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The International AIDS Society (IAS) Mentorship Programme (IASMP)

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) Mentorship Programme (IASMP)

IAS – the International AIDS Society – strives to cultivate the next generation of HIV professionals and support their professional development by creating opportunities to interact with well-established professionals in the field. The IAS Mentorship Programme (IASMP) aims to effectively engage young people and helping develop the next generation of policymakers and clinicians, peer navigators and patients, researchers and community advocates.

The purpose of the IASMP, an initiative of the IAS Educational Fund, is to enhance the exchange of knowledge and build relationships, which foster personal and professional development between younger IAS Members and established members to empower the next generation of HIV professionals and create the leaders of the future in the HIV response. It will provide a forum for experienced and younger members to develop an ongoing relationship by meeting regularly and discussing matters relating to the HIV field within an organized and supportive framework.

The IAS Mentorship Programme is free of charge, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 programme will be fully virtual. The programme will take place from April to September 2021 (six months of total duration).

The IAS Mentorship Programme aims to:

  1. Preserve and transfer accumulated knowledge within the HIV community
  2. Provide younger members with skills needed to achieve their potential and contribute to their career development
  3. Connect younger members in the HIV field with highly experienced members (mentors) as a platform for professional exchange and mutual learning
  4. Help younger members to create their professional network within the IAS membership and the HIV community
  5. Support life-long learning and knowledge sharing.

Requirements

The programme participants, mentors and mentees, should preferably be IAS Members, but this is not an absolute requirement. At least five spaces both for mentors and mentees will be allocated to IAS Members.

MENTEES

Mentees should meet the following requirements:

  • Be a student, recent graduate or young professional with less than three years of working experience in the HIV field
  • Be between 18 and 35 years old throughout the programme duration
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language
  • Have online access with good internet connection and bandwidth
  • Time to commit to approximately 15 hours over the course of six months (two hours and 30 minutes on average per month).

MENTORS

Mentors should meet the following requirements:

  • Extensive and relevant experience in the HIV field
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly listening
  • Desire to contribute to the future of the HIV profession
  • Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the English language
  • Have online access with good internet connection and bandwidth
  • Time to commit to approximately nine hours over the course of six months (90 minutes on average per month).

For 2021, 10 mentors and 10 mentees (two per region: Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the United States and Canada; a minimum five spots both for mentors and mentees will be allocated to IAS Members) will be selected for the IAS Mentorship Programme.

Benefits

There are many mutual benefits of participating in a mentoring programme for the mentor and mentee, including but not limited to:

MENTEES

  • Develop new skills and training to contribute to their career development
  • Build a professional network and connect already at an early stage of their career with professionals in the HIV field
  • Create a long-lasting relationship with the mentor
  • Get career advice to manage needs and expectations
  • Receive support and guidance to achieve career goals
  • Registration to IAS 2021, including a two-year IAS membership.

MENTORS

  • Contribute to the future of development of the HIV field and HIV professionals
  • Transfer skills and knowledge
  • Create a long-lasting relationship
  • Expand professional networks
  • Recognition of skills, knowledge and commitment to the profession
  • Provide mentors with increased professional identity and visibility
  • Registration to IAS 2021, including a two-year IAS membership.

Key dates

5 February 2021: Call for applications for mentors and mentees

26 February 2021: Mentors and mentees application deadline

Mid-March 2021: Selection and notifications of programme participants

Late March 2021: Training for mentors and mentees

1 April 2021: Start of the IAS Mentorship Programme

April-May 2021: Kick-off meeting, first one-on-one meetings between mentors and mentees

June 2021: Progress review workshop

18-21 July 2021: Participation in the virtual 11th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2021)

September 2021: Closing programme workshop

From April to September 2021, mentees will be participating in several Virtual Learning Events and Mentoring Circles of their choice.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IAS Mentorship Programme (IASMP) 2021

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Thinkwell Institute Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship For Global Health.

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Thinkwell Institute Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship For Global Health.

Young women play a foundational role in helping sustain the health and well-being of our communities, however they are often not given opportunities to activate change. The Samya Rose Stumo Fellowship for Global Health fosters a global community of young women to inspire their vision, develop their skills, incubate their ideas, and elevate their voices to become the change makers of tomorrow.

The fellowship seeks to identify and nurture young women from across the globe to co-create transformative global health projects with ThinkWell. Selected fellows will be part of a 12-month inaugural cohort designed to bring their interests and ideas to life. Fellows will work with ThinkWell experts and have access to cutting- edge resources to co-create a project idea in health systems, health advocacy, health policy, or health entrepreneurship.

Leading global health experts from ThinkWell will serve as a mentor to each fellow, directing them through the entrepreneurial process and providing critical feedback along the way. Fellows will write a summary of their learnings and findings and give a presentation after 12 months. We understand that fellows will be at varying stages of development in their area of interest, and we are committed to curate and facilitate experiences designed to bring value to each fellow. While fellows are primarily responsible for individual projects, we encourage cross-collaboration and exchange of ideas.

Requirements

Thinkwell seek applications from outstandingly bright, motivated, and driven women with a burgeoning interest to explore a concept in global health. These women should be self starters,have demonstrated leadership in their communities, and have a commitment to challenge the status quo. Women should be in or have recently completed a master’s degree or higher. Initially, the fellowship will accept promising women applicants from Kenya, Indonesia,Bangladesh, and the Philippines.

How to Apply

Interested individuals are encouraged to apply online with the following:

1) CV outlining education, experience, and accomplishments

2) A letter of recommendation describing how the candidate exemplifies strong merits and commitment to the field of global health

3) Answers to the following questions about a project/initiative in health systems, health policy, health advocacy, or health entrepreneurship

  • Problem Statement: What problems do you want to address throughout the fellowship? Provide evidence of the problems with data and details (350 words max)
  • Potential Solutions: Provide a compelling explanation of the opportunity/opening/void you see in the ecosystem. Outline possible avenues you’d explore as a potential solution. If you have an established idea, please expand on it here (350 words max)
  • Impact: Explain the intended impact you hope to address by researching your problem area. What are some long-term goals? (200 words max)
  • Potential Challenges: Briefly describe any potential challenges that you may face as you explore your problem area (200words max)
  • Answers to the following questions: Which professional accomplishments to date are you proudest of? (200 words max) What are your professional goals for the next several years? (150 words max) How would this opportunity advance your goals? (150 words max)

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Thinkwell Institute Samya Rose Stumo Memorial Fellowship

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