Addressing sexual and reproductive health education for adolescents in Indonesia

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Increasing number of teenage pregnancies, HIV/AIDS cases, and limited access to quality Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) education remains as major public health problems for adolescents in low and middle-income countries (LMICs) including Indonesia. There is some evidence on the effectiveness of community involvement with SRH education from countries such as Tanzania and Estonia. However, little is known about the effectiveness of Indonesia’s existing policies on community involvement with SRH education in Indonesia. This project will generate evidence-based and policy-relevant knowledge to understand effective ways of involving the community to improve adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health and wellbeing in Indonesia.

In addition to meeting the admission criteria for a PhD program at UNSW, our ideal candidates will have the following skills and experience: 1) a minimum of 2 years working experience in public health, adolescent sexual and/or reproductive health or social science field in developing country setting; 2) excellent knowledge of the social, political and cultural context and ethical concerns of sexual and reproductive health in Indonesia;  3) having at least one first author peer reviewed journal article would be an advantage OR a number of second or multi author publications, first author policy reports and conference presentations on adolescents’ reproductive health, public health, health promotion or community development; 4) links and access to various stakeholders relevant to sexual and reproductive health in Indonesia; 5) experience in conducting community surveys and analysing survey data; 6) good organisation skills with the ability of managing multiple tasks and working independently, and ability to write reports for different target groups such as policy makers, funding organizations and project beneficiaries); 7) familiarity with software such as STATA/SPSS.   

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Public Health & Community Medicine

Public Health & Community Medicine

Arts & Social Sciences
Social Sciences