Deadline: 15 September 2019
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) is seeking applications for its International Training Programme, “Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)” which is designed for individuals holding positions in organizations in the area of SRHR and who are qualified to participate in reform processes at various levels.
The programme offers participants the training necessary to help their organizations define and achieve both short- and long-term goals. Participants will discuss the latest developments in their field with colleagues and experts, develop a network of colleagues from other countries and acquire enhanced knowledge and practical skills in working methods in the SRHR area. Participation in the programme assumes applicant’s organization wishes to carry out changes and invest its resources in the process.
- Increasing their access to adequate sexual and reproductive health care
- Promoting sexual education
- Increasing the awareness and demand for SRHR services
The programme aims to initiate an organizational change where the participants will become “agents of change” by using new knowledge and tools acquired through the programme, thus contributing to the long-term objectives described above.
The immediate goals of participants will be to:
- Develop and implement a change project in the field of SRHR within their organization
- Report on the change project’s progress and results
- Develop an action plan for continued work on the project within the organization
The training programme is divided into five phases:
- Phase 1– Preparatory period (2 months)
- Phase 2 – Scheduled programme in Sweden (4 weeks)
- Phase 3 – Interim period (6 months)
- Phase 4 – Regional follow-up (1 week)
- Phase 5 – Continuation of the change projects (6 months)
- Increased knowledge and understanding of SRHR, its main components and related concepts
- Increased knowledge and understanding of experience, methods and tools for initiating and supporting a process of organizational change
- Expanded international and national networks in the field of SRHR
- The programme encourages applicants to apply as ‘country teams’, that is, they may come together from single organizations, such as those shown below, and join to work on a mutual challenge. Please note that even in the case of team applications each individual must fill out a separate application.
- Preference will be given to country teams consisting of 4 to 6 (maximum) participants who represent a range of professions listed below. Individual applications are also welcome. Ideally, participants will be individuals working in the field of SRHR on the following levels:
- Local Midwives, nurse/midwives, and obstetricians who are able to influence decision making in their respective clinical settings
- Intermediate Professionals responsible for education, training, or other project activities in the field of SRHR at the district or provincial level
- Central Policy makers in Ministry of Health or Ministry of Education and SRHR professionals at national teaching institutions
- The programme is also open to national NGO staff members and to individuals from the private sector working in the field of SRHR. Applicants from INGOs and UN bodies are not prioritized.
- At least five years of working experience in a field related to SRHR
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
- Computer literacy, including word processing skills and regular access to e-mail and the Internet. Further knowledge in ICT is preferrable.
Teams should preferably be balanced in gender and age composition. Since the training of a future generation of SRHR practitioners is a key aspect of the programme, we encourage teams to include younger professionals at the beginning or in the middle phases of their careers. All applications must be endorsed by the applicant’s organization.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must download the application form via given website.
For more information, please visit https://itp.sida.se/itp/Programcatalog.nsf/0/6D7E9649F34187D6C12584180046E8F4?opendocument