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If you want to be one of the driving forces behind the elimination of new HIV transmissions in New Zealand by 2025, then we are the workplace for you.

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation has been at the forefront of HIV prevention in Aotearoa for the past 30 years.

With the same passion as those who have come before us, we’re continuing to work hard to prevent HIV transmission, reduce stigma, and maximise the wellbeing of those most affected.  Through our community engagement, behaviour-change marketing campaigns, testing, and therapeutic support services, we reach people across the country.

The NZAF offers the chance to work in a fast-paced, high-performing, and driven team that is committed to biculturalism and is an equal opportunities employer. The NZAF serves all people regardless of sexual and gender identity, age, background, or religious belief.

Below are our current vacancies: 



Policy and Science Manager: Auckland - Permanent, part-time (30 hours)

Do you want to be the brains behind NZAF’s strategic and operational decision-making? Keen to take the lead on an exciting policy and advocacy agenda? This is an exciting time to join our team as we build momentum following organisational change.

Do you read the below and think, “yes, this sounds like me,”?

  • Enable a supportive policy and information environment for the delivery of the NZAF Strategic Plan.
  • Ensure that NZAF policy positions and advocacy activities are driven by public health principles and based in evidence.
  • Ensure NZAF policy positions and engagement are high quality and reflect the policy and advocacy needs of NZAF.
  • Provide information and data for planning, targeting, and evaluating NZAF’s programmes and services.
  • Support NZAF strategic and operational decision-making with analysis of the currently available local data and broader scientific, medical, research, and policy literature.
  • Recruit, induct, lead, and manage the NZAF Policy and Science team.
  • Sit on the NZAF Management Team and be responsible for the overall leadership and management of NZAF’s policy and science work programme.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • A formal tertiary qualification in relation to at least one of: Science, Social Science, Population/Public Health, Politics, Law, Health Economics OR Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a tertiary qualification.
  • Expert knowledge and experience in HIV and AIDS policy and/or scientific analysis and advice.
  • Knowledge and experience of the HIV and AIDS context in New Zealand.
  • Knowledge and experience in the field of Public Health in New Zealand.
  • Experience in designing and/or implementing quantitative research projects.
  • Experience informing programme design and evaluation
  • First-class communication skills, with an ability to translate academic literature and research for a range of audiences
  • Proven influencing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage a team.
  • Previous experience managing budgets.
  • Demonstrated involvement with, understanding of and commitment to, the gay and bisexual communities within New Zealand.
  • Knowledge of sexual health issues and specific health issues facing men who have sex with men in New Zealand.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as work effectively independently.

As well, we would prefer the successful candidate to have:

  • Knowledge of HIV, sexual health issues and specific health issues facing men who have sex with men in New Zealand
  • Lived experience in one or more of NZAF’s priority populations (men who have sex with men, people living with HIV, Māori, people from high HIV prevalence countries)
  • Previous experience in HIV prevention work
  • Knowledge and/or experience of the not-for-profit sector

There are many, many benefits to this role, including but not limited to:

  • One week of additional paid employer holidays on top of the minimum four weeks annual leave
  • A competitive compensation package with a salary between $78,845 - $87,605 per annum
  • Get to make a real difference to our community
  • Professional leadership development opportunities

To apply, please fill out and submit the form linked below by 5pm, Friday 5 March 2021.

You will need to attach:

  • A covering letter addressed to Jason Myers
  • Your CV
  • A copy of photo ID

If you have questions about the position, please contact Jason Myers, Chief Executive, on [email protected].


Nothing here? This means we currently have all the wonderful people we need to tackle HIV stigma, promote prevention tools and advocate for the rights and well-being of people living with and affected by HIV. Check back regularly to find your next opportunity to be a part of our amazing team.

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