Durban has been selected to host the 21st International AIDS Conference from 18 to 22 July 2016 (AIDS 2016). The International AIDS Conference is the largest conference on any global health or development issue. First convened during the peak of the AIDS epidemic in 1985, the conference continues to provide a unique forum for the intersection of science and advocacy, and an opportunity to strengthen policies and programmes to ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic.
The International AIDS Conference is the largest international meeting on a single health issue, where every two years between 15,000 - 22,000 participants representing all stakeholders in the global response to HIV meet to assess progress and identify future priorities. With more than 1,500 international journalists expected to attend, the conference is the single most widely-covered HIV event in the world.
Founded in 1988, the International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world's largest association of HIV professionals, with members from more than 180 countries. IAS members work on all fronts of the global response to AIDS, and include researchers, clinicians, policy and programme planners and public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic. The International AIDS Society (IAS) will organize AIDS 2016 in collaboration with international and local partners.
The ICT Learnership will be based in Durban, South Africa. He/she will report to the Head of Local Office based in Durban, and will work very closely with the ICT team based in Geneva. The Learnership is full-time and will last one month from 27 June 2016 to 27 July 2016.
Purpose of the Learnership:
In close collaboration with the ICT team, the internship will consist of participating in the ICT onsite Project in interacting with the different project constituents and its suppliers.
Establish mutual trust with the ICT subcontractor to ensure the timeline is followed and tasks are done according to the plan;
Support the ICT team in the daily communication with the ICT suppliers;
Collect ICT needs from staff and consultants;
Support end users in their day to day tasks;
Install and maintain the Internet Café during the conference with the collaboration of volunteers;
Hosting and Moderating some webinars performed using Cisco Webex platform.
Currently studying or recently graduated in Information Technology (BS).
Experience (previous learnerships):
IT Systems / Users Helpdesk experience;
First experience working in an Internet Café would be an asset;
First exposure to a large event would be an asset.
Acquaintance with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2;
Ability to troubleshoot Microsoft office suite 2010/2016;
Proficiency with DNS, DHCP, Exchange 2010, Active Directory technologies;
Knowledge of videoconference tools such Cisco Webex would be a plus;
Proficiency with software installation, configuration, troubleshooting.
Excellent written and oral English language communication skills;
Knowledge of other South African languages is a plus.
Benefits from this learnership:
The incumbent can expect to gain skills and experience in the following areas:
Run an Internet Café
Stipend: R 7’000.-/month gross (full time).
HOW TO APPLY:
This learnership is ideally suited to a qualified, motivated and eager-to-learn graduate willing to prepare his/her professional life in challenging and dynamic settings, with high international exposure.
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and a cover letter, in English and by email only, firstname.lastname@example.org Friday 27 May 2016. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Only candidates from South Africa or those who already have a valid South African working permit will be considered.
The IAS is committed to recruiting and sustaining a skilled, effective, diverse and gender-balanced secretariat, and to the greater involvement of people living with HIV (GIPA) in all aspects of its work.People living with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.