Policy and Development Manager

Organisational Background

HIV Ireland is a nationally focused non-governmental organisation working to advance the rights and inclusion of people living with and vulnerable to acquiring HIV in Ireland. Our mission is to end HIV and HIV-related stigma.

Activities

HIV Ireland provides dedicated community support, counselling and advocacy services for people living with HIV (PLWHIV).  We work in close partnership with peer-led and community-based representative organisations including the all-island network of people living with HIV – Positive Now, health and social care providers, researchers, academics and international representative organisations and networks.

Our MPOWER MSM Programme works directly with gay, bisexual, and men who have sex with men (gbMSM) to increase awareness and to prevent acquisition or onward transmission of HIV. This includes the provision of rapid testing for HIV in community settings, HIV self-testing and outreach services.

HIV Ireland also provides up to date information, education and training to health and social care professionals, organisations, and stakeholders on matters relating to HIV and sexual health, including HIV prevention and combatting HIV-related stigma and discrimination.

Policy

As a leading voice on HIV and related matters, HIV Ireland champions new policy and research initiatives to advance our strategic priorities. Through our work, HIV Ireland actively contributes to statutory and non-statutory initiatives on or relating to HIV, including the Global Fast Track Cities initiative to end HIV and HIV-related stigma, the National Sexual Health Strategy, the National Drug and Alcohol Strategy and the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy.

Governance

HIV Ireland is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity under the Charities Act 2009.  A voluntary Board of Directors oversees governance and sets strategic priorities in line with the organisation’s vision and mission.

Context of Appointment

To contribute directly to the continued growth and development of the organisation through key fundraising activities and act as the lead representative on policy matters, HIV Ireland is recruiting a Policy & Development Manager.

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