Volunteer / Internship (Unpaid)
HIV Prevention and Health Promotion Unit
Terms of Reference
Organization: UNESCO Bangkok Office
Unit: HIV Prevention and Health Promotion (HP2/IQE)
Duration: As soon as possible, up to 6 months
The HIV Prevention and Health Promotion Unit coordinates UNESCO’s work on adolescent health and development issues including sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and genderbased violence. It provides technical assistance to regional UNESCO offices and regional partners, as well as direct support to programming in Thailand on topics such as bullying on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity/expression, comprehensive sexuality education, and HIV prevention among young people from key populations at higher risk of HIV exposure.
The Unit has been leading regional initiatives to address gender discrimination in education and school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), including bullying on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression (SOGIE). In the area of bullying and violence on the basis of SOGIE, a form of SRGBV, UNESCO Bangkok has commissioned Thailand’s first ever systematic study on this issue, launched a “School Rainbow” campaign in schools in Bangkok, and mobilized funding for a 3-year project in Thailand to scale up school-based prevention and response actions in schools in Bangkok and Chiang Mai with funding from the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of the Netherlands. UNESCO Bangkok also received funding as the education partner for UNDP’s Being LGBT in Asia initiative and, with UNDP, held an Asia-Pacific regional consultation on this issue with over 100 representatives from 13 countries and is currently preparing for a national consultation on this issue in Thailand.
This internship/volunteership opportunity is to support the bullying and violence on the basis of SOGIE portfolio within the HP2 Unit, and is for Thai-speaking candidates only.
Start date and duration of internship:
Minimum four months and maximum duration being six months, starting as soon as possible.