Job Opportunities

AVAC seeks talented individuals to join our team of passionate advocates who aim to accelerate ethical research and global delivery of new HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive response to the pandemic.

AVAC is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Job Opportunities:



Communications Director

About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end AIDS. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate product innovation and availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for access to high-impact prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve research conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote effective HIV prevention policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and translate the field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen global advocacy networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

AVAC employs these values across all of the work that we do, as described in the following:

  • We promote equity, solidarity, and inclusion by working directly with affected communities and breaking down complex concepts and barriers to information and services.
  • We put people and communities at the center of the work we do, integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights, harm reduction, and HIV prevention.
  • We ensure that products and programs are ethically designed and delivered to advance rights-based and equitable access to comprehensive, user-centered quality care.
  • We cultivate balanced partnerships grounded in respect and transparency through bi-directional learning, capacity-building, and priority setting.
  • We are accountable to the individuals and organizations influencing how research and roll-out are conducted and to the communities that most need access to products, services and programs.

Job Summary

The Communications Director will lead AVAC’s efforts to communicate our mission, activities and priorities; inform global audiences about responses to the increasingly complex and diverse HIV epidemic and evolving global health architecture; and inspire action. The Communications Director sits on the Program Strategy Team, one of AVAC’s two leadership teams, and serves as both head of the Communications team and an organizational spokesperson and leader. The Communications Director plays a key role in ensuring the organization’s influence and impact are well understood and managing AVAC’s reputation as a leading global resource for information and perspective on strategies to reduce the global epidemic. The Communications Director oversees a team of communications professionals, collaborates closely with AVAC’s senior leaders, and reports to the Executive Director. The Communications Director identifies communications needs; designs, manages and improves communications structures and processes; establishes and implements the organization’s overall strategic communications plan; sets direction for and manages AVAC’s key communications products and channels; collaborates with staff to facilitate their expert input into communications materials; supports both staff and partners to engage in shared communications efforts and campaigns; and ensures that the organization advances its priorities by engaging its global audiences, including advocates, researchers, funders, policy makers, product developers and the media in strategic ways.

Essential Job Functions

  • Develop and oversee implementation of AVAC’s strategic communications plan.
  • Work closely with AVAC’s Executive Director and colleagues across the organization to amplify the impact of AVAC programs through communications.
  • Support program activities aimed at facilitating science and research literacy.
  • Work closely with AVAC’s Executive Director and Program Directors to conceptualize and lead proactive and reactive advocacy communications campaigns.
  • Design and manage effective systems for development, approval, and distribution of the organization’s communication products and anticipate and respond to urgent and emerging issues.
  • Maintain a consistent focus on the organization’s voice, visibility and influence.
  • Ensure consistent messaging and quality across AVAC communications products and platforms and advance AVAC priorities to distinct audiences.
  • Ensure AVAC’s website, social media platforms, design and data visualization assets are dynamic, current and effective.
  • Oversee media cultivation and strengthen AVAC’s relationships with key global media outlets.
  • Work closely with the Director of Program Coordination to enhance the organization’s conference and presentation strategies.
  • Direct AVAC’s communications team and portfolio of consultants.
  • Develop and oversee systems to support the smooth functioning of internal communications, the sharing of information and perspectives on developments in our programs and the field, and the creation of opportunities for staff to consult on organizational policies, positions and identity.
  • Manage and support initiatives to build staff communications skills including presentation training, science writing, social media and more.
  • Facilitate critical reflection on communications results and sharing of lessons learned with AVAC staff, partners and stakeholders.

Candidate Profile

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including our commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment.
  • At least 10 years of experience in communications, including in leading, designing and implementing global communications campaigns on public health, scientific research, human rights or related issues.
  • A record of success building new or evolving communications teams and departments to meet the needs of a dynamic and growing organization, including strategies, processes, and infrastructure that can maintain consistency while being innovative and flexible.
  • Excellent writing, editing, content development and presentation skills.
  • Ability to translate complex scientific information into accessible, actionable messaging and materials for a variety of audiences.
  • Experience using and optimizing digital channels and social media platforms to increase engagement with content.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and commitment to advancing global health equity.
  • Experience and enthusiasm for mentorship and staff development; ability to manage up, down and across, and ability to instill colleagues with a sense of shared commitment and purpose.
  • Demonstrated commitment to responsive, accountable leadership and the ability to model and encourage those values organization-wide.
  • Excellent multicultural and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to facilitate relationships; interact effectively with others inside and outside the organization; and engage with staff, collaborators and partners from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • Highly organized, responsible, self-starting, independent and able to take initiative.
  • Advanced skills with PowerPoint and data analysis a plus.

Salary

The expected salary range for this position is $128,000-206,000, and is dependent on experience.

How To Apply

AVAC champions the importance and value of a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.


Regional Advocacy Partnerships Manager

About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end AIDS. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate product innovation and availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for access to high-impact prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve research conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote effective HIV prevention policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and translate the field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen global advocacy networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

AVAC employs these values across all of the work that we do, as described in the following:

  • We promote equity, solidarity, and inclusion by working directly with affected communities and breaking down complex concepts and barriers to information and services.
  • We put people and communities at the center of the work we do, integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights, harm reduction, and HIV prevention.
  • We ensure that products and programs are ethically designed and delivered to advance rights-based and equitable access to comprehensive, user-centered quality care.
  • We cultivate balanced partnerships grounded in respect and transparency through bi-directional learning, capacity-building, and priority setting.
  • We are accountable to the individuals and organizations influencing how research and roll-out are conducted and to the communities that most need access to products, services and programs.

Job Summary

The Regional Advocacy Partnerships Manager is a core member of AVAC’s Partnerships & Capacity Strengthening team, reports to the Director of Partnerships & Capacity Strengthening and will support key projects in Eastern and Southern Africa. This new position will be based in Eastern or Southern Africa, joining other Africa-based team members and partners in developing a robust, responsive Africa-based presence integrated with core AVAC advocacy programs, for collaborative design, implementation, monitoring, and reporting on activities within a strategic work plan.

This position requires experience with and understanding of HIV, global health issues, advocacy campaigns, country health programs and program management. Knowledge of AVAC’s programs and the biomedical HIV prevention research and implementation field would add to the success of this role.

This new position is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is well-networked with civil society health movements, committed to advocating for health equity and well-resourced, and community-centered, evidence-based HIV treatment and prevention programming.

Essential Job Functions

The Regional Advocacy Partnerships Manager will have essential functions related to supporting projects and collaborations across the Partnerships & Capacity Strengthening work stream, strengthening the Advocacy Fellows Program, the Alumni Fellows network and coordinating the African Media Café Engagement project.

Coordinate regional alumni Fellows engagement and support partnerships with advocates, civil society organizations and other stakeholders

The Partnership & Capacity Strengthening team implements several programs to strengthen the HIV and STI prevention advocacy movement. The Advocacy Fellows Program and the growing alumni Fellows network are key within this portfolio of programs. Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Expand and foster collaborations with civil society organizations and networks—based largely in Africa—on strategic action campaigns;
  • Develop and implement—with support from team members—a strategy for a regional Fellows alumni network and stronger country coalitions;
  • Provide support to recent Fellows alumni in strengthening advocacy programs, including technical assistance, developing work plans and budgets for advocacy projects, training and creating linkages to other projects and networks;
  • Support development and implementation of organizational capacity strengthening program for Fellows program and link with other partner organizations and AVAC projects;
  • Identify and partner with organizations in countries where Fellows operate to support Fellows, provide strategic linkages in country and support recruitment efforts;
  • Provide tailored support for new Hosts and Fellows in countries with fewer AVAC partners;
  • Drive alumni engagement to support Fellows recruitment efforts, providing website updates amongst other modes of communication;
  • Serve as regional point of contact for queries about the Fellows program from potential applicants and hosts;
  • Ensure effective information sharing about the Fellows Program and Partnerships workstream in collaboration with AVAC Communications team through the AVAC website, social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.), newsletters, brochures/handbook and resource packages;
  • Research and develop concise, clear, and impact-oriented issue/situation analysis reports for internal/external use; and
  • Support expansion of AVAC’s partnerships with Key Population-led organizations.

Support implementation of the African Media Science Café Program

The Media Science Café program supports national journalist networks to strengthen capacity of journalists to report accurately on HIV and STI prevention research and implementation and COVID science and implementation. The program works to build connections between journalists and researchers, implementers, policy makers and civil society. Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Serve as front-line contact for media café partners, meeting their information needs, coordinating calls, meetings, reporting and technical assistance requests;
  • Help support café conveners to identify timely topics of discussion, identify and prepare speakers, identify materials needed to support cafés, regional trainings and conference trainings;
  • Ensure effective information sharing of the media science café program and AVAC’s regional media trainings and other media engagement work through frequent updating of the media science café program webpage on the AVAC website and sharing information with AVAC team;
  • Support and maintain online communication portals for sharing information with media science café partners and other media engagement partners, including on Engage.avac.org and WhatsApp; and
  • Manage the monitoring, evaluating and learning needs of the program and ensure that information is captured, reported, shared and effectively communicated.

Cross-project functions

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Collaborate with other AVAC Africa-based colleagues to represent AVAC in the region at relevant meetings and events, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of AVAC’s programs including civil society engagement, advocacy and media engagement;
  • Provide operational, technical and facilitation support in leading meetings, workshops, virtual calls, and engagements with partners as needed;
  • Collaborate with other AVAC Africa-based colleagues and across AVAC to identify opportunities to synergize projects, foster linkages between programs and partners at country level and around specific interventions and/or initiatives, and to develop and disseminate content;
  • Contribute to the development of resource documents, blog posts, partner updates and other communications materials;
  • Gather and disseminate necessary financial information to support timely budgeting and reporting needs, as required;
  • Contribute to overall functioning of the Partnerships & Capacity Strengthening work stream, including work plan development, reporting, monitoring and communications;
  • Ensure effective sharing of knowledge and skills to engage civil society partners in research to rollout of HIV and STI prevention; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment;
  • Five years of demonstrated experience in global health, HIV, SRHR or related field in project management, providing skills training and facilitating multi-stakeholder engagements, specifically in eastern and southern Africa;
  • Experience with and understanding of global health, biomedical research, country health mechanisms and programs, the media landscape and HIV/AIDS and program implementation;
  • Experience supporting media engagement and/or communications campaigns and activities for comparable programs or organizations;
  • Experience in advocacy for health and development issues, community engagement for HIV research, coalition-building, influencing national- and international-level health planning and policy;
  • Excellent writing, proof-reading and editing skills to produce high-quality documents and deliverables for a range of audiences and stakeholders both online and in print communications (i.e., for advocates, funders, policy makers, media, etc.);
  • Demonstrated experience in systems management, with a track record of developing and maintaining highly-organized management systems and processes across teams using Monday.com, Google Suite, MS Office, etc.;
  • Detail oriented, excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks;
  • Excellent multicultural and interpersonal skills, including the ability to facilitate relationships and interact effectively with others inside and outside the organization;
  • Able to work remotely via highspeed reliable internet and to collaborate with a remote team across several time zones;
  • Residency and work authorization within Eastern and/or Southern Africa; and
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally within the Eastern and Southern African region and US to AVAC and partner-convened meetings as needed (estimated travel: 30 percent).

Salary

Expected salary range for this position is $75,000 – 82,000, dependent on experience, and will be compensated in the local currency of the selected candidate.

How To Apply

AVAC champions the importance and value of a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.


Senior Finance Manager

About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end AIDS. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate product innovation and availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for access to high-impact prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve research conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote effective HIV prevention policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and translate the field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen global advocacy networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

AVAC employs these values across all of the work that we do, as described in the following:

  • We promote equity, solidarity, and inclusion by working directly with affected communities and breaking down complex concepts and barriers to information and services.
  • We put people and communities at the center of the work we do, integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights, harm reduction, and HIV prevention.
  • We ensure that products and programs are ethically designed and delivered to advance rights-based and equitable access to comprehensive, user-centered quality care.
  • We cultivate balanced partnerships grounded in respect and transparency through bi-directional learning, capacity-building, and priority setting.
  • We are accountable to the individuals and organizations influencing how research and roll-out are conducted and to the communities that most need access to products, services and programs.

Job Summary

The Senior Finance Manager is a key member of the finance team. A primary function of this position is managing AVAC’s budgeting, financial reporting, donor reporting, and financial analysis activities, and providing necessary support for program and grant managers in budget management and planning. The Senior Finance Manager may interface directly with funders and will support program staff in developing budgets and preparing budget vs. actual reporting according to donor requirements, and as needed, submission of budgets and reports to the donors. They will prepare subgrantee agreements and financial reporting templates for subgrantees, and track subgrant payments and balances, and support the program teams in the financial management of subgrantees. They will support the organization’s annual financial audit as well as any donor-specific audits. The Senior Finance Manager will lead or support department-wide initiatives and activities that improve timeliness and accuracy of financial reporting and reduce manual effort and manual record-keeping and reporting.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage and lead budgeting activities for grants and proposals as well as organization-wide and program budgeting; provide guidance and necessary support for completion and assembly of related documentation for grants and proposals.
  • Ensure timely donor financial reporting in collaboration with finance team and budget managers, prepare and submit invoices and grants reports as needed on a timely basis.
  • Manage organizational/departmental budget vs. actual monthly reporting activities for budget and program managers.
  • Manage necessary activities to support AVAC’s annual financial audit as well as any donor-specific audits in collaboration with Director of Finance.
  • Ensure efficient, cost effective, administration and financial management of grants in compliance with internal and external/donor policies and procedures.
  • Ensure establishment of new grant and program codes for tracking spending in all financial systems.
  • Interface directly with funders as required.
  • Manage activities that support level of effort reporting across the organization in close collaboration with CFO and Director of Finance.
  • Ensure all pertinent internal grant financial records, donor/grant files, and documents are accurately and completely maintained and updated as needed.
  • Ensure cost-sharing tracking for accurate donor reporting of committed cost-sharing activities.
  • Support program teams in establishing subgrants to partners, including preparation of subgrant agreements and amendments. Prepare subgrantee financial reporting templates; track payments and balances against subgrant contracts and assist program teams in financial management of subgrantees.
  • Ensure effective sharing of content knowledge of all AVAC-relevant regulations, policies and procedures and donor-specific policies, restrictions, and requirements.
  • Work closely with CFO and Director of Finance and external consultants to develop, implement and manage policies and procedures for finance, accounting, auditing, grants and contracts, and procurement.
  • Support finance operations as needed and fill-in for or backup existing finance staff where necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • 8+ years of grants management or finance and budget management experience in a not-for-profit environment.
  • Proficiency with Fund Accounting preferably SAGE Intacct accounting system.
  • Superior knowledge of budgets and financial reporting.
  • Must possess excellent analytical skills, and the ability to balance multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in working with financial data and databases to extract and consolidate financial information for various reports and reporting formats.
  • Strong Excel skills.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate clearly and effectively to move projects and activities forward.
  • Strong experience handling sensitive and confidential matters in a professional way.
  • Must be detail oriented, a self-starter, and have leadership initiative.

Salary

Expected salary range for this position is $92,000 – 148,000, dependent on experience, and will be compensated in the local currency of the selected candidate.

How To Apply

AVAC champions the importance and value of a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.


Program Coordinator, Product Introduction & Access, and Long-Acting PrEP Coalition

About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.

AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end AIDS. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:

  • Accelerate product innovation and availability: AVAC collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for access to high-impact prevention: AVAC is part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve research conduct: AVAC advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote effective HIV prevention policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and translate the field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen global advocacy networks: AVAC supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.

AVAC employs these values across all of the work that we do, as described in the following:

  • We promote equity, solidarity, and inclusion by working directly with affected communities and breaking down complex concepts and barriers to information and services.
  • We put people and communities at the center of the work we do, integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights, harm reduction, and HIV prevention.
  • We ensure that products and programs are ethically designed and delivered to advance rights-based and equitable access to comprehensive, user-centered quality care.
  • We cultivate balanced partnerships grounded in respect and transparency through bi-directional learning, capacity-building, and priority setting.
  • We are accountable to the individuals and organizations influencing how research and roll-out are conducted and to the communities that most need access to products, services and programs.

About Product Introduction & Access at AVAC

The Product Introduction & Access team accelerates product innovation and accessibility to bring effective prevention options to those who need them most. AVAC and a range of partners are working to accelerate the timely, efficient, effective and affordable development and introduction of new prevention options. This growing body of work currently includes:

  • BioPIC – Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this project drives an innovative, integrated and adaptable approach to product introduction, with a focus on long-acting PrEP options in the market and in development.
  • Dual Prevention Pill (DPP) Consortium – Funded by the Children’s Investment Fund, this project aims to prepare for rapid and successful introduction of a daily pill for HIV prevention and contraception in 2024/5.
  • MOSAIC – Funded by USAID, this project aims to accelerate introduction and scale-up of new and emerging biomedical prevention products for women and girls. AVAC is leading partner in this FHI30-led consortium.

Job Summary

The Program Coordinator supports AVAC’s Product Introduction & Access projects and the Coalition to Accelerate Access to Long-Acting PrEP by maintaining, tracking, synthesizing and disseminating information related to the introduction and access of new HIV prevention options. The Program Coordinator will help AVAC anticipate, collect and distill needed information to various stakeholders needs. This position will also be responsible for reporting and contributing to key deliverables for donor-funded projects and provide coordination and administrative support to the Secretariat for the Long-Acting PrEP Coalition that is convened by Unitaid, WHO, UNAIDS, The Global Fund, and PEPFAR with AVAC as the Secretariat. Along with experience performing the essential functions listed below, a successful Program Coordinator will approach their tasks with confidence and curiosity, think ahead to anticipate needs, and maneuver through challenges with initiative and resourcefulness. The Program Coordinator finds satisfaction in both autonomous and collaborative environments, and relies on processes and planning to keep themselves and the team on track.

Essential Job Functions

Project Reporting

  • Monitor project management plans and timelines across numerous work streams including the Secretariat to the Coalition; track project deliverables and support all aspects of reporting, including:
  • Collect and consolidate documents for reports across all areas of product introduction.
  • Maintain and update dashboard on Coalition activities
  • Synthesize information from staff and external partners for internal and external reporting for the donor-funded projects led by the Product Introduction & Access team.
  • Write monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.

Materials Development and Maintenance

  • Distill complex information from multiple sources into concise summaries and visual presentations.
  • Track, synthesize and package product introduction information, results, lessons learned and information to make it useful for decision-makers.
  • Ensure consistent and correct formatting for graphics, presentations and other documents.
  • Develop and disseminate presentations and publications and provide research, writing and editing support as needed.

Knowledge Management

  • Collect, maintain, update and curate product introduction content for the AVAC and PrEP Watch websites, and to inform Coalition activities.
  • Developing and maintain key materials on the HIV prevention product pipeline, decision-making tools, and global and country data in collaboration with AVAC team and Coalition partners.
  • Work across AVAC teams to ensure information and deliverables are disseminated to the appropriate internal and external channels.
  • Analyze product introduction information dissemination and uptake for reporting and program improvement.

Meeting Planning

  • Support product introduction and access team with planning and production coordination of all external meetings and events.
  • Capture meeting records and ensure all actions identified in meetings are tracked.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including our commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment.
  • Three to four years’ experience in public/global health, consulting, communications, and/or project coordination.
  • Excellent writing, editing and content development skills, with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct style.
  • Experience organizing and managing multiple project components while simultaneously interfacing with our diverse partners.
  • Excellent PowerPoint, Excel, and word processing skills. Familiarity with project management (i.e. Monday.com or MS Project) and digital marketing tools (MailChimp).
  • Experience analyzing data and conveying complex information visually.

Salary

Expected salary range for this position is $50,000 – 80,000, dependent on experience, and will be compensated in the local currency of the selected candidate.

How To Apply

AVAC champions the importance and value of a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.

AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to careers@avac.org.