Health Project Internship

Job Type

Full Time Contract



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Mbezi Beach
Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam


help2kids is looking for a motivated candidate for the role of Health Project Intern. Gain great experience working with a small NGO in Tanzania!

help2kids is a young, dynamic Swiss-based NGO operating in Africa. Our objective is to give some of the most vulnerable children in Tanzania and Malawi access to the basic necessities that all children deserve; education, food, healthcare, shelter, and a loving family environment so that they can break out of the cycle of poverty and live happy, productive lives.

The help2kids Health Project facilitates the delivery of medical treatment and First Aid services to over 600 children in Dar es Salaam with the goal of improving their well-being and to help them ultimately fulfill their potential. For more information about the Health Project, please visit:

We are currently seeking a full-time Health Project Intern to help us manage our Health Project in Tanzania. This is a great position for someone who is passionate about uplifting the health of children from marginalised background, health education and small scale project management

To learn more about help2kids, please visit:

Roles and Responsibilities:

·        Work closely with Health Project Manager and other team members to implement health-related activities at our partners in Dar es Salaam (3 orphanages, a day care center and a primary school)

·        Periodically escort children from our partners to hospitals/clinics

·        Assess First Aid Cabinets at all partners on a monthly basis and purchase First Aid supplies to restock the cabinets accordingly

·        Purchase medicine for children when prescribed by a doctor

·        Update and maintain an organised filing system to track data of child beneficiaries, stakeholders and hospital invoices

·        Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and partnerships through field visits, interviews and phone calls with partners

·        Organise Driver’s schedule for children’s medical visits and administrative activities

·        Organise and deliver health education workshops for the child beneficiaries and their caregivers

·        Network with other actors in the Health Sector, including NGOs, Health Officials, medical professionals and health-related companies

·        Work with the Health Project Manager to continually conceptualise new ideas and plan new projects

·        Account for project expenses

·        Report regularly to the Health Project Manager and Field Manager

·        Perform other administrative and project-related tasks as requested

Required Competencies:

·        Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Development or other relevant discipline

·        Understanding of the Health Sector (private and public) in Dar es Salaam, including hospitals, clinics, pharmacies and referral systems

·        Strong computer proficiency (Word, Excel, Internet, etc.)

·        Written and oral fluency in English and Kiswahili, and strong ability to translate between English and Kiswahili

·        Self-motivated and able to work well under minimal supervision

·        Productive, punctual and strong work ethic

·        Flexibility and willingness to chip in where needed

·        Passionate about serving vulnerable children and youth

·        A positive and friendly attitude when representing help2kids externally and with other staff/volunteers

·        Effective and efficient communicator with staff and external partners

·        Ability to work well with a team of Tanzanian staff and international staff and volunteers

·        Ability to work well with limited resources in a sometimes challenging environment

Beneficial Competencies:

·        Academic or professional experience in medical practice/first aid training

·        Strong knowledge of public health promotion

·        Experience in organising and hosting workshops

·        Existing network of contacts in the Health Sector of Dar es Salaam

·        Knowledge and professional background on monitoring and evaluating health-related projects

·        Driving ability 



-      Modest salary

-      1 year Commitment

-      Lunch available on-site

-      Work phone and computer

-      Accommodation in a dorm room at the Friendly Gecko Guest House.

-      Start April 2018

Level of Language Proficiency

Written and oral fluency in English and Kiswahili, and strong ability to translate between English and Kiswahili

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Application Instructions:

Please combine your Cover Letter, CV and two References in one .pdf file and submit to In the subject line of the email please write “Health Project Intern – Application.”

You must include the following in your Cover Letter:

1. How does your education and experience make you a good candidate for this position?

2. What is your earliest available start date?

Due to the high number of expected applications, only successful applicants will be contacted.