Deadline:

7 September 2018

Location:

All world’s countries.

(Paid opportunity)

Description

AVAC Advocacy Fellows Program 2019

The HIV Prevention Research Advocacy Fellows Program pairs emerging leaders in advocacy and activism with existing organizations to develop and execute creative, context-specific projects focused on HIV prevention research.

The overall goal of the Program is to expand and strengthen the capacity of civil society advocates and organizations to monitor, support and help shape biomedical HIV prevention research and rapid rollout of new effective interventions in low- and middle-income countries with HIV burdens.

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The Advocacy Fellows Program pairs emerging leaders in advocacy and activism with existing organizations to develop and execute creative, context-specific projects focused on HIV prevention research and implementation of new prevention interventions.

Since 2010, Advocacy Fellows grants have been awarded to 63 Fellows from 12 countries in Africa and Asia.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Medicine and clinics.

Required Languages

English.

Eligible Countries

EGYPT, SYRIA, IRAQ, PALESTINE, JORDAN, LEBANON, TUNISIA, ALGERIA, MOROCCO, SUDAN, LIBYA, SAUDI ARABIA, EMIRATES, KUWAIT, QATAR, BAHRAIN, OMAN, YEMEN, SOMALIA, TURKEY, IRAN, CYPRUS, COMOROS, & OTHER COUNTRIES ARE NOT FROM THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA.

Program Period

1 year.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

The Advocacy Fellows Program seeks the following:

  • Emerging or mid-career community leaders and advocates involved or interested in advocacy around HIV prevention research and implementation, particularly the areas described in question (3).
  • Individuals with some experience or education in the areas of HIV and AIDS, public health, medicine, international development, women’s rights, communications, or advocacy with key populations, such as sex workers, LGBTQ individuals, and drug users.
  • Individuals based in low- and middle-income countries with high HIV burdens and where biomedical HIV prevention clinical research is planned or ongoing and/or where there is current work on the implementation of new preventions strategies (such as voluntary medical male circumcision, pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP, early treatment and “combination prevention” packages). Advocates can also develop proposals that seek to catalyze plans and policies in countries where little activity on these issues has happened to date.
  • Those proficient in the English language. Applications are encouraged from all countries where prevention research is ongoing or rolling out, however, the Advocacy Fellow and key staff at his/her Organisation must be able to communicate with AVAC staff in English.
  • Demonstrated awareness of and willingness to learn about ongoing prevention research and implementation in their respective countries, although extensive knowledge in biomedical HIV prevention is not required. They must also be able to demonstrate strategic analysis of how Fellows Program activities will relate to local prevention landscapes.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • Host Organisations provide a physical space for the Advocacy Fellow to work from, on-site supervision of and support for Fellows’ activities, and the financial infrastructure for administering the Fellow’s grant.
  • Full-time compensation for the Fellow, small project budget and technical assistance from AVAC for 12 months.
  • Mentoring and capacity building in biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation advocacy from AVAC for both Advocacy Fellows and Host Organisations.
  • Connection to a global network of biomedical HIV prevention research advocates including current and former Advocacy Fellows, researchers, civil society leaders and other individuals and/or organizations working in similar fields.

How to Apply

First Step: Download your application and Fill it.

Submit the application to: fellows@avac.org by 7 September 2018.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Islam Abo Essa/ Egypt

Reviewed by” Somiyah Elhassawy/ Egypt 
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