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Advocacy & Partnerships Officer

Media, Communications, Public Relations, Fund Raising
Assignment reference:
Host organisation:
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Start date:
10 September 2012
End date:
9 September 2013
Application closing date:
6 May 2012
Assist community leaders to advocate for the rights of children who are orphaned or made vulnerable through the AIDS crisis in Uganda. This hands-on role will see you developing issue papers, working with the media and liaising with local governments and international donors.

The International HIV/AIDS Alliance is a global partnership of non-government organisations that support communities in developing countries to respond to the challenge of AIDS.

One of the Alliance's most significant projects in Uganda is a $20m initiative to support organisations that provide services to orphans and vulnerable children.

An Australian Volunteer is being sought to support the Alliance in advocating on behalf of orphaned and vulnerable children with local governments, international agencies and communities engaged in the project.

The volunteer will help develop issue papers, support media relations, liaise with community leaders and key stakeholders, and support the training of community leaders to act as advocates. 

The successful applicant will demonstrate:

  • Experience developing advocacy resources, including issue papers 
  • Understanding of issues affecting orphans and vulnerable children 
  • Experience in training others in advocacy 
  • Self awareness, cultural sensitivity, flexibility and adaptability, resilience

Early applications will be considered. We reserve the right to close this role should a suitable applicant be identified before 6 May 2012.

Australian Volunteers

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How to apply

1. Download and complete the application form.

2. Email the completed form with your CV.

For more information email us or call 03 9345 1834.

We can only accept applications from Australian citizens and permanent residents or New Zealand citizens with Special Category visas.