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ITPC Regional Coordinator South East Asia
APN+ Capacity Building Treatment & Advocacy Officer
Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS
51/2 3 rd Floor Ruam Rudee Bldg.III
Soi Ruam Rudee, Ploenchit Rd.,
Bangkok 10330 Thailand
Tel: +66 2 255 7477-8
Fax: +66 2 2557479
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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: ITPC GLOBAL ADVOCACY COORDINATOR
The International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) is a global
coalition of people living with HIV/AIDS and their allies dedicated to
ensuring access to quality HIV/AIDS treatment, care and prevention services.
Founded in 2003 in Capetown, South Africa, ITPC uses a community-driven
approach to achieve universal access to treatment, prevention, and all
health care services for people living with HIV and those at risk. Working
through its ten regional networks and one thematic network on women and
families, ITPC supports national level activists and people living with HIV
and AIDS through activities focused on scaling up treatment literacy and
access to treatment and treatment as prevention through research, advocacy,
education, capacity-building, and small grants.
ITPC is seeking a full-time Global Advocacy Coordinator to strengthen and
support its international, regional and national advocacy. The Global
Advocacy Coordinator (GAC) will be responsible for developing strategic
plans through ITPC¹s regional networks, its Treatment Monitoring and
Advocacy Project and the World Community Advisory Board initiative, and for
supporting the Global Secretariat in implementation of advocacy activities.
More specifically, the GAC, working with ITPC staff, will amplify the voice
of national and regional issues in the global arena. The focus of the GAC¹s
work will be to advance ITPC¹s mission to scale up treatment access and
activities, strengthen the strategic capacity of the global coalition on
treatment literacy, including prevention, health systems strengthening, and
human rights, and to promote ITPC¹s position on key public policy debates
related to HIV/AIDS treatment access and prevention.
Specific duties will include:
* Working with the Global Secretariat and ITPC¹s project staff on
international, regional, and national-level advocacy plans, activities, and
implementation, including assisting with community organizing.
* Assisting with development of national strategic advocacy plans through
ITPC¹s regional and thematic networks, and coordinating strategies amongst
* Advocating on treatment access and prevention with global institutions and
actors, including governments.
* Interacting with the media, and representing ITPC¹s position through
* Writing and editing international press releases and short position
* Assisting national advocates as needed, including the ability to work on
issues of treatment literacy and HIV/AIDS prevention.
* Coordinating and collaborating with other global and regional networks on
advocacy strategies and issues related to ITPC¹s mission.
The GAC must:
§ Have a strong track record in international advocacy and experience in
developing and implementing strategic plans.
§ Have a background in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention, including HIV
§ Be an excellent communicator with strong English writing skills.
§ Have strong commitment to advocating and advancing the rights of
communities and individuals and protecting their interests in international
§ Be an independent worker with strong organizational skills and
demonstrable ability to work in a team setting; and a quick learner of
issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.
§ Have experience working in different cultural settings and multiple
Given the global nature of ITPC¹s network, the GAC position requires
extensive travel and flexible working hours. The GAC should also be flexible
with respect to planning and meeting deadlines. For this position,
experience in HIV/AIDS and/or infectious diseases and public health is
preferred, as is a second language.
The GAC will report directly to the International Coordinator of the Global
Secretariat based in Bangkok, Thailand. The location for this position is
flexible as long as there are good communications. Compensation will be
commensurate on experience.
The position will begin on 4th January 2009. ITPC is an equal-opportunity
If interested please send a cover letter, resumé with letters from two
referees, and two writing samples to the attention of Ed Attapon at
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letter, please give examples of how you meet the above list of skills and
qualifications based on your previous experience. The deadline for
applications is 12th November 2009.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: ITPC is an equal opportunity employer. We
strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color,
including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender communities. PLHIVs are encouraged
to apply. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race,
religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political
affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status,
medical condition (cancer-related) or the conditions Acquired Immune
Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS Related Conditions (ARC).
Please visit ITPC website
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