25 August 2020

Project management with health promotion projects in Ethiopia

Do you want to gain experience as a project manager on an exciting development project with a focus on reproductive health and women's rights? And would you like to do it in close collaboration with a student organization in East Africa?

IMCC Global is looking for students to volunteer to help improve the health of the people in some of the world's most vulnerable countries. We are currently working on two long-term projects in resp. Ethiopia and Kenya. In this connection, we are looking for enterprising volunteers for the Ethiopia project, who have the courage to help manage and further develop in an international development project - and perhaps travel on a shorter project visit or a longer stay as a youth leader in our partner country.

As a volunteer in IMCC Global, you become part of an interdisciplinary group consisting of committed students who are continuously developed through education, sparring, and dialogue.

Ethiopia project

We are currently working on a partnership project in collaboration with the Association of Medical Students in Ethiopia, EMSA. The aim of the project in Ethiopia is to educate school students in reproductive health and create a better dialogue about equal rights between men and women in sexual relations. This is done by building capacity and training young medical students to hold workshops and act as role models for school students. The goal is to combine knowledge about reproductive health and communication tools in order to improve the reproductive health of the school students who are part of the project. The project has been developed in close collaboration with local medical students and focuses on a strong partnership as well as innovative and participant-oriented methods.

Cross-cutting selection

In addition to the above project and the partner project in Kenya, we at IMCC Global have a number of committees consisting of the volunteer members. These committees handle tasks across the two project groups and include:

The steering group, as the coordinating committee for IMCC Global, which in particular handles the facilitation of IMCC Global's internal events as well as the communication with the IMCC secretariat

The finance group, stands to lay and present the annual budget, keep ongoing bookkeeping and financial management.

The communication group, which is responsible for PR and communication tasks internally in IMCC Global, including updates of facebook page and instagram as well as design and development of various materials.

As a volunteer at IMCC Global, we expect you to:

Have the courage to take responsibility and contribute to the implementation and further development of the projects

Want to go through a training period with both internal and external courses and education

Is motivated to work with topics such as international health issues, development work, project management, financial management and organizational development

Is a student in higher education

On average, can devote up to 20-25 hours per month

As a minimum, a volunteer is an active member for one year and wants to be part of the social and professional community that runs IMCC Global

We can in return offer you:

Concrete experience with international project management in an exciting and challenging environment

Concrete experience in partnership development with a focus on equality and mutual understanding across cultures

Extensive educational offer both internally in IMCC as well as at CISU and the Danish Youth Council

Opportunity to become part of an interdisciplinary and committed community that wants to create sustainable change

Opportunity for project visits to Ethiopia

Opportunity for longer stays as a youth leader in Ethiopia

We prioritize people who have the opportunity to participate in the following events:

Global meeting on Sunday 1 November. This is the third and last of the three annual meetings where the individual groups, among others. presents their work to the others and we talk about things that have happened since the last meeting.

Introworkshop during April. A more detailed date will be provided for a possible interview.

If you want to know more, you can read about us at www.imcc.dk. For more information, you can meet us at a seminar at RUC on 15 September at 16: 30-18: 00, where we will tell a little about volunteering in IMCC Global. The seminar deals with the Global Gag Rule with a presentation by the international head of Sex and Society, Jacqueline Bryld. On at the Center for Society and Health (CSS) in room 2.0.02.

We look forward to hearing from you, and hopefully welcome you in our project!

Volunteering is for everyone - we welcome all applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, social background, sexual orientation or religious background.

Read more and Apply here