UNICEF Research Intern - Jobs in Kenya
UNICEF Research Intern - Jobs in Kenya
UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives.
To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.
Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.Research Intern for UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office-Technical Assistance to Conducting Regional Qualitative assessment on Complementary Feeding Practices in Eastern & Southern Africa
Nutrition Specialist, Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition, Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, UNICEF
The purpose of this internship to inform the design, implementation, and targeting of interventions to support complementary feeding in the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) region, with a particular focus on dietary quality of infants and young children 6-23 months.
The first responsibility of the intern is to generate evidence on sociocultural, behavioral, and environmental factors associated with complementary feeding practices in the ESA region.
The specific objectives include:
To conduct a desk review of both published and grey literature a) to understand the programme context and identify what is already known and documented about complementary feeding in the ESA region, and b)? based on the outcomes of the desk review to identify gaps and priority research areas, particularly in relation to dietary quality of infants and young children 6-23 months in the ESA region
To carry out an analysis of key determinants of complementary feeding 6-23 months using qualitative research methods including focus group discussions and in-depth interviews in 1-2 field locations in differ countries?
To conduct primary data collection on the desirability and acceptability of food groups that improve dietary diversity of children 6-23 monthsExisting known determinants of complementary feeding for children 6-23 months
Major duties and responsibilities
Identify gaps and specific themes to be included in the field research phase
To share a detailed data collection methodology and work plan for review
To conduct and analyze field research including in-depth interviews and focus group discussions on the key determinants of complementary feeding and dietary quality for children 6-23 months
To identify barriers to achieving improved dietary quality 6-23 months with particular focus on sociocultural and environmental factors in target communities, and identify entry points for strategies to promote adoption of recommended practices
To produce a report including the following: executive summary, introduction/background, aims/objectives, methodology, results, discussion, and recommendations and conclusion
To provide a coded and organized set of data collected during field research, including in-depth interviews and focus group discussion transcripts
To share draft report
EducationA first degree in nutrition or public health is required.
Work ExperienceA minimum of 1 year of progressively responsible professional research experience. Demonstration of research and analytical skills and the ability to synthesize data and notes into clear and concise report is a must.
Fluency in English (verbal and written).
Working knowledge of another UN language an asset.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 2nd May 2019
For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF Research Intern - Jobs in Kenya
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