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Evaluation Intern – International AIDS Society (IAS)

The International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s membership society for individuals working professionally in HIV, bringing together individuals and organizations from around the world to address current issues in HIV basic, clinical and prevention science. The IAS has over 15,000 members from 193 countries, and is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

The IAS is the custodian of the world’s premier gathering on HIV/AIDS, the International AIDS Conference. It also organizes the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention that focuses on the biomedical aspects of HIV/AIDS. Those conferences alternately take place every two years. In addition, the IAS has initiated several projects to further support the professional development of key stakeholders coming from resource-limited countries and to leverage knowledge, experience and influence of its members to advocate for the policy changes and political commitments necessary to end the AIDS epidemic. The IAS is committed as well to provide assistance to regional AIDS societies/networks and conferences. In order to successfully achieve this mission, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) has become a full part of the IAS strategy.

The IAS is seeking an Intern, starting 1 June 2012, to support the PME unit. The position will be full-time, for seven months, based at the IAS offices in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the PME Expert.

Description: Under the direct supervision of the IAS PME Expert, and in close collaboration with the rest of the IAS team, the intern will support the evaluation of the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) which will be held in Washington DC from 22 to 27 July 2012 (www.aids2012.org), as well as other activities conducted by the PME unit.

To this end, the intern will undertake the following tasks:

 Assist in survey data collection, entry and analysis.

 Assist in online survey testing and administration.

 Provide logistical support for the preparation and running of focus group interviews at the conference AIDS 2012.

 Contribute to the supervision/coordination of volunteers during the conference AIDS 2012.

 Contribute to the organization of the silent auction event at the conference AIDS 2012.

 Assist in the creation and update of databases for planning and monitoring purposes.

 Assist in the editing and formatting of evaluation reports.

 And contribute to any other task as required, including translation of survey forms and survey responses, and online research.

The following skills and qualifications are essential:

 Acquaintance with evaluation, communication and/or research.

 Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

 Strong computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook).  Ability to work under pressure in an international context.

 At least 2 years university-level studies in evaluation, social science, communication, international relations or other relevant discipline.

The following skills and qualifications are advantageous:

 Some first exposure to HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care issues.

 Experience in interviewing people during big events.

 Experience in filming people during big events (with a camescope) and mounting videos with resulting films.

 Familiarity with social networking tools, mainly Facebook, Twitter and blogs.

 Knowledge and use of publisher and/or Photoshop.

 Basic knowledge of Spanish language.

Duration: 7 months Starting date: 1st June 2012

Location: Geneva, including travel to Washington DC, to attend the conference AIDS 2012 (22-27 July 2012)

Stipend: 1,000CHF / month

Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or already having a valid Swiss working permit will be considered.

Your application, written in English and including your CV and a personal letter of no more than one page, should be sent by email only to laetitia.lienart@iasociety.org no later than 1 March 2011. Due to a large number of applicants, only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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 encouraged to apply.

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