Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy

Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy

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International AIDS Society


About the IAS:

IAS – the International AIDS Society – convenes, educates and advocates for a world in which HIV no longer presents a threat to public health and individual well-being. After the emergence of HIV and AIDS, concerned scientists created the IAS to bring together experts from across the world and disciplines to promote a concerted HIV response. Today, the IAS and its members unite scientists, policymakers and activists to galvanize the scientific response, build global solidarity and enhance human dignity for all those living with and affected by HIV. The IAS is also the steward of the world’s most prestigious HIV conferences: the International AIDS Conference, the IAS Conference on HIV Science, and the HIV Research for Prevention Conference.

More information on IAS can be found at

Details of Employment:

The Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the Senior Project Manager , HIV Programmes and Advocacy. The position is full-time and fixed-term to cover a maternity leave from 12 September 2022 to 10 March 2023.

Purpose of the Position:

The incumbent will be primarily responsible for the coordination and coherent functioning of the Corporate Partnership Programme, consisting of Industry Liaison Forum, Towards an HIV Cure: Industry Collaboration Group and The Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Industry Partnership. This will include interactions with a large variety of external partners from both industry and non-industry organizations and work across a range of thematic priority areas for the IAS including HIV cure and HIV vaccine.

In addition, the Project Manager will lead the Me & My Healthcare Provider Campaign (MMHCP).

Main Responsibilities:

Corporate Partnership Programme

  • Implement the strategy of the Corporate Partnership Programme, identify timely advocacy deliverables and manage work plans to meet those deliverables.
  • Develop activities with the Corporate Partnership Programme Advisory Groups and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement operational plans, design and manage annual budgets for the Corporate Partnership Programme.
  • Build sustainable relations with key stakeholders, identify and enroll new partners.
  • Work collaboratively with the IAS Development and Partnerships and Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise teams and support efforts to raise funds and expand the Corporate Partnership Programme membership base.
  • Facilitate and guide discussion among advisory group members and other partners.
  • Report on Corporate Partnership Programme activities and progress through newsletters, conference calls, reports (including the annual report), and other tools.
  • Write documents (briefings, reports, white papers, scientific articles) as needed.
  • Execute and coordinate activities, both virtual and in-person, (conferences, meetings, workshops, webinars, focus group discussions) related to the programme.
  • Promote the Corporate Partnership Programme work, in collaboration with the IAS Communications team.
  • Represent the Corporate Partnership Programme at relevant conferences and meetings.

Me and My Healthcare Provider

  • Lead the Me and My Healthcare Provider campaign including overseeing calls for nominations, screening of applications and selecting the champions, conference related events (award ceremony, conference sessions and filming of the campaign videos), writing up the story boards, overseeing the budget and compiling monthly update reports.

Perform any additional tasks requested by the Senior Project Manager, HIV Programmes and Advocacy or the Director, Development and Partnerships.

Academic Qualifications:

  • A degree in business administration, project management, social/health sciences or other relevant discipline or comparable years of experience in the field
  • A graduate degree would be an asset.

Work Experience:

  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar position; preferably working in HIV, 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
  • Although not essential for this position, the IAS acknowledges the value of the experience of living with HIV and will consider this when evaluating applications.


  • Highly organized, systematic and detail oriented
  • Ability to handle many tasks simultaneously
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Cross-cultural interpersonal skills
  • Computer literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office software; familiarity with teleconferencing services an asset
  • Sense of diplomacy
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure
  • Interest or background in HIV
  • Ability to travel internationally (one potential trip).


  • Strong and demonstrated English language communication skills both written and oral are essential for this position. 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 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 to work full-time will be considered. Candidates shall mention on their CV their work authorization in Switzerland.

The IAS is committed to ensuring a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of our work. To help us achieve this, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates who share the IAS values (learn more here), regardless of their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV status, race, national origin, cultural or ethnic background, disability, religion, or age.