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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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    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 Internship:

    The IAS Governance and Membership Intern will be based at the IAS Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland and will report to the Director, Governance, Membership and Learning. The internship is full-time and will last five months, from 1 March 2019 to 31 July 2019.

    Purpose of the Internship:

    The IAS Governance and Membership Intern will support the Governance, Membership and Learning team in the day-to-day activities. These activities include supporting the preparation of member-related meetings and events in conjunction with the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) and regional conferences; assisting in the implementation of a new CRM system for IAS Members, in preparation for the 2020 IAS Governing Council elections; and supporting membership-related activities, including recruitment, retention and re-engagement efforts.

    Main Responsibilities:

    • 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

    • Drafting stories

    • Transcribing audio/video files

    • Provide support to the development and implementation of IAS membership strategies

    • Conduct analysis of IAS membership in unrepresented regions

    • Provide a support to the development of new IAS membership tools and projects

    • Assist in the development of the data improvement project

    • Support the implementation of the new CRM system

    • Assist in the preparation of communication initiatives related to IAS membership

    • Participate in the development of planning and drafting of social media posts

    • Prepare a calendar with the latest news on HIV and AIDS

    • Prepare for the team’s participation in the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019) in Mexico City on 21-24 July 2019 and other regional meetings and conferences:

    • Exhibition logistics

    • Preparation of materials for the IAS General Members’ Meeting and regional members’ meetings at IAS 2019

    • Member outreach prior to the events

    • 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, Membership and Learning.

    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, communication, and event organization.

    · Experience working in a culturally diverse environment.

    Skills/Competencies:

    · Highly organized and systematic, with meticulous attention to detail

    · A*bility* toanalyze 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

    · Strong writing skills

    · Advanced social media skills (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)

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

    · Eager to learn, with a hands-on attitude.

    Languages:

    · Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

    · Advanced level of French, Spanish or Russian language is beneficial.

    Benefits from this internship:

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

    · Event planning

    · Member relations

    · Relationship building

    · 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 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.