Thursday, December 10, 2009

PROGRESSIO (CIIR), HIV and AIDS Development Adviser, Deadline January 5, 2010.

HIV and AIDS Development Adviser


Progressio (formerly known as CIIR) has been leading the way on practical international development issues for more than forty years. Whether through placing development workers overseas, or in our policy and advocacy achievements, Progressio has a track record of making a difference. We work with people of all faiths and none.

Closing date: 05 Jan 2010
Location: Timor-Leste - Dili

Two-year placement

Please note that the selected applicant will be required to take up the placement by March 2010 at the latest.

This placement offers an exciting opportunity to participate in addressing HIV and AIDS in a post-conflict country, with current low prevalence rates. The HIV and AIDS Development Adviser will work alongside Fundasaun Timor Hari’i (FTH) and Estrela+. S/he will develop and support their staff to contribute effectively in addressing HIV and AIDS in Timor-Leste, including through the implementation of the GIPA Principle (Greater Involvement of People Living with HIV and AIDS). With FTH, the focus of the work will be on organisational capacity building, in order to provide a solid foundation for the further development of HIV and AIDS prevention programmes in Timor-Leste. With Estrela+, the focus of the work will be on the formal establishment and strengthening of this young network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) in Timor-Leste. Both elements of the placement are part of a wider national strategy addressing HIV and AIDS. S/he will also assist FTH and Estrela+ in building the capacity and awareness amongst local Timorese NGOs, other national key institutions, and the community in general regarding issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

You should have an appropriate degree/qualification in development, social sciences, public health or a related field.

You should have a minimum of five years’ experience in HIV and AIDS programmes in a policy or design capacity at community and national levels, and at least three years’ work experience in organisational development in an advisory, management and/or support capacity. Proven experience of planning and facilitating training events on HIV and AIDS; of working with governmental and non governmental organisations, most at risk groups, and PLHIV; in communicating with a range of stakeholders (including government, NGOs, Churches and local leaders); and of working in a resource poor environment are also essential.

You should also have an inter-disciplinary knowledge of the management and control of HIV and AIDS; a good knowledge of HIV and AIDS as a development and human rights issue, and an understanding of the implications of gender inequality when working with issues relating to HIV and AIDS. An understanding of capacity building techniques and methods; excellent project management, self-organising, and prioritising skills; the ability to adapt skills and knowledge to local context and work in a resource poor environment; good team building skills, flexibility and a consensus-led approach to work; commitment to participatory/consultative methods; empathy with people living with or affected by AIDS and a commitment to work with PLHIV, and a willingness to learn basic Tetum and/or Bahasa Indonesian are also essential.
How to apply
It is essential that you complete the application form in full, as very specific information is required and will be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for an interview. Please note that CVs/resumes will not be accepted.

For further information and an application form visit

Interviews: Early/mid January 2010

Please return the completed application form to:

Progressio does not place development workers in their own countries.
Reference Code: RW_7YKFX7-85