Working alongside the National AIDS Commission (NAC)
Based in Dili, Timor-Leste
Please note that the selected applicant will be required to take up the placement by June 2012, at the latest. Applicants with a good command of two or more of the official/ working languages in Timor-Leste are highly preferred.
This placement offers an exciting opportunity to participate in addressing HIV and AIDS in a post-conflict country, with current low prevalence rates.
The HIV and AIDS Development Adviser will work alongside the National AIDS Commission (NAC). S/he will develop and support its staff and programmes to effectively contribute to addressing HIV and AIDS in Timor-Leste, with specific focus on strengthening most at risks groups and other partners in relation to the newly established GIPA (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV and AIDS) sub-commission of NAC.
With NAC, the focus of the work will be on organisational capacity building, strengthening networks and building partnerships with relevant governmental and non-governmental institutions in order to provide a solid foundation for the further development of HIV and AIDS prevention programmes in Timor-Leste. The HIV and AIDS Development Adviser will also work closely with designated most at risks groups to strengthen and empower their capacity to represent themselves in a meaningful way at every level of policy development, planning and service delivery. The placement is part of a wider national strategy addressing HIV and AIDS under the National Strategic Plan 2011-2016.
The successful candidate should have a degree or appropriate qualification in development, social sciences, public health or a related field.
A minimum of five years’ experience in HIV and AIDS programmes in a policy or design capacity at community and national levels, and at least three years’ work experience in organisational development of NGOs or CBOs in an advisory, management and/or support capacity are essential. You should also have proven experience in planning and facilitating training events on HIV and AIDS; working with governmental and non-governmental organisations, most at risks groups and people living with HIV; the formation of support groups; communication and representation with a range of people, organisations and cultures (including government, NGOs, Churches and local leaders), and working in a resource poor environment where access to technology is limited.
Inter-disciplinary knowledge of the management and control of HIV and AIDS (social/cultural, public health, advocacy); of HIV and AIDS as a development and human rights issue and an understanding of the implications of gender inequality when working with issues relating to HIV and AIDS are essential. You should also have an understanding of capacity building techniques and methods; skills in participatory monitoring and evaluation methods; excellent team building, interpersonal and communication skills; excellent project management and good problem solving skills; personal commitment to learn basic Tetum and adaptability, and cultural sensitivity, including the ability to live in a context with limited leisure facilities.
It is essential that you complete the application form in full, as very specific information is required and will be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for an interview. Please note that CVs/resumes will not be accepted.
For further information and an application form visit www.progressio.org.uk/jobs
Please return the completed application form to: Recruitment@progressio.org.uk
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