The SECTION27 Regional Fellowship provides an opportunity for a young person working in Southern or East Africa to spend six months in South Africa at SECTION27 working with lawyers and activists on sexual and reproductive health rights.

The Fellow will be exposed to and will contribute to the work of SECTION27, TAC and AFSA in researching on and advocating for the realisation of sexual and reproductive health rights in South Africa and in the region. The Fellow will be called on to share the experience of people in their country of origin in advocacy for sexual and reproductive health rights.

The intention of the Fellowship is to provide an opportunity for mutual learning from experiences in different countries in Southern and East Africa. It will therefore require that the Fellow conduct field research with the aim of advocacy for the advancement of access to health and, in particular, sexual and reproductive health rights in Southern and East Africa.

The Fellowship is fully funded, including the costs of a return flight to South Africa, visa and a stipend.

The second fellowship period will commence on 1 February 2020, or as soon thereafter as possible.

Please submit your application (including a cover letter and CV) to your country focal point listed below before 27 October 2019. Please indicate the earliest date on which you could start the fellowship.

Kindly note that SECTION27 will only contact the shortlisted candidates.

Country Focal Point contacts:

Botswana: (Nana Gleeson, Botswana Network on Ethics Law and HIV/AIDS)

eSwatini: (Nkululeko Conco, SECTION27)

Kenya: (Tabitha Tsaoyo, Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS)

Lesotho: (Tampose Mothopeng, The People’s Matrix Association)

Malawi: (Lawrence Khonyongwa, Malawi Network of People living with HIV (MANET+))

Mozambique: (Santos Simone, Associação Moçambicana para Desenvolvimento da Família)

Namibia: (Sandi Tjaronda, National network of AIDS Service Organisations)

Tanzania: or (Olive Mumba, Eastern Africa National Network of AIDS Service Organizations)

Uganda: (Gertrude Nakanwagi, Centre for Health Human Rights and Development)

Zambia: (Stephen Chilobwa, Zambia Men’s Network)

Zimbabwe: (Tapiwanashe Kujinga, Pan African Treatment Access Movement)