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    Reproductive Health MISP Module Intern, 2009

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    The Women’s Refugee Commission works to improve the lives and defend the rights of refugee and internally displaced women, children and adolescents. As an advocacy organization, the Women’s Refugee Commission is dedicated to bringing about systemic changes that lead to greater respect for the rights of uprooted women, children and adolescents. The organization strives to effect policy change with broad, worldwide impact.

    About the Reproductive Health Program:

    The Reproductive Health (RH) Program promotes quality, comprehensive reproductive health care for refugee and displaced women, men and youth in the areas of maternal-newborn health, family planning, STI/HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence. The RH Program:

    • Ensures that reproductive health is on the agenda of humanitarian assistance organizations, development agencies, policy makers and donors.
    • Participates in the seven-member Reproductive Health Response in Conflict (RHRC) Consortium and the Inter-agency Working Group (IAWG) on Reproductive Health in Crises.
    • Advocates for the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health to be implemented in the earliest days of an emergency.
    • Produces tools and field-friendly guides on the MISP, HIV/AIDS, STIs, gender-based violence, emergency contraception and emergency obstetric care for humanitarian workers to better implement reproductive health activities in emergency settings.
    • Provides grants and technical assistance to local nongovernmental organizations in Thailand to expand and strengthen reproductive health services, particularly for adolescents.
    • Advocates for the international community to undertake a comprehensive multi-sectoral approach to firewood collection and sexual violence in displaced settings.


    The internship is suited to students of public health interested in learning about the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) for Reproductive Health, an international standard in humanitarian response. The Women’s Refugee Commission has developed a distance learning module on the MISP to inform practitioners on how to implement the MISP in emergencies.


    • Translation and verification of the interactive MISP module website (http://iawg.net/minimum-initial-service-package/) from 1) English to French, 2) English to Arabic and/or 3) English to Spanish.
    • Translation of non-English resource summaries/titles on RHRC Consortium website (www.rhrc.org).
    • This position reports to: Program Coordinator.


    • Bachelors degree required, MPH student preferred
    • Fluency in French, Arabic and/or Spanish required;
    • Excellent computer skills, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Knowledge of women’s health issues preferred;
    • Completion of the Minimum Initial Service Package (MISP) online Module for RH required. Available here: http://iawg.net/minimum-initial-service-package/ and takes 3.5 hours.

    Position: Reproductive Health Intern

    Reports to: Reproductive Health – Women’s Refugee Commission

    Timeframe: 4 months

    Location: New York

    Deadline to Apply: Until filled

    Posted: September 2009

    To apply please submit a résumé and cover letter via email to:
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    For more information on our Reproductive Health Program,
    please visit http://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/programs/rh