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  • 11/26/15--23:24: Switzerland: ILF Intern
  • Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Dec 2015

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Internship:

    The internship is based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the Research Officer, Industry Liaison Forum. The internship is full-time and will last 6 months from 11 January 2016 to 8 July 2016.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    The International AIDS Society’s Industry Liaison Forum (ILF) highlights the perspective of the HIV biomedical industry and catalyses multi-stakeholder dialogue and engagement as well as reflections and actions to address barriers along the HIV – prevention, diagnostics and treatment – cascade. Challenges with regards to research and development are also of central importance. The ILF performs this role by bringing together stakeholders (e.g., through roundtable discussions) and by highlighting key data and points of view (e.g., with peer-reviewed publications). The work of the ILF is guided by a strong, multi-stakeholder advisory group, which is composed of industry and non-industry representatives.

    The IAS is seeking an intern to work within the HIV Programmes Department under the direct supervision of the ILF Research Officer. The intern will be involved in all activities (see below) related to the ILF and will get insights into project management, event organization, reporting and strategic planning, as well as knowledge of the HIV/AIDS epidemics (including co-infections) and of the different stakeholders (including industry, academia, governmental and intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, etc.).

    Main Responsibilities:

    Potentially including, but not restricted to:

    • Preparing background documents (e.g., briefing notes on organizations and persons, newsletters, concept notes for different activities, slide sets, minutes, short reports);
    • Providing administrative support (e.g., scheduling meetings and conference calls, liaising with the ILF Advisory Group, maintaining a contact database);
    • Providing logistical support (e.g., venue, audio-visual, catering, travel support);
    • Assisting in the evaluation of activities;
    • Contributing ideas to the ILF in general (e.g., strategy, activities, communication).

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Currently studying or recently graduated in public health, international relations, biological sciences, medicine or a related field is highly favourable.

    Experience: (previous internships)

    • Experiences in scientific or academic writing and desk literature research a plus;
    • Experience in project management and/or event organization a plus;
    • Experience in HIV and/or global health a plus.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Basic understanding of and interest in global health challenges related to the HIV/AIDS epidemics, especially where industry is involved;
    • Excellent project management, time management and organizational skills;
    • Very meticulous attention to detail (e.g., for the production of high-quality documents);
    • Good computer skills in the Windows environment (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel).

    Languages:

    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills (other languages a plus).

    Benefits from this Internship:

    The intern can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:

    • Insights into the work of an international, non-governmental organization;
    • Insights into project management, event organization, reporting and strategic planning;
    • Insights into advocacy, research promotion and relation building activities in the context of global public health and the HIV/AIDS epidemics;
    • Opportunities to network and collaborate with leaders from different organizations;
    • Unique exposure to the interface between global public health, research and industry.

    Stipend: 2’000 CHF/month gross (full time).

    This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.


    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgbyMonday 7 December 2015. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 18 Dec 2015

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Associate Project Manager will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Manager, Strategy and Planning. He/she will also report to the Director, Governance and Member Relations for his/her Governance and Membership work. The position is full-time and fixed-term to cover a maternity leave from 15 February 2016 to 7 October 2016.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent is responsible for supporting the development, implementation and monitoring of activities within the strategy and planning, and governance and membership units. The incumbent is as well directly responsible for single projects.

    Main Responsibilities:

    Identify, develop and maintain IAS partnerships:

    • Suggest possible new partners;
    • Draft partnership agreements;
    • Map existing partnerships, prepare regular reports on partnership deliverables and highlight areas for improvement;
    • Revise systems and processes to select partners and store data;
    • Identify and attend meetings with partners as requested and prepare briefing notes.

    Coordinate the IAS’s participation in important events on HIV:

    • Assist with the development of organization-wide memoranda;
    • Maintain an updated calendar of HIV events at local and international levels and coordinate the participation of the IAS as needed;
    • Be the focal point for the United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS) and related high level meetings (2016) and keep the Strategy and Planning team informed of their progress and development;
    • Prepare and implement agreements with regional conferences;
    • Coordinate materials/displays at regional conferences;
    • Coordinate outreach activities prior to the conferences.

    Support the roll out of the 2016-2020 IAS Strategic Plan and the development of key performance indicators:

    • Work with staff to develop KPIs;
    • Support the revision of operational work plans;
    • Assist with the monitoring and progress of operational plans among staff.

    Support the Strategy and Planning team in the design and implementation of an evaluation plan for the International AIDS Conferences.

    Develop a project plan and budget for the Community Engagement Board at the IAS 2017 Conference.

    Assist with the coordination of pre-conference events, VIPs participation, and advise on the development of the positive lounge at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), 18-22 July 2016.

    Coordinate the IAS Exhibition Booth project for AIDS 2016.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the Senior Manager, Strategy and Planning and the Director, Governance and Member Relations.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A university degree in international relations, social science, political sciences or a related field is favorable

    Work Experience:

    • At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role preferably working in global public health and/or the not-for-profit sector;
    • Experience in organizing large conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or events;
    • Experience in project management;
    • Experience working with high-level partners and managing relationships towards deliverables.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Thorough computer skills in the Windows environment (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook);
    • Ability to work under pressure in an international context;
    • Ability to work independently and handle many tasks simultaneously;
    • Be organized and systematic;
    • Excellent communication skills;
    • Have meticulous attention to detail.

    Languages:

    • Fluency in English is required;
    • Advanced level proficiency in French or any of the UN languages is beneficial.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Friday 18 December 2015. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 15 Jan 2016

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Digital Producer will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Senior Manager, Communications. The position is open-ended and full-time to start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent is responsible for implementing online and multimedia strategic plans for the IAS and its campaigns; This requires managing all digital properties of IAS, including drafting social media content daily, writing blogs and web content, designing digital graphics, and developing engaging and multi-media digital content.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Explore and implement creative online strategies;
    • Lead web content development to include writing and editing web and email messaging;
    • Work with the communications team to maintain the IAS and conference editorial calendar;
    • Proactive grassroots outreach online (blogs, community networking sites, listservs);
    • Work with the IAS communications team and program staff on to ensure content sharing and synergy across channels;
    • Maintain branding and messaging consistency on and offline;
    • Monitor, analyze, and report on digital metrics to enhance traffic and supporter participation;

    • Keep up-to-date on online communications and web industry standards and trends and make recommendations for online communications tools;

    • Develop and implement digital campaigns for IAS that support and drive IAS membership and conferences;

    • Develop social media strategies including any budget costs that complement the overall communications strategies for the conferences;

    • Be responsible for setting up social media accounts in line with the strategy and maintaining daily activity;

    • Manage the daily presence on all social media channels;

    • Submit monthly updates to management on the visitor statistics in terms of number of follows, trends that are developing, any issues that need to be addressed;

    • Draft sample social media content to be shared with and used by IAS staff and leadership weekly;

    • Design and develop digital toolkits for partners around major events, campaigns, and conference;

    • Ability to talk with external partners about plans and ideas for collaboration around digital activities.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A university degree in communications, digital marketing, or other relevant discipline or comparable years of experience in the field.

    Work Experience:

    • A minimum of 3 to 5 years professional experience working in digital communications;
    • Demonstrated experience managing digital properties for an organization with a proven ability to develop a variety of digital content for multiple platforms;
    • Experience maintaining and managing multiple social media accounts for an organization in coordination with campaign online communications and strategy.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Well organized, ability to multitask, attention to detail and adherence to deadlines;
    • Ability to work independently and within a team;
    • Strong skills working in teams and across many types of organizations — team-oriented; problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills;
    • Stress tolerance and resilience, ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities;
    • Multi-cultural experience, general knowledge of HIV/AIDS and global issues;
    • Knowledge and prior use of HTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Fireworks, MailChimp, Microsoft Office;
    • Proficiency in CRM & CMS;
    • Proficiency in the use of social media monitoring and analytics tools;
    • Knowledge of video editing software such as Final Cut Pro.

    Languages:

    • Native English or full professional proficiency is a requirement;
    • Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Friday 15 January 2016.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered. The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 04 Jan 2016

    Durban has been selected to host the 21st International AIDS Conference from 18 to 22 July 2016 (AIDS 2016). The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, the conference continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy, and an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes to ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.

    The International AIDS Conference is the largest international meeting on a single health issue, where every two years between 15,000 - 22,000 participants representing all stakeholders in the global response to HIV meet to assess progress and identify future priorities. With more than 1,500 international journalists expected to attend, the conference is the single most widely-covered HIV event in the world.

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic. The International AIDS Society (IAS) will organize AIDS 2016 in collaboration with international and local partners.

    More information on AIDS 2016 can be found at www.aids2016.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Associate Project Manager position will be based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. He/she will report to the Director, Conference and will take direction from the C&E Project Manager, Global Village & Youth Programme Lead. The position is full-time and fixed-term from 15 February 2016 to 31 August 2016.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of the AIDS 2016 Satellite Symposia.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Support with the coordination of the satellite symposia and act as focal point;
    • Provide accurate data on satellite symposia for insertion in all conference publications and signage;
    • Assist in keeping up-to-date information on the IAS online ordering system, ISET, and on the conference website;
    • Manage ISET orders: handle requests from all satellite holders, including their special AV/IT or set-up requests, and occasionally also those from our main sponsors and supporters;
    • Communicate with satellite holders on a daily basis;
    • Coordinate the scheduling of all satellites according to set rules, space, time and content constraints as well as satellite holders’ special requests;
    • Follow-up on invoicing and payments;
    • Liaise directly with suppliers prior and during the conference, ensuring their work meet requirements and deadlines;
    • On-site in July 2016, coordinate all satellite symposia: attend rehearsals when required, provide support to organizers before and after their session, check special orders and requirements, deal with last minute changes and revise invoices accordingly, etc.

    Academic qualifications:

    • A degree in business, events or hospitality management or a related field is favorable.

    Work experience:

    • At least 2 years’ experience in working with conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or events;
    • Experience working for international organizations or abroad, a plus;
    • Experience working with sponsors and/or high-level partners, a plus.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Ability to work independently and handle many tasks simultaneously;
    • Be organized and systematic; great attention to detail;
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, meet deadlines and occasionally work overtime;
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills;
    • Strong sense of diplomacy and discretion;
    • Advanced computer skills in the Windows environment (MS Office).
    • Knowledge of audio-visual, a plus.

    Languages:

    • Excellent written and oral English language communication skills. Preferably working knowledge of other UN languages.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Monday 4 January 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Closing date: 15 Jan 2016

    Objective:

    The International AIDS Society (IAS) is seeking proposals for a consultant to act as Programme Coordinator of the Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC). The consultant, to be based in their country of residence, will be responsible for the coordination, management and implementation of the ATC programme, including the development of its activities. Preference will be given to candidates based in Sub-Saharan Africa. The proposed project timeline is 1 February 2016 through 31 January 2017.

    About the Adolescent HIV Treatment Coalition (ATC):

    HIV is now estimated to be the number two cause of death among adolescents (10-19 years) globally and the number one in Africa, at a time when HIV-related deaths are decreasing in all other groups. The poor quality of, and retention in, services for adolescents is well documented, and there is an urgent need to improve service delivery.

    To reverse this trend and catalyze change in the HIV response for adolescents, the ATC came together in March 2014, in Cape Town, South Africa. The ATC is a diverse community united in advocacy to make quality treatment and care available for all adolescents living with HIV. It provides a collective voice promoting accountability and the HIV response to the realities of adolescent lives. It does this through calling attention to gaps, proposing solutions and working collaboratively on adolescent treatment issues.

    The ATC capitalizes on collaborations among networks of people living with HIV, HIV treatment organizations, youth organizations – including young people living with HIV – researchers, clinicians and global health agencies to fill some of the urgent gaps in addressing the treatment and care needs of adolescents living with HIV. Its formation marked a renewal of efforts to address some of the structural barriers that prevent governments from fulfilling adolescents’ right to health.

    About the International AIDS Society (IAS):

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on HIV Science brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    Purpose of the consultancy:

    The consultant will be responsible for coordinating development and implementation of the ATC work streams with the ATC member organizations; managing fundraising and budgets, and donor reporting; and coordinating communications and feedback from ATC member organizations in order to publicly represent the views and objectives of the ATC.

    Work stream 1: Meaningful Participation of adolescents and young people living with HIV: Ensuring adolescents are involved in their treatment decisions through ensuring treatment and rights literacy.

    Deliverable:

    • Develop, create and implement a country-level communications campaign using social media and in-clinic materials, and focusing on adolescent treatment decisions, disclosure, age and developmentally appropriate treatment literacy that recognizes adolescents’ rights and their evolving capacities.

    Work stream 2: Adolescent services: Ensuring there is greater attention to the poor adherence of adolescents and their retention in care. This will focus on two main questions:

    • Is PrEP an effective intervention for adolescents?

    • Why is treatment adherence poor among adolescents and what practical steps can be taken to improve this?

    Deliverables

    • Develop, create and distribute an advocacy tool focusing on improving quality of adolescent services and service delivery.
    • Develop, create and disseminate a one-page statement of key/critical factors when considering Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (“PrEP”) for adolescents.
    • Develop and create a treatment-related skills-building package for use by treatment activists/supporters.

    Work stream 3: Optimal treatment options: Development of appropriate and affordable formulations, specifically as fixed-dose combinations (FDCs) will impact on adolescent treatment.

    Deliverables:

    • Identify appropriate opportunities to advocate for treatment literacy tools which are specifically targeted to adolescents, as well as identify opportunities to advocate for the specific treatment needs they face.

    Work stream 4: Strategic Information and Data: Using data to improve services for and health outcomes of adolescents living with HIV.

    Deliverable:

    • Provide strategic information and data through presentations, webinars, and other opportunities (e.g., high-level policy meetings) regarding adolescents living with HIV and their treatment experiences.

    Additional responsibilities

    • Represent the ATC publicly at different events (e.g., meetings, workshops).
    • Work with member organizations to establish the ATC agenda.
    • Maintain the ATC’s online communication platform and update its membership directory.
    • Facilitate coordination among ATC stakeholders, with the aim to establish mechanisms to strengthen communication and knowledge transfer.
    • Prepare and update concept notes, project plans and timelines.
    • Write meeting reports and project reports for donors and other stakeholders.
    • Work within the organizational structures of the IAS as the host organization.
    • Develop and begin implementing a plan to move the ATC towards being an independent entity.

    Guidelines for project plan content:

    • Please provide a project plan outlining your approach and concept for further developing and implementing the abovementioned work streams in collaboration with the ATC.
    • The project plan should include a clear planning/design strategy on how you will execute the work needed, including the specific deliverables, as well as a description of your approach to working with ATC members and the IAS.
    • The project plan should be presented in a conceptual, high-level format, with the understanding that the ATC will work with the selected consultant to design the refined workplan that aligns with staff and board resources and time constraints.
    • The project plan should include a budget outlining your rate for the contract time period and any associated costs.
    • Key deadlines: a draft workplan with essential elements will need to be completed by the end of February 2016.

    How to apply:

    Proposal Requirements

    • A cover letter highlighting contributions to the adolescent treatment sector.
    • A project plan no longer than five (5) pages in length including budget and overall timeline.
    • Applicant’s CV with three to five references.

    Proposals should be addressed to Marissa Vicari, Manager, CIPHER, and must be received via e-mail, by 24:59 CET, 15 January, 2016.

    All queries and proposals should be submitted by e-mail to CIPHER at cipher@iasociety.org. All submissions will receive an email confirming receipt.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 22 Jan 2016

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Internship:

    The intern will be based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. The internship is full-time to start as soon as possible until August 2016.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    Under the direct supervision of the ICT (Information Communications Technology) team, the internship will consist of participating in the AIDS 2016 Conference ICT onsite Project in interacting with the different project constituents and its suppliers. The ICT intern will also be in charge of implementing a tool to do the follow-up of the AIDS 2016 Conference ICT onsite need.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Implementing the NeedIt website;
    • Supporting staff in the office in their day-to-day tasks (helpdesk, training);
    • Supporting ICT administrative tasks (users/mailbox creation, phone line configuration);
    • Collecting ICT needs from staff and consultants;
    • Supporting the ICT Project Manager, Systems in the daily communication and negotiation with the IT suppliers;
    • Helping in budget review and updates based on the effective needs;
    • Preparing materials to be shipped to the conference;
    • Searching for mobile operator onsite and preparing appropriate documentation for the selection;
    • Preparation/optimization of the PC image templates to be deployed in the office for staff and at the conference.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Currently studying or recently graduated in Information Technology (BS).

    Experience: (previous internships)

    • First experience with C#/.NET web technology. .Net MVC would be a plus;
    • First experience with AUTOCAD 2011LT or willingness to learn;
    • IT Systems / Users Helpdesk;
    • Some first exposure to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care issues would be an asset.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Acquaintance with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2/ Windows Server 2012 R2;
    • Ability to troubleshoot Microsoft office suite 2010;
    • Proficiency with DNS, DHCP, Exchange 2010, Active Directory technologies;
    • Sharepoint management or willingness to learn;
    • Office 365 management or willingness to learn.

    Languages:

    • Good written and oral communication skills in English. French would be a plus.

    Benefits from this internship:

    The intern can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:

    • Project Management
    • C# / .Net / MVC Technology
    • Html5 / Css3 / Javascript
    • Scrum / Agile
    • Office365
    • Jira

    Stipend: 2’000 CHF/month gross (full-time).

    This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.


    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Friday 22 January 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 05 Feb 2016

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Internship:

    The internship is based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the Senior Manager, Communications. The internship is full-time and will last 6 months from 1 March 2016 to 31 August 2016.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    Reporting to and with guidance from the Senior Communications Manager, the Communications Intern will help build and manage the digital and social media properties of the IAS as well support the on media monitoring, tracking, and analytics of the IAS communications.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Support daily social media content for all IAS channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn);
    • Draft newsletter, blog, and web content as needed;
    • Support content creation through design and multimedia development;

    • Coordinate and maintain the IAS online editorial calendar;

    • Monitor and analyze social media, web, and email metrics to enhance traffic and guide content development;

    • Keep up-to-date on online communications and web industry standards and trends;

    • Coordinate with web producer and designer to develop creative, visual content that aligns with IAS branding across multiple channels;

    • Work with program and conference staff on to ensure content sharing and synergy across the organization.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Currently studying or recently graduated in communications, media or public relations is highly favourable.

    Experience: (previous internships)

    • Previous experience maintaining and managing organizational social networking accounts in coordination with campaign online communications and strategy (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, etc.);
    • Experience using design and multimedia platforms.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Strong computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook);
    • Ability to work under pressure in an international context;
    • Ability to deal with many tasks simultaneously;
    • Have meticulous attention to detail;

    • Ability to work independently and with a team to identify, explore and implement creative online strategies; make recommendations for content and online communications tools.

    Languages:

    • Fluent written and oral English language communication skills;
    • Knowledge of other languages is an asset.

    Benefits from this internship:

    The intern can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:

    • Get insights into broader Communications work;
    • Proficiency in the use of social media monitoring and analytics tools;
    • Knowledge of design/creative tools (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.);
    • Knowledge of email and web platforms (Mail Chimp, Word Press, etc.)
    • French or another UN language;
    • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care issues.

    Stipend: 2’000 CHF/month gross (full-time).

    This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.


    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Friday 5 February 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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  • 01/19/16--00:46: South Africa: Booth Officer
  • Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 29 Jan 2016

    Durban has been selected to host the 21st International AIDS Conference from 18 to 22 July 2016 (AIDS 2016). The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, the conference continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy, and an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes to ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.

    The International AIDS Conference is the largest international meeting on a single health issue, where every two years between 15,000 - 22,000 participants representing all stakeholders in the global response to HIV meet to assess progress and identify future priorities. With more than 1,500 international journalists expected to attend, the conference is the single most widely-covered HIV event in the world.

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic. The International AIDS Society (IAS) will organize AIDS 2016 in collaboration with international and local partners.

    More information on AIDS 2016 can be found at www.aids2016.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Booth Officer will be based in Durban, South Africa. He/she will report to the Global Village and Youth Programme Manager based in Durban and will work closely with the Global Village and Youth Programme Lead based in Geneva. The position is full-time and fixed-term to start as soon as until 5 August 2016.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The Global Village, open to registered conference participants and the general public, provides learning and interactive open spaces to share experiences of diverse communities affected by and responding to HIV. The AIDS 2016 Youth Programme aims to support the meaningful participation of young people throughout all levels of the conference, including planning and development.

    The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating the NGO and Marketplace booths and the Networking Zones activities in the Global Village.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Working collaboratively with local and international planning committees, the IAS and co-organizers and other conference secretariat departments to coordinate NGO and marketplace booths;

    • Being the key contact for NGO and marketplace booths, responding to inquiries, following-up with applicants;

    • Training and coordinating a team of volunteers on site;

    • Organizing and supervising the set-up of equipment on site;

    • Providing all necessary support for the set-up and implementation of NGO and marketplace booths;

    • Developing activity work plans; preparing progress reports and final report, minutes from meetings, printed material and website content.

    Perform other related duties as required by the Global Village and Youth Programme Manager and the Global Village and Youth Programme Lead.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A degree/Diploma in business administration, social sciences or hospitality management or a related field is favorable.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar position;
    • Experience in organizing conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings or other events;
    • Experience in working in the development field or in working with grassroots organizations;
    • Experience working in the field of HIV and AIDS would be an asset.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Excellent organizational, coordination, output-focused, ability to work independently;
    • Team building/team management experience;
    • Strong communication and cross cultural skills. Communication skills required are extended to writing and presenting in English;
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines under pressure in a fast-paced, complex, multi-stakeholder environment;
    • Competency in Microsoft Office Suite applications (MS Office);
    • Able to work a flexible schedule including some evenings and weekends, increasingly during the lead up and conference period;
    • Knowledge in HIV/AIDS or related field would be preferable.

    Languages:

    • Strong and demonstrated English language communication skills both written and oral are essential for this position;
    • Knowledge of other South African languages is a plus.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Friday 29 January 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from South Africa or those who already have a valid South African working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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  • 02/17/16--00:03: Switzerland: CIPHER Intern
  • Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 29 Feb 2016

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Internship:

    The internship is based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the Manager, CIPHER. The internship is full-time and will last from 14 March 2016 to 15 July 2016.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the intern will support the diverse activities related to the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER). The aim of CIPHER is to answer outstanding clinical and operational research questions needed to optimize clinical management and delivery of HIV services for infants, children and adolescents in resource limited settings. CIPHER has two main goals: to invest in and support priority paediatric HIV research, and strengthening paediatric HIV cohort collaboration.

    The intern will be involved in monitoring and evaluation of the CIPHER Research Grant Programme. This will include performing an analysis of similar grant programmes, evaluating the current systems in place for the grant programme, monitoring the impact of the programme, and planning future improvements.

    This activity will allow the intern to learn about the strategies involved in developing and maintaining a funding platform. It will also be an opportunity to learn about the different funding opportunities available in the HIV landscape, and how they work.

    The intern will also have the opportunity participate in other CIPHER projects, as appropriate.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Participating in the planning of and implementing a scoping exercise on grant programmes in paediatric HIV;
    • Desk research to support the scoping exercise;
    • Analysis of the results of the exercise and write-up;
    • Review of current M&E system in place, analysis and proposal for improvement;
    • Contributing to the evaluation of CIPHER activities and the preparation of reports;
    • Providing administrative support.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Currently studying or recently graduated in social science, international relations, public health or a related field is favourable.

    Experience: (previous internships)

    • Experience in project management and/or event organization a plus;
    • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment a plus.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Basic understanding of global health challenges related the HIV/AIDS epidemic;
    • Excellent project management, time management and organizational skills;
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure;
    • Meticulous attention to detail (e.g., for the production of high-quality documents);
    • Good computer skills in the Windows environment (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).

    Languages:

    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills (other languages a plus).

    Benefits from this internship:

    The intern can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:

    • Insight into the work of an international, non-governmental organization;
    • Gaining skills in project management;
    • Acquiring experience in research promotion and advocacy activities;
    • Attendance to the world’s premier conference on HIV and AIDS, the International AIDS Conference.

    Stipend: 2,000.- CHF/month gross (full time).

    This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.


    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org by Monday 29 February 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Mar 2016

    Durban has been selected to host the 21st International AIDS Conference from 18th to 22nd July 2016 (AIDS 2016). The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, the conference continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy, and an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes to ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.

    The International AIDS Conference is the largest international meeting on a single health issue, where every two years between 15,000 - 22,000 participants representing all stakeholders in the global response to HIV meet to assess progress and identify future priorities. With more than 1,500 international journalists expected to attend, the conference is the single most widely-covered HIV event in the world.

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic. The International AIDS Society (IAS) will organize AIDS 2016 in collaboration with international and local partners.

    More information on AIDS 2016 can be found at www.aids2016.org.

    Details of Internship:

    The internship is based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. He/she will report to the Director, Conference and will work closely with the Associate C&E Project Manager responsible for the Volunteers project. The internship is full-time and will start beginning of April 2016 until 5 August 2016.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    The intern will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of the Volunteers participating at the AIDS 2016 Conference.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Volunteer recruitment including advertisement, presentations;
    • Liaise with the universities, schools, possible youth radios, etc. for recruitment;
    • Take care of the daily email correspondence with the volunteers;
    • Help collect and sort the data from the on-line application form database and volunteer online platforms;
    • Help manage the volunteer database;
    • Schedule the volunteers in accordance with their preferences and the needs of the IAS;
    • Re-schedule volunteers if needed;
    • Take care of communication in regards to volunteers on Facebook;
    • Help organize the details related to the supervisor selection (invitation, location, set-up, catering, audiovisual equipment, PowerPoint presentation, handout);

    • Assist with the volunteer logistics (ordering T-Shirts, Catering tec.);

    • Help develop a volunteer handbook and any other volunteer documentation (e.g. additional material for supervisors);

    • Invite volunteers to the volunteer training prior to the conference;

    • Train, during the week prior to the conference, together with the volunteer supervisors, the volunteers on the conference and their individual tasks and help with the conference centre walkthrough;

    • Help organize the details related to the kick-off meeting (location, set-up, catering, PowerPoint presentation, handouts, distribution of volunteer t-shirts and badges);

    • Manage, together with the volunteer supervisors, the time schedules, changes, no- shows, breaks, etc. during the conference;

    • Help manage onsite remuneration to volunteers;

    • Help organize an appreciation event for all volunteers after the conference;

    • Prepare and produce Certificates of Attendance for the volunteers;

    • Setup an evaluation form after the conference;

    • Prepare a final report after the conference.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Currently studying or recently graduated in business, events or hospitality management is favorable.

    Experience: (previous internships)

    • Experience helping organize conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, or other events;
    • Experience working in an international context.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Ability to work independently and an aptitude for multi-tasking;
    • Attention to detail;
    • Strong computer skills in the Windows environment;
    • Ability to work under pressure in an international context;
    • Strong sense of diplomacy and discretion.

    Languages:

    • Excellent written and oral English language communication skills. Preferably working knowledge of other UN languages.

    Benefits from this internship:

    The intern can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:

    • Event organizing
    • NGO work and international exposure
    • People management
    • Large project management
    • Time management & multitasking

    Stipend: 2,000.- CHF/month gross (full time).


    How to apply:

    This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Monday 7 March 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered. The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 11 Mar 2016

    1.About the International AIDS Society:

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention features the latest HIV science, including basic, clinical and prevention research. It brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals from around the world with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, the conference continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy, and an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes to ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The next International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) will be held in Durban, South Africa (18-22 July 2016). AIDS 2016 is expected to convene over 18,000 delegates from around the world including up to 1,000 journalists.

    More information on AIDS 2016 can be found at www.aids2016.org.

    One of the five permanent partners of the conference is the International AIDS Society (IAS). The IAS’ headquarters in Geneva act as the official conference secretariat, and therefore all official conference services are contracted by the IAS.

    2.Purpose of the Consultancy:

    The IAS is looking to hire a Resource Mobilization & Development consultant to support the development and implementation of the fundraising strategy for AIDS 2016, with a particular focus on raising additional revenue from South African and regional donors and sponsors.

    3.Deliverables:

    • Work with the Director, Resource Mobilization and Development and other colleagues to follow up on donor and sponsor conversations: Securing commitments, negotiating terms of agreements and following up on payments;
    • Identify additional donors and sponsors among domestic and regional foundations, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals to secure support for AIDS 2016;
    • Develop presentations, project proposals, concept notes and agreements, with input – where required – from IAS project managers;
    • Arrange, document and follow up on meetings;
    • Assist as required during AIDS 2016 (16-22 July 2016);
    • Contribute to donor reporting post-AIDS 2016.

    4.Period: The whole consultancy will be from 1 March 2016 to 30 September 2016. It is expected that the Consultant commits on average 20 hours per week to this task between March and 14 July 2016, is available full-time from 15 to 22 July 2016, and is further able to commit 10 hours per week until end of September 2016.

    5.Location: The Consultant will work remotely based in South Africa, preferably Johannesburg, and will be expected to provide on-site support during the week of AIDS 2016 (16-22 July) in Durban. Occasional travel to other locations in South Africa is possible.

    6.Proposal Requirements:

    The proposal should include the following:

    • A detailed description of the consultant’s fundraising experience in South Africa specifying the Consultant’s concrete role in securing specific funding commitments. It should also describe the networks on which the Consultant would draw to increase funding commitments for AIDS 2016;
    • Hourly/daily fee expectations;
    • A recent copy of the Consultant’s CV;
    • Three professional references.

    7.The following skills and qualifications are essential:

    • Background in fundraising and business development in South Africa and demonstrated financial success are essential;
    • Experience in corporate, foundation, and/or non-profit organization would be an asset;
    • Experience in the public health sector and with major conferences would be an asset;
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate commitment in clients and colleagues;
    • Excellent proposal and report writing skills;
    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills.

    How to apply:

    Proposals must be received via email by Friday 11 March 2016. Late proposals will not be considered.

    Proposals should be addressed to Birgit Poniatowski, Director, Resource Mobilization and Development. Please email all proposals to birgit.poniatowski@iasociety.org.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Mar 2016

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on HIV Science brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Project Manager will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. The incumbent will report directly to the Director, Governance and Member Relations. The position is full-time and to a maximal duration to start as soon as possible up to 31 May 2017.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The Project Manager, IAS Educational Fund will be responsible for the project management and implementation of the IAS Educational Fund and Bringing the Science Home grant programmes.

    Main Responsibilities: Provide direct support to clinicians and other HIV service providers in target geographies to attend and learn from scientific conferences:

    • Establish an all-in-one web portal linked to the website of the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) to manage applications for support to attend the conference;Develop and publish eligibility criteria along with a transparent review and scoring process for applications;
    • Create an independent committee to review and score applications;
    • Manage the review process;
    • Organize travel, accommodation and registration for successful applicants;
    • Coordinate a participant survey and analyze data to assess overall quality of programme implementation, and prepare a project report.

    Facilitate remote-access to conference sessions:

    • Manage the process to have all AIDS 2016 plenary (16) and special sessions (12) professionally recorded and streamed, as well as made available for online access after the conference, through a well-functioning, multi-platform tool that allows access to archived, searchable conference sessions;
    • Work with partners to coordinate the translation of streamed sessions into different languages;
    • Collect and analyze data on user access and system functionality to assess overall quality of the programme.

    Organize post-conference debriefing workshops, symposia and expert/implementer meetings in select countries:

    • Manage the selection of local host organizations and work with them to organize five workshops in different countries, led by conference delegates with support from a member of the IAS Governing Council, to present and discuss key scientific and policy content from AIDS 2016;
    • In conjunction with four of the workshops, organize a symposium and an expert/ implementer meeting, with the aim to reduce the gap between HIV science and the implementation of HIV strategies at the regional and national level;
    • Collect and analyze evaluation data after each meeting to assess overall quality of programme implementation.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, Governance and Member Relations.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A degree in public health, social science, international relations or other relevant discipline or comparable years of experience in the field.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role, working in HIV/AIDS, public health and/or the not-for-profit sector;
    • Experience managing conferences logistics, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or events;
    • Experience managing databases;
    • Experience working with partners and managing relationships towards deliverables.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Strong understanding of current issues in HIV science and policy;
    • Advanced project management experience;
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
    • Highly organized and systematic, with meticulous attention to detail;
    • Ability to work independently and an aptitude for multi-tasking;
    • Ability to work under pressure in an international and multi-cultural context;
    • Excellent communication skills and customer service attitude;
    • Advanced computer skills in the Windows environment (MS Office, Outlook);
    • Ability to travel for work.

    Languages:

    • Fluency in English is required;
    • Advanced level proficiency in French or any of the UN languages is beneficial.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Monday 21 March 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 25 Mar 2016

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on HIV Science brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    1.Purpose of the Consultancy:

    The IAS is looking to hire a consultant to develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the 2016 - 2020 Organizational Strategy.

    2.Deliverables:

    The consultant will be responsible for designing a log frame matrix that clearly outlines project activities, outputs and outcomes and relates these to the strategic plan objectives (and includes indicators to measure progress and highlights).

    A copy of the 2016-2020 Organizational Strategy can be found here:

    http://www.iasociety.org/Web/WebContent/File/IAS_organizational_strategy_2016.pdf

    3.Period: March, 2016 (up to 4 working days for the whole consultancy)

    4.Location: Home-based

    5.Proposal Requirements:

    The proposal should include the following:

    • The proposal should clearly outline how project deliverables (see point 2) will be met;
    • The proposal should be no longer than four (2) pages in length including budget, and overall timeline;
    • A recent copy of the consultant’s CV (in addition to the 4 pages listed above);
    • Contact information of two professional referees.

    6.Guidelines for Proposal Content:

    Proposals should outline the consultant’s approach to and concept of the project, including the estimated cost per day. IAS staff will work with the selected consultant to develop the KPIs for the 2016 - 2020 Organisational Strategy and ensure that it aligns with resources and time constraints.

    7.The following skills and qualifications are essential:

    • A background in logical framework development, monitoring, evaluation and/or research;
    • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis;
    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills;

    • Strong computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint);

    • Previous exposure to and/or familiarity with HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care issues.


    How to apply:

    Proposals must be received via e-mail, before end of day on Friday 25 March, 2016.

    Proposals should be addressed to Laura-Anna Frühwald, Associate Project Manager in Strategy & Planning. Please email all proposals to laura-anna.fruhwald@iasociety.org.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 05 Apr 2016

    Durban has been selected to host the 21st International AIDS Conference from 18 to 22 July 2016 (AIDS 2016). The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, the conference continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy, and an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes to ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.

    The International AIDS Conference is the largest international meeting on a single health issue, where every two years between 15,000 - 22,000 participants representing all stakeholders in the global response to HIV meet to assess progress and identify future priorities. With more than 1,500 international journalists expected to attend, the conference is the single most widely-covered HIV event in the world.

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic. The International AIDS Society (IAS) will organize AIDS 2016 in collaboration with international and local partners.

    More information on AIDS 2016 can be found at www.aids2016.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Global Village and Youth Programme Assistant will be based in Durban, South Africa. He/she will report to the Global Village and Youth Programme Manager based in Durban, and will work closely with the Global Village and Youth Programme Officer and the Cultural Activities Officer. The incumbent will be expected to work 50% supporting the Global Village and Youth Programme Officer and 50% supporting the Cultural Activities Officer. This percentage may vary depending on the time period. The position is full-time and fixed-term from 9 May 2016 to 5 August 2016.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The Global Village, open to registered conference participants and the general public, provides learning and interactive open spaces to share experiences of diverse communities affected by and responding to HIV. The AIDS 2016 Youth Programme aims to support the meaningful participation of young people throughout all levels of the conference, including planning and development. The programme also aims to ensure the visibility of youth throughout the conference, including the Global Village.

    The incumbent will assist both the Global Village and Youth Programme Officer and the Cultural Activities Officer with the management and support of the Global Village at AIDS 2016.

    Main Responsibilities:

    General support to the Global Village:

    • Assist in planning, coordinating and implementing Global Village and Youth Programme activities, including the provision of logistical support, scheduling, and resource mobilization for volunteers, conference materials and equipment;
    • Assist in organizing, coordinating and supporting the work of the Global Village and Youth Programme Working Group, including activity selection and placement;
    • Responsiveness to general inquiries which relate to “how to get involved” in the Global Village and Youth Programme for AIDS 2016;
    • Assist with the coordination of the Global Village and Youth Programme application process, including outreach, marketing and promotion, and follow-up to applicants as required;
    • Assist with developing programme activity work plans and budgets, progress reports, minutes from Working Group meetings and printed material content, as required;
    • Assist in preparing a final post-conference report for the Programme Activities team at AIDS 2016;
    • Assist with the preparation of events related documentation as required, including: drafting of invitations, contracts, contact listings/directories, build up/down plans and schedules;
    • Assist in developing and maintaining systems and processes which effectively record, manage outputs (deliverables) of the Global Village and Youth Programme for AIDS 2016;
    • When required, assist at meetings of the governing bodies, committees and working groups for AIDS 2016.

    Support to the Cultural Activities of the Global Village:

    • Assist in responding to inquiries, following-up with applicants;
    • Working collaboratively with local and international planning committees, the IAS and co-organizers and other conference secretariat departments to coordinate and schedule cultural activities;
    • Assist in the set-up of technical equipment (incl. sound- and light checks);
    • Providing all necessary support for the set-up and implementation of cultural activities;
    • Helping to develop activity work plans.
    • Perform other related duties as required by the Global Village and Youth Programme Manager, the Global Village and Youth Programme Officer and the Cultural Activities Officer.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A degree in business administration, events/hospitality management or a related field is favorable.

    Work Experience:

    • Experience in event/stage management;
    • Experience in audiovisual production would be an asset.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Knowledge and experience of working in HIV/AIDS or related field would be preferable;
    • Experience in working in the development field or in working with grassroots organizations;
    • Output-focused person;
    • Ability to work independently;
    • Ability to multi-task;
    • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure.

    Languages:

    • Strong and demonstrated English language communication skills both written and oral are essential for this position;
    • Knowledge of other South African languages is a plus.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Tuesday 5 April 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from South Africa or those who already have a valid South African working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: South Africa
    Closing date: 05 Apr 2016

    Durban has been selected to host the 21st International AIDS Conference from 18 to 22 July 2016 (AIDS 2016). The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, the conference continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy, and an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes to ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.

    The International AIDS Conference is the largest international meeting on a single health issue, where every two years between 15,000 - 22,000 participants representing all stakeholders in the global response to HIV meet to assess progress and identify future priorities. With more than 1,500 international journalists expected to attend, the conference is the single most widely-covered HIV event in the world.

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic. The International AIDS Society (IAS) will organize AIDS 2016 in collaboration with international and local partners.

    More information on AIDS 2016 can be found at www.aids2016.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Project Officer will be based in Durban. He/she will report to the Director, Resource Mobilization and Development and will also work with the Senior Manager, Communications both based in Geneva. The position is full-time and fixed-term to start as soon as possible until 30 September 2016.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will provide support to AIDS 2016, with a particular focus in Resource Mobilization & Development and Communications.

    Main Responsibilities:

    Resource Mobilization & Development:

    • Work with the Director, Resource Mobilization and Development and other colleagues to follow up on donor and sponsor conversations: Securing commitments, negotiating terms of agreements and following up on payments;
    • Develop presentations, project proposals, concept notes and agreements, with input – where required – from IAS project managers;
    • Arrange, document and follow up on meetings;
    • Assist as required during AIDS 2016 (16-22 July 2016);
    • Contribute to donor reporting post-AIDS 2016.

    Communications:

    • Coordinate and support AIDS 2016 Communications activities such as copy-editing, content collections, taking pictures at events, printed materials, flyers etc;
    • Liaise with the Communications team based in Geneva.
    • Perform other related duties as required by the Director, Resource Mobilization and Development and the Senior Manager, Communications.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A degree in business administration, international relations, public relations, political sciences or a related field is favorable.

    Work Experience:

    • 3 to 5 years’ experience in project management, fundraising, business development or communications;
    • Experience in corporate, foundation, and/or non-profit organization would be an asset;
    • Experience working with conferences or large events would be an asset.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate commitment in clients and colleagues;
    • Excellent proposal and report writing skills;
    • High attention to detail, ability to multitasks;
    • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work and deliver to tight deadlines;
    • Strong team player, ability to work autonomously with a remote management;
    • Driver’s license and ability to travel;
    • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and global health issues an asset.

    Languages:

    • Strong and demonstrated English language communication skills both written and oral are essential for this position;
    • Knowledge of other South African languages is a plus.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Tuesday 5 April 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from South Africa or those who already have a valid South African working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Closing date: 06 May 2016

    Request for Proposals - Evaluation and Summary Report for AIDS 2016 Consultancy - Proposals will be accepted until 6 May 2016

    About the International AIDS Society:

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on HIV Science brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    About the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016):

    Durban has been selected to host the 21st International AIDS Conference from 18 to 22 July 2016 (AIDS 2016). The International AIDS Conference is the largest international meeting on a single health issue, where every two years between 15,000 - 22,000 participants representing all stakeholders in the global response to HIV meet to assess progress and identify future priorities. With more than 1,500 international journalists expected to attend, the conference is the single most widely-covered HIV event in the world.

    AIDS 2016 aims to reinvigorate the response to HIV and AIDS by:

    a) Bringing together the world’s experts to advance knowledge about HIV, present new research findings, and promote and enhance scientific and community collaborations around the world;

    b) Promoting HIV responses that are supported by and tailored to the needs of at risk populations or people living with HIV, including women and girls, men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, young people, and people who use drugs;

    c) Promoting activism and community mobilization that holds leaders, industry, and governments accountable and increases their commitment to an evidence-based, human-rights-affirming HIV and AIDS response;

    d) Advancing a clear agenda for HIV in a post-2015 framework, including the cross-cutting issues of criminalization, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, rights, and stigma and discrimination that keep people living with HIV at the center of the HIV response; and

    e) Building innovative partnerships with businesses, community, government, and science to strengthen HIV prevention and treatment efforts.

    More information on the conference theme and objectives can be found at: www.aids2016.org.

    Description of the Consultancy:

    The consultant will carry out an evaluation of AIDS 2016, and produce a summary of programme highlights, to be used for publication.

    In close collaboration with the Senior Manager, Strategy and Planning, and other IAS staff members, the consultant will undertake the following tasks:

    I. Conference Evaluation: Evaluate the achievement of conference objectives and the effectiveness of other conference activities as identified by the IAS. This includes the attainment of the conference objectives stated above and results against the AIDS 2016 performance framework (to be provided to the selected consultant). To do so, the consultant will: 

    • Create, test and administer an online delegate survey in close collaboration with IAS staff members;
    • Administer the survey and analyze data collected; 
    • Review and code responses of open-ended questions from the AIDS 2016 delegate survey; 
    • Analyze data provided by the IAS on delegates, the conference programme and logistical aspects of conference organization; 
    • Prepare a report of results against the AIDS 2016 performance framework.

    II. Conference Summary:

    • Observe sessions and designated activities across the entire conference programme;
    • Summarize important issues discussed at the conference, drawing also on session reports prepared by the AIDS 2016 Rapporteur Team;
    • Illustrate how key programme findings may affect future research, policy and programming.

    III. Conference Report:

    • Draft a report which combines key evaluation findings and conference summary highlights;
    • Coordinate report layout and formatting;
    • Liaise with the communications team to finalize a print-ready conference report.

    The conference report will be used by the IAS as a reporting tool for donors and partners and will be published on the IAS website. The report should be 20-30 pages in total and incorporate photos, charts, graphs when needed. The final product will need to be formatted as per reports from previous conferences.

    The reports from the previous conference (AIDS 2014) can be found here: www.aids2014.org.

    Deliverables:

    • A project plan which clearly outlines the steps needed to collect and analyze data, summarize key programme findings and produce the reports on progress against the AIDS 2016 performance framework and the conference report;
    • An online delegate survey, to be administered at the end of July 2015;
    • A report on progress against the AIDS 2016 performance framework, to be finalized by 31 October 2016;
    • A conference report, to be published by December 2016.

    Period: May - December 2016. Up to 48 working days for the whole consultancy.

    Location: Home-based and onsite (in Durban, South Africa) during the conference, from 18-22 July.

    Proposal Requirements:

    The proposal should include the following:

    • The proposal should clearly outline how project deliverables (see point 3) will be met;
    • The proposal should be no longer than four (4) pages in length including budget, and overall timeline;
    • A recent copy of the consultant’s CV (in addition to the 4 pages listed above);
    • Contact information of two professional referees.

    Guidelines for Proposal Content:

    Proposals should outline the consultant’s approach to and concept of the project, including the estimated cost per day. IAS staff will work with the selected consultant to produce the Evaluation and Summary Report for AIDS 2016 and ensure that it aligns with resources and time constraints.

    The following skills and qualifications are essential:

    • Background in monitoring, evaluation and/or research;
    • Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis;
    • Experience in conducting interviews during international conferences, committees or fora;
    • Excellent written and oral English communication skills;
    • Ability to work under pressure in an international context;
    • Strong understanding of current issues in HIV science and policy.

    How to apply:

    Proposals must be received via e-mail, before COB on Friday 6 May, 2016.

    Proposals should be addressed to Laura-Anna Frühwald, Associate Strategy and Planning Project Manager. Please email all proposals to laura-anna.fruhwald@iasociety.org. Please note that only shortlisted consultants will be contacted.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 10 Jun 2016

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on HIV Science brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Internship:

    The IAS Educational Fund & Member Relations Intern will be based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the Director, Governance & Member Relations. The internship is full-time and will last 6 months from 1 September 2016 to 28 February 2017.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    The IAS Educational Fund & Member Relations Intern will support the Governance & Member Relations and IAS Educational Fund teams in the day-to-day activities. These activities include preparing for workshops, symposia, experts/implementers meetings, and exhibitions; drafting reports; and supporting membership related activities, including recruitment, retention and re-engagement efforts.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Support the planning of IAS Educational Fund workshops, symposia and experts/implementers meetings:

      • meeting logistics
      • coordination of meeting material
    • Correspond with IAS members by email/phone and follow-up on requests.

    • Provide support to membership recruitment, retention and re-engagement efforts:

      • quality assurance of membership data
      • background research/benchmarking
    • Prepare for the team’s participation in the HIV Drug Therapy Congress in Glasgow on 23-26 October 2016:

      • exhibition logistics
      • member outreach prior to the conferences
    • Assist in the preparations for and implementation of the 2016 IAS Governing Council Retreat in Geneva on 7-9 December 2016:

      • coordination of meeting material
      • notetaking and preparation of meeting report

      Perform any additional tasks as requested by the Director, Governance & Member Relations.

      Academic Qualifications:

    • Currently studying or recently graduated in social science, public health, development, international relations or a related field is favorable. Candidates expressing a keen interest in this area of work will also be considered.

      Experience: (previous internships)

    • Experience in administration, project management, marketing and event organization a plus;

    • Experience working in a culturally diverse environment a plus.

      Skills/Competencies:

    • Highly organized and systematic, with meticulous attention to detail;

    • Excellent report writing skills and abilityto digest and summarize largeamounts of information;

    • Strong time management skills, and the ability to work efficiently under pressure and meet deadlines;

    • Ability to work independently, and have an aptitude for multi-tasking;

    • Strong diplomatic skills and customer service attitude;

    • Advanced computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook);

    • Eager to learn and have a hands-on attitude.

      Languages:

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (other languages a plus).

      Benefits from this internship:

    The intern can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:

    • Event planning

    • Member relations

    • Relationship building

    • Business communications

    • Database management

    Stipend: 2’000.- CHF/month gross (full time).


    How to apply:

    This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Friday 10 June 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 19 Aug 2016

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Manager, Conference will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the IAS Executive Director. The position is full-time and fixed-term to cover a maternity leave from the middle of September 2016 to March 2017.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The Manager, Conference coordinates the organization of both of IAS’ conferences: The International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Managing IAS’ convened conferences by:
    • Coordinating the conference budget updates, including expenditure and revenue;
    • Supervising nine staff working on the development of the conference logistics, programme and scholarships;
    • Setting clear deadlines for all milestones related to the conferences and tracking adherence to those deadlines;
    • Working closely with staff tasked responsible for fundraising, communications and information technology;
    • Ensuring the transparency of financial reporting and accountability to donors for the conferences with the support of the Director, Resources Mobilization & Development, the Director, Finance & Administration and the Executive Director;
    • Maintaining and supporting transparent process for managing the conference process and adhering to established charters;
    • Ensuring smooth communications with major partners, stakeholders and IAS convened committees;
    • Working with the Executive Director and GC to ensure the IAS’ perspective and priorities are reflected in the conference programme;
    • Overseeing the planning and organization of on-site events and logistics for each conference.

    • Maintaining strong technical knowledge of issues related to HIV/AIDS and the HIV response;

    • Serving as a strategic resource for the IAS Secretariat, the Executive Director, and the GC by providing monthly and as-needed updates on conference planning and facilitation;

    • Perform any additional tasks requested by the Executive Director.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A university degree in the humanities or sciences is a minimum requirement;
    • An advanced degree in international relations, social science, political sciences or a related field is favorable.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 5 to 7 years’ experience in a similar role involving complex logistics, event management, and communications;
    • Experience in organizing events including conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or other events;
    • Team and project management experience, including experience of budget management;
    • Experience working with a diversity of stakeholders including high-level partners, clinicians, scientists, community activists, policymakers, and donors.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Strong leadership and strategic thinking skills;
    • Close attention to detail that yields results that are accurate, well-thought out and meticulous;
    • Sense of diplomacy and sensitivity in working with staff and partners;
    • Cross-cultural interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure with precision in a way that motivates others;
    • Facilitation skills, business presentation skills;
    • Events organization knowledge;
    • Strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS preferably in an international context;
    • Strong knowledge of the International AIDS Conference and its partners.

    Languages:

    • Fluency in English is required;
    • Advanced level proficiency in French or Spanish is beneficial.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Friday 19 August 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 22 Jul 2016

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Conference Project Manager will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, Conference. The position is open-ended and full-time to start on Monday 22 August 2016.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating the work of the relevant conference programme committees and ensuring that the conference programme for the IAS and AIDS conferences is developed in a timely manner in line with the objectives defined by the conference organizers.

    Main Responsibilities:

    General

    • Develop project plans and associated budgets for assigned projects;
    • Support the programme committees in developing high quality sessions and implementing all steps needed to prepare sessions for presentation at the conferences, including content management of the programme database;
    • Organize programme committee meetings, teleconferences and communications including preparing supporting documents, taking minutes and following up on action points;
    • Provide committee members with logistical support with regards to air travel, visas, accommodation, etc.;
    • Liaise with committees, external suppliers and departments within the secretariat to ensure adherence to project objectives and timelines;
    • Document and evaluate the project process including development of post-conference reports;
    • Participate in the conference evaluation.

    Specific

    • Coordinate the selection process, development and on onsite management of plenary sessions;
    • Manage the Continuing Medical Education accreditation for medical doctors and nurses (nursing continuing education will be sought for AIDS conference only);
    • Support hiring processes in the conference department including development of job descriptions, application screening and interviewing.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, Conference.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A degree in social science, international relations or other relevant discipline or comparable years of experience in the field.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar position;
    • Experience in working with conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or events;
    • Experience working in an international context;
    • Experience working in the field of HIV and AIDS.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Advanced project management experience;
    • Strong science background and an understanding of HIV specifically is desirable;
    • Possess strong written communication and cross-cultural skills;
    • Have an ability to work independently and an aptitude for multi-tasking;
    • Highly organized and systematic, with attention to detail;
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
    • Sense of diplomacy and cross-cultural interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure in an international context, and occasionally work overtime;
    • Excellent computer skills in the Windows environment (MS Office, Outlook);
    • Ability to handle large volumes of applications and manage multiple databases;
    • Customer service attitude.

    Languages:

    • Fluent in English (oral and written). Working knowledge of other UN languages is beneficial.

    How to apply:

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Friday 22 July 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 22 Jul 2016

    Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

    The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.

    In addition, the IAS advocates for urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV, including increased investment in HIV cure research; optimizing treatment and care for infants, children and adolescents with HIV in resource-limited settings; preventing and treating HIV-related co-infections; and expanding access to prevention, treatment and care for key populations at higher risk for HIV – such as men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, sex workers and transgender individuals – including protecting their human rights by combatting punitive laws and discriminatory policies.

    More information on IAS can be found at www.iasociety.org.

    Details of Internship:

    The internship is based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the Managing Editor. The internship is full-time and will last 6 months from early September 2016 to 28 February 2017.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    The JIAS intern will be responsible for supporting the editorial process of JIAS, in particular coordinating publication of special issues.

    The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) is an online, scientific journal serving the dissemination of essential and innovative HIV-related research. As a peer-reviewed, open access journal JIAS publishes articles from various disciplines and including thematic supplements, as well as encourages contributions from regions most affected by the epidemic.

    JIAS is actively involved in capacity building of less-experienced authors offering professional development opportunities such as workshops and online courses.

    More information on JIAS can be found at www.jiasociety.org.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Supporting the editorial workflow, for example by helping to coordinate and expedite the online peer review process;
    • Providing administrative, logistics and clerical support as needed, for example by maintaining the journals electronic file system and database;
    • Supporting the coordination of special issues, including agreements with external partners and suppliers and maintaining timelines;
    • Supporting the organization of meetings and workshops;
    • Promoting the journal through social media and other communication channels.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Currently studying or recently graduated in a scientific discipline is required.

    Experience: (previous internships)

    • One-year general office/work experience would be advantageous;
    • Experiences in scientific or academic writing are desired;
    • Experience in desk literature research would be advantageous;
    • Professional experience in editorial work and publishing would be advantageous;

    • Experience in the HIV field would be advantageous.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Meticulous attention to detail;
    • Excellent computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Endnote, Publisher);
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
    • Proficiency to search and extract information from scientific literature databases (e.g. PubMed) a plus.

    Languages:

    • Excellent command of written and oral English.

    Benefits from this internship:

    The intern can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:

    • Getting an insight into scientific publishing;
    • Gaining skills in literature-based research and scientific writing;
    • Acquiring experience in project management and evaluation.

    Stipend: 2,000.- CHF/month gross (full time).


    How to apply:

    This internship is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, torecruitment@iasociety.orgby Friday 22 July 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

    The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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