Project officer

To join our international department, we are looking for a Project officer (temporary position) for 32 hours per week. 

Aidsfonds - STI AIDS Netherlands works as one organization on a world without AIDS and on reduction of STIs and HIV in the Netherlands. Over 140 highly motivated people work at our office in Amsterdam.

We are at a historic turning point in the fight against AIDS. We have all the knowledge to defeat the AIDS epidemic for good. In the Netherlands and in the rest of the world. But it is not yet a completed race. If we do not put the fight against AIDS at the highest speed now, the epidemic will continue. That may not happen. Together with 140,000 donors and partners, such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Postcode Loterij, Aidsfonds does everything to prevent that. As one of the largest private funds, we have been playing a pioneering role in the fight against AIDS for years. To put an end to AIDS, we work with local communities, do research and ensure that AIDS remains high on the global agenda.

The international department consists of two teams – the Children, Youth and Women team and Key Populations team – which are supported by global advocates, a strategic policy advisor, a gender advisor, a PM&EL advisor, a business developer and an institutional fundraiser. Collectively we work on different projects in flexible teams to successfully reach our organisational objectives.

To join our international department, we are looking for a

Project officer (temporary position)

(32 hours per week)

You will mainly work on the following two projects:

Intellectual Property

Affordable access to ARVs (HIV medication) to ensure treatment for all is one of Aidsfonds goals. For this purpose, Aidsfonds is supporting a wide range of partners that advocate to reduce the intellectual property barriers for ARVs. The intellectual property project portfolio is in its last year of financial support. The project officer will ensure the proper close-out of the projects, facilitate linking and learning between partners and facilitate the strategic positioning of Aidsfonds going forward.

Young Wild and Free

Young Wild Free is a project focussed on prevention, treatment, care and support services for young key populations (sex workers, LGBTI people and people who use drugs). Young key populations experience additional barriers, for example laws and regulations preventing service providers from providing services to young people. This project will contribute to the body of knowledge on how best to reach and engage young key population members and to design culturally and age-appropriate services. In the final year of this project, you will be responsible for the documentation and dissemination of the project learnings amongst others via a webpage collaborating with multiple partners.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Monitor progress and budgets of the assigned (sections of) the portfolio of Intellectual Property grants(s)
  • Identify lessons learned and advocacy asks from the Intellectual Property portfolio and Young Wild Free project, to be shared among key stakeholders
  • Provide strategic direction on Aidsfonds support and role in intellectual property, together with project team
  • Maintain relevant network of grantees and partners
  • Initiate, encourage and ensure knowledge sharing and knowledge development in the team, department and organization, on intellectual property and Young Wild Free project
  • Organize (online) meetings for project implementation and learning
  • Play a supportive role in other projects of KP and Children, Youth and Women teams based on affinity, interests and needs throughout the year

 

Your salary will be between € 2.719  and  € 4.393 gross per month (for 36 hours). You will be offered a fixed term contract till 31th December 2021.


Requirements and competences

  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and the international playing field
  • Knowledge on Intellectual Property and HIV and/or Key Populations is preferred
  • Proven track record in project/grants management, and experience/affinity with advocacy
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to manage and prioritize tasks effectively to meet organizational and project deadlines
  • Creative, flexible and communicative
  • Relevant academic level & fluent English communication skills

 

Involvement

Working at Aidsfonds - Soa Aids Nederland means working with other professionals to invest the best in yourself for a good goal. We are an organization with an open, welcoming and collaborative atmosphere. Due to COVID-19 we work from home, following the RIVM guidelines.

Aidsfonds - Soa Aids Nederland aims at a diverse workforce with a balanced representation of men and women, ages, sexual orientations and ethnic backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from qualified candidates who are living with HIV and/or from key affected communities.

 

More information

On our website  www.aidsfonds.org; www.aidsfonds.nl;  www.soaaids.nl . You can also contact Martine Weve, team lead Children Youth and Women, at mweve@aidsfonds.nl. (Please use this e-mail address only for questions and more information. If you would you like to apply, please use the link below).

 

How to apply

Applications including a motivation letter and extensive CV in English, should be submitted before Saturday 27th of February 2021. Interviews will be held in the first week of March 2021.

Please send a motivation letter and CV to Martine Weve via the website:

https://soa-aids-nederland.onlinevacatures.nl/app/en/Vacancy/Apply/178310

 

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