Associate Project Manager, Youth Hub – Switzerland
About the IAS:
IAS – the International AIDS Society – gathers, educates and advocates for a world where HIV no longer poses a threat to public health and individual well-being. Following the emergence of HIV and AIDS, concerned scientists formed the IAS to bring together experts from around the world and disciplines to promote a concerted HIV response. Today, the IAS and its members unite scientists, policymakers and activists to spur the scientific response, build global solidarity and strengthen human dignity for all living with and affected by HIV. The IAS is also the administrator 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.
For more information on IAS, see www.iasociety.org.
The Associate Project Manager, Youth Hub, will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and the IAS offers Swiss-based employees the opportunity to work up to 50% from their legal residence. Associate Project Manager, Youth Hub reports to Manager, Capacity Development and Engagement. The position is full-time and for a maximum duration of one year, at the earliest possible date, with the possibility of extension subject to funding.
Purpose of the position:
The Youth Hub brings together young people from around the world on one digital platform so they can:
- Present your leadership
- Link to organizations and resources tailored to their needs
- Participate in capacity building, mentoring and networking
- Access fundraising opportunities
The Youth Hub is led by young people from conception to implementation. It is responsive, inclusive, accessible, sustainable and innovative. It is most important for young people, by young people.
The incumbent will coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Youth Hub program and provide technical support and assistance to the program.
- Management of application processes and deadlines, including setting up application systems, managing postings, coordinating review processes and notifying applicants
- Administration of seed grants, including onboarding, contracting, mentoring and reporting for seed grant recipients (Young Leaders) in connection with host institutions
- Implementing curated programs and curriculum that include engagement, capacity building and networking opportunities
- Organizing training webinars and individual and group mentoring sessions on topics such as project planning, project communication and donor reporting, both in person and virtually
- Coordinate the development, testing and bug fixes of the Youth Hub platform and ongoing maintenance of the platform in collaboration with partners and suppliers
- Development of communication and engagement plans, program materials (content, design), program announcements, web updates, mailings and social media content
- Working with key stakeholders and strategic partners to drive program development and implementation
- Manage project consultant and subcontractor contracts to ensure progress towards deliverables
- Contribution to the development of funding reports and the development of new funding applications
- Program specific monitoring, evaluation and learning through survey design, conducting interviews and collecting impact stories
- Budget tracking, including online budget updates, reviewing invoices to align with budget plans and investment agreements.
Perform any additional assignments requested by the Manager, Capacity Development and Engagement or the Director, Governance, Membership and Learning.
- A degree in Global Health, Social Sciences, International Relations, Education, Business Administration or a related field.
- At least 2 years of experience in a similar position in the HIV, human rights or public health field
- Experience working with young people in all their diversity is an advantage
- Experience in grant administration, project implementation, reporting and/or programs, ideally including low- and middle-income settings an advantage
- Although not essential for this position, the IAS recognizes the value of the experience of living with HIV and will consider this when evaluating applications.
- Is a team player with the ability to think laterally, develop and implement new ideas
- Displays good stakeholder relationship skills, sense of diplomacy, intercultural interpersonal and relationship skills
- Communicates well with and relates to people of different cultures and demonstrates an ability to see problems from different perspectives
- Has excellent computer skills (word processing, presentations, data management) and basic knowledge management skills
- Knowledge of HIV and human rights, and experience of young people’s ethical engagement, including up-to-date knowledge of good programmatic practices, would be an asset.
- Strong and proven written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position. Knowledge of other languages is an advantage.
The IAS Secretariat in Geneva is a dynamic and diverse workplace that brings together public health, HIV science, conferences, program management and other specialists who all share the IAS’s vision of a world where HIV is no longer a public health threat and represents the well-being of the individual -being. We live from a strong team spirit, trust in the professionalism of our colleagues and appreciate new ideas. The IAS promotes a flexible and collaborative workplace that encourages employees to expand their skills and competencies.
The IAS is committed to a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment and to greater inclusion of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of our work. To help us do this, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates who share the IAS values (learn more here), regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV status, race, national origin, cultural or ethnic background, disability, religion or age.
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their resume and cover letter in English and by email only to [email protected] on a regular basis. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates who already have a valid Swiss work permit for full-time employment will be considered. Candidates must mention their work permit in Switzerland in their CV.