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Youth Friendly Services Research Assistant

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 : Afrique du Sud
Ville : Cape Town
Secteur : Santé
Description du stage : The intern will be involved in researching specific elements of the implementation of loveLife's Youth Friendly Services programme. This research will focus on practical questions that are necessary for a better understanding and improvement in the provision youth friendly services in general and loveLife's comprehensive youth HIV prevention programme specifically. This research agenda will also aim to answer crucial questions that will inform improvements in the quality and efficacy of the programme, including:

- Identifying crucial issues that are currently negatively and/or positively impacting on adolescent sexual and reproductive health or service uptake at a community level;
- Generating new knowledge of what constitutes a responsive health system for adolescents;
- Developing new and improved tools and practical programme guidelines;
- Testing new strategies for strengthening service and/or HIV and unwanted pregnancy prevention outcomes;
- Improving management of resources and their allocation; and
- Compilation of an evidence base for adoption of 'best practices'.

In Canada
The interns 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
Key Performance areas, duties and responsibilities:

Research team leadership: providing direction and coaching to the provincial-level assessment team.

Management of the research process: (e.g. preparing materials for the research team, liaison with the Clinic Manager and YFS Team Leader, oversight of the research team to ensure timely completion of research responsibilities).

Management of assessment data: (e.g. ensuring data captured on research tools is accurate and complete, compiling post-assessment letters and assessment reports and managing the database of information related to the clinics assessed under your leadership).

Support to loveLife's Provincial Manager's and/or Regional Teams in the interpretation of assessment findings.

Maintain appropriate assessment records (e.g. electronic and manual filing systems) and update assessment information on loveLife's database as required.

Writing of reports at specific intervals (e.g. monthly).

Writing of 'lessons learned' for loveLife's programme partners at specific intervals (e.g. monthly).
Organisation d'accueil : loveLife
Détails au sujet de l'organisation d'accueil : loveLife is South Africa's national HIV prevention programme for youth. loveLife has brought together a broad based coalition of international foundations working in HIV/AIDS prevention, major South African media organizations and private corporations, the government of South Africa, and leading South African non-government organizations with one shared goal - to turn back the epidemic of HIV/AIDS, and related epidemics of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, among South Africa's young people. Launched in September 1999, loveLife seeks to substantially reduce the HIV infection rate among young South Africans - and to establish at the same time a new model for effective HIV prevention among young people.