Medical Unit – Intern – Head Quarters At INTERSOS

INTERSOS is an independent humanitarian organization that assists the victims of natural disasters, armed conflicts and exclusion. Its activities are based on the principles of solidarity, justice, human dignity, equality of rights and opportunities, respect for diversity and coexistence, paying special attention to the most vulnerable people.

Terms of reference

Job Title: Medical Unit – Intern

Code: SR-00-1884

Duty station: Remote

Starting date: 01/06/2021

Contract duration: 3 months

Reporting to: Head of Medical Unit

Type of duty station: Non-family Duty Station / non-accompained

General context of the project

The Medical Unit provide technical and analytical support to the program department and INTERSOS missions on:

  1. Developing country/regional medical strategies
  2. Approve/validate the technical component of all project proposals containing health and nutrition components.
  3. Approve/validate the technical component of all key reports for donors containing health and nutrition component.
  4. Ensure the implementation of standard and/or national protocols
  5. Supervise the start-up, progress and quality of medical activities with regular visits and contacts with on-site technical staff
  6. Develop SOP and tools in order to standardize and facilitate field technical work and improve supervision and analysis
  7. Representing INTERSOS at the international H&N fora
  8. Participate in the recruitment process of medical expat personnel and the evaluation / development of expat / national staff
  9. Provide technical support to other department and other dossier

Training objectives

The mentoring aims to:

• Familiarize with the dynamics of the Medical Unit and respective operational documents;

• Familiarize with the dynamics of the COVAX initiative;

• Understand the cycle of healthcare projects in an humanitarian organization;

• Improve knowledge of pandemic trends and respective responses within and outside the organization;

• Improve analytical skills, specifically related to pandemic and medical-humanitarian challenges;

• Understand health and nutritional issues and challenges in different contexts.

Main responsibilities and tasks

The intern will work alongside the Medical Unit team, supporting them in the daily tasks related to INTERSOS missions.

More specifically:

• 30% support to Covax Task Force activities; analyzing and screening technical documents;

• 10% supporting in the procution of preparatory material for the expatriates medical clearance process20% supporting Country Medical Coordinators in data sharing and sitrep compilation

• 30% supporting Missions in contextualizing healthcare SOPs andCovid19 SOPs

• 10% supporting Medical Unit on any other relevant dossiers

The internship, after an official positive evaluation, will be followed by a three-month experience in the field. The Intern will be based in one of INTERSOS mission, working alongside a Medical Coordinator.

Required profile and experience


Medical degree or bachelor’s degree in nursing

Master’s degree in global health or related courses will be considered a plus

Professional Experience

Experience, including volunteer work, with NGOs or in developing countries.**

Professional Requirements

Strong interest in beginning a career within the humanitarian sector

Good IT skills



French and Spanish will be considered an added value

Personal Requirements

Good analysis skills

Good writing skills

Stress resilient


Strong interest in beginning a career within the humanitarian sector

Aligned to INTERSOS values

How to apply


Interested candidates are invited to apply following the link below:

Please note that our application process is made of 3 quick stepsregister (including your name, email, password, citizenship and Skype address), sign-up and apply attaching your CV and motivation letter in PDF format. Through the platform, candidates will be able to track their applications’ history with INTERSOS.

In case you encounter severe difficulties applying through the platform, you can send an email attaching your CV and motivation letter (both in PDF version) via email to, with subject line: “**Platform issue – SR-00-1884 – Medical Unit – Intern**”.**

Please also mention the name, position and contact details of at least two references, including the line manager during your last job. Family members are to be excluded.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.

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