Who We Are
The Reproductive Health Response in Crises (RHRC) Consortium* now consists of seven members:
- American Refugee Committee (ARC)
- Columbia University
- International Rescue Committee (IRC)
- JSI Research and Training Institute (JSI)
- Marie Stopes International (MSI)
- Women's Refugee Commission
Four members - ARC, CARE, IRC and MSI - focus specifically on the provision of reproductive health (RH) services to displaced populations. JSI and Columbia University are primarily involved in project research, staff training and technical assistance. The Women's Refugee Commission is an advocacy organization and provides technical assistance local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) providing RH services to displaced communities. As the sole European organization, MSI plays a vital role in the Consortium's advocacy work in Europe.
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The position of the Global Technical Advisor (GTA) was established with the goal of building the capacity of local and international NGO staff to design, implement, monitor and evaluate exemplary RH programs serving displaced and conflict-affected communities. The GTA has achieved this by providing technical support, conducting training, collecting program lessons, and providing technical leadership in developing technical standards, best practices, tools and guidelines.
The Consortium replicated this model by fielding additional technical advisors for emergency obstetrics, HIV/AIDS, adolescent RH and gender-based violence (GBV) to assist programs working with conflict-affected populations. In resource-poor settings, there is no substitute for "on the ground" expert technical assistance.
Finally, the technical advisors have facilitated the development of partnerships not only between Consortium members, but also with other related organizations such UN agencies, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other NGOs, at the field, national, and international levels. To date, significant progress has been made in bringing RH to the forefront but special emphasis and focus is still needed to avoid being sidelined. Policy level decisions need to be brought to the field and field interventions need to inform policy decisions; Consortium members and GTAs play an important role in facilitating this process.
Employment opportunities are listed on Consortium member sites.
*formerly Reproductive Health Response in Conflict Consortium