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Who is AFAO?


Positions Vacant at AFAO:


Senior Project Manager – DFAT Accreditation

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  • Lead the effort to end HIV transmission
  • Hybrid or WFH contract position ending June 2025
  • Salary up to $110,000 plus super and packaging

 

The Organisation

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) works to end HIV transmission and reduce its impact on communities in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

AFAO member organisations represent the diverse communities most affected by HIV – people living with HIV, sexually and gender diverse communities, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

AFAO’s close connection with communities, provides rapid intelligence on changes in the HIV epidemic, allowing the organisation to respond quickly, and to act as a trusted communication channel to government, multi-lateral funders, research and clinical partners.

Benefits and Culture

  • Generous salary + super + salary sacrifice
  • Vibrant team environment – high worker engagement scores
  • Flexible hybrid or WFH role
  • 3 days gifted holiday between Christmas & New Year

 

The Role

The Senior Project Manager – DFAT Accreditation, will lead all aspects of AFAO’s work toward accreditation under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trades’ Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

As part of the senior management team, reporting directly to the CEO, you will have experience of gaining DFAT accreditation for other not-for-profit organisations and will be highly knowledgeable in all of the policies, procedures and practices that are required to be in place for this to happen.

Your role will involve collaborating with AFAO staff at all levels to identify and then work to improve practices, policies and procedures as required.  You will need to inspire and bring colleagues along on the journey with you.

 

Skills Required

  • You’re currently an ANCP or DFAT accreditation expert with experience of managing and being successful in securing accreditation within the NFP sector.
  • You are an inspiring and innovative thinker with experience in managing complex projects from concept to delivery.
  • Experience working or volunteering in community organisations in Australia or elsewhere is desirable, as is exposure to liaising with high-level domestic stakeholders.
  • Tertiary qualifications in one or more of public policy, social sciences and the humanities or equivalent experience in accreditation, social change, policy, project management or a similar field would be a key part of your understanding.

 

Download a copy of the Position Description here.

 

How to Apply

If you are passionate about ending HIV transmission and reducing its impacts, please submit a resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above by emailing cv@ngorecruitment.com or contact Hayley Martin on 02 8243 0570 if you have any specific questions.

 AFAO is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children young people and vulnerable adults, and any offer of employment is contingent on a National Police Check and signing AFAO’s Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

AFAO is an equal opportunity employer. We value inclusion, diversity, and gender equality. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Senior Project Officer

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  • Lead the effort to end HIV transmission and reduce its impacts in Australia
  • 24-month contract with possibility of extension, hybrid role
  • Salary guide $95-$100,000 plus super and NFP salary packaging

 

The Organisation

Australian Federation of AIDS Organisation (AFAO) works to end HIV transmission and reduce its impact on communities in Australia, Asia and the Pacific.

AFAO member organisations represent the diverse communities most affected by HIV – people living with HIV, sexuality and gender diverse communities, sex workers, people who inject drugs, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

AFAO’s close connection with communities, provides rapid intelligence on changes in the HIV epidemic, allowing the organisation to respond quickly, and to act as a trusted communication channel to government, multi-lateral funders, research and clinical partners.

 

The Role

The Senior Project Officer is an integral member of AFAO, dedicated to the common goals of ending HIV transmission and reducing its impacts. The support AFAO in championing this cause by participating in innovative and strategic initiatives to achieve AFAO’s mission. Reporting to the National Programs Manager you will work on key projects from beginning to end.

You will create cross sectional dialogue, put together new testing models, and develop resources and papers. You will be managing stakeholders and seeing them through the complete project management arc. Building protocols, writing resources, convening meetings, and implementing and evaluating training plans is also a key part of this role.

 

Skills Required

You’re currently a project manager and an innovative thinker with experience in managing projects from concept to delivery.

You will have the capacity to conceptualise solutions to complex issues relevant to HIV, public health and diverse sexuality and gender identities and other priority populations. You will also possess a proven track record of autonomously planning and using systems management to map, implement and complete concurrent projects and meet deadlines.

Experience working or volunteering in community organisations in Australia or elsewhere is desirable, as is exposure to liaising with high-level domestic stakeholders, including sector experts.

Tertiary qualifications in one or more of public policy, social sciences and the humanities or equivalent experience in social change, policy, project management, or a similar field would be a key part of your understanding.

 

Download a copy of the Position Description here.

 

How to Apply

If you are passionate about ending HIV transmission and reducing its impacts in Australia, please submit a resume and cover letter responding to the skills required above through NGO Recruitment or contact Hayley Martin on 02 8243 0570 if you have any specific questions.

Please note there is no formal closing date for this role, if you are interested we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Accountant – Sustainability of HIV Services for Key Populations in South-East Asia (SKPA-2) Program

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The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is seeking applications for the position of Accountant for the Sustainability of HIV Services for Key Populations in Asia (SKPA) Program.

SKPA-2 is a three-year, USD$12.5m program funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the period 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025. The program follows from and significantly extends the successful SKPA-1 program, which will be completed by June 30, 2022. AFAO is the Principal Recipient.

SKPA-2 aims to improve the sustainability of evidence-informed, prioritised HIV services for key populations in Bhutan, Mongolia, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. There are four program objectives:

  1. Accelerate financial sustainability
  2. Improve strategic information availability and use
  3. Promote programmatic sustainability
  4. Remove human rights and gender-related barriers to services.

SKPA-2 is led by a director who works for a consortium of partners to implement the program. The consortium includes both country and regional sub-recipients. The WHO and UNAIDS contribute as technical partners.

Comprehensive planning for SKPA-2 has already been undertaken and a detailed performance implementation plan has been developed. It is expected that following a brief orientation and familiarisation, the position holder will immediately participate in program implementation.

This position is responsible for providing effective accounting and financial support for the SKPA-2 program, including timely compliance with statutory and grant requirements.

The location for this position is in Sydney, Australia.  An attractive remuneration and benefits package will be negotiated based on skills and experience.

 

How to apply

Please download a copy of the Position Description. Your application must include a letter (or separate document) that outlines your capability against the Selection Criteria in the Position Description. You don’t need to address each criteria, but you should provide enough information for us to select which applicants to invite for interview. Please also provide your CV including three professional referees.

Applications to be submitted to: Maciu.Koroitubuna@afao.org.au

 

Applications close

21 October 2022

 

AFAO is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children young people and vulnerable adults, and any offer of employment is contingent on a National Police Check and signing AFAO’s Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

AFAO is an equal opportunity employer. We value inclusion, diversity, and gender equality. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Communications and Advocacy Officer

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The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is seeking applications for the position of Communications and Advocacy Officer for the Sustainability of HIV Services for Key Populations in Asia (SKPA-2) Program.

SKPA-2 is a three-year, USD$12.5m program funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the period 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025. The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is the Principal Recipient of the grant and provides technical assistance and support to our local partners in Bhutan, Mongolia, Philippines, and Sri Lanka.

As countries shift towards middle-income status their eligibility for international development funding reduces. Middle-income countries are expected to fully fund health and HIV programs domestically. However, funding services for key populations remains a contentious in many countries.

SKPA-2 aims to improve the sustainability of evidence-informed, prioritised HIV services for key populations in the above listed countries. There are four program objectives:

  1. Accelerate financial sustainability
  2. Improve strategic information availability and use
  3. Promote programmatic sustainability
  4. Remove human rights and gender-related barriers to services.

The Regional Steering Committee, chaired by UNAIDS, provides stewardship and strategic direction at the regional and national levels to the SKPA-2 program. The Committee ensures that the HIV strategies of participating countries guide SKPA-2 activities. The Committee also helps identify and remove barriers to effective implementation and facilitates cross-regional learning.

The Communications and Advocacy Officer position provides an exciting opportunity to actively contribute to improving the financial and programmatic sustainability of key population-led HIV services in South-East Asia. It is ideal for someone who has enthusiasm and determination to influence change in a strategic manner through the application of their communications experience.

You will play a key role in developing and managing strategies, products, and materials that both support advocacy at a regional level, whilst also supporting and capacitating local implementing partners to influence policy and decision making in their own countries.

The location for this position is flexible within Australia (with travel to region).

How to apply

Please download a copy of the Position Description.

  • Provide your CV and max 2 pages addressing your ability to fulfil the key responsibilities outlined in the Position Description
  • Applicants are encouraged to provide links to, and examples of their work
  • You should include a minimum of 2 professional referees
  • Email your application to recruitment@afao.org.au

 

Applications close

24 October 2022 at 9:00am

 

AFAO is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children young people and vulnerable adults, and any offer of employment is contingent on a National Police Check and signing AFAO’s Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

AFAO is an equal opportunity employer. We value inclusion, diversity, and gender equality. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.