Intern Data analysis JeuneS3 Program

Datum 20 jul. 2021
Vervaldatum 20 aug. 2021
Aantal uren 24-32 uur
Plaats Den Haag
Betaald Ja
Organisatie Stichting Cordaid

Cordaid is a Dutch development, humanitarian and peacebuilding organisation. Cordaid works in the world's most fragile and conflict-affected contexts, in which Cordaid strives to end poverty and exclusion. Cordaid focusses its work on different fields, like humanitarian assistance, creating opportunities to improve security, improve (access to) justice, healthcare and education and to stimulate inclusive economic growth.
In conflict-prone and fragile contexts, women and young girls in particular are highly vulnerable. They are often confronted with violence and aggression throughout society, with little to no protection against assault. Within these environments, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) are neither recognized nor addressed. Laws, parents, teachers, religious leaders, as well as health care workers can be barriers for young people to find the right answers and services to respond to their SRHR needs.

Cordaid is looking for a: Intern Data analysis JeuneS3 Program. For five years (2016- 2020), the Jeune S3 program (S3 stands for Santé, Sexualité and Sécurité) aimed to ensure that young people, including the most marginalized and vulnerable populations - especially girls between the ages of 10 and 14 years old, were able to make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive health and to have their rights respected. Jeune S3 did so through a comprehensive multi sectoral approach that consists of four intervention areas: youth voice and participation; SRHR knowledge and skills; responsive SRHR services; enabling environment and respect of rights. Each of these strategies are essential in its own right and mutually reinforcing This resulted in:  a total 695,635 young people reached through Jeune S3 (51% girls),  164,210 young people received a family planning consultation (71% girls), 194,498 young people tested for HIV (43% girls), 552,153 reproductive services provided to young people (76% girls) 140,809 young people received comprehensive sexuality education in or out of school, of whom 45,857 were girls aged 10-14 years (33%). 1,097 teachers from 253 primary and secondary schools trained in providing comprehensive sexuality education,  57,475 parents sensitized on young people’s SRHR and engaged in important conversations with their children,  4,193 religious and traditional leaders sensitized on the importance of young people’s SRHR

Subsequently,  the JeuneS3 program collected a large amount of data. Under supervision of the Swiss Tropical Health Institute (Swiss TPH) in Basel, two cross-sectional surveys where caried out in DRC and Cameroon. The baseline surveys were carried out in 2016/ 2017  and  the final surveys carried out in 2020.  In DRC the surveys were conducted in six health zones in South Kivu and four health zones in North Kivu including 4 control zones and over 2300 participants were interviewed for each survey.  In Cameroon data  was collected from over 1600  participants in the Far North region, intervention zones, Diamaré and Mayo-Kani and control zone Mayo Danay; while in the East region, data was collected in two intervention zones, Lom and Djerem and Haut-Nyong, and in a control zone, Kadei.

In addition, to this base and end line surveys several  sub-studies were carried out as operational research to provide regular feedback on the different components of the project, focusing on processes. These results are accessible through separate reports.

To  further explore this unique data and to respond to some in-depth questions about SRHR for young people in fragile settings including: analysis on multiple vulnerabilities, access to services and attitudes, Cordaid is looking for an intern with experience and passion for data analysis.

What you do:

  • Support the joint description of 2/3  key analysis questions
  • Familiarisation with available data and methodology used by Swiss TPH
  • Statistical Analysis of available data to respond to the key questions using multiple  methods
  • Organising joint “interpretation” session of first analysis outcomes with involved staff from Global and Country offices
  • Writing of key findings papers, (max  12 pages) with support of Cordaid experts and if applicable, academic supervisor
  • Support organizing a learning event / presentation for colleagues  and other interested organizations on final papers

Functie-eisen en profiel
Who you are:

  • This position is open for students currently enrolled in a relevant degree (internationally oriented) (e.g., International Development, International Health , M&E  etc.);
  • Full proficiency of the English language is required.
  • Proficiency of French is a strong advantage. You need at least be able to read reports in French;
  • You have excellent writing skills;
  • You have excellent knowledge and experience of statistical data analysis methodologies;
  • You have interest and affinity with the youth and Sexual Reproductive Health.
  • You are able to work independently and are solution oriented;
  • You have a proactive, positive attitude and a good sense of humour

Ons aanbod

  • A responsible position as intern in a professional organization;
  • A  role where taking initiative is encouraged;
  • The internship will be up to 3-6 months, on a 24 to 32-hour workweek basis (4 days/week). The compensation will be up to 350 EUR based on a full-time contract (36-hour).
  • Suggested timeframe: September 2021 to February 2022, but depending on availability/ in dialogue with the candidate
  • In principle, the internship will take place in the office in The Hague, however, due to the current situation with COVID-19, working from home will also form a considerable part of the internship. Online communication via Teams or other channels will take place at regular intervals and colleagues are easily accessible.

Informeren en solliciteren
More information: To apply, please submit your CV and a letter of motivation before 20 August 2021 directly to Geertje van Mensvoort, SRHR Expert, via email: If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact Geertje van Mensvoort (available from 15th of august onwards). For more information about Cordaid, please visit our website.