Established in 2002, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is a regional partnership of non-governmental organisations working together to promote a human rights based response to HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) in Southern Africa through capacity building and advocacy. The Regional Secretariat of ARASA is located in Windhoek, Namibia. ARASA seeks to appoint an experienced networker, trainer, advocate and activist with a track record in capacity building and facilitating the involvement of people with HIV/AIDS and TB in advocacy work to assume the position of HIV/TB Programme Training and Advocacy Officer. This position will report to the Co-ordinator of ARASA's Treatment and Prevention Literacy and Advocacy Programme, who is based in Cape Town. Access to good international communications and a willingness to travel extensively are essential. The deadline for applications is 19 October 2007.
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The research project Mobility of Health Professionals (MoHProf) is a European Union funded project that aims to contribute to an improved knowledge base and to facilitate European policy on human resource planning. The general objective of the project is to investigate and analyse current trends of the mobility of health professionals (such as nurses and doctors) to, from and within the European Union, including return and circular migration. The Consultants will conduct empirical socio-scientific field studies on migration of health workers, each in one of the countrises listed, and participate in two meetings with the Regional Research Coordinator and other national consultants. For further information visit the website.
The People Living with HIV Stigma Index (PLHIV Stigma Index) collects information on stigma, discrimination and the rights of people living with HIV that will help in advocacy efforts. The main aim of collecting this information and presenting it in the form of an index is to broaden understanding of the extent and forms of stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV in different countries. The intention of the participating organizations is to make the PLHIV Stigma Index widely available so that it can be used as a local, national and global tool to gather evidence and support subsequent evidence-based advocacy.
The PLHIV Stigma Index is coordinated by an International Partnership. The International Partnership comprises of GNP+, ICW and UNAIDS. The position of PLHIV Stigma Index Coordinator will be supported by the International Partnership. The position will be hosted by GNP+.
In the context of a joint collaboration between the Zimbabwean Ministry of Health, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the Institute of Public Health, Epidemiology and Development (ISPED) of the University Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2, a two-year prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT) programme will be initiated at the end of 2004 in three rural districts of Zimbabwe.
The Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme (IAKP) of the South Centre seeks applicants for a 12 month Research Fellowship in Innovation, Public Health and Intellectual Property. Applicants should send their applications indicating their interest and highlighting their relevant qualifications and experience as well as detailed CVs, letter of interest, references, preferably by email, by 18h00 Central European Time (CET) on 14 December 2007 to: Ms. Caroline Ngome Eneme, Administrative Assistant, Innovation and Access to Knowledge Programme, South Centre, Chemin du Champ D’Anier 17, P.O.B. 228, 1211 Genev
A social scientist/demographer/epidemiologist is sought to play an important role in a large Wellcome Trust-supported research programme based in northern Malawi. The programme includes demographic surveillance in a population of 32,000, and an HIV and sexual behaviour survey. This represents an unusual opportunity for involvement in a major long-term programme. The closing date for applications is 27 August 2008.
The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, World Health Organization, is hiring a technical officer, P4, in the areas of pharmaceutical policy and use of evidence to inform policy making. Based in Geneva, the officer will lead a programme of work that engages research users to identify and build consensus around global research priorities in the access to medicines field; manage calls for proposals, administer and provide technical support to grants focused on synthesising and generating new knowledge on access to medicine issues; promote networking between research institutions working in the pharmaceutical policy field and help build capacity in the field through workshops and other interventions; monitor and support Alliance grants to country teams that aim to promote the use of evidence in policy making; and act as the point person for the Alliance on coordination with the EVIPNet (Evidence Informed Policy Networks).
The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women's Studies at Carleton University and the Institute of Women's Studies at the University of Ottawa, with the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), are launching a four year project to allow scholars from the developing world, working in the field of “Gender and Development”, to spend a research term at their institutions. The “Visiting Scholar in Feminist Perspectives on Globalization” will contribute in facilitating the expansion of gender and development research at both universities, and also provide a unique opportunity for collaboration between feminist scholars in Canada and the developing world.
"We invite your collaboration in the We the Peoples 2005 Survey. We the Peoples is an annual survey which analyses and reports on civil society activities, achievements and views regarding the Millennium Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). 2005 promises to be a year of opportunity. In September, a summit-session of the United Nations General Assembly will review progress since the Millennium Declaration of 2000. In July, the G-7 will meet in the UK. Around the world national coalitions are seeking to hold their governments to account for promises made. An international "Call to Action" Campaign is mobilizing civil society to press for accountability and significant progress on aid, debt cancellation and trade justice."
Join NGOs across the U.S. for a week of education, mobilization and advocacy on a variety of trade justice issues. The week is timed to lead into an important WTO negotiating deadline as well as spring meetings of the World Bank and IMF where trade-related loans, grants, conditionalities and facilities will be discussed. For more information contact Jennifer Cruz at firstname.lastname@example.org.