Job Title: Deputy Director – UNGO Jobs

Country: Thailand
Organization: Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations
Closing date: 8 May 2022

Deputy Director

for the
Sustainability of HIV Services for Key Populations in South-East Asia (SKPA-2) Program

  • Are you passionate about advocacy and leading strategic change?
  • Are you a critical thinker with a solutions-focussed approach?
  • Do you want to work in a growing regional organisation to scale-up HIV programs for key populations?

The Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO) is seeking applications for the position of Deputy Director for the Sustainability of HIV Services for Key Populations in Asia (SKPA) Program.

SKPA-2 is a three-year, USD$12.5m program funded by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the period 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025. The program follows from and significantly extends the successful SKPA-1 program, which will be completed by June 30, 2022. AFAO is the Principal Recipient. SKPA-2 aims to improve the sustainability of evidence-informed, prioritised HIV services for key populations in Bhutan, Mongolia, Philippines, and Sri Lanka. AFAO leads Australia’s community response to HIV and contributes to action on HIV globally and in Asia and the Pacific.

The successful applicant for this position will understand and have a commitment to community-led action on HIV and issues affecting key populations.

The preferred location for this position is in Bangkok, Thailand. Being based outside of Thailand will be considered, depending on circumstances. An attractive remuneration and benefits package will be negotiated based on skills and experience. Relocation assistance is available for successful international candidates.

Selection Criteria
Qualifications and experience:

  • Master’s degree in a health-related field (public health, HIV, infectious diseases, global health), international development, social sciences, law (in particular human rights law), finance, management or related field of study and/or equivalent work experience
  • Ten years of experience in senior management ideally within a global context. Experience working in Asia is highly desirable.
    Strategic vision:

  • Strong strategic focus and an ability to quickly develop an understanding of the program and its operating environment and promote its vision.


  • A proven track record managing programs with diverse teams, stakeholders and partners
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Proven skills to manage individuals and build and maintain a cohesive, high-performing team.
    Project management:

  • Demonstrated project management skills including environmental (country/region) scanning, goal-setting, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, identification of risk and risk management, budgeting, and financial and human resources management

  • A methodical approach to manage concurrent priorities, report on progress and meet deadlines

  • Excellent judgement in identifying and alerting the Director and team to emerging practice areas

  • Experience of continuous quality improvement in previous work and an ability to implement quality standards.

Program evaluation:

  • Excellent skills in analysing information and program evaluation.

Consultation and partnerships:

  • An ability to effectively consult and build genuine connections with partners and stakeholders
  • An ability to obtain value from consultancies and the capacity to assist sub-recipients to effectively manage consultants
  • Capability and confidence consulting and engaging with government representatives
  • An ability to work effectively work other senior managers at AFAO and to support the Director in reporting to CEO and Board.


  • Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, particularly in multi-lingual settings.
  • An ability to assess team members’ communication skills and develop those where necessary
  • Experience in knowledge dissemination and sharing progress, challenges and successes.
  • Strong ability to facilitate working meetings on online communications platforms
  • Experience working remotely and coordinating activities across multiple time zones
  • Comfortable with using a very wide range of digital platforms and experience with a range of online community platforms*Desirable*

  • An understanding of and commitment to community-led action for health and other issues affecting key populations and people living with HIV

  • An understanding of human rights issues for key populations and people living with HIV in Asia

  • An understanding of Global Fund strategy and funding processes.

Applications to be submitted to:

Applications close: Sunday 8 May 2022

More information: To discuss this position please contact Darryl O’Donnell: +61 2 8568 1100 or Darryl.O’

AFAO is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children young people and vulnerable adults, and any offer of employment is contingent on a National Police Check and signing AFAO’s Safeguarding Code of Conduct.

AFAO is an equal opportunity employer. We value inclusion, diversity, and gender equality. As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, people with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please download a copy of the Position Description. Your application must include a letter (or separate document) that outlines your capability against the Selection Criteria in the Position Description. You don’t need to address each criteria, but you should provide enough information for us to select which applicants to invite for interview. Please also provide your CV including three professional referees.