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