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 May 2012, to support the PME unit in the evaluation of the XIX International AIDS Society (AIDS 2012) which will be held in Washington, DC, from 22 to 27 July 2012 ( www.aids2012.org ). The position will be full-time, for four months, based at the IAS offices in Geneva, Switzerland and report to the PME Expert (who is acting as the AIDS 2012 Evaluation Coordinator).
Description: Under the direct supervision of the IAS PME Expert, and in close collaboration with the conference programme development team, the intern will support the evaluation of the AIDS 2012 conference by undertaking the following tasks:
Collect and analyze data on the AIDS 2012 programme (mainly abstract- driven sessions).
Complete the AIDS 2012 session database (Excel sheet) with the relevant data.
Analyze feedback on sessions (from rapporteurs, observers and other sources) and update the AIDS 2012 session database if requested.
And contribute to any other task as required. The following skills and qualifications are essential:
Master degree (or above) in social sciences or ethnography;
Field experience with observational research;
Experience with terminology in the field of HIV;
Acquaintance with evaluation;
Good written and oral communication skills in English.
Strong computer skills in the Windows environment (particularly Excel and Outlook).
Ability to work under pressure in an international context.
Duration: 4 months
Starting date: 10th May 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 firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 15 February 2012. 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.