Project Management Intern (full time):

Strengthening Capacity of People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) through project management

Do you have a natural flair for Monitoring and Evaluation and project management? Are you able to assist in finalizing projects and would you like to spend four months in Kampala, Uganda and two months at the Afrika Kontakt’s office in Copenhagen?
05. oktober 2015

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Africa Kontakt – The Health Right Group

Africa Kontakt’s Health Group is part of Africa Kontakt, which is a Danish solidarity organisation, formed in 1978. Overall Africa Kontakt has approximately 500 members and consists of several working groups. The active members are at the heart of the organization, and work voluntarily and unpaid. The organisation has two main focus areas: capacity building and empowerment of African grassroots movements and political lobbying. Africa Kontakt uses a rights-based approach to address inequities and promotes social, economic and political rights.

In this respect, the Health Right Group manages a CISU financed Project (2013-2016) in collaboration with our partners HAG and MIRUDA in Uganda.    

Health Rights Action Group (HAG)

HAG is a civil society organization founded in 2001. It evolved from the Women’s Treatment Action Group (WTAG), which was formed by a number of women living with HIV/AIDS, to advocate for access to healthcare and treatment, particularly anti-retroviral treatment (ART), which was becoming available in Uganda at that time. It has been actively involved in the struggle against the disease and the stigmatisation of HIV infected persons ever since. Its initial advocacy centered on access to healthcare for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), but over time the focus has developed to encompass a wide-ranging human rights-based approach to HIV/AIDS and to promote a favorable legislative and policy environment for the protection of such rights.

Project description

The project focuses on people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the rural district Kibaale in Uganda. Through local mobilization of PLHIV and advocacy activities the voice of PLHIV are brought forward and the objective is to empower PLHIV in Kibaale to participate in community life on equal basis with their surrounding community using participatory methods. This is to create an enabling environment for PLHIV to disclose their status and to ensure they get the support they need to live healthy lives. 

In this respect, HAG collaborates with a more locally based organization named Mid-Western Uganda Integrated Rural Development Agency (MIRUDA). Accordingly, the project is triangulated between AK, HAG and MIRUDA, however, the intern will primarily be working for HAG.

Moving into the finalization of the project (terminating end August 2016), several tasks are to be done. Accordingly, the project is now seeking a qualified Project Intern who will assist at the HAG office ensuring the daily operational management of the project and activities relating to project finalization.

General functions

The Project Intern has the responsibility to support the effective and efficient day to day implementation of the project under the overall guidance and supervision of the Project Officer at HAG and in close collaboration with the M&E Officer. The Project Intern will ensure the functioning of the project and will particularly work with the finalization of pending tasks.

Specific responsibilities

  • Support the preparation of a best practice guide
  • Assist the M&E Officer in testing and collecting data using a M&E-tool  
  • Participate in work planning and progress reporting meetings with HAG and AK Health Rights Group
  • Analyze and prepare documents used for advocacy on health rights  
  • Help with daily activities and clerical work at the office

Qualifications

  • University student (preferably a masters student) with knowledge in project and health care management, social sciences, international development or related fields;
  • Excellent knowledge and interest in M&E methods;
  • Strong analytical skills, oral and written communication and collaborative skills;
  • Experience working in East Africa is an asset;
  • Excellent working level of English language in both writing and speaking;
  • Familiarity with donor funded development projects and Afrika Kontakt is an asset;

 

Duration

6 months starting from 31 January 2016. The Project Intern is expected to work 35 hours a week.

Duty Station

February: Copenhagen, AK office (one month)

March-June: Kampala with possible travel to Kibaale district (four months)

July: Copenhagen, AK office in Copenhagen (one month)  

 

Deadline

Interested candidates should send a full CV and application letter in English and stating the position title to email: sd@afrika.dk

For further infromation about the internship contact Elise Denis-Ramirez +45 61163292 or send an email to sd@afrika.dk 

Closing date and time to apply for this position: 12 PM 26 October 2015.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Interviews will be in week 44 and 45.

 

This is an unpaid position, but flight ticket to Kampala is paid by Afrika Kontakt