Project Officer

To join our key populations team, we are looking for a Project Officer (32 hours per week)

At Aidsfonds - Soa Aids Nederland, is a diverse and inclusive organization reflective of the society and the communities we work with, in the Netherlands and globally, building on all that we share. By having an inclusive organization that puts communities first, also in our own workforce, we achieve greater impact in the field of sexual health, STI and HIV/AIDS response. The organization strives for a world where there are no longer any deaths from AIDS and where people enjoy good sexual health. A world in which everyone can love freely and without fear.  We do this by working together with the people who are hit hardest by HIV, STIs, discrimination and exclusion. We strengthen their voice and support them with information, knowledge and funding. For all that is love.


The International department is responsible for funding community-led action to increase access to health and rights, as well as for conducting global advocacy towards these aims. We focus on funding communities of populations living with or affected by HIV (including LGBTIQ+, sex workers, people who use drugs, youth, women and children) in 10 countries and 2 regions worldwide. Our 2022-2025 strategy “For All that is Love” describes our ambition towards increased co-decision making with community representatives throughout our funding. The international department consists of an advocacy team, the secretariat of the Robert Carr Fund, and two programmatic teams: Key Populations and Children, Youth & Women. The teams’ work is organized in projects with project leaders responsible for the implementation and budgetary management of their projects.


To join our key populations team, we are looking for a

Project Officer

32 hours per week

Worldwide, key populations continue to account for a disproportionate number of HIV infections and AIDS deaths. We have the tools to ensure that people living with HIV can live a healthy and long life, and new infections can be prevented. Gender- and power inequalities stand in the way of access to good prevention, treatment and care for many LGBTQI+ people, people who use drugs and sex workers. Aidsfonds is committed to supporting these communities to access their health and rights. The key populations team contributes to this aim by supporting community-led partnerships and projects and by leading on global advocacy.


The project officer contributes to the Hands Off project (2019-2026) that works directly with sex worker-led networks, police, religious leaders, NGOs working on human rights and health services to reduce violence against sex workers in Southern Africa. Your main responsibility - together with the project leader is to support in the daily implementation and overall coordination of the Hands-Off project. This entails grant management, policy development and planning, monitoring & evaluation and learning. The team will also be responsible for the coordination of capacity strengthening and research activities, identify linkages with global advocacy, as well as implementing the overall communication strategy and providing support to Hands Off partners where needed.


Main tasks & responsibilities

  • Monitor the progress on plans and budgets of diverse partners and provide them with guidance as needed, all the while we meet the accountability requirements.
  • Facilitate diverse working groups to enable co-decision making with sex worker-led organisations and implementing partners on overall project responsibilities.
  • Together with the project lead you will coordinate the planning, monitoring, evaluation & learning cycle, the research activities, communication activities and organize events.
  • Work with a team of professionals to implement the organization’s strategy and the Hands-Off project.
  • Have an eye for internal and external developments and actively seek synergy and strategic cooperation between Hands Off partners and within the international department
  • Identify policy, project or funding opportunities.
  • Stay actively informed on trends and opportunities and inform the team’s project portfolio in response to these trends.


What we offer

First, we offer you an ambitious, inclusive and diverse organization in which we work together in an accessible, open and inspiring atmosphere and deliver quality based on appealing goals and clear roles. In this way we contribute to a world where there are no longer any deaths from AIDS and where people enjoy good sexual health. You are welcome as you are, who you love or what you believe. We are curious about your talents and your social drive to work with us on our mission. You look at issues from different perspectives and you connect with the communities with whom we work, because you can draw on your own experience, have become acquainted with members of these communities or are interested in: people living with HIV, women, youth and children, LGBTIQ+, people with a migration background, (former) sex workers, (former) drug users.

In addition, we offer, among other things

  • An exciting leadership position of an international team
  • An employment contract initially for one year with the prospect of permanent employment
  • A salary in scale 10 that lies between € 3.008,83 and € 4.811,73 gross per month (for 36 hours), grading takes place depending on your experience
  • An individual choice budget (IKB) of 16.96% that you can use for money, time or tax-friendly goals
  • 100% reimbursement of your commute by public transport
  • 208 hours of leave on a full-time basis (36 hours) and you can buy additional leave via the IKB
  • A personal development budget of € 650 per year based on 36 hours
  • Hybrid working: You will work at our office in Amsterdam (Sloterdijk) and/or partly from home
  • Flexible working hours and setting your own schedule


You are

A person that considers issues from different perspectives and in doing so establishes connections with the communities we work with: people living with HIV, current and former sex workers, have a broader understanding of intersectionality of sex workers and other key populations and you can draw on your own experience or have had close encounters with members of these communities

  • Inclusive to all communities we work with
  • Creative, entrepreneurial and an innovator
  • Organized and excellent in coordinating different streams of work
  • Collaborative and communicative
  • Not afraid of difficult conversations based on mutual accountability
  • A team player
  • Someone with an eye for people and results and who can link both
  • A promoter of the principles of servant leadership


Requirements & experience

  • A minimum of 4-5 years of relevant work experience in project and/or grant management.
  • Experience in monitoring & evaluation, research and/or learning is appreciated.
  • Experience in working with diverse groups of stakeholders, including communities, civil society, donors and other experts.
  • You have knowledge of or interest in HIV/AIDS, gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights, the international playing field, particularly in issues facing sex workers.
  • People with lived experiences in this regard are encouraged to apply.
  • You are fluent in English communication skills, able (or willing to learn) to read and understand. Dutch. Communication skills in Portuguese would be appreciated.
  • You are based in the Netherlands.

How to apply?

You can apply until Monday the 4th of December 2023 by uploading your motivation letter and curriculum vitae on our application page:

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Start date for this position

The possible earliest start date for this position is January the 1st 2024

If you have an urgent question about the content, you can contact Samuel Matsikure, Team leader, via telephone number: 020-8922374 or send an email:

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