By Joseph S Anzalone
MPH students are invited to meet Mirfin Mpundu the executive director of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network based in Nairobi. This network is made up of about 38 Faith Based Organizations (FBO) in Africa and India that provide health services often in remote rural areas. He will be coming to talk about the organization, about the potential for practicum placements of MPH students especially pharmaceutical track students with the EPN secretariat and with the member organizations in different African Countries.
In April, Richard Laing attended the EPN Forum that was held in Nairobi in April 2014. A series of videos were made with different heads of these organizations that are available at http://www.bu.edu/ghblast/gh-practicum/videos-ecumenical-pharmaceutical/. For an interview in which Mirfin talks about the EPN organization please go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s05J1Yl2HyM
He will meet with students at 12 noon on Wednesday, 18th June in Room CT305, please RSVP here.
Agency: International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
1120 20th Street, NW, Ste. 500 North,
Washington, DC, 20036.
Agency Description/Mission Statement:
The International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) is a global research institute with headquarters in Washington, D.C., and regional offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and New Delhi, India. Our research evidence identifies women’s contributions as well as the obstacles that prevent them from being economically strong and able to fully participate in society. ICRW translates these insights into a path of action that honors women’s human rights, ensures gender equality and creates the conditions in which all women can thrive.
ICRW comprises social scientists, economists, public health specialists and demographers, all of whom are experts in gender relations. We are thought leaders driven by a passion to alleviate poverty and rectify injustice in the world. And we believe that women and girls – in collaboration with men and boys – are essential to the solutions. We know that when their quality of life improves, families are healthier and economies are stronger.
ICRW’s mission is to empower women, advance gender equality and fight poverty in the developing world. To accomplish this, ICRW works with partners to conduct empirical research, build capacity and advocate for evidence-based, practical ways to change policies and programs.
Practicum description/Scope of Work:
This is a 4 month unpaid internship working approximately 30 hours per week with the Stigma, Discrimination and Gender team, under the Global Health portfolio. The intern will be mentored in the content area of HIV-related stigma and discrimination reduction, building knowledge about the subject area, as well as have opportunities to make new contacts. The intern will primarily provide support to the Guyana HIV Reduction & Prevention Project funded by USAID via John Snow International.
- Code and assist with the post-assessment analysis of qualitative transcripts from needs assessment conducted in Guyana.
- Assist with preparing a needs assessment report that conveys the current HIV stigma and GBV reduction efforts in Guyana that can be leveraged, as well as gaps that need to be filled moving forward.
- Provide support to adapt ICRW’s HIV stigma reduction training materials and material on the use of protocols for GBV screening in the HIV services setting into a training workshop for NGO partners and government stakeholders in Guyana.
- Write reports, briefs, assessments, blogs, and assist with grant proposals on behalf of the Stigma team.
- Contribute to proposal development and fundraising activities
Minimum skills required/desired:
- Ability to plan ahead, strategize and use proficient time management skills to juggle multiple tasks at once
- Independent and self-starting
- Interest in the intersection between global health issues and social justice
- Strong writing and research skills
- Proficiency in MS Office
- Graduate coursework in qualitative research methods
- Experience with Atlas.Ti or NVivo (preferred)
Time / Dates of Availability:
Approximately 30 hours per week.
To apply: Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest summarizing their background and interest in supporting stigma, discrimination and gender at an international nonprofit organization, as well as a curriculum vitae and 2 page writing sample at http://icrw.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a25z2g1kf2w1. Please indicate your preferred scheduling and any particular areas of interest or skills that you would like to develop, if offered an internship.
Application deadline: Ongoing
Number of students requested: 1
Contact Information of Field Supervisor and/or Hiring Coordinator:
Phone number: 202-797-0007
Looking for someone to complete about 50 telephone interviews as part of an evaluation of a social services position in Watertown, MA. The interviews should occur mostly in June. There is no set schedule as long as you can reach the respondents (people who have used the social support services). There will be a stipend, plenty of guidance & support, and career advice (domestic or international) if you’d like it. If interested, send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Dr. Candace Miller at email@example.com.
2 great student opportunities!
1 – Apply to the 2014 USAID eInternship Program!
The Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) internship program is
managed by the State Department. Working from college and university
campuses in the US and throughout the world, eInterns (American
students working virtually) are partnered with US government agencies to work on various
projects. This past year, 511 students worked on 276 unique projects
with 63 domestic State and USAID offices and 57 posts overseas. View last
year’s projects here – http://1.usa.gov/1qS3N2o.
VSFS will be accepting applications from students from July 2 – 22.
Apply here – http://www.state.gov/vsfs/
2 – National Defense University is hosting their first Disaster Apps
Competition! Details here – http://disasterapps.challengepost.com/
On 23 May, NDU will host a conference call to discuss their Disaster
Apps Challenge Competition, explain the basis for meeting the
Challenge, and answer your questions. Several entrepreneurs, such as
Nelson Jacobsen, CEO, Random Hacks of Kindness, will also be joining the call.
When: Friday, May 23, 2014; 1:00 – 2:00 PM (Eastern Time); 10-11:00 AM
(Pacific Time) Conference Dial-In Number: 1-209-255-1000 Participant
Access Code: 966583#
Technical Advisor II: Health Systems Finance Advisor
Location: Gaborone, Botswana
Assignment: Two Year Fellowship
| Seed Global Health and Peace Corps Now Accepting Applications for
Global Health Service Partnership Volunteers for 2015
Seed Global Health announces the opening today of the 2015 Global Health Service Partnership application cycle. Global Health Service Partnership, a joint initiative among Seed Global Health, the Peace Corps, and PEPFAR, will accept applications from physicians and nurses interested in serving as clinical educators in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda starting the summer of 2015. Participants serve one-year assignments as Peace Corps Response volunteers serving in medical and nursing schools working alongside local faculty to help expand the base of physician and nursing educators in countries that face critical shortages of health care providers.
GHSP volunteers will receive monthly living stipends, transportation to and from their country of service, and other benefits. In addition, to ensure that financial constraints do not prevent the most skilled applicants from service, Seed Global Health provides stipends of up to $30,000 (Seed Global Health Debt Repayment). To learn more about the qualifications for physician and nurse applicants, please click here: Physician Applicants & Nurse Applicants.
The application cycle will be open from May 19, 2014 to December 5, 2014. To find out more about applying to the Global Health Service Partnership, please click here.
Please share this announcement with your colleagues and networks.
Vanessa Kerry, MD MSc
CEO, Seed Global Health
About Seed Global Health: Seed Global Health is a non-profit whose mission is to strengthen health systems globally by partnering U.S. physicians and nurses with local educators. Seed Global Health believes educational partnerships can rapidly increase the pool of providers and educators in countries where they are most needed. Committed to recruiting the best-qualified candidates, including those who may have financial constraints to service, Seed Global Health raises and disburses loan repayment and other appropriate stipends of support to individuals chosen for assignments abroad. Visit www.seedglobalhealth.org for more information.
June 13 Annual BUMC Housing Fair
This message is from: Barbara Attianese, Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 638-5125
Location: BUSM Instructional Building Hiebert Lounge, 14th floor
Friday, June 13
BUSM Instructional Building, Hiebert Lounge, 14th floor
Brunch will be provided
All About Renting Q&A with Beacon Realty Properties
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Still searching for an apartment, a roommate? Arrive at 10:30 a.m for “All About Renting,” a presentation by Boston landlord Steve Handler, Beacon Realty Properties. Learn about starting your housing search through to signing a lease. At 11 a.m. attend the Housing Fair, a free event where you can meet local, reputable realtors, property owners, BU Rental Property Management and others willing to assist in your search. Speak with the panel of experts, current BUMC students with housing advice, meet a potential roommate and more. RSVP requested email@example.com
Looking for an energetic, organized, responsible individual to join our family as a part-time live-in family helper for our 2 lively and sweet children (ages 1 and 3). We are offering a 1 bedroom apartment and parking in a great Brookline location convenient to the T in exchange for approximately 20 hours of work each week (primarily in the late afternoon/early evenings).
Work includes evening babysitting (averaging 4 evenings a month), daily afternoon dog walking (an enthusiastic lab), dinner prep/some cooking, lunch prep, after dinner clean up, food shopping, laundry and miscellaneous household tasks and errands.
We are looking for someone who can commit to at least 1 year of work. This position would be ideal for a graduate student who does not have early evening commitments, a daycare/preschool or elementary teacher or a recent college graduate with late afternoons free.
Please note that the position will not be a paid one, in exchange for approximately 20 hours of work a week, you will get a great 1 bedroom apartment and parking space in a wonderful Brookline location.
If you are interested, please email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join MetaMovements Latin Dance Company & the Office of Public Health Practice to learn about a research experience of a lifetime… in CUBA!
When: March 25 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Where: 670 Albany Street, Room 108
What: Hear from students at the Boston University School of Public Health about their experiences conducting research for credit in Cuba (and learn how you can travel there yourself in either Summer or December of 2014!)
RSVP to attend this informational session: email@example.com
Special features of trips include:
· Directly observe the practices of professionals in health, education, theatre, music, and dance
· Visiting sites that run dance & music programs for youth, seniors, and people with special needs
· Learning how dance & music are being used as essential tools in education, community organizing, mental & public health
· Learning about the roots of Salsa including Afro-Cuban, Son & Rumba
· Building historical understanding of how dance & music have shaped Cuban culture and life over a several centuries
Visit the website (www.metamovements.com/cuba) to learn more about the programs that are available. There are special programs & rates for groups who want to travel together. There are also performance & teaching opportunities for those who are interested.
We look forward to meeting with you and sharing more about this exciting opportunity!