Project Manager, Global Village and Youth Programme, AIDS 2020

1035 Market Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States
Job Posted Date: 
April 16, 2019
Full-time Positions
Global Health
Population & Social Sciences

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and support effective working relations with stakeholders and partner organizations, including groups from diverse and affected communities, in the development and delivery of Global Village and Youth Programme activities
  • Manage the set-up of the online application review system, including liaising with the external abstract system management provider to update, improve and test the system
  • Coordinate the various aspects of the Global Village including sessions, market place booths, networking zones, cultural activities and exhibits with the support of staff and a professional conference organizer (PCO)
  • Develop an IAS Youth Engagement Strategy for 2020 in collaboration with the Communications team (situation analysis, baseline survey on engagement, AIDS 2018 focus group findings, how we want to engage with young people leaders/drivers at the committee level to programme level) and report to Executive Management
  • Manage nominations and engagement of Global Village and Youth Programme Working Group
  • Coordinate and support the work of the Global Village and Youth Programme Working Group and convene Working Group meetings
  • Serve as the key contact for Global Village and Youth Programme activities (e.g., respond to inquiries and follow-up with applicants)
  • Ensure the Global Village sponsors, donors and supporters receive agreed visibility and/or benefits
  • Coordinate a review process for proposals, including the development of criteria, research, assessment and analysis
  • Contribute to the Global Village and Youth Programme outreach, marketing and promotion
  • Advise Working Group members to select activities at the programme activity planning meeting
  • Work collaboratively with local and international planning committees and conference secretariat departments
  • Develop activity work plans, advise on budgets, and prepare progress reports, minutes from Working Group meetings and printed material content
  • Prepare a final post-conference report for the Global Village and Youth Programme at AIDS 2020
  • Perform other projects and tasks as needed. 
Job Requirements: 

Academic Qualifications: 

  •  A degree in social science, international relations or other relevant discipline or comparable years of experience in the field. 

Work Experience: 

  • At least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a non-profit, preferably community-based organization
  • Experience in programme planning, development and delivery
  • Experience in organizing, coordinating and planning a significant community event and/or conference event, preferably at an international level
  • Experience working with and supporting volunteers and committees; group and process facilitation skills
  • Experience working collaboratively with multi-sector stakeholders and diverse communities
  • Experience working in the field of HIV, international development and youth-related issues would be a strong asset. 


  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, interpersonal, cross cultural and team skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including speaking, writing and presenting in English
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines under pressure in an intense, complex, multi-stakeholder environment
  • Excellent computer skills in various software applications (MS Office)
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule including some evenings and weekends, increasing near and during the conference. 
How to Apply: 

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter to [email protected] by Friday, 10 May 2019. The interviews will be conducted on 3-4 June 2019 in San Francisco. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Only candidates from the US or candidates already having a valid US work visa will be considered. IAS employees are evidence-based, human rights-focused, inclusive and accountable partners in the HIV response. Candidates should display genuine commitment to IAS values. 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 or affected by HIV are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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