JIAS Support Editor

Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.
The IAS organizes the world’s two most prestigious HIV conferences, each convened biennially in alternating years. The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue, and provides a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy. The IAS Conference on HIV Science brings together a broad cross section of HIV professionals and features the latest HIV science, with a focus on implementation – moving scientific advances into practice.
Details of Employment:
The JIAS Support Editor position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the JIAS Executive Editor. The position is full-time and fixed-term from 1 March 2017 to 31 December 2017.
Purpose of the Position:
The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) is an online, scientific journal serving the dissemination of essential and innovative HIV-related research. As a peer-reviewed, open access journal JIAS publishes articles from various disciplines and including thematic supplements, as well as encourages contributions from regions most affected by the epidemic.
JIAS is actively involved in capacity building of less-experienced authors offering professional development opportunities such as workshops and online courses.
More information on JIAS can be found at www.jiasociety.org.
The incumbent will assist the JIAS Executive Editor in the overall streamlining of the editorial and publishing processes that will take place in 2017.
Main Responsibilities:
  • Developing and implementing solutions to improve the editorial structure and workflow;
  • Overseeing the transfer of the journal’s production to its new Publisher/Consultant publisher;
  • Supporting the revised editorial process for manuscripts submitted to the journal including peer review in line with the journal’s processes and procedures.
Perform any additional tasks requested by the JIAS Executive Editor.
Academic Qualifications:
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in a scientific discipline is required; a PhD in a scientific discipline would be preferred.
Work Experience:
  • At least 2 years of professional experience in editorial work and publishing of peer-reviewed journals;
  • Applied experiences in scientific writing, with at least three first author scientific publications;
  • Experience in the HIV field would be advantageous;
  • Mentoring experience would be advantageous.
  • Knowledgeable about HIV related issues;
  • Ability to write and review scientific manuscripts;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  • Meticulous attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and solve problem;
  • Strong social and stakeholder management skills, independent and service oriented;
  • Excellent computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Endnote, Publisher);
  • Ability to occasionally work overtime.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English.

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org by Friday 10 February 2017. 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 will be considered.
The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work. People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.