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GLOBAL: IRIN/PlusNews Weekly Issue 476, 12 March 2010

NAIROBI, 12 March 2010 (PlusNews) - CONTENTS:

GLOBAL: Fund gets results, but will it get funding?
AFRICA: Funding shortfalls foil new treatment guidelines
HAITI: Risk and treatment amid the rubble
KENYA: Hungry and HIV-positive in Nairobi's slums
ETHIOPIA: Real-life drama


EVENTS/RESOURCES
1. Fourth Annual International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST), 26-28 May - Maputo, Mozambique
2. Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV - UNAIDS


VACANCIES
1. Country Director, Health Alliance International (HAI) - Maputo, Mozambique
2. Mainstreaming HIV in Education, Technical Assistant Placement, Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) - Zambia



GLOBAL: Fund gets results, but will it get funding?

Achieving targets to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and halve tuberculosis rates hang in the balance as donor commitments to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Fund come up for review.

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AFRICA: Funding shortfalls foil new treatment guidelines

Global funding shortfalls for fighting AIDS could make it impossible for developing countries to implement new World Health Organization treatment guidelines, activists have said.

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HAITI: Risk and treatment amid the rubble

In the aftermath of Haiti's 7.0 magnitude quake, one of the Caribbean's largest antiretroviral (ARV) programmes is struggling to resurrect itself from the rubble.

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KENYA: Hungry and HIV-positive in Nairobi's slums

Violet Tinah, 40, a resident of Korogocho slum in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, is living with HIV and was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis, but her biggest problem today is not disease - but hunger.

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ETHIOPIA: Real-life drama

On stage in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Mestihet Temane, 27, enacts the story of how, after the death of her parents, a young woman winds up alone on the streets with no money, no confidence and no support.

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EVENTS/RESOURCES

1. Fourth Annual International Workshop on HIV Treatment, Pathogenesis and Prevention Research in Resource-Limited Settings (INTEREST), 26-28 May - Maputo, Mozambique

Key experts will present the latest findings on HIV in resource-limited settings. The workshop will also feature abstract-driven presentations and poster sessions.

For more information, visit: www.virology-education.com



2. Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV - UNAIDS

Launched on 2 March, the Action Framework was developed in response to the pressing need to address the persistent gender inequalities and human rights violations that put women and girls at a greater risk of, and more vulnerable to, HIV and that threaten the gains that have been made in preventing HIV transmission and in increasing access to antiretroviral therapy.

It leverages growing political momentum for positive changes to the lives of women and girls, focusing on country-level action, capitalizing on the role of the UN joint teams on AIDS and fostering country leadership.

To download the agenda, visit: http://data.unaids.org/



VACANCIES

1. Country Director, Health Alliance International (HAI) - Maputo, Mozambique

Responsibilities:
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with national level leadership in the Ministry of Health, key local and international players in public health, donors and other relevant organizations;
  • Provide leadership to achieve technical, programmatic and administrative goals, ensuring a positive impact on the HAI's staff, programme participants and beneficiaries within and beyond the public health system;
  • Assume overall responsibility for an in-country budget of USD 20+ million and 400+ staff;
  • Maintain close and productive collaboration among programmatic and administrative leadership of HAI Mozambique to maximize the capacity of the organization to achieve its goals;
  • Submit regular reports to funders and stakeholders as required.
  • Report to HAI headquarters regarding programme and research progress, administrative activities, budget, etc.
Qualifications:
  • 5 – 7 years of national level organizational management experience in the developing world, preferably in Africa;
  • Five years experience in managing grants from major donors;
  • Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Public Health or other post graduate training required;
  • Excellent knowledge of public health systems, primary health care, and international health policy;
  • Significant depth and breadth of understanding of international development arena;
  • Ability to manage complex and rapidly changing funding and programme environments;
  • Accomplished interpersonal, networking, communication and presentation skills;
  • Able to lead the organization toward new partnerships and maintain current ones;
  • Proven experience in the management of other highly capable managers.

Application deadline: 17 March 2010

To apply, please submit CV and cover letter to:



2. Mainstreaming HIV in Education, Technical Assistant Placement, Students Partnership Worldwide (SPW) - Zambia

Responsibilities:
  • Work with SPW management committee to create terms of reference documents for research to be conducted with partner organizations;
  • Create template to capture evidence-based good practices;
  • Create plan for research visits;
  • Work with SPW management committee to coordinate the testing of tools with partner organizations;
  • Create database for the capture of evidence-based good practices;
  • Conduct research to capture evidence-based good practices;
  • Compile first draft of manual and share with Ministry of Education (MoE) and Irish Aid;
  • Collate feedback from MoE and Irish Aid and incorporate into manual;
  • Ensure manual is completed on time and present to Irish Aid, MoE and other key stakeholders.
Qualifications:
  • Good knowledge and understanding of SPW and its work, enabling work on the project to commence upon arrival in-country;
  • Ability to engage and work with a variety of people and organizations;
  • Previous experience of creating documents similar in nature to the manual to be produced, as detailed above;
  • Able to commit to the full duration of the project, from April to December 2010.

Application deadline: 21 March 2010

To apply, please email CV and cover letter to:


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