Launched in 2011, the Bridging the Gaps Alliance (BtG) is a resilient and innovative partnership focusing on the health and human rights of key populations: sex workers, people who use drugs and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Bridging the Gaps works towards achieving universal access to HIV/STI prevention, treatment, care and support for sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people, including those living with HIV, contributing to the end of AIDS among key populations. The Bridging the Gaps Alliance, led by Aidsfonds, brings together four Dutch organizations (Aidsfonds, COC, AFEW and Mainline), five global networks (GNP+, INPUD, ITPC, MPact and NSWP), and more than 80 partner organizations in 15 countries, in partnership with and funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA).
In 2020, the final year of the Bridging the Gaps programme, the alliance will be focusing on consolidating and documenting results, supporting partners and ensuring sustainability of achievements.
The BtG Alliance lead agency team is operated by a team of eight, responsible for overall programme management and coordination. The team is responsible for collaboration within the Alliance – through the Board, the Programme Team, and the Financial Control Group – as well as for fostering coordination and strategic collaboration with MoFA, including embassies and permanent missions and with other partnerships and relevant stakeholders.
The team has a vacancy for a senior policy officer for the period of seven months, from early January 2020 to 31 July 2020. This temporary position will cover a maternity leave. The senior programme & policy officer works in close collaboration with the programme manager, provides programmatic oversight for the team and supports other team members as well as representatives from Bridging the Gaps alliance partners in agreed tasks. They are responsible for the annual reporting process to the Ministry and ongoing identification and documentation of results, good practices and learnings. They will also be the lead in coordinating the preparation of the programme’s presence at the international conference HIV2020, taking place in Mexico City in July 2020. The successful candidate will interact closely with the designated colleagues within our own organisation and with colleagues from the Bridging the Gaps Alliance partners.
Programme and policy officer ‘Bridging the Gaps’ (maternity cover)
32 hours per week, 1 January 2020 – 31 July 2020
Main tasks and responsibilities
- Lead the 2019 annual reporting process: responsible for gathering and consolidating contributions from alliance partners; communication with alliance partners; editing; and writing of narrative report to the Ministry
- Coordinate the task team of alliance partners responsible for delivering capacity building support to country/regional partners on resource mobilisation during the first quarter of 2020
- Play a leading role in the coordination and positioning of the programme at the international community-led event, HIV2020, taking place in Mexico City, 5-7 July 2020
- Together with the Programme Manager, prepare the six-weekly Programme Team meetings and quarterly Board meetings, attended by representatives from all nine BtG alliance partners, and implement the follow up actions
- Provide on-going support and technical advice to members of the lead agency team working on the programme’s end evaluation
- Work with alliance partners and maintain key external relationships to represent the
- Coordinate the team meetings and planning processes of the lead agency team
- Internally coordinate with other programmes in Aidsfonds
Your salary will be between € 3.181 and € 4.966 gross per month (36 hours), depending on experience. You will be offered a contract for 7 months.
Experience and competencies
- Strategic thinking, planning, writing and presenting skills on senior level
- At least five years of experience working in multi-stakeholder programmes, preferably through alliances, in a coordinating role
- Knowledge of and experience in the field of HIV/AIDS and human rights; prior engagement with key population movements is an asset
- Strong representation skills with a variety of audiences
- Strong interpersonal and cross-organisational networking skills in an international setting;
- Fluency in English, verbal and written
- Excellent writing skills
- Relevant master’s degree in the field of human rights, public health, and/or international relations or organisational management studies
Aidsfonds – Soa Aids Nederland aim to a diverse workforce with a balanced representation of women and men, ages, sexual orientation and ethnic background. We particularly encourage applications from qualified candidates who are living with HIV and/or from key population communities.
Please go to our website www.aidsfonds.org and to www.hivgaps.org where you can find more information about Aidsfonds and the Bridging the Gaps programme. You can also contact Esther Vonk, programme manager Bridging the Gaps (firstname.lastname@example.org).
How to apply?
You can only apply via the Aidsfonds website. Please send a motivation letter and CV via:
Please respond before Friday 22 November 2019. The first round of interviews will be scheduled in the week of 2 December 2019.