Posted on :
21 Oct, 2011
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights helps people living in poverty or danger improve their lives and realize their human rights. From a refugee fleeing violence and torture to a public housing resident trying to escape the cycle of poverty, Heartland Alliance helps people in the toughest of circumstances—who often have no place else to go. For more than 100 years, Heartland Alliance has provided hope, opportunity, and solutions—through both services and advocacy. Our work spans across four key areas, creating paths from crisis to stability and on to success: Housing, Health Care, Economic Security , and Legal Protection.
Job Vacancy: Program Manager, Accra
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights is a non-profit 501(c)(3) service-based human rights organization founded in 1888 and headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Heartland Alliance is the largest human rights organization also providing care and outreach in the United States. As its mission states, “Heartland Alliance advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations – particularly the poor, the isolated and the displaced – through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society.” Heartland Alliance is one of the largest implementers of HIV/AIDS programs targeting MSM and other most-at-risk populations, with large PEPFAR-funded HIV projects in the Dominican Republic, Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire. In addition, Heartland Alliance is a global leader in LGBT rights and protections, working with grassroots LGBT organizations in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.
Location: Accra, Ghana
Contract Period: October 15, 2011 – October 14, 2012 (1 year duration)
Rate: Basic salary including living stipend (food, transportation); housing provided; International insurance (health and evacuation); Round trip transportation to Accra, Ghana
Heartland Alliance is currently implementing a three-year Comprehensive HIV Prevention Program for MSM in Ghana in partnership with USAID/PEPFAR and Ghanaian grassroots organizations. Through these partnerships, Heartland Alliance is developing and implementing short, medium, and long-term strategies to promote HIV prevention among men who have sex with men (MSM) through the promotion of abstinence, partner fidelity and/or the proper use of condoms, it invests in the grassroots outreach and mobilization capacity through a peer educator outreach model, helps increase MSM access to HIV information and educational materials, and it strengthens the capacity of a key grassroots MSM organizations to ensure that MSM in Ghana continue to have access to quality HIV prevention and support services. The in the process of establishing MSM friendly community centers to serve as a base of CHPPMG operation in order to provide counseling and psychosocial support for MSM who may visit the center.
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To learn more about this position and to apply, please visit: http://www.heartlandalliance.org/whoweare/careers/search-careers.html
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