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PlusNews Weekly Issue 304, 06 October 2006

1. Health Action AIDS Programme Associate, Physicians for Human Rights, Nairobi

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) mobilises health professionals to advance the health and dignity of all people through action that promotes respect for, protection of, and fulfillment of human rights. PHR is seeking an experienced professional to work with local partners to launch a health-professional-led AIDS and Health Rights Advocacy Network in Kenya.


  • Serve as direct liaison between PHR and the Kenyan Human Rights Commission (KHRC)
  • Work closely with KHRC staff, PHR staff and the Kenyan Network leadership to build a health professional advocacy movement
  • Educate and mobilise Kenyan and other East African health professional students to become effective AIDS policy advocates
  • Monitor US and other donor-funded AIDS programmes and policies in East Africa
  • Participate in and represent PHR and the Network at periodic conferences in Kenya, other parts of Africa, and other parts of the world
  • Together with colleagues at the KHRC and PHR, work with Ugandan partners on joint advocacy and training
  • Write reports, newsletter items and web content, and maintain regular communication with supervisor


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience in organising, advocacy, and/or policy analysis, preferably in AIDS in Africa
  • Past work experience in East Africa strongly preferred
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills, attention to detail and follow-through
  • Strong strategic thinking skills and sound judgment
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Creativity and ability to be energetic self-starter
  • Strong commitment to human rights and global health issues
  • Experience using PC software, including email, Word, PowerPoint and database programs

Application deadline: 19 October

Email a cover letter and resume to Resume Coordinator:
or mail to Resume Coordinator, Physicians for Human Rights, 2 Arrow Street, Suite 301, Cambridge, MA 02138.
For more information, visit the PHR web site:

2. Project Manager: HIV Prevention Trials, Cape Town

The Infectious Disease Epidemiology Unit of the School of Public Health & Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town is seeking a Project Manager to run clinical trials and assist with overall management of the HIV Prevention Trials site at the Uluntu Centre in Guguletu. This is a contract post with the initial contract lasting for one year.


  • Assist in the day-to-day operations of the trial site
  • Be a principal investigator/study co-ordinator for the new prevention trials
  • Oversee the successful conduct of these trials


  • MBChB or equivalent qualification with at least two years' clinical experience, preferably in HIV, sexually transmitted diseases and/or gynaecology
  • Master's degree or specialist qualification in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • At least two years' experience working at a senior research level
  • Experience managing research staff

Remuneration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application deadline: 20 October

Send a cover letter indicating the post you are applying for, your CV, and telephone and email details of two referees, to: Ms. Zarina Cupido (Ref: 1215-MG), School of Public Health & Family Medicine, UCT, Rondebosch 7701
or email:




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· AIDS Media Center
· The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria
· International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS
· International HIV/AIDS Alliance

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