SRHR IN EMERGENCIES INTERN

SRHR IN EMERGENCIES INTERN
CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. We place special focus on working alongside poor women because, equipped with the proper resources, women have the power to help whole families and entire communities escape poverty. CARE’s flagship program on Sexual and Reproductive Health in Emergencies (SRH-E), SAFPAC Initiative, aims to reduce women’s unintended pregnancies and deaths from unsafe abortion in acute emergencies and chronically crisis-affected countries. In line with CAREs commitment to the needs and rights of women and girls, SAFPAC integrates essential sexual and reproductive health services into new and ongoing humanitarian emergencies, emphasizing access to family planning and post-abortion care. As part of its focus on improving access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) around the world in line with CARE’s Global Strategy for 2020 and beyond, the CARE SRHR Global Team among a larger re-articulation process has created a new SRHR in Emergencies (SRHRiE) pillar or sub-team so as to elevate SRHRiE across the organization and enhance agility and scale of SRHRiE in humanitarian settings. To support this effort, the intern will work with the Global SRHR team to assist in creating and maintaining knowledge management platforms and content to demystify SRHRiE concepts such as the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for SRH in Crisis-Settings; support documentation efforts on mainstreaming Gender in Emergencies, support coordination and planning of SRHRiE workshops and Communities of  Practice The intern will also work to support the SRH in Emergencies team efforts to continue to strengthen CARE’s leadership role in the Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) on SRH in Crisis-Settings. In addition, the intern will be mentored to develop a case study that documents change in contraceptive uptake in CARE programming in Northern Syria, with a specific emphasis on adolescents. Special Project/s: Knowledge management and content development to support demystifying SRHR in Emergencies: In order to strengthen capacity on SRHR in Emergencies across the organization, the intern will work with the SRHRiE cluster to assist in content development and knowledge management to demystify concepts on SRHR in Emergencies for dissemination to country and regional offices and non-SRHR humanitarian responders. Documentation and follow up on Gender in Emergencies: The intern will support documentation efforts to support the SRHRiE cluster on moving forward the prioritization and integration of gender transformative approaches through SRHRiE programming, building on previous efforts. Coordination and planning: The intern will support SRHRiE team members in coordinating and preparing for community of practice meetings (such as MENA regional calls, SRHRiE webinars) and upcoming SRHRiE workshops (such as MISP, Adolescent SRH trainings) to support SAFPAC/ CARE’s SRHR goals. IAWG-related efforts on capacity building: The intern will work with SRHRiE team members to continue to build on previous efforts to help coordinate and pilot CARE’s training curriculum on Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives for piloting with IAWG partners. The intern will work to document CARE’s approach to family planning and SRHR programming in Northern Syria since 2014. S/he will analyze how contraceptive uptake has changed during this period including among adolescents, particularly those that have participated in young mothers’ clubs sessions. The intern should also maintain an excel workbook with high-level information and analyses/notes that could be searched/reviewed by members of the team Deliverables: SRHRiE demystification/ communication tools Documentation and learning on gender and inclusion approaches in SRHRiE programming. Documentation of program implementation and learning on family planning programming, including among adolescents in Northern Syria. Learning Objectives: Understand the SRH needs of women and girls in emergencies Understand the unique needs adolescents in crisis-settings. Develop a good understanding of CARE’s Gender in Emergencies approaches to strengthening SRHR   Suggested duration (weeks or months) of the internship: 9 months Suggested start date: April 1, 2019 Suggested end date: December 31, 2019 Qualfications: Proficient in English (Verbal & Written) Proficient in MS Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) Undergraduate degree required, first-year or entering public health, international affairs, clinical health or other related graduate student a plus. Experience with literature or desk reviews Detail-oriented, organized Clear, accessible communication style Familiarity with global health and development and/or sexual and reproductive health desirable Arabic and/or French skills desirable    

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