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Health Promotion and Research Officer

Statut : Comblé
Organisation : Canadian Society for International Health
Acronyme : CSIH
Type : Organisme non gouvernemental
Mandat : The Canadian Society for International Health, a national voluntary organization, facilitates and supports health and development activities around the world through the mobilization of Canadian and other resources. CSIH advocates for health policy and programming which contributes to global objectives of health for all, equity, and social justice and builds partnerships with Canadian and other institutions and organizations.
Adresse : One Nicholas Street, Suite 1105
Ottawa, Ontario,
K1N 7B7
FAX: (613) 241-3845
Veuillez visiter le site Internet de l'organisation offrant ce stage pour connaître ses exigences avant de lui envoyer votre curriculum vitae.
Personne ressource : Ron Elliott
Courriel : yppp@csih.org
Pays : Kenya
Ville : Nairobi
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : The intern will be assisting the Health and HIV Programme Officer and other members of the migration health team to assist in the development and implementation of the following initiatives:

a) Baseline assessment for establishing the project Improving Health Access and Reducing Vulnerability Factors for Migrants and Other Uprooted Populations in the Greater Nairobi Area - with local authorities, local NGOs, UN Agencies.
b) Establishing Syndromic STI control component of project Pilot Intervention on Provision of Anti-Retroviral Therapy and Syndromic STI Treatment along the Northern Transport Corridor in Kenya - with National AIDS Control Council and local authorities under the Great Lakes Initiative on AIDS.
c) Developing a baseline study on health determinants and vulnerabilities of migrants working in the cut flower industry in Kenya, with focus on HIV.
d) Develop and implement the health promotion component of IOM Migration Health Assessment programme in Nairobi.

In Canada
The intern will spend two weeks in Canada and will be required to learn about their host organization prior to travelling overseas and explore opportunities for public engagement and international linkages to follow up on upon their return to their home community in Canada.

On their return to Canada, the intern will spend another two weeks back home sharing their experience of the project work on the groung and raising awareness/public engagement with guidance from CSIH/YPPP.

Overseas
The intern tasks and responsibilities:

Gather secondary data and perform internet searches to assist in proposal development;
Assist to coordinate the implementation of baseline assessment in Greater Nairobi, with partner agencies;
Assess existing health promotion opportunities in IOM Health Assessment programme, and develop the programme, in coordination with IOM Medical officers, HIV Counsellors, and Cross-cultural Orientation unit;
Develop project proposals on STI Syndromic Management among indirect and non-brothel based sex workers in Nairobi and at truck stops (a & b above), using public-private partnership strategies;
Prepare written progress reports on projects underway.
Organisation d'accueil : International Organization for Migration
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : IOM has been assisting governments worldwide to address migration challenges since 1951. IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As an intergovernmental body, IOM acts with its partners in government, civil society and the international community in its endeavour to assist mobile and vulnerable populations. IOM Nairobi, Mission with Regional Functions (MRF) is based in Nairobi, Kenya. The Migration Health Department provides health-related assistance to refugees, migrants, and mobile populations in the region. This assistance strongly relies on assessments and other evidence for designing/improving programmes that meet health needs of mobile and migrant populations. IOM also provides technical support to governments and partner agencies on collaboratively addressing trans-border health concerns, developing new migration health initiatives, mainstreaming of health into the various IOM service areas, and travel-related health assessment.

CSIH has implemented numerous youth placements with IOM offices in Geneva and around the world since 2002. We have a close relationship with the Migration Health Department and have had expereince with interns place in IOM offices.

In the past, IOM Nairobi has hosted at least eight professional internships for 6 months on average. The Organization attempts to provide to the intern a meaningful work experience that maximizes his/her qualifications and skills; as well as a mentor/supervisor to provide the ongoing support and guidance to the intern.