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RTI International (RTI) has a Global Health (Malaria) • Health Informatics Internship opening within the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Inform Asia Project in Bangkok, Thailand. This internship will provide the successful prospect a mentored learning experience, and the opportunity to expand his/her classroom knowledge and skills within a professional setting.
RTI, through the USAID Inform Asia Health Research Program, is providing technical assistance to a range of local stakeholders in the areas of knowledge management and capacity building with regard to strengthening the Thai and People•s Democratic Republic of Lao (PDR) national malaria programs. Inform Asia•s overarching goal is to promote the use of evidence-based advocacy and decision making in Thailand and Lao PDR to achieve malaria elimination. Inform Asia has 3 main objectives:
1. To strengthen malaria surveillance;
2. To conduct research activities to evaluate strategies and tools for implementation and scale-up for malaria elimination; and
3. To strengthen capacity of health staff to generate, analyze, and use strategic information.
Responsibilities of the selected intern include, but are not limited to:
- Assist RTI•s Senior Health Informatics Specialist in software design and development to support the Bureau of Vector Born Diseases (BVBD) within the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH):
- Utilizing information drawn from the malaria information and surveillance system provide guidance to the MOPH to improve the tracking of malaria elimination program activities
- Assist in the design/development to of dashboards to help programs manager and health staff better visualize information and facilitate data use
- Collaborate with key project staff to design and produce software.
- Formulate program specifications and basic prototypes.
- Transform software designs and specifications into high functioning code in the appropriate language.
- Test code periodically to ensure it produces the desirable results and perform debugging when necessary.
- Work with staff from both RTI and our counterparts (MOPH) to develop user- support guidance tools and a user manual for malaria surveillance system.
This unpaid internship is in RTI•s Inform Asia project office in Bangkok, Thailand.• Airfare will be covered by RTI and support will be provided in identifying suitable local accommodation options.• The intern will be responsible for paying for his/her own local accommodation, transportation, and meal costs.
The internship will ideally begin as early as May 2018 and is available for a minimum of 8 up to 20 weeks (or through September 2018). The internship requires a minimum commitment of 24 hours per week. Hours are flexible during business hours (9.00am-6.00pm, Monday through Friday). Kindly apply online by submitting your cover letter and resume in a PDF document.•
- Currently enrolled in graduate student at Duke University, who studied or is studying one of the following fields: •computer science, computer engineering, management information system, or related fields.
- Demonstrated experience in research and data analysis.
- Experience in developing with relational databases, SQL command, MS-SQL Server.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
- Must be eligible to receive academic credit AND/OR fulfill an academic program requirement.
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