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Research Development Internship, Gender and HIV/AIDS (ACEWH/HSRC) South Africa

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Dalhousie University
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Type : Établissement d'enseignement
Mandat : Dalhousie University is a comprehensive, post-secondary educational institution with a broad mandate to serve Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada and the nation through activities that integrate research, scholarship, teaching and service. Founded as a non-denominational institution in 1818 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Dalhousie is one of the country's leading teaching and research universities in Canada. Dalhousie is the largest university in Maritime Canada and provides over 15,800 students with a first-class university education in more than 180 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. In addition to arts, social science, science, management and computer science degree programs, the university provides professional and specialized training in a variety of health professions, medicine, dentistry, architecture, engineering and law. Dalhousie is committed to the principle of internationalization and actively participates in many international activities. In 1987, Dalhousie established Lester Pearson International as the administrative arm responsible for overseeing the conduct and administration of all of the university's international projects. In addition, LPI also coordinates a development education program; disseminates international information; serves as the International Liaison Office (ILO) for the university; facilitates international agreements of cooperation; and hosts international officials.
Adresse : Henry Hicks AA Building, 3rd Floor
6299 South Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia,
B3H 4H6
FAX: (902) 494-1216
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Personne ressource : Joanne.Tortola
Courriel : joanne.tortola@dal.ca
Pays : Afrique du Sud
Ville : Cape Town
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : In addition to supporting capacity building and knowledge translation with respect to gender and HIV/AIDS, HSRC's research programme and expertise provides an unparalleled context for strengthening gender-based analysis in extant research and for fostering GBA skills across topics, methodologies, and countries. This project will involve an intern based at Gender and Development Unit, one of HSRC's cross-cutting research units, in Pretoria.

In Canada
The Program Development Intern, Gender and HIV/AIDS, will work together with the Gender and HIV/AIDS Programme Officer at ACEWH to strengthen the partnership with HSRC and shared commitment to working on issues related to gender and HIV/AIDS in southern Africa.

In the initial Canadian portion of the internship, the intern will be working at ACEWH in Halifax, orienting to the project, including all of the partners, their mandates and past work done together. The intern will also participate in pre-departure training and skills-building. The intern will work under the supervision of the Gender and HIV/AIDS Programme Officer at ACEWH, in conjunction with the appointed key contact in the Gender and Development Unit of HSRC, to develop a research project plan for the work to be carried out during the overseas portion of the internship.

Upon returning to Canada in December 2007, the intern will assist with report dissemination, public engagement opportunities and follow-up work resulting from her/his experience in South Africa.

Overseas
During the five months with HSRC in South Africa, the intern will be based within the Gender and Development Unit, one of HSRC's cross-cutting research units, in Pretoria. The intern will support the research program of the Gender and Development Unit with a focus on gender and HIV/AIDS. The intern may be involved in ongoing research projects within the unit but may also conduct a separate research project as agreed by both ACEW and HSRC.
Organisation d'accueil : Human Sciences Research Council
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa is a statutory body established in 1968. It supports development at the national level, at the regional level through the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and in Africa. It primarily conducts large-scale, policy-relevant, social-scientific projects for public-sector users, non-governmental organisations and international development agencies, in partnership with researchers globally, but specifically in Africa.

Over the last couple of years the HSRC has undergone major restructuring, aligning its research activities and structures to South Africa's national development priorities: notably poverty reduction through economic development, skills enhancement, job creation, the elimination of discrimination and inequalities, and effective service delivery.

The HSRC also seeks to contribute to the research and development strategy of its parent Department of Science and Technology, especially through its mission to focus on the contribution of science and technology in addressing poverty.

With its new structures and greatly extended research complement of about 120 top researchers and 100 support staff in five different centres, the HSRC is well equipped to respond flexibly and comprehensively to current and emerging needs. Its six multi-disciplinary research programmes and five cross-cutting research units, focused on user needs, are spread across three centres in different parts of South Africa.

In addition to undertaking research directly, HSRC supports networking and research capacity building around key development issues for Africa, including gender and HIV/AIDS. The Social Aspect of HIV/AIDS and Health (SAHA) programme at HSRC connects with African partners from across the continent through a research network, alliance - the Social Aspects of HIV/AIDS & Health Research Alliance, also known as SAHARA (http://www.hsrc.ac.za). SAHARA is a vehicle for facilitating the sharing of research experience, sharing knowledge, methods and ideas, and conducting research projects that are intervention-based with the explicit aim of generating new social science evidence for prevention, care and impact mitigation of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. SAHARA will be hosting its 4th African conference in March 2007, with the theme "Innovations in Access to Prevention, Treatment and Care in HIV/AIDS", and gender will be a key overarching theme for this conference (www.sahara.org.za)