• Are you passionate about advocacy and leading strategic change?
  • Are you a critical thinker with a solutions-focussed approach?
  • Do you want to work in a growing regional organisation to scale-up HIV programs for key populations?

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

AFAO leads Australia’s community response to HIV and contributes to action on HIV/AIDS globally and in Asia and the Pacific.

From January 2019, AFAO will lead the SKPA Program funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The program aims to promote sustainable scale-up of HIV programs for key populations and will be implemented by Sub-Recipients in Bhutan, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Timor-Leste.

Available positions

Manager, International Programs

Country Lead (four positions)

Senior Technical Advisor

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Officer

Manager, Finance and Grants

Senior Finance and Grants Officer

Finance and Operations Officer

The successful applicants for each position will understand and have a commitment to community-led action on HIV and issues affecting key populations.

All positions are based in Bangkok, Thailand. Subject to final grant confirmation, the positions will be offered on a three year contract through the AFAO Foundation, in Thailand, under local employment arrangements. An attractive remuneration and benefits package will be negotiated based on skills and experience. Relocation assistance is available for successful international candidates.

To apply, please download a copy of a Position Description. Your application must include a letter (or separate document) that outlines your capability against each of the ‘Skills and Experience’ requirements in the Position Description. Please also provide your CV including three professional referees.

Applications close: 8am (AEDT, UTC+11 – Sydney, Australia), Monday 3 December 2018. 

Applications should be submitted to: Renee Parker –

For more information on AFAO – To discuss the role of Manager, International Programs please, contact Darryl O’Donnell on +61 2 9557 9399 or at Darryl.O’ For other positions, contact Joselyn Pang at


Policy Analyst

  • Are you passionate about creating social change?
  • Are you a critical thinker with a solutions focussed approach?
  • Do you want to work in a community organisation that’s leading Australia’s efforts to end HIV transmission?

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations is looking for a Policy Analyst to influence Australia’s HIV response by supporting the development of high-quality positions, papers and submissions to ensure AFAO provides leadership in facilitating the implementation of the National HIV Strategy. The position plays a critical role in supporting AFAO to achieve its goals of leading Australia’s community response to HIV and advocating for AFAO’s members’ and communities’ interests.

Based in Sydney, Australia, the AFAO Policy Analyst reports directly to the Deputy CEO.

Our member organisations represent the diverse communities most affected by HIV – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex communities, sex workers, people who inject drugs, people with HIV and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Our close connections with our communities provide us with rapid intelligence on changes in Australia’s HIV epidemic, allow us to mobilise and respond quickly and to act as a trusted communication channel to government, research and clinical partners.

AFAO is a growing international organisation that leads country and regional efforts to virtually eliminate HIV transmission. AFAO’s Australia Program works across the Australian Parliament to foster interest, strengthen political support, provide briefings and education about Australia’s response to HIV. We support our members by advocating in forums and government processes, providing a public voice on HIV and formulating positions and submissions and responses as new issues, evidence and technology emerges.

The AFAO Policy Analyst supports change that improves our national response to HIV to ensure Australia meets its targets in the National HIV Strategy. This includes contributing to the organisation’s policy portfolio through the production of papers and briefings, research to inform AFAO’s government and political relations strategy and the organisation’s ongoing engagement with its membership, affiliate membership and other stakeholders. The position draws upon the intelligence, activity and goodwill available within AFAO’s membership and through its networks to support the coordination of national action on HIV.

 Key Skills and Experience

  • Capacity to conceptualise effective responses to complex issues relevant to HIV, public health and diverse sexual and gender identities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively to resolve complex issues, including with stakeholders who may hold differing views and conflicting interests.
  • Ability to engage in policy consultation, research, analysis and development.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and negotiation skills to achieve results, maintain important relationships and represent the organisation in government and other public fora.
  • Experience in policy consultation, research, analysis and development.
  • High-quality project, organisational and time management skills, including the capacity to manage concurrent projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well both within a team environment and autonomously.
  • Tertiary qualifications in one or more of science, public policy, social sciences and the humanities and law or equivalent experience in social change, policy or a similar field.

The successful applicant will have an understanding of and commitment to AFAO’s communities.

To apply for this position, please download a copy of the Position Description. Your application should include a document addressing the skills and experience listed in the Job Description, and your CV including three referees, two of which must be professional. Applications can be submitted to Renee Parker at

This position is full-time and based in Newtown, Sydney, Australia.
The position is offered on an ongoing basis.
Applications close: 5pm, Tuesday 20 November 2018. 

For more information on AFAO – To discuss the position, please contact Heath Paynter, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, on + 61 2 9557 9399 or at