Team Leader Key Populations

Datum 22 nov. 2022
Vervaldatum 12 jan. 2023
Aantal uren 32-36
Plaats Amsterdam
Betaald Ja
Organisatie Aidsfonds - Soa Aids Nederland


We're looking for a Team Leader to join the Key Populations team.

At Aidsfonds - Soa Aids Nederland, we strive for a world where there are no longer any deaths from AIDS and where people enjoy good sexual health. A world in which everyone can love freely and without fear. We do this by working together with the people who are hit hardest by HIV, STIs, discrimination and exclusion. We strengthen their voices and support them with access to information, knowledge and funding. For all that is love.

The International Department is responsible for funding  community-led action to increase access to health and rights, as well as for conducting global advocacy towards these aims. We focus on communities of populations living with or affected by HIV (including LGBTIQ+ people, sex workers, people who use drugs, youth, women and children) in 10 countries and two (2) regions worldwide. Our 2022-2025 strategy “For All that is Love” describes our ambition towards increased co-decision making with community representatives throughout our funding. The International Department consists of an advocacy team, the Secretariat of the Robert Carr Fund, and two programmatic teams: Key Populations and Children, Youth & Women. The teams’ work is organized by projects with project leaders responsible for the implementation and budgetary oversight.


To join the Key Populations team we are looking for a

Team Leader

(32/36 hours per week)


What does the team do and what will be your role?

Worldwide, key populations continue to account for a disproportionate number of HIV infections and AIDS deaths. We have the tools to ensure that people living with HIV can live a healthy and long life, and new infections can be prevented. Gender and power inequalities stand in the way of access to good prevention, treatment and care for many LGBTIQ+ people, people who use drugs and sex workers. Aidsfonds is committed to supporting these communities to access their full rights. The Key Populations Team contributes to this aim by supporting community-led partnerships and projects and by leading on global advocacy.

The Team Leader undertakes human resources responsibilities for the team and its members. The Team Leader monitors and actively facilitates the quality of implementation, knowledge management within the team, and strategic coordination of the team’s broad project portfolio. You contribute to the optimization of business processes, fundraising and organisational development. Your role as a team leader is to allow your team members to flourish, based on the principles of servant leadership and to make a significant contribution to our ambitions on diversity and inclusion. Servant leadership is a leadership style in which the goal of the leader is to serve. Servant leaders share power, put the needs of the employees first and support people develop and perform as highly as possible. The eight qualities of a servant leadership includes: authenticity, empowerment, ownership, modesty, stewardship, responsibility, empowerment, forgiveness. Aidsfonds offers training to new colleagues on servant leadership.

Main tasks & responsibilities

  • You work with your team of professionals to implement the organisation’s strategy, including its ambition towards co-decision making with communities.
  • You coach and mentor 17 team members and support their professional development from the spirit of servant leadership and you provide guidance toward collective impact
  • You organise and monitor the qualitative and quantitative capacity planning of the team and coordinate the deployment of team members across projects. You stay actively informed on relevant trends and opportunities and inform the team’s project portfolio in response to these trends
  • You have an eye for internal and external developments and actively seek synergy and strategic cooperation within and outside the team, including through external representation and networking
  • You build and maintain a broad network of strategic partners, experts and donors with whom you explore fundraising opportunities and initiate potential partnerships to expand the Key Populations’ team portfolio
  • You contribute to the development and implementation of departmental and organisational policy, including annual and strategic cycles
  • You are the sponsor of several key populations projects, meaning you are not responsible for the day-to-day management (this is done by project leaders), but you oversee the project, giving assignments, reviewing progress, and enable its success.

Are you

  • Inclusive to all communities we work with
  • Collaborative and communicative
  • Organized and excellent in coordinating different streams of work
  • Fluent in English and willing to learn Dutch
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Able to manage and prioritize tasks effectively, and to meet organizational and project deadlines
  • Someone with an eye for people and results
  • A promoter of the principles of servant leadership
  • Inspiring, enthusiastic, and entrepreneurial


Requirements & experience

  • You bring proven experience in leading professionals, experience or affinity with project-based work and servant leadership
  • You have knowledge and understanding of HIV/AIDS, gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights, the international playing field, and in particular the specific issues facing key population communities
  • You are a strategic thinker and networker and have strong knowledge and network of international cooperation and proven experience with fundraising, grantmaking and partnership development
  • You have an academic work and thinking level supplemented with knowledge of project management
  • Residing in the Netherlands or willing to move to the Netherlands

What we offer

First of all, we offer you an ambitious and diverse organization. We work together in an accessible, open and inspiring atmosphere and deliver on quality-based  appealing goals and clear roles. In this way, we contribute to a world where there are no longer any deaths from AIDS and where people enjoy good sexual health. You are welcome as you are, who you love or what you believe. We are curious about your talents and your social drive to work with us on our mission. You look at issues from different perspectives and you connect with the communities with whom we work because you can draw on your own experience, have become acquainted with members of these communities or are interested in working with them (people living with HIV, women, youth and children, LGBTIQ+ people, people with a migration background, (former) sex workers, (former) drug users).

In addition, we offer

  • An exciting leadership position in an international team
  • An employment contract initially for one year with the prospect of permanent employment
  • A salary in scale 12 that lies between € 4.055,00 and € 6.008,00 gross per month (for 36 hours), grading takes place depending on your experience
  • 8% vacation allowance
  • 8.3% year-end bonus that is also calculated on your vacation allowance
  • A multiple choice system of employment conditions
  • Development and training opportunities
  • Working from home opportunities, flexible working hours and the ability to determine your own agenda  




You can apply before the 13th of January 2023 by uploading your motivation letter and curriculum vitae on our application page by clicking on the following link:

The first round of interviews takes place on the 17th of January 2023.

More information? Visit and Call (+31640642241) or email ( Lynn Werlich, Director of International Programmes.

A (development) assessment may be part of the application procedure.