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The International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's leading independent association of HIV professionals. It has more than 16,000 members from 196 countries. The IAS is a non-profit organization acting as an independent voice in the global response to AIDS on behalf of its members. It is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

The IAS is the custodian of the world’s premier gathering on HIV and AIDS, the International AIDS Conference, which takes place every two years. In the intervening years the IAS organizes the IAS Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention Conference, a scientific meeting focused on current research and its applicability in the scale-up of prevention and treatment of HIV.

The IAS plays a leading role in policy and advocacy, working to implement effective, evidence-based policies and programmes to enhance the global response to AIDS. The IAS engages in a range of policy and advocacy activities on behalf of its membership, including promoting knowledge and dialogue onsite at the conferences, as well as promoting dialogue and advocacy for an evidence based response to AIDS in other fora.

The IAS is committed to working across the full range of responses to AIDS and works with industry through the IAS Industry Liaison Forum (IAS-ILF). The IAS-ILF aims to accelerate scientifically promising, ethical HIV research in resource-limited settings, with a particular focus on the role and responsibilities of industry as sponsors and supporters of research. The Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) is a peer-reviewed, primary source online journal dedicated to the publication and dissemination of vital HIV and AIDS research relevant to developing countries. More information on IAS can be found on www.iasociety.org.

IAS is comprised of a Governing Council of global academic and policy leaders who guide the organization and set strategy and a Secretariat that executes IAS strategy. The Secretariat, about 40 people, includes managers and staff with expertise in conference operations, advocacy, and policy analysis and development. Additionally IAS engages interns, consultants and temporary staff as its work requires.

The IAS seeks an HR Coordinator, starting September 2011 to provide comprehensive HR support to IAS leaders, managers and staff. The role has both transactional and strategic aspects, including:

  • workforce planning;

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      Bi-weekly reporting to EMB & ED;

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        Manage recruitment@iasocietyRe.org public folder;

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        Recruitment support when requested;

  • employee relations and engagement;

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        First point of call for all HR and Employee questions;

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        Maintain and update sharepoint and G-drive files;

  • compensation and benefits administration;

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        Monthly payroll reporting to finance;

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        Lead the new absence management system roll out;

  • employee orientation, development, and training;

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        Induction training for all new employees;

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        Maintain the overview of the professional development budget;

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