22 Jun 2018

Research opportunity for Menstrual Hygiene Rights

African Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Fellowship Programme

The AIDS Foundation of South Africa in partnership with Wits University is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Research Fellowship on Menstrual Hygiene Rights

Naturally Free is a project to produce and test sanitary pads that are socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.

A 12-month Research Fellowship will be awarded to a candidate who has the skills and passion to undertake research on the effectiveness and acceptability of the Naturally Free sanitary pads.

The Research Fellow’s primary responsibilities will be:

  • Co-designing the study
  • Conducting fieldwork
  • Review and analysis of data
  • Contributing to a report and recommendations.

 Essential skills and qualifications

  • Demonstrated commitment to sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR), and/ or gender inequality, and/or violence against women and girls
  • MA in humanities or social sciences/MPH or MSc with equivalent experience
  • Experience of conducting and analysing quantitative and qualitative research
  • Demonstrated experience in working on social development interventions
  • Experience of working in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Excellent writing skills in English, including evidence of ability to communicate research results to diverse audiences
  • Excellent coordination skills
  • Ability to operate effectively within a diverse, multi-disciplinary team.

 Salary and conditions of appointment

The appointment will be Durban-based, full time for 12 months, to start as soon as possible.

Remuneration will be at an Associate Lecturer/Lecturer level on the Wits academic salary scale.

All candidates must have permission to work in South Africa.

 Application process

Please submit the following by e mail, using the subject line ‘Research Fellow’, to recruitment@aids.org.za:

  1. A one-page Letter of Application, describing your motivation for applying for this Research Fellowship and summarising the skills, experience and qualifications you would bring to this post
  2. Your Curriculum Vitae
  3. A testimonial from an organisation or an academic institution engaged in SRHR work supporting your application
  4. A copy of your ID or passport
  5. Copies of proof of qualification.

Deadline for applications

All applications must be e mailed no later than midnight on 25 June 2018. Late applications will not be considered. View the full Call for Applications here.