Gender and HIV Intern
The Global Health Fellows Program II is seeking a Gender and HIV Intern (INT-P3-039) in Washington, DC. Anticipated timeframe: Summer 2014: Compensated 12 week internship. The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP-II) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute in partnership with Global Health Corps, GlobeMed, Management Systems International and PYXERA Global. GHFP-II is supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
GHFP-II’s goal is to improve the effectiveness of USAID health programs by addressing the Agency’s immediate and emerging human capacity needs. The program seeks to accomplish this goal first through the recruitment, placement and support of diverse health professionals at the junior, mid and senior levels. These program participants include fellows, interns, corporate volunteers and Foreign Service National professionals. The program then provides substantial performance management and career development support to participants, including annual working planning assistance, and ensures that professional development opportunities are available.
Looking to the future, GHFP-II also seeks to establish a pool of highly-qualified global health professionals that will ensure the Agency’s ongoing technical leadership and effectiveness. This objective is supported by an extensive outreach program that brings global health opportunities and specialized career advice to a diverse range of interested individuals, with a particular focus on those underrepresented in the field of global health.
INTRODUCTION: In cooperation with the US Department of State’s Office of the US Global AIDS Coordinator, other US Government (USG) partners, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations, USAID provides global technical leadership on the full range of issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; manages numerous research and field support programs; and monitors the impact of the Agency’s HIV/AIDS programs. In this endeavor, USAID works very closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, such as the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Peace Corps. More information about the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) may be found at http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health/hiv-and-aids. Information on USAID’s work in HIV testing and counseling can be found at http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health/hiv-and-aids/technical-areas/promoting-high-quality-hiv-testing-and.
The Gender and HIV Intern will be assigned to the Technical Leadership and Research Division of the Office of HIV/AIDS within the Bureau for Global Health. The Office of HIV/AIDS is the focus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for USAID and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts within PEPFAR, a multibillion-dollar, multifaceted approach to combating the disease in more than 120 countries around the world.
The Intern will focus on program implementation efforts and research addressing gender norms and inequities and their role and impact on health outcomes. S/he may collaborate with other colleagues in the Bureau for Global Health on implementation of gender-focused activities and research. S/he will be managed by the OHA gender team and will work closely with the entire Technical Leadership and Research Division and collaborate with OHA expanded Gender Team and Bureau for Global Health Gender group in relevant activities as appropriate. This position receives day to day guidance from the Gender Advisor as his/her onsite manager.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Gaining a greater understanding about PEPFAR and international work being done in the area of HIV/AIDS. Gaining experience and expertise in gender and HIV. Deepening skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Assisting in the development and implementation of PEPFAR-supported interagency HOP activities focused on gender norms and inequities, gender-based violence and HIV. Preparing literature reviews and other analytical work on one or more critical topics related to gender and HIV. Assisting in other programmatic implementation efforts in conjunction with the Bureau for Global Health Gender Advisors to support the USAID Gender Equality Policy and the integration of gender across the Global Health portfolio (maternal and child health, family planning, TB etc.). Participating on technical assistance team to the field. Attending program-related events within and outside USAID as requested. Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming needs and/or the Intern’s own interests.
QUALIFICATIONS: Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in a program related to public health, health administration, international development, or a related field; or, completion of such within past 12 months. Background and interest in gender is desired. Strong writing and analytical skills, and experience in research and analysis. US citizenship or US permanent residency required. COMPENSATION: $1,680 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).
TO APPLY: Detailed information, including an online application and instructions, is available on our website at www.ghfp.net. All applications must be submitted by Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00 pm eastern time. We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer.
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