ACT NOW: END AIDS (ANEA) is a national coalition of community-based organizations, health departments, national policy partners, and activists committed to ending the HIV epidemic in the United States. This consultancy will be contracted by Treatment Action Group (TAG), a co-founder and member of the ANEA coalition.
TAG is an independent, activist, and community-based research and policy think tank fighting for better treatment, prevention, a vaccine, and a cure for HIV, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C virus. At TAG, we strive to reflect in our organizational composition and operations the values, principles, and rights for which we advocate externally. This includes a commitment to equity and justice, as well as valuing a diversity of experience, in our employment practices. We encourage Black, indigenous, and people of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people; and people with disabilities to apply.
From start to completion, this project will require at least 160 hours of work between the months of June to early November. The total available funds for the project is $10,000.
Overall project goal:
Update the existing text to ANEA’s EtE learning modules created for US jurisdictions to learn how to start their own EtE plan. The consultant will identify and draft new module topics that reflect the political implications and public health advancements of the past four years. This includes but is not limited to adding in information on the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) initiative, the intersections between racial justice with HIV, and integrating new long-acting prevention tools for key communities.
Activities and Milestones:
- Initial contractor calls with TAG to discuss the project and relevant timelines.
- Contractor reviews existing modules, ANEA website, the updated Community Roadmap Executive Summary, and any other materials relevant to the project.
- Milestone 1: The contractor provides an initial assessment of what needs to be updated, new topics to be covered, and educational materials to be developed. The outline should include a minimum of 3-4 new proposed sections, suggestions for additional external resources to link to, and any other suggestions to make the modules more interactive and informative.
- The contractor sets up a follow-up call with TAG to go over the proposals and hear suggestions.
- The contractor then updates rough drafts of written texts, incorporates TAG suggestions, and develops/finds/integrates images, or any other educational visuals to enhance ideas.
- The contractor also provides suggestions on how materials may be structured and laid out on ANEA’s website as well as begins to conceptualize any needed graphics so that TAG can work with a designer for the final layout.
- The contractor resends updated materials to TAG for review before seeking feedback from the ANEA Coalition.
- Milestone 2: Contractor shares content for comments in a Google doc with the ANEA Steering Committee and other key members and integrates ANEA member input.
- The contractor sends near-final version with draft graphics to ANEA Steering Committee and other key members for final review (addressing only major concerns/glaring errors)
- The contractor incorporates any final ANEA edits
- TAG reviews the final version and sends for copy-edit, the contractor incorporates feedback from copy editors and TAG sends the final copy-edited version to layout
- Milestone 3: Contractor proofs final version and works with ANEA Coordinator, the identified designer, and any relevant ANEA members to ensure that modules are correctly integrated into the website.
- The contractor is available to support follow-up, including content promotion leading up to and at the 2021 USCHA, October 28-31st.
Key Required Skills:
- Strong attention to detail;
- Excellent organization and writing skills;
- Passion for community solutions to public health disparities;
- Passion for numbers and data, and basic data visualization skills;
- Strong grasp on the federal Ending the Epidemic Initiative as well as other local initiatives to end HIV across the US;
- Ability to work independently and manage deadlines.
- Ability to translate scientific concepts into accessible language for lay and policy audiences;
- Familiarity with basic website layout and general design skills.
How to Apply:
Expressions of interest can be sent via email to email@example.com with the subject line, “EtE Modules.” Applications are due by June 25th, 2021; applications received earlier will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Expressions of interest should include:
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Two (2) professional references
- Writing sample (5 pages max.)
Treatment Action Group is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. People of color; women; transgender, nonbinary, and gender-nonconforming people; veterans; and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. People with lived experience with HIV are strongly encouraged to apply.