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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

    About the 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 programmes advocate 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 Executive Assistant and Governance Officer position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Executive Director. The position is open-ended and full-time to start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The Executive Assistant and Governance Officer will provide high-quality administrative support to the Executive Director on a daily basis and to the Director, Governance and Member Relations on Governance related duties. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the Executive Office at the IAS including preparing meeting agendas; managing the Executive Director’s calendar, travel, and expenses; prioritizing requests and authorizations, follow up action items and maintain the information flow between the Executive Team and the Executive Director and preparing the logistics for IAS Governing Council (Board of Directors) meetings.

    Main Responsibilities:

    Support to Executive Director:

    • Independently provide high-quality support that anticipates the needs of the Executive Director
    • Assume full ownership and maintenance of the calendar; including scheduling and confirming relevant attendees, meeting space and logistics
    • Coordinate travel for the Executive Director including visa arrangements as required
    • Track relevant travel and expense receipts for accurate accounting reconciliations. File and track reimbursements, credits, and refunds through completion of expenses claims
    • Project a professional and supportive image to all parties in the screening of telephone calls and greeting guests from external partners and staff (at all levels)
    • Prioritize people and situations in need of attention and handle confidential and sensitive information with the appropriate discretion
    • Coordinate and prepare summaries and presentations for strategic documents, briefs policies, new projects and initiatives
    • Coordinate and collaborate with other assistants to facilitate good communication, help coordinate joint projects; serve as backup for other assistants as needed
    • Provide day-to-day administrative support.

    Governance Administration:

    • Liaise with and support the Director, Governance and Member Relations in the preparation of Executive Committee and Governing Council Meetings
    • Organize overall logistics support for Governance meetings: event preparation, board members travels (itineraries, accommodation, expenses refund), document gathering
    • Attend Executive Committee and Governing Council meetings. Record, transcribe and distribute minutes of Executive Committee and Governing Council teleconferences and meeting under the supervision of the Executive Director and Director, Governance and Member Relations
    • Liaise with relevant Directors and Senior Managers in charge of agenda items to ensure timely delivery of content and preparation of decisions
    • Interact with Executive Committee and Governing Council members as appropriate.

    Perform any additional tasks or projects requested by the Executive Director.

    Academic Qualifications:

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

    Work Experience:

    • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in collaborating and providing administrative support at the executive level in an international environment, preferably in the non-profit sector
    • Experience managing calendar and scheduling travel arrangements
    • Experience in assisting management with the creation of PowerPoint presentations
    • Experience in meeting organization and project management.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Excellent calendar skills including the coordination of complex executive meetings and travels
    • IT literate including MS Office, advanced Outlook and PowerPoint skills
    • Well organized, multi-tasking, attention to details, ability to deal with priorities
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, meet deadlines and occasionally work overtime
    • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills, advanced writing skills
    • Confidential, patient and discreet manner
    • A good knowledge of, and interest in global health issues and in particular HIV/AIDS would be an asset.

    Languages:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with full professional fluency in English and French. Additional languages are 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 Monday 20 August 2018. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 20 Aug 2018

    About the 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 programmes advocate 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 and will report to the Deputy Director (Vaccines), HIV Programmes & Advocacy or any person designated by the management. The position is open-ended and full-time to start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will be responsible for the project management, coordination and implementation of the IAS HIV Vaccine Programme as well as the administrative, logistical and financial aspects related to IAS HIV Vaccine Programme activities.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Develop project plans and associated budgets for programme activities
    • Coordinate the HIV Vaccine Programme strategy development process with the selected consulting firm
    • Coordinate the implementation of HIV Vaccine Programme activities according to project objectives and timelines, including a Funders’ Forum at AIDS 2018 and launch of the new strategy
    • Draft HIV Vaccine Programme reports, documents and policy briefs for external stakeholder engagement
    • Manage expenditure, reimbursements and invoices according to the allocated budget;
    • Provide input to donor reports and grant proposals, in collaboration with the IAS Resource Mobilization and Development Department
    • Organize advisory board meetings, teleconferences and communications including preparing supporting documents, taking minutes and following up on action points
    • Organize travel arrangements for IAS HIV Vaccine Programme staff and external partners such as advisory board members, speakers and chairs
    • Organize logistics for HIV Vaccine Programme meetings and events including venue, AV, catering, transportation and meeting materials
    • Coordinate communications, outreach and marketing of the HIV Vaccine Programme activities with the support of the IAS Communications Department.

    Perform any additional tasks as assigned by the Deputy Director (Vaccines), HIV Programmes & Advocacy or any person designated by the management.

    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 working with conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or events
    • Experience working with partners to achieve deliverables
    • Experience working in an international context.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Strong understanding of current issues in HIV science and policy and/or the HIV vaccine field
    • Advanced project management skills
    • Excellent communication skills, in particular strong written communication, and customer service attitude
    • Highly organized and systematic, with meticulous attention to detail
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Sense of diplomacy and cross-cultural interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently and an aptitude for multi-tasking
    • Ability to work under pressure in an international and multi-cultural context
    • Advanced computer skills in the Windows environment (MS Office, Outlook)
    • Ability to travel for work.

    Languages:

    • Fluency in English (oral and written) is required. 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 Monday 20 August 2018. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 21 Sep 2018

    About the 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 programmes advocate 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 Director, Conference position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Executive Director. The position is open-ended and full-time to start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The Director, Conference, a member of the IAS Senior Management team, will oversee 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:

    • Guiding the location selection processes including bids, site visits, signing related contracts, including contracts with the city or government ministries
    • Making strategic, evidence-based proposals/drafting concept notes to guide the direction of the conferences to maintain their best-in-class status
    • Developing effective relationships with a variety of multidisciplinary external stakeholders including donors, government ministries. civil society organizations
    • Directing change management as needed related to new revenue sources, registration tiers, scholarship priorities, partnership models, governance structures and processes, etc.
    • Understanding and proactively adapting processes and developing relationships as needed in shifting political, legal, and cultural contexts in country
    • Identifying, addressing, and monitoring risks related to communicable disease, force majeure, cyberterrorism, terrorism, etc.
    • Creating messaging for a variety of stakeholders relating to conference processes, resource allocation, etc.
    • Facilitating the work of several committees, to build the conference structure and framework and the programmatic content
    • Signing Memorandums of Understanding with conference partners; directing partnership funding and outreach plans
    • Developing, monitoring, presenting and evaluating the conference budgets, including expenditure and revenue
    • Supervising 12 – 18 staff working on the development of the conferences
    • Setting clear deadlines for all milestones related to the conferences and tracking adherence to those deadlines
    • Act as the principle point of contact for all high level VIP teams attending the conference by creating personalized detailed itineraries and liaising with local diplomatic and security agencies
    • Working closely with staff responsible for fundraising and communications for the conference
    • Working on grant applications, drafting, editing, suggesting strategies and ensuring compliance with grant requirements
    • Ensuring the transparency of financial reporting and accountability to donors for the conferences with the support of the Development Director, the Director of Finance and Administration and the Executive Director
    • Ensuring smooth communications with major partners, stakeholders and IAS convened committees
    • Working with the Executive Director and Governing Council (GC) to ensure the IAS’ perspective and priorities are reflected in the conference programme
    • Overseeing all on-site events and logistics for each conference
    • Maintaining strong technical knowledge of issues related to HIV/AIDS and the HIV response
    • Serve as a strategic resource for the IAS Secretariat, the Executive Director, and the GC by participating in the development of the organizational strategic plan, providing monthly and as-needed updates on conference planning and facilitation, etc.
    • 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 8 to 10 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 and political acumen skills
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure with precision in a way that motivates others
    • Tested facilitation skills, business presentation skills
    • Fine-tuned team player
    • 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 21 September 2018. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 10 Sep 2018

    About the 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 programmes advocate 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 to start as soon as possible until 28 February 2019.

    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 meetings and exhibitions; assisting in the preparations for the 2018 IAS Governing Council retreat; 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 in selected countries: meeting logistics, coordination of meeting material, meeting evaluations.

    • Provide support to membership campaigns, including recruitment, retention and re-engagement efforts, as well as the #IASONEVOICE campaign: background research/benchmarking, data sourcing and cleaning, transcribing audio/video files.

    • Prepare for the team’s participation in the HIV Drug Therapy congress on 28-31 October 2018: exhibition logistics, member outreach prior to the congress.

    • Assist in the preparations for the 2018 IAS Governing Council retreat in Geneva on 3-5 December 2018: preparation of meeting material, onsite support.

    • Correspond with IAS Members on a daily basis by email/phone, and follow-up on requests

    • Prepare statistics/reports/presentations for meetings, as required

    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

    · A*bility* todigest and summarize largeamountsofinformation

    · 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 Monday 10 September 2018. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 12 Oct 2018

    Deputy Director (Vaccines)

    HIV Programmes & Advocacy

    About the 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 programmes advocate 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. Most recently, IAS has been identified as the new host for the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (Enterprise), a move that will ensure that the pursuit of an HIV vaccine takes a prominent place in IAS’ mission to reduce the global impact of HIV.

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

    About the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise:

    The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise is an alliance of funders and stakeholders committed to the development – and future access to – an HIV vaccine. The Enterprise plays a critical role in bringing stakeholders together to address the needs, risks and complexities critical to accelerating HIV vaccine development. Over the next 5 years, the Enterprise will concentrate efforts on three pivotal commitments:

    1. Propelling the Vaccine Pipeline. Strengthen strategies to align, amplify and accelerate development of candidate vaccines by tackling issues in trial design and implementation, and enhancing product development knowledge and collaboration. Near-term activities could include: reviewing incidence and PrEP uptake data to increase understanding of and sustain dialogue around the impact of prevention modalities on vaccine development; assessing available resources and developing an integrated product development education programme.

    2. Preparing for Success. Tackle priorities essential to clarifying the roadmap for future access to a vaccine by clarifying regulatory and access pathways, and devising new business models for late-stage product development. Near-term activities could include: engaging efficacy-stage programmes to define common access planning challenges; convening stakeholders to discuss ideas for catalyzing new funding models.

    3. Expanding Resources & Engagement. Enlist a diverse community of partners to support and contribute to the field by strengthening political commitment and encouraging new investment, and diversifying engagement to build a more connected field. Near-term activities could include: creating a platform for sustained engagement; working with advocates to align on approaches to reinforce and amplify the case for investment.

    Details of Employment:

    The Deputy Director (Vaccines), HIV Programmes & Advocacy position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, HIV Programmes & Advocacy. The position is open-ended and full-time.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will be responsible for providing strategic scientific and technical guidance to vaccine-related initiatives of the IAS, and leadership on all aspects of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise programme, including implementation of the new strategy and attainment of goals, objectives, activities and targets.

    Main Responsibilities:

    Design, development and overall management of the IAS Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Programme

    • Lead and manage the implementation of the new 5-year Enterprise programme strategy in coordination with major stakeholders, including developing clear strategic and operational plans for programme execution and maintaining adherence to the budget
    • Build and manage an Enterprise programme team, ensuring excellence in delivery and effective relationships with internal and external partners
    • Lead the evaluation, improvement and impact assessments of the IAS secretariat activities and initiatives related to HIV vaccines.

    Provide technical expertise

    • Leverage an academic track record in HIV vaccine (e.g. immunology, virology, epidemiology etc.) to identify and support opportunities to i) improve and define HIV vaccine research tools (e.g. animal models, immune assays) and ii) refine vaccine concepts and combinations
    • Bring an understanding of product development priorities, practices and principles to foster field-wide efforts to conduct efficient clinical trials in an evolving prevention landscape, sharpen the product development mindset among diverse stakeholders and learn from trial outcomes
    • Attend and monitor key HIV conferences to proactively identify the most important needs and challenges in HIV vaccine design, development, regulatory and access planning
    • Provide scientific input to donor reports, concept notes, fundraising proposals and advocacy initiatives to support resource mobilization efforts for the Enterprise programme and other vaccine-related efforts. Where appropriate, this will be done in collaboration with the IAS Resource Mobilization team
    • Provide technical input to and strategic guidance on IAS conference programme content, including HIVR4P, to ensure that vaccines and related fields are strongly and appropriately represented.

    Strategically position the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Programme

    • Work with the HIV vaccine R&D community and the Enterprise Advisory Group to identify, prioritize and invest in activities with the greatest potential for impact
    • Monitor and report on metrics and forecasted impacts as indicators of the Enterprise’s contribution and the HIV vaccine field’s progress
    • In collaboration with the IAS Communications team, develop a communications plan for the Enterprise programme to expand awareness of the Enterprise’s mandate to promote engagement in the Enterprise programmes and their development, and promote the latest HIV vaccine science.

    Identify and maintain partnerships

    • Build sustainable relationships and develop partnerships with a range of key stakeholders from Africa, Asia, North America and Europe to advance current and future strategic objectives of the Enterprise. For example:

    Ø Work with trial networks, industry and policymakers to support and contribute to the field’s ability to conduct efficient clinical trials in an evolving prevention landscape

    Ø Engage the World Health Organization (WHO), regulators, policymakers, communities and product developers to facilitate mapping of regulatory and licensure pathways for an HIV vaccine

    Ø Convene product developers, industry, research funders and international finance and development agencies to foster dialogue around novel business models that address the imperatives and risks of late-stage HIV vaccine R&D, scale-up and rollout

    • Build strong relationships with other vaccine stakeholders – including GAVI (The Global Vaccine Initiative), The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and WHO – to maintain knowledge of global HIV vaccine priorities and to ensure the Enterprise is effectively contributing
    • Nurture synergistic partnerships across the IAS platform.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, HIV Programmes & Advocacy.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree or PhD in microbiology, immunology, or related field.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 5 to 8 years’ experience in a similar management position and a background in global health, including in the HIV vaccine field, prevention or cure research
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing vaccine-related or HIV prevention strategies
    • Experience in building and managing successful relationships with a diversity of stakeholders, including members of governments, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, and/or multi‐lateral organizations
    • Experience in project management: including budgets and work plans, management of large grants and coordination of consortiums
    • Experience in scientific research, academic writing and publishing a plus.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Excellent knowledge of the different aspects of HIV prevention and vaccine research, preferably in an international context
    • A track record of achievement and leadership in the field and an active network of established collaborators
    • Strong stakeholder management and team management skills
    • Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills
    • Highly organized, systematic and with strong analytical skills
    • Creative and out of the box thinker, with demonstrated track record of problem‐solving/seeking solutions to challenges
    • Flexible with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently
    • Applied understanding of matrix management principles
    • Sense of diplomacy, cross-cultural interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement strategic new initiatives in uncertain and evolving environments
    • Ability to travel internationally.

    Languages:

    • Advanced level English. 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.org.** The applications will be selected on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Closing date: 26 Oct 2018

    Are you a young investigator in paediatric HIV? Do you want to address crucial operational science gaps? This could be your chance to be a principal investigator on a sizeable grant for the first time.

    Background

    The purpose of the Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) Grant Programme is to fund research projects with the potential to address critical research questions that remain unanswered in the global response in order to inform policy change and ensure better outcomes in infants, children and adolescents living with and affected by HIV in resource-limited settings. Designed for early-stage investigators, a key aim of the programme is to build research capacity within resource-limited settings by fostering the next generation of investigators.

    In 2017, using an established methodology for setting priorities in health research, CIPHER partnered with WHO to conduct a global study on what evidence is most needed to reach an AIDS free generation by 2030. Through this process, stakeholders worldwide – researchers, implementers, community and young people living with HIV – were engaged and together identified the top research priorities in testing, treatment and service delivery. The result was the development of the Global Research Agendas for Paediatric and Adolescent HIV, which provide guidance and aim to focus research efforts. Research needs have shifted since CIPHER’s launch in 2012, with a greater emphasis on operational and implementation science and optimal, feasible and acceptable strategies and interventions for children and adolescents across the HIV cascade. New and better data are required to accelerate the introduction of innovations, overcome existing implementation challenges, and inform the development of normative guidance that will set the standard of care for children around the world. Particular efforts must be focused on generating targeted evidence that improves HIV programme implementation through a better understanding of what works for children and adolescents.

    To improve our understanding of what works for children, this year the CIPHER Grant Programme will focus on operational science in paediatric HIV and aim to fill critical knowledge gaps that impede paediatric HIV diagnosis, treatment and service delivery in resource-limited settings.

    CIPHER Grant Programme – 2018-2019 Round

    CIPHER is proud to launch a new round of research grants for mentored early-stage investigators to advance operational science in paediatric HIV and fill critical knowledge gaps identified in the Global Research Agenda for Paediatric HIV.

    Awards will be funded for up to two years and for up to US$ 150’000 (including direct research costs and applicable indirect costs). Second-year funding is contingent upon demonstration of satisfactory progress during year one. The CIPHER Grant Programme encourages collaborations between different study sites and institutions; at least 80% of the direct grant expenses have to be spent in LMICs.

    Eligibility

    Any individual with the skills, formal education and access to resources necessary to carry out the proposed research is welcome to submit an application for the CIPHER Grant Programme. The principal investigator (PI) is encouraged to work with a mentor and his/her institutional colleagues and partners to develop the research plan.

    The PI must be an early-stage investigator who obtained her/his terminal research degree (e.g., PhD, MD, MBBS or equivalent) less than 10 years before the application deadline.

    The PI must serve for the first time as primary PI. Primary PIs who previously received a non-training research grant exceeding US$30,000 are not eligible.

    The PI must fulfil one of the following criteria prior to the submission deadline for the Letter of Intent:

    · He/she is a research trainee (e.g., fellow, senior resident) at an academic institute or an institute whose primary mission is research.

    · He/she has a faculty or comparable position (e.g., assistant professor, lecturer) at an academic institute or an institute whose primary mission is research.

    · He/she has an established position at an organization with adequate research infrastructure to undertake the proposed research activities.

    The PI must choose a mentor with relevant expertise in paediatric HIV research (mentor’s contact details and a letter of commitment will be requested from all applicants).

    The budget should reflect that at least 80% of the direct grant expenses will be spent in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) according to the World Bank classification.


    How to apply:

    Applicants will be asked to submit a Letter of Intent that briefly outlines their proposed projects, including background, specific aims, preliminary data (if any) and research methodology. The Call for Letter of Intent is now available on the CIPHER website.

    Letters of Intent must be submitted no later than 26 October 2018, 18:00 CET through CIPHER’s online submission system. Applications not submitted through the online system will not be accepted. Only applications in English will be considered.

    Please note that a letter of support from the applicant’s institution is required, as well as a copy of the applicant’s terminal research degree/diploma. Applicants will be requested to upload these documents during the submission process.

    Selection

    Eligible Letters of Intent will be reviewed by the CIPHER Scientific Committee. Applications will be prioritized on their ability to demonstrate maximum impact on the optimization of paediatric HIV diagnosis, treatment and service delivery in resource-limited settings, as well as on collective capacity building in the grantee’s home country and/or research performance sites. Short-listed candidates will be notified in mid-December 2018 and will be invited to submit a Full Proposal. Candidates will have approximately 7 weeks to prepare and submit the Full Proposal. Details and instructions for the preparation of the Full Proposal will be provided upon notification.

    Any question may be directed to cipher@iasociety.org


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 05 Nov 2018

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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 AIDS 2020:

    The International AIDS Conference is the largest gathering on HIV and AIDS in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy and human rights. Each conference is an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The conference also serves as a focal point to intensify political and financial commitments to AIDS. The 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) will take place in San Francisco and Oakland, US, on 6-10 July 2020. It is expected to convene nearly 20,000 delegates from more than 170 countries.

    For more information, visit www.aids2020.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Local Office Assistant position will be based in San Francisco, California and report to the Head of Local Office (HLO). The position is full-time and fixed-term to start from January 2019 to 30 November 2020.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the Head of Local Office, the AIDS 2020 secretariat, and conference projects.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Providing administrative support to HLO and Local Office team
    • Managing coordination of meetings, scheduling, travel, and other administrative tasks
    • Assisting in all Office Management-related administration, including managing office supplies during the conference
    • Supporting HLO and line managers in recruitment of local staff, including scheduling interviews, monitoring tests, taking references, on-boarding, etc.
    • Maintaining basic general accounting functions (petty cash account)
    • Providing financial support such as verifying accuracy of information provided on invoices payable (payment details, budget line, signatures) and processing invoices’ payments
    • Supporting conference projects such as the Positive Lounge and engagement tours in consultation with the Conference Director and HLO
    • Performing specific projects and other tasks determined in consultation with the HLO.

    Academic Qualifications:

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

    Work Experience:

    • Previous experience as an executive or administrative assistant is prioritized
    • Previous experience in accounting or human resources would be an asset.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Ability to work independently and aptitudes for multi-tasking
    • Highly organized, systematic, and meticulous
    • Basic bookkeeping knowledge and at ease with figures
    • Service-oriented and have strong sense of anticipation and initiative
    • Strong sense of discretion and confidentiality
    • Ability to meet deadlines and to cope at times with pressure and stress
    • Ability to work occasionally overtime
    • Thorough computer proficiency in the Windows and MS Office environment
    • Keen interest in the conference.

    Languages:

    • Fluent in English, writing and speaking; knowledge of other 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 Monday 5 November 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from the US or candidates in possession of a valid US work visa will be considered.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 05 Nov 2018

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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 AIDS 2020:

    The International AIDS Conference is the largest gathering on HIV and AIDS in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy and human rights. Each conference is an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The conference also serves as a focal point to intensify political and financial commitments to AIDS. The 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) will take place in San Francisco and Oakland, US, on 6-10 July 2020. It is expected to convene nearly 20,000 delegates from more than 170 countries.

    For more information, visit www.aids2020.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Local Resource Mobilization & Development Officer position will be based in San Francisco, California and report to the Director, Resource Mobilization & Development based at the International Secretariat in Geneva. The position is full-time and fixed-term to start from January 2019 to 31 August 2020.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will be responsible for contributing to the overall development and implementation of the fundraising strategy for AIDS 2020, with a particular focus on raising revenue from public and private sector donors and sponsors in the Bay Area and wider State of California.

    The successful candidate must have proven abilities as a fundraiser, ideally in the public health sector. This is an excellent opportunity for a proactive and enthusiastic fundraising professional to further develop his/her strong skills in an international environment, identifying partnership opportunities, fostering relationships, and translating opportunities into revenue streams to help maximize donor and sponsor interest and partnerships for AIDS 2020 in San Francisco and Oakland.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Work with the Director for Resource Mobilization and Development, the Head of IAS’ local office, and other colleagues to identify new donors and sponsors among foundations, corporations, and high-net-worth individuals and cultivate relationships with existing partners to support AIDS 2020
    • Pursue funding opportunities with government agencies at City (San Francisco and Oakland) and State level
    • Support global fundraising for AIDS 2020 by cultivating relationships with local offices of global public and private sector partners and through inputs into proposals and other relevant documents
    • Develop presentations, project proposals, concept notes and agreements, with input – where required – from IAS project managers
    • Support the design, implementation and management of fundraising events and campaigns
    • Arrange, document and follow up on meetings
    • Contribute to donor/sponsor reporting post-AIDS 2020

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Required: A degree in international relations, public relations, marketing and sales, social science, political sciences, or a related field
    • Desirable: Certificate/Diploma in fundraising

    Work Experience:

    • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in fundraising and business development and demonstrated financial success are essential
    • Excellent understanding of the relevant Bay Area/California corporate and foundation landscape
    • Strong knowledge of public sector budgetary processes and timelines and preferably prior experience in securing government financial support
    • Experience in the public health sector and with major conferences would be an asset

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate commitment in clients and colleagues
    • Excellent proposal and report writing skills
    • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work and deliver to tight deadlines
    • Strong team player
    • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and global health issues an asset

    Languages:

    • Strong English language communication skills both written and oral are essential for this position
    • Knowledge of other 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 Monday 5 November 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from the US or candidates in possession of a valid US work visa will be considered.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates must display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

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


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: United States of America
    Closing date: 05 Nov 2018

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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 AIDS 2020:

    The International AIDS Conference is the largest gathering on HIV and AIDS in the world. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, it continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science, advocacy and human rights. Each conference is an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes that ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The conference also serves as a focal point to intensify political and financial commitments to AIDS. The 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) will take place in San Francisco and Oakland, US, on 6-10 July 2020. It is expected to convene nearly 20,000 delegates from more than 170 countries.

    For more information, visit www.aids2020.org.

    Details of Employment:

    The Local Communications Officer position will be based in San Francisco, California and report to the Director, Communications based in the International Secretariat in Geneva and will work in close collaboration with the Head of Local Office. The position is full-time and fixed-term to start from January 2019 to 14 August 2020.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will be responsible for serving as the primary communications lead for AIDS 2020, including strategy guidance, media, marketing and digital content development. This is an incredible opportunity to manage a large communications portfolio, working across sectors for an international event. The successful candidate will be able to work in a fast-paced environment, strong writer, have the ability to juggle multiple activities, and politically savvy.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Develop and implement strategies and tactics to inform the general public about the conference and priority conference activities
    • Understand the California and national media market and advise and on and lead opportunities
    • Play a key role in identifying potential PR issues and creatively advise on how best to respond and address
    • Strategically advise and lead pro-active and strategic communications opportunities to support positive conference positioning
    • Develop marketing materials to advance the brand development for the conference with support from the IAS creative team
    • Develop regular digital content for AIDS 2020 social media channels in coordination with the IAS digital producer
    • Identify communications partnership opportunities for strategic marketing and advertising of the conference
    • Assist in building strategic alliances with the communications focal points of the conference partners to ensure our efforts are consistent and complimentary
    • Maintain and communicate regularly with high-level national partners
    • Work with the local planning group and partners to develop cross communications activities to ensure consistency and alignment in messaging
    • Finger on the pulse of US political landscape and national policies related to the conference
    • Track and manage incoming media requests and liaise requests appropriately
    • Support conference media registration review and process
    • Work closely with the IAS communications department to build an aligned editorial calendar
    • Ability to draft written materials including op-eds, blogs, presentation slides, talking points and key messages
    • Understanding of how communications and messaging translates across global audiences
    • Strong attention to detail and quality control of deliverables
    • Strong project management skills with ability to juggle multiple requests quickly
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment
    • Manage communications requests from the Local Office as needed

    Academic Qualifications:

    · A degree in media, communications, public relations or related fields.

    Work Experience:

    · At least 5 years working in communications/marketing/public relations

    · Experience working with conferences or events

    · Experience in the public health sector and with major conferences would be an asset.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Ability to analyze and craft communications strategies and implementation plans
    • Strong written communication skills with ability to write well under pressure
    • Ability to forecast public affairs and communication changes and develop strategies for changing complex communication programmes
    • High level verbal and written English essential
    • Experience in public speaking
    • 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 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 Monday 5 November 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    Only candidates from the US or candidates in possession of a valid US work visa will be considered.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan
    Closing date: 02 Nov 2018

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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 C&E Project Manager position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the C&E Manager. The position is open-ended and full-time to start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will be responsible for managing and leading complex logistical projects for the IAS/AIDS Conferences. The Project Manager will be responsible for keeping track of budget and making relevant recommendations to the management. He/she may give tasks to the Associate Project Managers and/or interns depending on the scale of the project and needs.

    Main Responsibilities:

    The incumbent may manage the following projects:

    • Venue Management– Finalize negotiations of venue contract based on the conditions agreed upon in the bidding process, manage the allocation of space, manage the build-up of the furniture provided by the venue and included in the venue contract, coordinate the operational timeline, be the focal point for the venue
    • Venue Build-up– Select and contract supplier for additional build-up requirements, manage the supplier in the lead up to the conference and onsite, liaise with IAS departments to make the best use of space within budget limits, order all furniture and material needed and proceed with quality control onsite, manage the conference venue floorplans on AutoCad with the supplier, liaise with relevant authorities to ensure all plans are in accordance with Health and Safety rules, adapt if needed and ensure they are signed off by all parties before the conference

    · Signage– Select and contract supplier, liaise with designer, signage supplier and conference venue, create signage placement plan and determine stage branding requirements, overview artwork creation, ensuring needs are met, coordinate installation of signage onsite

    • Catering– Liaise with venue or – if catering is not exclusive – select and contract a catering supplier to create menus for staff, exhibitors as well as satellite and office holders, plan for different food outlets throughout the conference venue, supervise the preparation of the order forms and the ordering
    • Medical Services– Liaise with the venue or select and liaise with appropriate companies, coordinate and supervise set-up of onsite structure;
    • Cleaning & Waste– Liaise with the venue or select and liaise with appropriate companies; ensure cleaning plan and schedule fits with the conference needs prior and during the conference

    · Accessibility– Ensure the conference is accessible to people with disabilities and – depending on budget - provide services such as Braille printing, sign language interpretation, wheelchairs rental, etc., make sure all information is available online and onsite

    · Transportation - Select and contract supplier for the transportation services, organize the different transportation routes incl. pick up and drop off points, coordinate the overall project onsite.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the C&E Manager.

    *Duties are subject to change as the needs of the conference and organization evolve.

    Academic Qualifications:

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

    Work Experience:

    • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in working with conferences, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or events
    • Project management experience
    • Experience working for international organizations or abroad, a plus
    • Experience working with sponsors and/or high-level partners, a plus.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and handle many tasks simultaneously
    • Be highly organized and systematic
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, meet deadlines and occasionally work overtime
    • Strong communication, cross-cultural and customer service skills
    • Open-minded and a strong teamplayer
    • Thorough computer skills in the Microsoft environment (Windows, Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook).

    Languages:

    • Fluent in English, 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, tonterested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by erecruitment@iasociety.org.** The applications will be selected on a rolling basis. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 02 Nov 2018

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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 C&E Project Manager position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the C&E Manager. The position is open-ended and full-time to start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will responsible for assisting the Congress & Exhibition (C&E) department with the logistics/organization of the IAS/AIDS Conferences. He or she will work closely with a Project Manager for each of the below listed projects as needed and requested by the C&E Manager.

    Main Responsibilities:

    The incumbent may manage and assist with the following projects:

    • Registration– Liaise with the registration supplier on a daily basis, coordinate specific registration requests as well as exhibitor, satellite and internal registrations such as staff, supplier, organizer, VIP registrations, supervise the registration mailboxes, prepare registration templates, work closely with the C&E Manager with the overall coordination of the project
    • Conference Material (bags, lanyards, badges)– Select and contract the respective suppliers, coordinate the overall project
    • Satellite and exhibition orders– Help setting up and managing the ordering system for satellite holders and exhibitors, help coordinating the exhibitor and satellite organizer requests, help coordinating additional satellite and exhibition orders with the selected suppliers and be point person for them onsite, along with the Associate Project Manager / Project Manager
    • Info Desk Onsite– Collect and prepare the material for the onsite info desk
    • Onsite Kick-Off Meeting– Organize and coordinate the onsite kick-off meeting together with the Volunteer Project Manager

    · Local Charitable Giving and Local Donation Programme– Select and liaise with an organization for the Local Charitable Giving Programme, coordinate the Onsite Donation Programme

    · Printed Matters– Select and liaise with designer and printing company, create project timeline for work planning, ensuring deadlines are met, ensure appropriate artwork / templates are created and content submitted and approved.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the C&E Manager.

    *Duties are subject to change as the needs of the conference and organization evolve.

    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 with AV projects in the conference or events industry
    • Experience working with event management or ordering systems
    • Experience working with sponsors and/or high-level partners, a plus
    • Experience working for international organizations or abroad, a plus.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Strong technical savvy
    • Advanced computer skills in the Windows environment (Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook)
    • Attention to detail
    • Be organized and systematic
    • Ability to work independently and handle many tasks simultaneously
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, meet deadlines and occasionally work overtime
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills
    • Open-minded and a good team player.

    Languages:

    • Fluent in English, 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.org.** The applications will be selected on a rolling basis. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 15 Nov 2018

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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. Most recently, IAS has been identified as the new host for the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise (Enterprise), a move that will ensure that the pursuit of an HIV vaccine takes a prominent place in IAS’ mission to reduce the global impact of HIV.

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

    About the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise:

    The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise is an alliance of funders and stakeholders committed to the development—and future access to—an HIV vaccine. The Enterprise plays a critical role in bringing stakeholders together to address the needs, risks and complexities critical to accelerating HIV vaccine development. Over the next 5 years, the Enterprise will concentrate efforts on three pivotal commitments:

    1. Propelling the Vaccine Pipeline. Strengthen strategies to align, amplify and accelerate development of candidate vaccines by tackling issues in trial design and implementation, and enhancing product development knowledge and collaboration. Near-term activities could include: reviewing incidence and PrEP uptake data to increase understanding of and sustain dialogue around the impact of prevention modalities on vaccine development; assessing available resources and developing an integrated product development education programme.

    2. Preparing for Success. Tackle priorities essential to clarifying the roadmap for future access to a vaccine by clarifying regulatory and access pathways, and devising new business models for late-stage product development. Near-term activities could include: engaging efficacy-stage programmes to define common access planning challenges; convening stakeholders to discuss ideas for catalyzing new funding models.

    3. Expanding Resources & Engagement. Enlist a diverse community of partners to support and contribute to the field by strengthening political commitment and encouraging new investment, and diversifying engagement to build a more connected field. Near-term activities could include: creating a platform for sustained engagement; working with advocates to align on approaches to reinforce and amplify the case for investment.

    Details of Employment:

    The Deputy Director (Vaccines), HIV Programmes & Advocacy position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, HIV Programmes & Advocacy. The position is open-ended and full-time.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will be responsible for providing strategic scientific and technical guidance to vaccine-related initiatives of the IAS, and leadership on all aspects of the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise programme, including implementation of the new strategy and attainment of goals, objectives, activities and targets.

    Main Responsibilities:

    Design, development and overall management of the IAS Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Programme

    • Lead and manage the implementation of the new 5-year Enterprise programme strategy in coordination with major stakeholders, including developing clear strategic and operational plans for programme execution and maintaining adherence to the budget
    • Lead and coordinate IAS-led meetings, including Enterprise Advisory Group (EAG) and Stakeholder meetings, and work in collaboration with EAG members and key stakeholders to incorporate their strategic and scientific advice in programme design
    • Build and manage an Enterprise programme team, ensuring excellence in delivery and effective relationships with internal and external partners
    • Lead the evaluation, improvement and impact assessments of the IAS secretariat activities and initiatives related to HIV vaccines.

    Provide technical expertise

    • Bring an understanding of product development priorities, practices and principles to foster field-wide efforts to conduct efficient clinical trials in an evolving prevention landscape, sharpen the product development mindset among diverse stakeholders through effective partner engagement and learn from trial outcomes
    • Leverage an academic track record in HIV vaccine (e.g. immunology, virology, epidemiology etc.) to identify and support opportunities to i) improve and define HIV vaccine research tools (e.g. animal models, immune assays) and ii) refine vaccine concepts and combinations
    • Attend and monitor key HIV conferences to proactively identify the most important needs and challenges in HIV vaccine design, development, regulatory and access planning
    • Lead on developing fundraising proposals, concept notes and advocacy initiatives to support resource mobilization efforts for the Enterprise programme and other vaccine-related efforts. Where appropriate, this will be done in collaboration with the IAS Resource Mobilization team
    • Provide technical input to and strategic guidance on IAS conference programme content, including HIVR4P, to ensure that vaccines and related fields are strongly and appropriately represented.

    Strategically position the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Programme

    • Work with the HIV vaccine R&D community and the Enterprise Advisory Group to identify, prioritize and invest in activities with the greatest potential for impact
    • Monitor and report on metrics and forecasted impacts as indicators of the Enterprise’s contribution and the HIV vaccine field’s progress
    • In collaboration with the IAS Communications team, develop a communications plan for the Enterprise programme to expand awareness of the Enterprise’s mandate to promote engagement in the Enterprise programmes and their development, and promote the latest HIV vaccine science.

    Identify and maintain partnerships

    • Build sustainable relationships and develop partnerships with a range of key stakeholders from Africa, Asia, North America and Europe to advance current and future strategic objectives of the Enterprise. For example:

      • Work with trial networks, industry and policymakers to support and contribute to the field’s ability to conduct efficient clinical trials in an evolving prevention landscape
      • Engage WHO, regulators, policymakers, communities and product developers to facilitate mapping of regulatory and licensure pathways for an HIV vaccine
      • Convene product developers, industry, funders and international finance and development agencies to foster dialogue around novel business models that address the imperatives and risks of late-stage HIV vaccine R&D, scale-up and rollout
    • Build strong relationships with other vaccine and HIV prevention stakeholders—including GAVI (The Global Vaccine Initiative), The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)—to maintain knowledge of global HIV vaccine and prevention priorities and to ensure the Enterprise is effectively contributing

    • Nurture synergistic partnerships across the IAS platform.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, HIV Programmes & Advocacy.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • MD or PhD in microbiology, immunology, or related field.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 5 to 8 years’ experience in a similar management position and a background in global health, including in the HIV vaccine field and prevention research
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and/or implementing vaccine-related or HIV prevention strategies
    • Experience in building and managing successful relationships with a diversity of stakeholders, including members of governments, pharmaceutical companies, NGOs, and/or multi‐lateral organizations
    • Experience in project management: including grant writing, budgets and work plans, management of large grants and coordination of consortiums
    • Experience in scientific research, academic writing and publishing a plus.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Excellent knowledge of the different aspects of HIV prevention and vaccine research, preferably in an international context
    • A track record of achievement and leadership in the field and an active network of established collaborators
    • Strong stakeholder management and team management skills
    • Excellent business-oriented oral and written communication skills
    • Highly organized, systematic and with strong analytical skills
    • Creative and out of the box thinker, with demonstrated track record of problem‐solving/seeking solutions to challenges
    • Flexible with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work independently
    • Applied understanding of matrix management principles
    • Sense of diplomacy, cross-cultural interpersonal skills
    • Ability to work independently, self-motivate, and propose and implement strategic new initiatives in uncertain and evolving environments
    • Ability to travel internationally.

    Languages:

    • Advanced level English. 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.org.** The applications will be selected on a rolling basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 02 Nov 2018

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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, HIV Programmes & Advocacy position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. He/she will report to the Director, HIV Programmes & Advocacy and will take direction from the Lead Technical Advisor, HIV Programmes & Advocacy. The position is open-ended and full-time as start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The Project Manager will be primarily responsible for managing the IAS Differentiated Service Delivery (DSD) programme website, supporting the coordination of the IAS Differentiated Service Delivery initiative, and the coordination and coherent functioning of the committees and groups related to the initiative.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Coordinate the expansion of the programme website www.differentiatedservicedelivery.org, including developing content, liaising and managing contributors and facilitating the ongoing maintenance and updates to the site
    • Lead the development of a quarterly newsletter developed by the programme through drafting content, working with external contributors and managing the list serve
    • Synchronize and track the outputs of external consultants and other supporting staff according to the agreed terms and project objectives
    • Draft and develop, with the Lead Technical Advisor, key outputs of the programme
    • Participate in and contribute to in-country technical support requests related to DSD
    • Support the organization of meetings related to the programme including the Technical Working Group and Steering Committee
    • Liaise with external partners and represent the IAS or provide support to the IAS representative at global, regional and national level discussions on differentiated service delivery
    • Prepare feedback for the project Technical Working Group and Steering Committee, contribute to the development of the programme strategy, work plans, budget tracking and funding proposals and reports and support the activities of the Programmes Team as required.

    Perform additional tasks requested by the Director, HIV Programmes & Advocacy and the Lead Technical Advisor.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A degree in public health, science, international relations, development or other relevant discipline
    • A graduate degree would be an asset.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar position; preferably working in HIV/AIDS, global health or development
    • Experience managing a project website and content management system
    • Experience managing conferences logistics, seminars, workshops, meetings, committees or events
    • Experience working with external partners, service providers and/or consultants
    • Experience working abroad or working for international organizations a plus.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Ability to work independently at a fast pace and handle many tasks simultaneously
    • Highly organized, systematic and with strong analytical skills
    • Advanced project management skills
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Cross-cultural interpersonal skills and sense of diplomacy
    • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office software and internal websites
    • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, and occasionally work overtime
    • Interest or background in global health
    • Ability to travel internationally (2-4 business trips per year).

    Languages:

    • Advanced level of spoken and written English, 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 2 November 2018. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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  • 11/09/18--08:09: Switzerland: JIAS Intern
  • Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 30 Nov 2018

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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 JIAS Executive Editor. The internship is full-time and will last seven months from 14 January 2019 to 16 August 2019.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    With an impact factor of 5.131, JIAS is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal serving the dissemination of essential and innovative HIV-related research. JIAS publishes articles from various disciplines, including:

    · Basic and biomedical sciences

    · Behavioural sciences and epidemiology

    · Clinical sciences

    · Health economics and health policy

    · Operations research and implementation sciences

    · Social sciences and humanities

    The JIAS intern will assist in the overall mission of the journal to provide a platform for HIV researchers, including less-experienced authors and those from low- and middle-income countries, to disseminate their research findings. In particular, the intern will get the opportunity to support the coordination of special issues focusing on Understanding and Addressing the HIV and STI Syndemics and Maximizing the impact of HIV prevention technologies in sub-Saharan Africa. 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, logistic and clerical support as needed, for example by maintaining the journals electronic file system and database
    • Supporting the coordination of special issues by maintaining timelines and helping facilitate agreements with external partners
    • Supporting the organization of meetings
    • Promoting the journal using social media and other communication channels.

    Academic Qualifications:

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

    Experience:

    • One year of general office/work experience would be advantageous
    • Experiences in scientific or academic writing are desired
    • Experience in desk literature research is desired
    • 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, and PowerPoint)
    • Excellent writing and editing skills
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to track multiple projects or activities s
    • Proficiency in searching and extracting 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 30 November 2018. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Closing date: 07 Jan 2019

    Mentors: Are you working with a promising young investigator in paediatric or adolescent HIV clinical research?

    Junior investigators: Are you the next young leader in paediatric and adolescent HIV clinical research in sub-Saharan Africa?

    The Collaborative Initiative for Paediatric HIV Education and Research (CIPHER) is proud to launch a new round of the Growing the Leaders of Tomorrow Fellowship Programme which aims to contribute to strengthened HIV clinical research capacity in high-burden countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by providing two-year research fellowships to eligible Mentor-Fellow pairs to fill critical knowledge gaps in paediatric and adolescent HIV diagnosis, treatment and service delivery.

    Background

    When top-tier publications and guidelines in paediatric HIV are mapped out, there is a clear disconnect between where the majority of international leaders are from (mainly from well-resourced countries) and the geography of the epidemic, particularly SSA where the majority of treating physicians work. There is a recognition that support is needed to develop young leaders in paediatric and adolescent HIV clinical research, especially in developing countries. The CIPHER Fellowship Programme seeks to contribute to the success of emerging paediatric and adolescent HIV investigators in SSA by providing participants a chance to work with internationally renowned mentors on a research project that will develop their skills and place them in a stronger position to apply for subsequent intermediate level fellowship grants.

    In 2017, CIPHER partnered with World Health Organization to conduct a global study on what evidence is most needed to reach an AIDS-free generation by 2030. The result was the development of the Global Research Agendas for Paediatric and Adolescent HIV, which provide guidance and aim to focus research efforts. In order to be eligible, applications to the CIPHER Fellowship Programme must focus on one of the eligible research priorities outlined in the Call for Applications.

    How it works

    Mentor-fellow pairs submit an application together; a full mentorship and capacity-building plan must be submitted. The Fellowship provides a stipend for the fellow to work on a funded research project led by the mentor, travel support to present results and publication fees. The research project must address one of the eligible research gaps outlined in the Call for Applications. Awards are funded up to US$70,000 for two years. Fellows must apply for at least one intermediate level research grant during their fellowship.

    Selected fellows are awarded at IAS 2019, and receive travel support to attend the IAS/IAC for the duration of their fellowship.

    Eligibility

    Mentor-Fellow pairs must fulfill the eligibility criteria at the time of application in order to be eligible to apply.

    Mentors:

    · Must be an Associate or Full Professor or Chief/Principal Research Officer with an established position at a research institute in sub-Saharan Africa.

    · Must be able to demonstrate that they are the principal investigator of the proposed research project that the fellow will be contributing to.

    Fellows:

    · Must be a Junior investigator from sub-Saharan Africa with a doctoral degree (PhD) or doctor of medicine degree (MD) obtained within the past 10 years and with less than 5 years of relevant research experience.

    · Must hold a passport from a country in sub-Saharan Africa.

    · Must be a clinical/research trainee, or have a faculty or comparable position at a sub-Saharan African academic institute or a sub-Saharan African institute whose primary mission is research.

    Application

    Applicants will be asked to submit an application that briefly outlines their proposed projects, including background, specific aims, preliminary data (if any) and research methodology. The Call for Applications is now available on the CIPHER website.

    Applications must be submitted no later than 7 January 2019, 18:00 CET through CIPHER’s online submission system. Applications not submitted through the online system will not be accepted. Only applications in English will be considered.

    Please note that a copy of the mentor’s CV and a letter of support from the applicant’s institution are required, as well as a copy of the applicant’s terminal research degree/diploma and passport. Applicants will be requested to upload these documents during the submission process.

    Selection

    Eligible applications will be reviewed by the CIPHER Fellowship Programme Steering Committee. Selection is based on past achievements of the Fellow and Mentor; support from the host institution; the quality of the research proposed and the mentorship plan; and the potential of the overall proposal to forward the professional development of the Fellow. Selected candidates will be notified in mid-March 2019.

    Any questions may be directed to cipher@iasociety.org.


    How to apply:

    Apply online at https://www.iasociety.org/HIV-Programmes/CIPHER-Fellowship-Programme


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  • 12/03/18--01:30: Switzerland: Web Producer
  • Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Jan 2019

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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 Web Producer position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, Communications. The position is open-ended and full-time as start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will be responsible for developing, updating and maintaining the IAS website and the conferences websites. This requires experience in graphic design as well as technical understanding of how websites work and look.

    Main Responsibilities:

    · Develop and design websites based on user experience and web optimization best practices

    · Manage, review and publish all web content for the IAS, the IAS Conference on HIV and the International AIDS Conferences

    · Develop and maintain work plan to coordinate with all departments in the organization for web updates

    · Ensure consistency, quality and up to date content on all websites

    · Work between ICT and other departments to guide and translate between programming, user experience and design to develop online applications

    · Keep up-to-date on web industry standards and user experience trends to develop and design websites in line with the organization’s evolving priorities

    · Serve as link between visual curation and user experience across web platforms

    · Work within the Communications team to produce digital deliverables according to editorial calendar needs

    · Provide design support for the IAS, the IAS Conference on HIV and the International AIDS Conferences (promo material, venue floor plans, signage, banners, etc.)

    · Serve as the main point of contact between conference photographers and IAS staff, populate online galleries and curate photos for all conferences

    · Manage conference photos archive and online galleries

    · Edit and retouch photos as needed.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, Communications.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A degree in communications or similar area is required
    • Training in web development.

    Work Experience:

    • Significant years of experience in a similar role
    • Proven ability to design and develop websites
    • Experience in managing multiple websites
    • Experience in designing both for online and printed materials.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Proficiency in HTML, CSS and Bootstrap, knowledge of Javascript
    • Strong knowledge of web Content Management Systems (CMS) and SEO
    • Strong visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction

    · Proficiency in Adobe Creative Cloud (particularly Photoshop and Illustrator)

    • Well organized, ability to multitask, attention to detail and adherence to deadlines
    • Ability to work independently and within a team
    • Problem solver; relationship-builder; and strong inter-personal skills
    • Stress tolerance and resilience, ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities.

    Languages:

    • Native or advanced in English
    • 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 Monday 7 January 2019. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 06 Jan 2019

    Do you want to grow your career in public health with a focus on HIV?

    Do you want to work with committed colleagues towards a common goal of helping to end the global HIV epidemic?

    Do you want to learn about the importance of integrating HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for adolescents and young women?

    Are you passionate about contributing to advancing the HIV cure field in resource-limited settings?

    If your answer to all or most of these questions is ‘yes’ then this IAS internship might be perfect for you!

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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 the Internship:

    The internship is based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. It is full-time and will last 7 months from January 2019 to 16 August 2019. The intern will report to a Project Manager in the HIV Programmes and Advocacy Department.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    The IAS is seeking an intern to work within the HIV Programmes and Advocacy Department under the direct supervision of a Project Manager. The intern will be involved in a diverse set of activities related to the Towards an HIV Cure initiative, Generation Now partnership, and the Mark Wainberg Fellowship Programme. He/she will get insights into project management, event organization, reporting and strategic planning, as well as knowledge of the HIV epidemic, HIV research and advocacy directions, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and an array of stakeholders (including industry, academia, governmental and intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, patient associations, etc.).

    The Towards an HIV Cure initiative drives concerted efforts to accelerate global scientific research and engagement towards a cure for HIV. The initiative in 2018 will focus its efforts on advancing the HIV cure field in resource-limited settings and increasing understanding of HIV cure more globally.

    The Generation Now partnership aims to increase attention and investment across sectors to respect, protect, and fulfil the right to health of adolescents and young women. In 2018, IAS will organize a pre-conference meeting to unite advocates, scientists, and policymakers under a common agenda for women and girls.

    The Mark Wainberg Fellowship programme is aimed at contributing to improving the quality of HIV service delivery in resource-limited settings by providing two-year fellowships to clinicians from sub-Saharan Africa, who will spend one year in Europe and one year in Africa at clinical institutions.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Contributing to the organization and programme development of the HIV Cure Academies in sub-Saharan Africa and associated fellowship programme
    • Providing programmatic and logistical support to pre-conference meetings for the Towards an HIV Cure initiative and Generation Now partnership:

    • Speaker and co-chair liaison

    • Programme updates

    • Venue, audio-visual and catering

    • Speaker and scholarship travel support

    • On-site support (to be confirmed)

    • Providing administrative support for fellowship and grant opportunities, particularly the implementation of the Mark Wainberg Fellowship programme and monitoring of the Generation Now grants

    • Drafting technical documents (e.g., briefing notes on organizations and persons, concept notes for different activities, slide sets, minutes, surveys, short reports)

    • Providing administrative support (e.g. scheduling meetings and conference calls, liaising with the Advisory Board and Groups/Committees)

    • Assist with communications needs (drafting emails, inbox management, webpage updates)

    Perform any additional task requested by the Project Manager.

    Academic Qualifications:

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

    Experience:

    • Previous work in event organization or fellowship programmes would be an asset
    • Experience working in an international context and/or in the field of HIV and AIDS
    • Advocacy experience valuable.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Strong computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Microsoft Excel)
    • Ability to work under pressure in an international context
    • Ability to deal with numerous tasks simultaneously and prioritize
    • Good time management and organizational skills
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Customer-service attitude
    • Ability to work independently and take initiative.

    Languages:

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

    Benefits from the 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 HIV-related policies, research and structural barriers
    • Insights into advocacy, research promotion and partnership building activities
    • Opportunities to grow a professional network and collaborate with leaders from different organizations
    • Attendance to the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) from 21 – 24 July 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico.

    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 Sunday 6 January 2019. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 07 Jan 2019

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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 Senior Communications and Advocacy Officer position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, Communications. The position is full-time and open-ended to start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The incumbent will play a senior role in the communications team, writing and content production for the organization and foregrounding advocacy approaches. We are looking for a savvy, seasoned, strategic communicator with a strong understanding of the scientific and political field of the HIV/AIDS and/or global health space.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • Lead development of IAS content, including blogs, speeches, press releases and publications
    • Generate compelling and creative content that can be used across all channels and platforms to highlight IAS’ membership work and perspectives
    • Provide strategic guidance to advance the IAS programme and advocacy portfolio
    • Map out key advocacy priorities for the organization and how to advance them forward with IAS membership
    • Monitor and identify key advocacy issues to proactively and reactively respond to and get involved in
    • Guide and execute communications and advocacy strategies that support and advance the work of IAS
    • Stay up to date on relevant political and research shifts in the field to navigate and position the IAS appropriately
    • Manage editorial planning and prioritization across all IAS departments, including all IAS programmes and conferences
    • Manage internal review processes and quality control of materials
    • Translate highly scientific materials to be easily understood across audiences, including development of key messaging
    • Write, edit and manage internal approvals of communications content, including press releases, statements, emails, blog posts and publications
    • Manage media monitoring and reporting to identify opportunities, track communications impact, and support overall brand management of IAS
    • Manage relationships and agreements with external partners and suppliers while maintaining timelines
    • Develop and manage external relationships and partnerships for strategic communications and marketing activities
    • Oversee all media logistics for IAS conferences, including media registrations, press conferences, media briefings, speaker outreach and on-site management
    • Support media relations, contacts management, outreach lists and media materials
    • Support social media content development in collaboration with the IAS Digital Producer.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in communications, journalism, public policy, public health or related field or a first-level university degree in combination with communications experience.

    Work Experience:

    • Advanced experience working on communications, policy and/or advocacy in HIV/AIDS research or global health more broadly
    • Background working on scientific research issues
    • Experience leading communications efforts for high-level events
    • Demonstrated experience working in an international context.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Must have a firm understanding of the HIV/AIDS and/or the global health landscape
    • Technical and scientific knowledge of HIV/AIDS is a strong plus
    • Comfortable presenting to leadership and public audiences about the communications work of the IAS
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills; a demonstrated ability to create persuasive and clear communications in all forms, for a variety of audiences
    • Strong organizational skills, coordination skills and ability to multi-task
    • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with meticulous attention to detail and tight deadlines
    • Knowledge of relevant international and domestic broadcast media, a keen sense of what makes and shapes the news, and the ability to make well-informed decisions in targeting appropriate media outlets and reporters
    • Stress tolerance and resilience, ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities
    • High-energy self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision but also knows when to ask for counsel
    • Ability to work well as a team member, as well as work independently.

    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 Monday 7 January 2019. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 14 Jan 2019

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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 Resource Mobilization and Development Officer will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, Development and Performance. The position is open-ended and full-time to start as soon as possible.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The Resource Mobilization and Development Officer together with the department director and other team members will ensure that IAS engages strategically and effectively with government, philanthropic and corporate donors and sponsors to meet revenue targets and broaden IAS’ base of support. To this end, the successful candidate will manage relationships, identify funding opportunities, develop proposals, help negotiate agreements and ensure compliance with donor requirements. The ideal candidate will combine creativity in translating IAS’ capabilities into compelling offerings to funders with a keen sense of the steps and processes involved in ensuring successful delivery of commitments to donors.

    Main Responsibilities:

    · IAS programmes: Develop and implement resource development strategies jointly with in-house programme leads to ensure revenue against approved budgets and develop new business, including tracking and analysis of donor information to identify opportunities, proposal development, negotiations with donors, reporting

    · Topical meetings and conferences: Develop and implement a strategy for fundraising from public and private sector sources to meet defined revenue targets, including outreach to existing and new donors/sponsors, proposal writing, negotiation of contracts, working with colleagues across IAS departments to ensure that commitments are met

    · Donor relations: Ensure that IAS engages strategically with donors and sponsors by coordinating donor/sponsor engagement and leading key donor relationships

    · Proposal development and reporting: Lead or support, as required, the timely submission of quality proposals, reports and other grant/sponsorship-related documents that reflect donor priorities and meet compliance requirements, including significant original writing and budgeting as well as timeline management

    · Information management: Maintain up-to-date information on donor trends and priorities to support the identification of new business opportunities, and update tools for donor management, proposal/report development, pipeline and progress tracking.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, Development and Performance.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A degree in international relations, global health, social/political sciences or a related field.

    Work Experience:

    · 3 to 7 years of experience in fundraising and business development from public and private sector sources, with demonstrated financial success

    · Experience in the HIV, global health and/or development sectors

    · Experience in implementing and/or monitoring global health or development programmes an asset.

    Skills/Competencies:

    · Ability to translate programme ideas into bankable proposals, including familiarity with results-based programme design, budgeting and the design of log frames, theories of change and other performance frameworks

    · Excellent analytical and drafting skills, including the ability to write technical, programmatic and fundraising-oriented communications

    · Strong attention to detail in the production of documents, presentations and with regard to administrative processes and management of timelines

    · Excellent communication skills and ability to motivate commitment in clients and colleagues across hierarchies and from different professional and cultural backgrounds

    · Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work and deliver to tight deadlines, including ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities

    · Ability to work independently and as part of a team, combined with a good sense of when to seek counsel.

    Languages:

    • Excellent English language communication skills, both written and oral (native-level proficiency); 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 Monday 14 January 2019. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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    Organization: International AIDS Society
    Country: Switzerland
    Closing date: 14 Jan 2019

    About the IAS:

    The mission of the International AIDS Society (IAS) is to lead collective action on every front of the global HIV response through its membership base, scientific authority, and convening power.

    Founded in 1988, the IAS is the world’s largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries working on all fronts of the global AIDS response. Together, we advocate and drive urgent action to reduce the global impact of HIV.

    The IAS is the steward of the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences – the International AIDS Conference and the IAS Conference on HIV Science. These conferences have established a gold-standard meeting that convenes the world’s top scientists, civil society members and policymakers to jointly discuss the fight against HIV.

    We promote and invest in HIV advocacy and research on key issue areas through our strategic programmes, initiatives, and campaigns that advocate 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, IAS Educational Fund position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Director, Governance, Membership and Learning. The position is full-time and fixed-term to start as soon as possible for one year.

    Purpose of the Position:

    The IAS, through its Educational Fund programme, provides educational and training opportunities to frontline HIV professionals by:

    • Organizing IAS Educational Fund meetings around the world to provide access to the latest science
    • Providing scholarships to clinicians and other HIV service providers to attend IAS conferences (International AIDS Conferences and IAS Conferences on HIV Science)
    • Providing fellowships to support the training of experts in HIV service delivery
    • Making the content of IAS conferences accessible to a wider audience

    The incumbent will be responsible for supporting the project management and implementation of the above IAS Educational Fund programme activities. This requires experience in workshop planning and implementation, as well as strong language skills.

    More information on the IAS Educational Fund Programme can be found at www.iasociety.org/educationalfund.

    Main Responsibilities:

    Support the organization of IAS Educational Fund meetings in select countries:

    • Work with local host organizations to organize workshops, symposia and experts/implementers meetings in different countries, led by conference delegates with support from a regional member of the IAS Governing Council
    • Support the implementation of meetings including (but not limited to):

    o Programme development

    o Pre-reading material selection

    o Speakers and co-chairs liaison

    o Venue, audio-visual and catering

    o Speakers and key participants travel support

    o Reporting

    o Post-meeting material distribution

    o Event budget management

    • Collect and analyze evaluation data after each meeting to assess the overall quality of programme implementation, as well as the longer-term impact of the programme on participants.

    Facilitate remote-access to conference and regional meeting resources:

    • Support the implementation of post-conference and thematic webinars for IAS Members
    • Support the selection and professional recording of IAS conference sessions for online access after the conference
    • Work with suppliers to coordinate the translation of selected conference sessions and material into different languages
    • Monitor and evaluate online resources usage.

    Provide support to the IAS Educational Fund scholarship programme:

    • Assist with activities relating to this component of the programme, including communication with recipients, onsite support at the conference, support for professional development onsite activities as necessary
    • Provide support for the impact assessment, and monitoring and evaluation activities relating to this component of the programme.

    Perform any additional tasks requested by the Director, Governance, Membership and Learning.

    Academic Qualifications:

    • A degree in public health, health promotion, social sciences, international education or other relevant discipline.

    Work Experience:

    • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role, working in HIV/AIDS, public health, education and/or the not-for-profit sector
    • Experience developing workshops, seminars or conference with international partners (programme content and logistics)
    • Experience organizing webinars
    • Experience managing databases
    • Experience working with international partners and managing relationships towards deliverables.

    Skills/Competencies:

    • Strong understanding of current issues in HIV science and policy
    • Project management experience, including monitoring and evaluation 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 context
    • Sense of diplomacy and cross-cultural interpersonal skills
    • Excellent communication skills and customer service attitude
    • Facilitation skills and experience in designing participatory events an advantage
    • Advanced computer skills in the Windows environment (MS Office, Outlook)
    • Webinar and e-learning experience an advantage
    • Ability to travel for work.

    Languages:

    • Fluency in English is required as well as at least one of the following languages: Spanish, Russian and/or Portuguese
    • Advanced level proficiency in French or Arabic beneficial but not a requirement.

    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 14 January 2019. 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.

    IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values (learn more here).

    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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.


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