IAS – the International AIDS Society – convenes, educates and advocates for a world in which HIV no longer presents a threat to public health and individual well-being. After the emergence of HIV and AIDS, concerned scientists created the IAS to bring together experts from across the world and disciplines to promote a concerted HIV response. Today, the IAS and its members unite scientists, policy makers and activists to galvanize the scientific response, build global solidarity and enhance human dignity for all those living with and affected by HIV. The IAS is also the steward of the world’s most prestigious HIV conferences: the International AIDS Conference, the IAS Conference on HIV Science, and the HIV Research for Prevention Conference.
The ICT Graduate Assistant will be based in Geneva, Switzerland, and the IAS offers the possibility for Swiss-based employees to work up to 50% from their legal residence. The Graduate Assistant will report to the Senior Manager, ICT. The position is full-time and fixed-term from 10 July 2023 to 4 August 2023. As part of this assignment, the incumbent will travel to Brisbane, Australia from 18 to 27 July 2023.
This position is intended for recent graduates and paid at the Geneva minimum wage.
Purpose of the Position:
The ICT Graduate Assistant will support the ICT (Information Communications Technology) team immediately prior to and during IAS 2023, the 12th IAS Conference on HIV Science being held in Brisbane, Australia from 23 to 26 July 2023.
Technical helpdesk for the setup of all staff onsite.
Technical support to the virtual platform provider with session room setup and troubleshooting.
Technical support on IT equipment setup and quality check.
Technical support to IAS staff during the conference.
Perform any additional tasks requested.
Currently studying and recently graduated with a degree in information technology or related field.
First experience in information technology and/or help desk
Although not essential for this position, the IAS acknowledges the value of the experience of living with HIV and will consider this when evaluating applications.
Understanding of IP network
Understanding of windows platform
Capacity to handle several tasks at the same
Good organization skills and resilient to stress
Available to travel to Brisbane, Australia from 17 to 27 July 2023.
Good written and oral communication skills in English. French would be a plus.
The IAS Secretariat in Geneva is a dynamic and diverse workplace that brings together public health, HIV science, conferencing, programme management and other specialists who all share the IAS’s vision of a world in which HIV no longer presents a threat to public health and individual well-being. We thrive on an exceptional team spirit, put trust in our colleagues’ professionalism, and value new ideas. The IAS promotes a flexible and collaborative workplace which encourages employees to grow their skills and competencies.
The IAS is committed to ensuring a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of our work. To help us achieve this, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates who share the IAS values (learn more here), regardless of their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, HIV status, race, national origin, cultural or ethnic background, disability, religion, or age.
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, to email@example.com by Sunday, 21 May 2023. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Only candidates from Switzerland, from an EU/EFTA country or candidates already having a valid Swiss working permit to work full-time will be considered. Candidates shall mention on their CV their work authorization in Switzerland.