Program Coordinator, Product Introduction & Access, and Long-Acting PrEP Coalition

Program Coordinator, Product Introduction & Access, and Long-Acting PrEP Coalition

Program Coordinator, Product Introduction & Access, and Long-Acting PrEP Coalition 150 150 randy_goetz
June 6, 2023
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About AVAC

Founded in 1995, AVAC uses communication, education, policy analysis, advocacy and a network of global collaborations to accelerate the ethical development and global delivery of HIV prevention options as part of a comprehensive and integrated response to the epidemic. AVAC works across the “research-to-rollout” continuum in solidarity with individuals and groups most impacted by HIV.


AVAC advocates for HIV prevention to end AIDS. With partners worldwide, AVAC pushes for the funding, focus, implementation and research that’s needed to make it happen. We:


  • Accelerate Product Innovation & Availability: Collaborates with partners who work across the HIV prevention spectrum, from research to rollout, to expand the portfolio of prevention options and ensure products are available, accessible and used by those who need them most.
  • Advocate for Access to High-Impact Prevention: Part of a robust civil society movement helping to shape a new era of global health spending and planning related to HIV prevention.
  • Improve Research Conduct: Advocates for research that is grounded in well-informed, community-centered perspectives. AVAC promotes the adoption of Good Participatory Practice (GPP) in research, convenes consultations and workshops, and produces publications, podcasts, webinars, and other research literacy materials. The involvement of key stakeholders throughout the research process is central to all this work.
  • Promote Effective HIV Prevention Policy: Ending the HIV epidemic depends on political will, committed resources and supportive policies at global and national levels. AVAC’s policy work, in partnership with a global network of civil society partners, focuses on the importance of funding and strategic planning for HIV prevention research and the imperative to bring long-term solutions to the people who need them.
  • Track and Translate the Field: Our communications and publications translate complex science into accessible resources. This work is at the core of our mission to advance prevention and end the epidemic. We focus on ensuring people with different kinds of expertise can better understand context, community perspectives, science and policy.
  • Strengthen Global Advocacy Networks: Supports the development and sustainability of advocacy networks focused on accelerating HIV prevention from research to rollout. These networks, mostly centered in Africa, bring vigorous attention to science, policy, funding, community, communications, health services and the regulatory process, charting a path to end the HIV epidemic.
  • Promote Health Equity: Responds to evolving developments in HIV prevention and the broader global health landscape with a focus on approaches that promote global health equity and security.


AVAC employs these values across all of the work that we do, as described in the following:


  • We promote equity, solidarity, and inclusion by working directly with affected communities and breaking down complex concepts and barriers to information and services.
  • We put people and communities at the center of the work we do, integrating sexual and reproductive health and rights, harm reduction, and HIV prevention.
  • We ensure that products and programs are ethically designed and delivered to advance rights-based and equitable access to comprehensive, user-centered quality care.
  • We cultivate balanced partnerships grounded in respect and transparency through bi-directional learning, capacity-building, and priority setting.
  • We are accountable to the individuals and organizations influencing how research and roll-out are conducted and to the communities that most need access to products, services, and programs.


About Product Introduction & Access at AVAC

The Product Introduction & Access team accelerates product innovation and accessibility to bring effective prevention options to those who need them most. AVAC and a range of partners are working to accelerate the timely, efficient, effective and affordable development and introduction of new prevention options. This growing body of work currently includes:

  • BioPIC – Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, this project drives an innovative, integrated and adaptable approach to product introduction, with a focus on long-acting PrEP options in the market and in development.
  • Dual Prevention Pill (DPP) Consortium – Funded by the Children’s Investment Fund, this project aims to prepare for rapid and successful introduction of a daily pill for HIV prevention and contraception in 2024/5.
  • MOSAIC – Funded by USAID, this project aims to accelerate introduction and scale-up of new and emerging biomedical prevention products for women and girls. AVAC is leading partner in this FHI30-led consortium.


Role Summary

The Program Coordinator supports AVAC’s Product Introduction & Access projects and the Coalition to Accelerate Access to Long-Acting PrEP by maintaining, tracking, synthesizing and disseminating information related to the introduction and access of new HIV prevention options. The Program Coordinator will help AVAC anticipate, collect and distill needed information to various stakeholders needs. This position will also be responsible for reporting and contributing to key deliverables for donor-funded projects and provide coordination and administrative support to the Secretariat for the Long-Acting PrEP Coalition that is convened by Unitaid, WHO, UNAIDS, The Global Fund, and PEPFAR with AVAC as the Secretariat. Along with experience performing the essential functions listed below, a successful Program Coordinator will approach their tasks with confidence and curiosity, think ahead to anticipate needs, and maneuver through challenges with initiative and resourcefulness. The Program Coordinator finds satisfaction in both autonomous and collaborative environments, and relies on processes and planning to keep themselves and the team on track.


Essential Functions


Project Reporting

  • Monitor project management plans and timelines across numerous work streams including the Secretariat to the Coalition; track project deliverables and support all aspects of reporting, including:
    • Collect and consolidate documents for reports across all areas of product introduction.
    • Maintain and update dashboard on Coalition activities
    • Synthesize information from staff and external partners for internal and external reporting for the donor-funded projects led by the Product Introduction & Access team.
    • Write monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.


Materials Development and Maintenance

  • Distill complex information from multiple sources into concise summaries and visual presentations.
  • Track, synthesize and package product introduction information, results, lessons learned and information to make it useful for decision-makers.
  • Ensure consistent and correct formatting for graphics, presentations and other documents.
  • Develop and disseminate presentations and publications and provide research, writing and editing support as needed.


Knowledge Management

  • Collect, maintain, update and curate product introduction content for the and AVAC and PrEP Watch websites, and to inform Coalition activities.
  • Developing and maintain key materials on the HIV prevention product pipeline, decision-making tools, and global and country data in collaboration with AVAC team and Coalition partners.
  • Work across AVAC teams to ensure information and deliverables are disseminated to the appropriate internal and external channels.
  • Analyze product introduction information dissemination and uptake for reporting and program improvement.


Meeting Planning

  • Support product introduction and access team with planning and production coordination of all external meetings and events.
  • Capture meeting records and ensure all actions identified in meetings are tracked.
  • Other duties and team support as needed.


Position Qualifications

While no one candidate will possess all the qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will embody many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:

  • Commitment to AVAC’s mission and values, including our commitment to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment.
  • Three to four years’ experience in public/global health, consulting, communications, and/or project coordination.
  • Excellent writing, editing and content development skills, with an ability to convey complex ideas in a clear, direct style.
  • Experience organizing and managing multiple project components while simultaneously interfacing with our diverse partners.
  • Excellent PowerPoint, Excel, and word processing skills. Familiarity with project management (i.e. or MS Project) and digital marketing tools (MailChimp).
  • Experience analyzing data and conveying complex information visually.



Expected annual salary range for this position is $50,000 – 80,000, dependent on experience.


AVAC is committed to fostering an equitable, diverse and inclusive working environment. Applicants representing communities most impacted by HIV are encouraged to apply, including transgender individuals, people living with HIV, and those from HIV-endemic countries.


AVAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, military or veteran status and other such factors in accordance with US state and federal laws.

How To Apply

Please forward your resume and any supporting materials that tell us more about your professional and personal experience to