[Svrilist] Call for Nominations for Experts to Join the SVRI Coordinating Group

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Mon Dec 8 02:13:18 SAST 2008

Dear SVRI member


Call for Nominations for Experts to Join the SVRI Coordinating Group


The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) Coordinating Group requests nominations for experts to join the SVRI Coordinating Group.  


The SVRI is particularly interested in identifying candidates from, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia, with particular emphasis on China, although nominations of people from other parts of the world will also be accepted. Applicants based in North America and Western Europe should pay particular attention in their application letter to explaining the scope and depth of their involvement in research in developing countries on sexual violence issues. Applications from both women and men are welcome.  Nominees should have a proven track record of quality work on sexual violence research, advocacy, policy making and/or service provision. Self-nomination is permitted.  Nominations by national and regional networks are encouraged. 


The SVRI Coordinating Group provides overall guidance to further the work of the Initiative. Its role is to support and oversee the work of the SVRI secretariat. The group meets in person once a year to review the work of the SVRI. In addition, regular contact is maintained in between meetings via email and teleconferences to ensure the smooth functioning of the SVRI's work. 


The SVRI Coordinating Group consists of researchers, practitioners and/or advocates from a range of sectors (such as service providers to victims and perpetrators, epidemiologists, health system researchers, program evaluation experts, social scientists, and the NGO sector).  Members of the SVRI Coordinating Group are not considered "representatives" of either specialization or region and act in their individual capacity. The working language of the SVRI Coordinating Group is English, and nominees should have the ability to speak, write, and review documents, in English. For more information on the SVRI Coordinating Group members please visit: http://www.svri.org/group.htm


Coordinating Group members are expected to be active participants in the work of the SVRI including reviewing documents developed by the SVRI, conducting advocacy with donors to raise funds for the SVRI, and other activities undertaken by the Initiative. Coordinating Group members should expect to devote time to the Initiative, including attendance at the annual meeting of the Coordinating Group.  (In the past this has amounted to about two working weeks.)


To nominate a person who fits the above criteria, or apply yourself, please send the following:


1.  A brief (1 page) letter of nomination which describes why you are nominating the individual and what particular strengths and perspectives they will bring to the SVRI.  Please ensure that the letter includes full contact information for the nominee and the person/organization making the nomination.


2.  An up to date CV /resume of the nominee.


Email submissions are preferred. Nominations should be sent to svri at mrc.ac.za by 27th January 2009.  




Sexual Violence Research Initiative

c/o Gender and Health Research Unit

South African Medical Research Council

Private Bag x385

Pretoria 0001


Nominations may also be faxed to:  +27 12 339 8582


Sexual violence is a global issue that requires coordinated evidence-based responses.

The Sexual Violence Research Initiative, an initiative of the Global Forum for Health Research, is hosted by the Medical Research Council, South Africa.  The SVRI aims to promote research on sexual violence and generate empirical data to ensure sexual violence is recognized as a priority public health problem.  To learn more about the SVRI visit our website www.svri.org <http://www.svri.org/>  or contact us at svri at mrc.ac.za <mailto:svri at mrc.ac.za>  


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