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Scoping literature review on migrants’ Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in the East and Horn of Africa.

IOM Kenya

27 Nov 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
27 Nov 2019 This opportunity is no longer available Share
Background and objectives
The IOM – Migration Health Division seeks for a motivated volunteer to conduct a scoping literature review on migrants’ SRH to guide potential programme on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in Migration Affected Communities in the region. The scoping study will follow a standard but adaptable approach for this purpose, and the methods may include, but not limited to, the following: • Consultation of peer-reviewed journal dataset (such as PubMed, Medline, Google scholar) and identification of concerning articles • Consultation of available grey literature, reports from UN agencies, governments Non-Profit organization • Identification of Case studies • Report writing Consultations with IOM’s Regional health advisor to discuss and validate the findings of the scoping study
Knowledge management, archiving and documentation
There is a dearth of information on sexual and reproductive health outcomes and access to SRH services among migrants in migration affected communities and migration corridors of East & Horn of Africa. Available evidence on sexual and reproductive health, including health information systems at national and sub-national levels did not disaggregate the information by migration status. Existing evidence shows that migration and human mobility make people to be more vulnerable to poor SRH outcomes such as high-risk sexual behaviours, lack of condom use, sex work and infections, including sexually transmitted infections and HIV/AIDS. Some other studies showed migrants in urban area having an advantage on the use of modern contraception. Due to the exclusion of migration status in current national health information systems, there is limited evidence on the SRH challenges faced by migrants, and barriers to access SRH care services. Considering the SDG target 3.7 “By 2030, ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes
Volunteers: 1 needed
6-10 hours per week / 10 weeks
The volunteer will have at least experiences on research methodologies, proven by past work at an organizational or interagency level for an organization comparable to IOM or in academic institution. The volunteer shall have excellent and proven research skills. Proven experience of current evaluative and analytical literature on migration health and exposure to migration issues will be considered as advantages. The volunteer will have proven ability of writing fluently in English. IOM will cons

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