Innovation Lead - Fixed term 18 months, full-time (37.5 hours per week) - Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland
He angitūtanga: The opportunity
This is a rare opportunity to bring together your expertise in project management, innovation, implementation and evaluation. You will be able to utilise your lived experience and passion for people within a leading, well-respected community organisation that has a strong focus on the health needs of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex men (GBMSM) and other key priority groups.
In this role, you will report to the Services and Outreach Manager and work with a range of internal and external stakeholders to make real and sustainable change that helps support the aspirations of rainbow communities to access HIV and STI prevention offerings that work for them and meet their unique needs.
This role will be responsible for leading the delivery of key planned projects including:
Scaling up HIV and STI self-testing service.
This includes leading a co-design process with service users to optimise the end-to-end service experience, establishing new distribution channels, and raising awareness of the service to increase demand.
PEP and PrEP service innovation.
Develop an innovative service offering, through partnerships, that removes barriers and improves access to PEP and PrEP. Ensure seamless pathways for clients accessing HIV self-testing into these related services.
Champion community-led models of access for PEP and PrEP.
Create a national symposium that fosters community and clinical discussion and debate to scale up PrEP access. The desired outcome being a collaborative approach to accessible, simplified, de-medicalised and peer-led PEP and PrEP delivery.
He kōrero mōu: About you
We’re looking for an amazing human who can demonstrate a commitment to deliver this mahi, alongside:
- Proven ability to manage multiple competing projects through to completion and evaluation.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing targeted health provision and promotion projects/programmes, preferably in an MSM context.
- Understanding of the communities most impacted by HIV in Aotearoa, preferably including an understanding of the issues facing MSM and how these impact on HIV risk and broader sexual health.
- Proven examples of building and maintaining stakeholder relationships that mobilise communities and advance the goals of an organisation.
- Demonstrated leadership in health promotion or public health.
- Ability to prioritise work effectively and manage changing and conflicting demands.
- Ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as work effectively independently.
- Knowledge of HIV, sexual health issues and specific health issues facing men who have sex with men in Aotearoa.
- An acceptance of sexual diversity, sensitivity to the special health needs of MSM, and the creation of a working environment supportive of takatāpui, bisexual, transsexual, lesbians and gay men.
While not essential, it would be beneficial to also be able to demonstrate:
- Lived experience in one or more of our 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
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
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 and public holidays
- A flexible working policy that helps support your unique work-life balance needs. This could include working from home for a portion of your week.
- Attractive starting salary of $107,700
- Reimbursement of public transport fares and contribution to the purchase of a bike or micro mobility device (e-bike, scooter, etc.)
- Reimbursement for home office equipment of up to $800
- Get to make a real difference in our community
- A fun, safe, empowering and sex-positive work culture, with an endless supply of condoms
Tono Mai: Apply Now!
We encourage applications from Takatāpui, people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, Māori and/or people from high HIV prevalence countries (our priority populations).
We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.
Please do not apply via Seek. Applications submitted via Seek will not be considered.