Call for Applications: Sida International Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Training Program

Deadline: 10 April 2018


The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) has commissioned Lund University (LU) to carry out an advanced training programme on the topic of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

The International Training Programme in SRHR is designed for individuals holding positions in organizationsin the area of SRHR and who are qualified to participate in reform processes at various levels.



The long-term objective of the programme is to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of poor women, children, youth and men by:

  • Increasing their access to adequate sexual and reproductive health care
  • Promoting sexual education
  • Increasing the awareness and demand for SRHR services


Programme Structure

The training programme is divided into five phases:

  • Preparatory period (2 months)
  • Scheduled programme in Sweden (4 weeks)
  • Interim period (6 months)
  • Regional follow-up (1 week)
  • Continuation of the change projects (6 months)


Eligibility Criteria

  • The programme encourages applicants to apply as ‘country teams’, that is, they may come together from single organizations, such as those shown below, and join to work on a mutual challenge.
  • Preference will be given to country teams consisting of 4 to 6 (maximum) participants who represent a range of professions listed below. Individual applications are also welcome. Ideally, participants will be individuals working in the field of SRHR on the following levels:
    • Local Midwives, nurse/midwives, and obstetricians who are able to influence decision making in their respective clinical settings
    • Intermediate Professionals responsible for education, training, or other project activities in the field of SRHR at the district or provincial level
    • Central Policy makers in Ministry of Health or Ministry of Education and SRHR professionals at national teaching institutions
  • The programme is also open to national NGO staff members and to individuals from the private sector working in the field of SRHR.
  • Prerequisites
    • At least five years of working experience in a field related to SRHR
    • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
    • Computer literacy, including word processing skills and regular access to e-mail and the Internet. Further knowledge in ICT is preferrable.


How to Apply

Interested applicants must download the application found in the link below. Send the completed application form to the Swedish embassy in your country.


Eligible Countries: Kenya, Myanmar, Liberia, South Sudan and Zambia.


For more information, please visit Sida Training Programme.

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