Employment Opportunities

MIS Intern (BIMEP)

Since 1977, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), the international division of US-based not-for profit Medicare Care Development (MCD) uses practical, evidence‐based and high‐impact approaches to strengthen health systems in developing countries and to improve the health of vulnerable populations. MCDI has implemented public health programs in over 40 countries in collaboration with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: water, sanitation and hygiene; malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; and other communicable diseases.

MCDI is actively seeking a rotational intern to provide support to The Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP). BIMEP seeks to substantially reduce and eventually eliminate morbidity and mortality caused by malaria on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea.

The success of BIMEP depends on the efficient and effective implementation of activities within each one of the project components, among them the following: Administration and Finance, Case management, Vector Control, Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), Information, Education and Communication (IEC), Geographic Information Systems/Operations, Malaria Vaccine Activities, Entomological Monitoring, Capacity Building as well as the development of the Baney Reference Laboratory. An example of the activities under each component is the annual Malaria Indicator Survey managed under the Monitoring and Evaluation component. This activity is carried out by a team of local survey enumerators that collects household data by administering structured interviews on malaria knowledge and practices, as well collecting biomarkers to assess the prevalence of malaria infection and anemia in the population. This survey enables the BIMEP to reliably measure the impact of the project and to report on its progress to corporate donors and other stakeholders at the end of each year. Precise adherence to the MIS protocol is needed in order to ensure data quality for informed decision-making. Therefore, the BIMEP rotational intern will be trained and assist with individual tasks under each component to ensure broad exposure to the entire project.

Role/Purpose:

Key activities to be carried out by the Intern are as follows:
• Work with component heads and their designated field supervisor to gain hands-on experience on BIMEP’s mission, vision and activities
Provide assistance in the execution component activities carried out by BIMEP’s staff:

• Assisting with execution and/or data collection for Vector Control activities, such as distribution of Long Lasting Insecticidal nets (LLINs) and Indoor Residual Spraying
• Learning about the challenges involved in Case Management
• Taking part in MIS training and initial execution
• Using professional academic training and experience in marketing to improve IEC message
• Participating in weekly meetings to discuss field activities, individual and team performance
• Supporting capacity-building efforts and assisting with staff training and leadership development as needed
• Taking part in Entomological monitoring
• Assisting GIS/OPS officer in data collection, data entry and map printing as needed
• Providing administrative support to Field Office staff
• Becoming directly involved in the development of the Baney Reference Laboratory
• Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Current Undergraduate or Graduate student (ongoing graduate studies in a related field, such as Public Health, Clinical Research, or Business management and/or marketing)
• Proficiency in English, basic knowledge of Spanish required
• Currently enrolled or having completed the Peace Corps Prep Program
• Proficient use of MS Office Suite, particularly Excel and Word
• Strong interpersonal skills, team player, comfortable working under stress, and minimal supervision
• Willingness to live at a hardship post for a period of at least 3 months
• Familiarity with mobile technology and tablets
• Physical ability to walk long distances carrying survey and/or other field material required
• Ability to lift up to 25lb

Reporting Requirements
A final report outlining the overall internship experience and lessons learned will be required.

Accommodations: The BIMEP will provide accommodations and a daily stipend during the internship

Credit Hours: Available with proper authorization and registration from the student’s academic institution.

Start of Activities: On/about May 18, 2020
End of Activities: On/about July 31, 2020
Term: Approximately 74 days (plus travel days)
Location: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

To apply, please submit:
An updated CV and cover letter and two professional references via email to: mcdijobs@mcd.org. Position will be open until filled.