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About Physicians for Human Rights

PHR's Health Action AIDS Campaign mobilizes health professionals to advocate for a comprehensive AIDS strategy and robust funding levels to combat the AIDS pandemic, arguably the worst public health disaster the world has ever seen. PHR and its constituents advocate for AIDS policies and programs to be based on sound science and human rights principles. – more... In addition to advocacy with US health leaders, PHR also works with African human rights groups to engage African health professionals, who are on the front lines of the pandemic, in national and international advocacy efforts. The Uganda AIDS Advocacy Network, founded in 2004, is an initiative of PHR and the Uganda-based Action Group for Health, Human Rights and HIV/AIDS (AGHA). Its goal is to engage Ugandan health professionals in all disciplines and from all sectors in HIV/AIDS advocacy so that their powerful voice will be heard by policy makers and donors. In 2006, PHR is expanding this work to Kenya, where PHR/HAA will partner with the Kenyan Human Rights Commission (KHRC), a non-profit/non-governmental organization, in mobilizing Kenyan health professional leaders to work together in advocating for better AIDS policies.

PHR is seeking an experienced professional to work with PHR and local partners to launch a health professional-led AIDS and Health Rights Advocacy Network in Kenya.

The position reports to the Senior Coordinator, Health Action AIDS Africa Program and is based in Nairobi, Kenya where the person hired will work in the offices of the Kenyan Human Rights Commission (KHRC). This position is grant-funded through the end of August, 2009, and PHR requires that the person hired give a minimum 2 year verbal commitment.

Please apply for this position by October 19, 2006.

Responsibilities include:

Kenya Health Professional AIDS Advocacy Network Capacity Building
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 that can win advocacy campaign goals on issues such as Kenya's health worker shortage, ARV access, AIDS stigma, and government accountability for AIDS and health programs and funding. --This may include organizing health professional workshops, trainings and conferences, planning advocacy campaigns and strategies, conducting policy analysis, creating strong internal and external communication mechanisms, cultivating media coverage, and conducting fundraising efforts. --This work will include substantive planning and follow-up as well as administrative and logistical tasks. Educate and mobilize Kenyan and other East African health professional students to become effective AIDS policy advocates through trainings, conferences, media and advocacy campaigns. – lessMore from ZoomInfo »

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