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Training and Resource Center

Training and Resource Center of the HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health offers trainings and workshops for social workers, specialists and managers of social services for families, children and youth, state and private institutions and NGOs.

TRAININGS

DSCN09091. Training of service providers on prevention of violence against women

Objectives:

  • Improve knowledge and skills of social workers on collaboration procedures between agents of social work, and case management in cases of domestic violence or threat of domestic violence
  • • Develop communication skills with persons engaged with violence
  • • Teach service providers to assess needs of service recipients and to plan actions for overcoming and preventing situations of violence.

Benefits:

• Focus on multidisciplinary case management

• Perspectives for integration of violence prevention in HIV-service organizations.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: community social workers, employees of centers of social services for family, children and youth, NGOs.

2. Behavior change program for men who commit violence or are at risk

Objectives:

• Improve the knowledge and skills of social workers and psychologists on behavior change work with men who commit violence or are at risk

• Improve skills in behavior change intervention with persons who commit violence, forming new socially acceptable norms and values, non-violent behavior and humanistic values.

Benefits:

• The program covers to the full extent individual and group work methods, in particular:

a) Screening of persons who commit violence, identifying the causes of aggressive behavior and the needs of participants of behavior change intervention.

b) Motivational counseling to determine the motivation level to participate in group work within the behavior change program, as well as to form or increase motivation to change violent, aggressive behavior

c) Individual behavior change sessions

d) Group behavior change sessions.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: community social workers, employees of centers of social services for family, children and youth, NGOs, psychologists.

3. Creating halfway houses for pregnant women and mothers with young children in difficult living circumstances

Objectives:

• Analyze the halfway house model as a form of rehabilitation

• Consider the basic principles of the halfway house and its place in the system of social services

• Consider organizational and legal aspects of halfway houses

• Consider approaches of identifying clients and engaging them in services

• Consider the stages of social support to clients in terms of social circumstances and apartments available for them at the end of their stay.

Benefits: The training program is based on the practical experience of the halfway house for pregnant women and mothers with young children opened in Kiev by HealthRight International.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: specialists and managers of public and private organizations that are planning to create or have created halfway houses and working with girls and women in difficult living circumstances, pregnant girls, and mothers with young children.

4. Multidisciplinary case management in social work

Objectives:

• Learn about the stages of the multidisciplinary case management, which is based on the collaboration between different service providers

• Analyze external resources which can be engaged to provide comprehensive assistance to the client

• Explore existing approaches to monitoring of effectiveness of provided services.

Benefits: Program is based on practical experience of the service center for girls and women in difficult circumstances established in Kyiv by HealthRight International.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: service providers and managers of state and non-governmental organizations and private organizations working with young people; women; and young people who find themselves in difficult circumstances.

5. Education and HIV Prevention among At-Risk Adolescents and Youth in Outreach Settings

Objectives:

• Analyze specifics of service delivery in terms of street prevention work;

• Define approaches to engage volunteers in the street prevention activities;

• Consider ethic principles of working with at-risk adolescents and youth;

• Develop a safety plan for outreach-workers;

• Consider responsibilities of members of a multidisciplinary team, and procedures for referrals and assisting clients to service agencies.

Benefits: the training will focus on specifics of work with street-involved girls and women.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: service providers and managers of state and non-governmental organizations working with at-risk adolescents and youth.

6. The STEPS Education and Prevention Training Program for Youth who Have Practiced Risky Behaviors

Objective: To inform participants about the STEPS HIV prevention and education training for adolescents and youth.

Benefits: The STEPS program aims to improve knowledge of adolescents on various aspects of a healthy lifestyle and change their risky behaviors to more responsible ones. The STEPS program is approved for implementation in secondary schools by the Commission on Health of the Scientific and Methodological Council on Education of the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine. The program summarizes the experience of the international organization “HealthRight International” in Ukraine and Russia, as well as partner organizations of these countries in the implementation of projects and programs for HIV prevention among street-involved youth, adolescents and youth from boarding and vocational schools.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: social care teachers, social workers, psychologists and educators, government and non-government organizations/institutions working with adolescents and youth.


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Training and Resource Center

The Training and Resource Center of HealthRight International’s Representative Office in Ukraine and the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health offers training and workshops for social workers, specialists and managers of social services for families, children and youth, state and private institutions, and NGOs.

TRAININGS

DSCN09091. Training of service providers on prevention of violence against women

Objectives:

  • Improve knowledge and skills of social workers on collaboration procedures between agents of social work and case management in cases of domestic violence or threat of domestic violence.
  • • Develop communication skills with persons engaged in the case of violence.
  • • Teach service providers to assess needs of service recipients and to plan actions for overcoming and preventing situations of violence.

Benefits:

• Focus on multidisciplinary case management

• Perspectives for integration of violence prevention in HIV-service organizations.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: community social workers, employees of centers of social services for family, children and youth, NGOs.

2. Behavior change program for men who commit violence or are at risk

Objectives:

• Improve the knowledge and skills of social workers, psychologists on behavior change work with men who commit violence or are at risk

• Improve skills in behavior change intervention with persons who commit violence, forming new socially acceptable norms and values, non-violent behavior and humanistic values.

Benefits:

The program covers to the full extent individual and group work methods, in particular:

a) Screening of persons who commit violence, identifying the causes of aggressive behavior and the needs of participants of behavior change intervention.

b) Motivational counseling to determine the motivation level to participate in group work within the behavior change program, as well as to form or increase motivation to change violent, aggressive behavior

c) Individual behavior change sessions

d) Group behavior change sessions.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: community social workers, employees of centers of social services for family, children and youth, NGOs, psychologists.

3. Creating halfway houses for pregnant women and mothers with young children in difficult living circumstances

Objectives:

• Analyze the halfway house model as a form of rehabilitation

• Consider the basic principles of the halfway house and its place in the system of social services

• Consider organizational and legal aspects of halfway houses

• Consider approaches of identification of clients and their engagement in services

• Consider the stages of social support of clients in terms of social circumstances and apartments available at the end of their stay.

Benefits: The training program is based on the practical experience of the halfway house for pregnant women and mothers with young children opened in Kiev by HealthRight International.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: specialists and managers of public and private organizations that are planning to create or have created halfway houses and working with girls and women in difficult living circumstances, pregnant girls and mothers with young children.

4. Multidisciplinary case management in social work

Objectives:

• Learn about the stages of the multidisciplinary case management, which is based on the collaboration between different service providers

• Analyze external resources which can be engaged to provide comprehensive assistance to the client

• Explore existing approaches to monitoring of effectiveness of provided services.

Benefits: Program is based on practical experience of the service center for girls and women in difficult circumstances established in Kyiv by HealthRight International.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: service providers and managers of state and non-governmental organizations and private organizations working with women and young people who find themselves in difficult circumstances.

5. Education and HIV Prevention among At-Risk Adolescents and Youth in Outreach Settings

Objectives:

• Analyze specifics of service delivery in terms of street prevention work;

• Define approaches to engage volunteers in the street prevention activities;

• Consider ethics principles of working with at-risk adolescents and youth;

• Develop a safety plan for outreach-workers;

• Consider responsibilities of members of a multidisciplinary team, and procedures for referrals and assisting clients to service agencies.

Benefits: the training will focus on specifics of work with street-involved girls and women.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: service providers and managers of state and non-governmental organizations working with at-risk adolescents and youth.

6. The STEPS Education and Prevention Training Program for Youth who Have Practiced Risky Behaviors

Objective: To inform participants about the STEPS HIV prevention and education training for adolescents and youth.

Benefits: The STEPS program aims to improve knowledge of adolescents on various aspects of a healthy lifestyle and change their risky behavior for more responsible one. The STEPS program is approved for implementation in secondary schools by the Commission on Health of the Scientific and Methodological Council on Education of the Ministry of Education, Science, Youth and Sports of Ukraine. The program summarizes the experience of the international organization “HealthRight International” in Ukraine and Russia, as well as partner organizations of these countries in the implementation of projects and programs for HIV prevention among street-involved youth, adolescents and youth from boarding and vocational schools.

Service Provider: HealthRight International Representative Office in Ukraine and Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health.

Training will be useful for: social care teachers, social workers, psychologists and educators, government and non-government organizations/institutions working with adolescents and youth.


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HealthRight International is seeking Chief of Party

Position Title: Chief of Party

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Closing date: Thursday, 25 May 2017

HealthRight International Overview

HealthRight International is a global health and human rights organization working to build lasting access to health for excluded communities.

We work closely with communities and establish local partnerships to deliver health services.  At the same time, we provide training and equipment and improve systems to enable our partners to deliver services on their own.  Our goal is to create lasting change that supports access to health while strengthening human rights.

Our projects address health and social crises made worse by human rights violations, with a particular focus and expertise on:

  • HIV/AIDS, TB, including the rights of people living with these diseases to care, and protection from stigma and discrimination
  • Women’s health, including women’s right to information and equal access to protection and quality care, including safe and effective maternal and neonatal care
  • The health and welfare of orphans and other at-risk children and youth, whose wellbeing may be endangered when they lack supportive families or social networks
  • Care and support for survivors of human rights violations such as torture, trafficking, and domestic and gender-based violence

Since its founding in 1990 by the late Dr. Jonathan Mann, HealthRight has worked in over 30 countries, with current projects in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the United States.

To learn more about HealthRight, please visit our websites: www.healthright.org and

www.healthright.org.ua

Proposal Objective

HealthRight is seeking a Chief of Party for the upcoming five-year ServingLife Project of USAID.

The overall goal of the project is to reduce HIV, tuberculosis (TB), and Hepatitis C (HCV) transmission through detection, care, and treatment of people living with HIV, TB, DR-TB and HCV in pre-trial detention centers, prisons, and post-prison settings in Ukraine. The project activities will be implemented in eleven oblasts of Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk, Mykolaiv, Odesa, Kyiv city, Kherson, Zaporizzhya, Kirovograd, Kyiv oblast, Cherkasy, Chernigiv, Poltava) with the highest HIV, TB, DR-TB and HIV/TB co-infection rates and on the Government of Ukraine’s controlled territories of Donetsk region.

The activities will achieve the following three objectives:

  1. Strengthen the existing comprehensive package of HIV, TB, and HCV detection, care and treatment services for people who are at risk of and people living with HIV, TB, MDR-TB and HCV in pre-trial detention centers and prison settings and ensure the continuity of services after release.
  2. Build the capacity of medical and social service staff working in the MOJ to provide a comprehensive package of HIV, TB, DR-TB and HCV services.
  3. Improve existing and develop new MOH and MOJ evidence-based policies, orders, and guidelines related to the expansion of integrated HIV, TB, DR-TB and HCV programs for pre-trial detainees, prisoners and ex-prisoners, and ensure that a comprehensive package of services is included in national strategies and budgets.

Position Description

Chief of Party will be responsible for coordination of all project activities and staff. S/he will be responsible for technical leadership and administrative oversight of the program and will serve as the principal institutional liaison to USAID. S/he will manage a team of senior staff and sub-partners and ensure quality, timeliness and efficiency of all products and activities generated under the project. S/he will be the direct link with the HealthRight representative office in Ukraine and other relevant stakeholders and will be based in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Qualifications

  1. The Chief of Party shall have a Master’s degree in public health, administration, social work, or relevant discipline.
  2. S/he shall have a minimum of 8 years of demonstrated experience managing progressively complex HIV/AIDS, TB and/or other health sector or health systems strengthening programs. Experience in implementing complex and multi-faceted projects is required, with demonstrated skills in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Experience of working in the penitentiary sector is a plus.
  3. The Chief of Party shall have the strategic vision, leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, a solid professional reputation, strong management experience, and a strong focus on achieving tangible results to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of the program description.
  4. S/he will have a capacity to build and maintain productive working relationships and a proven track record of interacting with high-level host country governments at various levels within the context of post-Soviet East Europe and Eurasia, international agencies and other stakeholders.
  5. The Chief of Party will exhibit effective personnel management, coordination, and evidence driven decision-making skills along with an ability to troubleshoot and propose effective solutions.
  6. The Chief of Party will have strong interpersonal skills, written and oral presentation skills, and exceptional communication.
  7. The Chief of Party must have professional level of English (both written and oral); Ukrainian communication skills preferred.

To apply please send cover letter and CV to halyna.skipalska@healthright.org no later than May 25, 2017.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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Emergency Support for Victims of Torture in Ukraine

The goal of the project is to provide screening and referrals for comprehensive social, psychological and legal services for soldiers engaged in the security operation in Eastern Ukraine and internally displaced women, as well as provision of psychological, social and legal services to survivors of torture, their family members, including provision of psychological first aid, narrative exposure therapy. In addition, the ground work will be laid to build towards a longer term model of treatment for torture victims. This ground work will include in­house training of HealthRight project staff, mentoring of local service providers and service provision organizations, and engagement in a referral network of the relevant government and civil society agencies.

Target group: survivors of torture among soldiers engaged in the security operation in Eastern Ukraine and internally displaced women, and their family members.

Definition of torture: HealthRight and UFPH use the United Nations Convention Against Torture (CAT) to determine eligibility for victims of torture receiving services, wherein “the term ‘torture’ means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally  inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination  of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence  of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity.”

Project objectives:

  1. Survivors of torture have access to treatment and relevant services so that they can improve their functioning, decrease their Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms, and increase their connected to resources
  2. The family members of victims of torture (secondary survivors) have access to care to address their trauma and help them provide support to victims
  3. Service providers are trained and supported to deliver high­quality, evidence­based torture treatment and make referrals for additional services: In­house training, supervision and mentoring of professionals directly assisting victims of torture will be delivered by torture treatment consultant Monica Indart, Psy.D. Dr. Indart is a torture treatment practitioner, with particular expertise in delivering treatment and training providers working directly with torture victims in active conflict settings.

Expected results:

  1. Minimum 70 survivors of torture will be identified and receive initial counseling (screening) in military hospitals, camps for internally displaced people, governmental centers of social services, NGOs.
  2. Minimum 50 survivors of torture will receive psychological support and comprehensive assistance (legal, medical. Informational services, assistance in obtaining state entitlements).
  3. Minimum 50 family members of torture survivors will receive initial counseling (screening)
  4. Minimum 20 family members of torture survivors will be engaged in individual and group counseling.

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Violence Free: Empowering Disadvantaged Women & Girls

Project Summary 

violencefree_0Violence against women is widespread in Ukraine due to many factors, including the very low status of women in the region, high stress on families caused by an extremely unstable economy, rampant alcoholism and drug use, and the social acceptability of abuse. Women and girls who are disadvantaged or socially excluded are especially vulnerable to violence against women (VAW), and they face immense barriers when seeking medical care, social services, state entitlements, emergency housing, education and employment. A multidisciplinary approach is needed when assisting them, because along with violence prevention, it is necessary to solve problems focused on overcoming difficult life circumstances.

In 2009 HealthRight International in Saint-Petersburg, supported by Social Policy Committee, Russia, developed a multi-sectoral referral and service provision system to identify and provide services to survivors of VAW. As a result, an intersectoral response protocol and guidelines for its implementation were adopted. While implementing the project “Violence Free: Empowering Disadvantaged Women & Girls” the Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health will use this experience and model from Saint-Petersburg.

The Ukrainian Foundation for Public Health (UFPH) and its founder and partner, HealthRight International, have served HIV+ and street-involved girls and women in the former Soviet Union since 1994 and in Ukraine since 2005. UFPH will work with the existing legal and social service frameworks in Ukraine to develop and implement a program addressing VAW among street-involved and HIV-positive women and girls. To do so, UFPH will convene experts and actors in Ukraine’s response to VAW to develop an intersectoral VAW response protocol, which will incorporate all relevant sectors and agencies and provide the mechanisms necessary for them to effectively implement services within the framework of existing laws and policies. These agencies will be linked in a referral network, and providers and responders will be trained to effectively serve and refer survivors of VAW.

Project Strategies

UFPH will utilize the cross-cutting strategies of UN Women, with a focus on partnership building, national capacity development, M&E, knowledge generation and sharing, advocacy and communication, and resource mobilization. In addition, UFPH will employ the following specific strategies:

  • Implementing Ukraine’s national commitment to end violence against women
  • Aligning Ukrainian policies and programmes with international and regional human rights standards
  • Intensifying the focus on prevention of VAW and HIV/AIDS, and working with men and young people to ensure their accountability

Project Activities

  1. Establishment, approbation and approval of:
  • Functional multi-sectoral referral and service provision system for survivors of VAW and women living with HIV/AIDS
  • Training program on prevention of VAW for experts and representatives of the agencies participating in the VAW response
  • An interactive education curriculum to empower survivors of VAW and those who are at-risk of VAW, as well as women and girls who are living with HIV and/or street involved, to realize their rights, learn to set goals and take action, and begin the healing process

2. Train experts (of social services, health care, police, NGOs) in early identification, referral and service provision for HIV+ and street-involved women and girls who have survived VAW

3. Implement a media campaign to improve awareness of services, mobilize VAW survivors to seek care, and change attitudes about the acceptability of speaking out about VAW

4. Conducting a 3-level sociological research to study the problem, efficiency of the project and to create an evidence base to implement the elaborated results

Expected Outcomes

  • UFPH and its partners anticipate the following outcomes of the programme:
  • A holistic and intersectoral response to VAW in Ukraine, as dictated in the intersectoral response protocol, approved by the relevant Ministries and implemented in sites across the country.
  • Improved capacity of decision-makers and service providers on implementation of laws and policies.
  • HIV-positive women and girls and those who are street-involved are equitably served by the VAW response.
  • Strengthened public awareness of VAW and social mobilization to prevent VAW and support survivors.
  • Partner perpetrators of VAW are held accountable for their actions.

Partners

  • HealthRight International
  • The All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (AUN)
  • Kyiv City Centre for Social Services
  • International women’s rights center “La Strada Ukraine”
  • Ministry of Social Policy Geography First two years – in Kyiv, the third year – in three additional cities.
  • All-Ukrainian Civic Center “Volunteer”