ASHM is seeking Expressions of Interest from ASHM members who are keen to engage on a volunteer basis with regional HIV specialists and policy makers through our Asia Pacific Conference Scholarship Program at the International HIV Coinfections and Viral Hepatitis Elimination Conference (21-22 July 2023, Brisbane) and IAS Conference (23–26 July 2023, Brisbane).
Through this program, supported by the Australian Government, ASHM will host 26 leaders in HIV, sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health and viral hepatitis from clinical, programming and policy settings across 12 countries of Asia and the Pacific. Regional recipients will attend the IHCVHEC and IAS Conference on HIV Science in Brisbane during July 2023. During these events, they will engage in networking workshops (pre, during and post-conference), regional knowledge exchange (through a structured, online Community of Practice) and be offered ongoing professional peer engagement (twinning) with recognised Australasian leaders in HIV, viral hepatitis, sexual health and coinfection.
The program aims to enhance capacity of regional participants in developing and implementing initiatives that support the HIV response, with a focus on triple elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis.
ASHM is keen to hear from members who are interested in participating as a Volunteer Professional Peer on this program, which will involve:
- Being placed on a register of ASHM Volunteer Professional Peers and being matched with one or more regional peers, as they opt-in to the program
- If attending the conferences, to participate in any or all of the structured meet-and-greet and workshop program sessions. And to debrief with regional peers on potential application of learnings from conference sessions
- If not attending the conference, to reach out to regional peers when ASHM provides contact details
- Providing follow-up peer support, in format and frequency as agreed with the regional peers.
The ASHM Volunteer Professional Peer is an unpaid role however, benefits include:
- Networking and bilateral learning with professional peers within the region
- Invitation to attend a welcome reception and structured sessions during the conferences
- A complementary ticket to the IHCHVEC conference dinner
- Contribution to building collaborative responses for HIV, VH and SRHM in Asia and the Pacific.
ASHM Volunteer Professional Peers should be able to demonstrate:
- At least 5-10 years of experience in HIV, viral hepatitis, sexual & reproductive or maternal health
- Understanding of global HIV, VH and SRMCH, and health systems in middle to low resource settings
- Experience in clinical mentoring or peer engagement to advance practice, domestically or globally
- Confidence and competence in area of speciality, and the ability to work autonomously
- Agreement to participate in a brief screening and induction program with ASHM
- Commitment to abiding by ASHM Safety & Security, Child Protection, Gender, Anti-Fraud, Anti-Terrorism, Environment, Disability, Professional Code of Conduct and other relevant policies at all times.
How to Apply:
Interested ASHM Volunteer Professional Peers are invited to submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Tuesday 27th June 2023.
Any enquiries on this consultancy can be directed to email@example.com.