United States of America: Gender and HIV Intern

Organization: Global Health Fellows Program
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 20 Feb 2017

Global Health Fellows Program II
Gender and HIV Intern
Priority Populations, Integration, and Rights Division, Office of HIV/AIDS, Bureau for Global Health, United States Agency for International Development
Anticipated timeframe: June 2017 – August 2017: Compensated 3 month internship
Location: Washington, DC/Arlington, VA
INT-P6-013

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.

BACKGROUND:

OHA is the focus of HIV/AIDS technical leadership for the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and has primary responsibility for leading the Agency’s efforts on the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). 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 closely with a range of USG agencies involved in the fight against AIDS, including the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Defense, and Peace Corps. More information about PEPFAR can be found at: http://www.usaid.gov/what-we-do/global-health.

INTRODUCTION:

The Gender and HIV Intern (Intern) will be assigned to the Priority Populations, Integration, and Rights Division in the Bureau for Global Health’s (GH) Office of HIV/AIDS (OHA). S/he will primarily engage in research activities at OHA, and may also carry out other GH Bureau-wide duties and collaborative research with other Bureau analysts. S/he will focus on addressing gender norms and inequities and their impacts on health behaviors and outcomes. The Intern will receive technical guidance from the Senior Gender Advisor on the OHA Gender and Sexual Diversity Team, as his/her onsite manager. The Intern will also work closely with the Priority Populations, Integration, and Rights Division; collaborate on relevant activities with the OHA Expanded Gender Team and GH Bureau Gender Advisors group; and collaborate with members of different OHA technical teams as appropriate.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Gaining experience in the field of gender and HIV.
  • Gaining a greater understanding of PEPFAR and international HIV/AIDS work.
  • Deepening skills in collaboration and coordination within a complex organizational and implementation structure.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assisting in the development and implementation of PEPFAR-supported interagency 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, as requested.
  • Assisting in other programmatic work in conjunction with GH Bureau Gender Advisors to support the USAID Gender Equality and Female Empowerment Policy and the integration of gender across the GH portfolio (e.g., maternal and child health, family planning, tuberculosis, etc.).
  • Attending program-related events within and outside USAID as requested, such as partner presentations and the Interagency Gender Working Group.
  • Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on organizational and programming need and/or the Intern’s own interests.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Currently enrolled master’s or other post-bachelor’s degree candidate in public health, international development, or a related field; or, completion of such within the past 12 months.
  • Strong writing and analytic skills.
  • Experience in research and analysis.
  • Demonstrated background and/or interest in gender and health is desired.
  • US citizenship or US permanent residency required.

COMPENSATION:

$1,826 bi-weekly (exempt, salaried position).

How to apply:

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 February 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm eastern time.

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