to participate in this programme.I have always have passion for public health especially for HIV patients.

  5. The program is very good nd is my area of concern for my professionm. I wil like 2 partake in d whole program

  6. Ogechi

     /  July 31, 2013

    Must one be in the health sector to participate?


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