AIDS Healthcare Foundation Russia Advocacy and Marketing Coordinator in Russia


Does the idea of doing something that really makes a difference in people’s lives while being well-compensated intrigue you? Are you looking to work for an organization that encourages growth and success from each and every one of its employees?

If so, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the place for you!

Founded in 1987, AIDS Healthcare Foundation is the largest specialized provider of HIV/AIDS medical care in the nation. Our mission is to provide cutting edge medicine and advocacy, regardless of ability to pay. Through our healthcare centers, pharmacies, health plan, research and other activities, AHF provides access to the latest HIV treatments for all who need them.

AHF’s core values are to be:

  • Patient-Centered

  • Value Employees

  • Respect for Diversity

  • Nimble

  • Fight for What’s Right

The Advocacy and marketing coordinator (AMC) performs the following services under direct supervision and in cooperation with Europe Advocacy Director:

  • Planning and implementation of annual advocacy activities, development of semi-annual marketing and advocacy plans, based on the needs of clinical and testing programs and advocacy priorities of AHF Russia.

  • Planning and implementation of in-country activities of global advocacy campaigns initiated by AHF. In coordination with other staff, partners and supervisors; including communication with authorizes and decision-makers, implementation of street protests, marches, rallies, sign-ons and any other advocacy activities in Russia.

  • Ongoing coordination of community mobilization in country regions and in AHF programs in Russia.

  • Consultation of patients addressing AHF with issues related to barriers in receiving HIV care, writing official requests and letters, accompanying patients in doing so, assistance to patients willing to go to court to defend their rights, assistance in getting legal advice;

  • Regular assessment of the state healthcare system in relation to HIV, aiming to reveal barriers and obstacles for further advocacy (including interviewing stakeholders, patients, calculation of the treatment need and coverage based on the tender documentation etc).

  • Regular analysis of system of drug provision in HIV, TB and HCV aiming to improve treatment access including specifically monitoring and analysis of tenders conducted by the government on HIV, TB, HCV in Russia.

  • Regular mapping of parliament, government, professional, academia community representatives searching for potential allies. Creation and update of the database with allies’ contacts for further use in advocacy (national and regional wise).

  • Development of media-relationships. Provision of comments to media. Regular media monitoring on general political situation, healthcare-related news and HIV coverage in country to understand the impact of global picture to country advocacy.

  • Build partnerships with main stakeholders - HIV and TB service providers and patient organizations in order to promote AHF and achieve advocacy and marketing targets;

  • Development of marketing materials (posters, cards, flyers, brochures, etc.), including coordination of development of the text by relevant program coordinators, revision by editors, focus groups etc. for marketing and advocacy campaigns in country.

  • Negotiations with relevant parties regarding placement of social and advocacy ads (billboards, advertisement on TV and radio etc.).

  • Distribution of the marketing information about AHF and its’ initiatives with aim to make it accessible for patients in TB, HIV, STI, HCV –related healthcare facilities.

  • Administration of the web-site FREEHIVTEST, updating articles and information, writing stories of patients, who suffered stock-outs;

  • Preparation of the monthly, quarterly and annual advocacy and marketing reports for Russia.

  • Presentation of results of advocacy work in Russia at conferences, events, internal meetings.

  • Prepare budget requests for Russia advocacy and submit them every month before the 20th.

  • Performs other tasks as required.

Key Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The listed requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

  • Degree or Diploma in Health related field or Social Science;

  • HIV knowledge and project management experience essential;

  • Report writing, preparation of documents and proposal writing skills required.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Needs to be sensitive to patient population and issues surrounding HIV/AIDS;

  • Good command of up-to date knowledge and practices in HIV/AIDS treatment and care;

  • Ability to write abstracts and understand basic research concepts;

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Ability to prepare reports, provide team leadership and guidance;

  • Be a strategic thinker, have good organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize tasks and work quickly and accurately to meet deadlines;

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in a variety of settings such as staff meetings, discussions with partners, and training workshops;

  • Flexible, proactive and able to organize work independently as well as work in a team.

Computer/ Software Skills And Abilities

  • Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software;

  • Proficiency with internet search and electronic mail use;

  • Ability to effectively present information in both written and oral forms;

  • Familiarity with word processing and data base management principles. Language SkillsMathematical SkillsReasoning AbilityOther Skills & Abilities/Qualifications

  • Highest Skills: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) and its most difficult phases.

  • Basic Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English in a variety of settings such as staff meetings, discussions with partners, and training workshops; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

    • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Sensitivity to issues surrounding HIV and AIDS.

  • Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to provide coverage at other AHF sites upon request.

  • Have strong logistic and administrative skills

  • Have excellent computer skills

  • Ability to work under pressure;

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in pursuit of deadlines;

  • Availability outside of regular office hours for activities and meetings, when needed;

  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural, international environment;

  • Understanding of basic financial principles;

  • Attention to detail;

  • Ability to work independently and to deliver results with minimal supervision

  • Fluency in Russia n and English required.

  • Be able to work to deadlines and cope with a large number of tasks at one time

  • Honesty and be committed to assisting AHF Russia in achieving its goals

  • Willing to work overtime as required

Req No: 2017-6296

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