Executive Director

Closing date: 26 February 2018
Job Type: Paid
The Executive Director position is based in Geneva, Switzerland and reports to the IAS President. The position is open-ended and full-time to start ideally in July 2018.

About the IAS

Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic.

Purpose of the position

The Executive Director is the chief executive officer for International AIDS Society and an ex-officio member of the Governing Council and Executive Committee. S/he is responsible for the overall management of the organization, including its financial sustainability and is charged with implementing its strategic plans under the direction of the governance and membership of the organization. The Executive Director reports directly to the President of the Governing Council, who is accountable to the Governing Council (GC).

In the Executive Director, the IAS requires someone who understands the major issues in development, global health and in the HIV/AIDS response today. S/he is a credible and persuasive player at the highest levels and is recognized as a peer by senior colleagues in government; multi-lateral, scientific and civil society contexts.

Along with the leadership characteristics described below, the Executive Director also requires a flexibility of style and understanding of the Secretariat’s role vis-a-vis the President and Governing Council of the IAS. A sophisticated appreciation of the complexities and processes, including diplomacy, firmness and conflict resolution skills involved in multi-partner initiatives is necessary. The Executive Director is expected to be a strategic steward of the organization who is exemplary of its overall membership.

Application notes

Interested and qualified candidates should send their application, in English and by email only, to recruitment@iasociety.org by Monday 26 February 2018. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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