Project Officer (Love Alliance)
Aidsfonds - Soa Aids Nederland, is a diverse and inclusive organization reflective of the society and the communities we work with, in the Netherlands and globally, building on all that we share. By having an inclusive organization that puts communities first, also in our own workforce, we achieve greater impact in the field of sexual health, STI and HIV/AIDS response. The organization strives for a world where there are no longer any deaths from AIDS and where people enjoy good sexual health. A world in which everyone can love freely and without fear. We do this by working together with the people who are hit hardest by HIV, STIs, discrimination and exclusion. We strengthen their voice and support them with information, knowledge and funding. For all that is love.
The International department is responsible for funding community-led action to increase access to health and rights, as well as for conducting global advocacy towards these aims. We focus on funding communities of populations living with or affected by HIV (including LGBTIQ+, sex workers, people who use drugs, youth, women and children) in 10 countries and 2 regions worldwide. Our 2022-2025 strategy “For All that is Love” describes our ambition towards increased co-decision making with community representatives throughout our funding. The international department consists of an advocacy team, the secretariat of the Robert Carr Fund, and two programmatic teams: Key Populations and Children, Youth & Women. The teams’ work is organized in projects with project leaders responsible for the implementation and budgetary management of their projects.
To join our key populations team, we are looking for a
Project Officer (Love Alliance)
36 hours per week
What does the team do and what are you going to do
The Love Alliance (2021-2025) brings together organizations led by communities most affected by HIV and AIDS. From across Africa, thought leaders (GALZ, SANPUD, Sisonke), grant-makers (UHAI EASHRI, ARASA, ISDAO and GNP+) and the global network of people living with HIV (GNP+) have joined forces. The Love Alliance aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of PWUD, LGBTIQ+ people and sex workers, including advocating against gender inequality and other forms of inequity, injustices and criminalization; demanding equity and inclusion in access to health and justice, including comprehensive SRHR and HIV services for all.
Aidsfonds is the administrative lead of the Love Alliance and coordinates the administration of the alliance, including monitoring the progress of the implementation of the full programme proposal, financial management, and reporting to our donor the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). In this role you will work together with the admin team to coordinate the overall implementation of the Love Alliance. To strengthen our advocacy efforts, you will manage a portfolio of global and regional advocacy grants by supporting contracting, partner management, and supporting a call for proposals for grants to regional networks in Africa. Furthermore, you will work directly with our thought leaders, working groups, and the learning coordinator to support the implementation of learning in the Love Alliance.
Main tasks and responsibilities
- Assist with the development of a call for proposals for grants related to regional advocacy work in Africa.
- Participate in a regional advocacy taskforce of alliance partners and experts to advance the advocacy loop of the Love Alliance and link global processes with national advocacy priorities.
- Manage a portfolio of grant partnerships related to global advocacy – including contract, partner, and financial management - and link related grantees to strengthen outcomes.
- Assist in identifying best practices, successes, and challenges related to global and regional advocacy and describing these in written materials.
- With the learning officer, manage relationships of three partners organisations ("thought leaders") to refine and implement a learning agenda for the Love Alliance. Ensure the implementation of the learning activities on behalf of Love Alliance partners in 10 countries.
- Monitor the work of thought leaders through monthly check-in calls and regular reporting
- Ensure annual and semi-annual narrative and financial reports are completed, and review all reports
A person that considers issues from different perspectives and has broader understanding of intersectionality, in doing so establishes connections with the communities we work with: people living with HIV, young people, children, LGBTIQ+, current and former sex workers, current and former drug users, because you can draw on your own experience or have had close encounters with members of these communities. The ideal candidate is someone with knowledge of HIV/AIDS, the international playing field, experience with advocacy work, and in particular of the specific issues facing key populations.
You bring the following with you
- Experience with advocacy-based programs
- Understanding of the importance of regional and community advocacy
- Experience managing grants and/or funded partnerships
- Experience working in Africa
- Aligned with working on a project operating on the principles of shared and decentralized leadership
- Fluent in English communication skills
- Organised and excellent in coordinating different streams of work
- Collaborative and communicative
- Not afraid of difficult conversations based on mutual accountability
- A team player
What do we offer
First, we offer you an ambitious, inclusive and diverse organization in which we work together in an accessible, open and inspiring atmosphere and deliver quality based on appealing goals and clear roles. In this way we contribute to a world where there are no longer any deaths from AIDS and where people enjoy good sexual health. You are welcome as you are, who you love or what you believe. We are curious about your talents and your social drive to work with us on our mission. You look at issues from different perspectives and you connect with the communities with whom we work, because you can draw on your own experience, have become acquainted with members of these communities or are interested in: people living with HIV, women, youth and children, LGBTIQ+, people with a migration background, (former) sex workers, (former) drug users.
In addition, we offer:
- An exciting position in an international team
- An employment contract initially for one year with the prospect of permanent employment
- This position is based in Amsterdam Sloterdijk (hybrid work from office/home). We would consider strong candidates living and working in Africa who are connected to networks that are the focus of Love Alliance priorities. For candidates outside of the Netherlands, salary and benefits will conform to in-country scales
- A salary in scale 10 that lies between € 2.920,11 and € 4.670,50 gross per month (for 36 hours) for Netherlands-based staff, grading takes place depending on your experience
- An individual choice budget (IKB) of 16.96% that you can use as you wish
- In case of working in Amsterdam, a NS business card for all public transport for your commute to work
- You have 208 hours of leave on a full-time basis (36 hours) and you can buy extra leave via the IKB
- A personal development budget of €650 per year
How to Apply?
You can apply until Thursday the 14th of December 2023 by uploading your motivation letter and curriculum vitae on our application page by clicking on the following link:
Apply directly at Aidsfonds – Soa Aids Nederland for Project Officer (Love Alliance) (onlinevacatures.nl)
Start date for this position
The earliest start date for this position is January the 1st 2024
If you have an urgent question about the content, you can contact Samuel Matsikure, Team leader, via telephone number: +31 208922374 or send an email: email@example.com