UNAIDS – United Nations Aids : Current Job Vacancies (Salary $64 121 USD p/a)

Closes 13 March 2024

UNAIDS is a Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) was created on July 26, 1994 by ECOSOC resolution 1994/24. It officially launched in January 1996 to improve the UN’s response to AIDS.

UNAIDS’ mission is to inspire and lead the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support. UNAIDS’ goal is to help mount and support an expanded response to HIV/AIDS that involves the efforts of many sectors and partners from government and civil society. 

Some notable achievements of UNAIDS work include:

  • Increased the quality and productivity of labor
  • 37.9 million people living with HIV were accessing life-saving treatment in 2018
  • 770,000 people died of AIDS-related infections in 2018

Also Read: UNU – United Nations University is Looking for Researchers 

The Equality and Rights for All Practice team delivers on the UNAIDS Secretariat’s goals of reducing inequalities. This specifically refers to ensuring that the HIV response is gender-transformative, rights-based and people-focused – People Living with HIV, key population and youth (including Adolescent Girls and Young Women) – in a manner that is community-led, inclusive and progresses societal enablers.

The team also delivers on the organizational agenda to remove human rights barriers and intersecting gender inequalities. It does that by developing and sharing policies, guidance, research and tools that support legal, policy and social norm change; by advocating for a greater political commitment; and by convening communities of practice and leveraging existing and new partnerships to continuously identify and respond to the inequalities driving the HIV epidemic.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Reporting to the Head of the Gender Team, and in close collaboration with other members of the team and the department, the Technical Officer, Gender, is assigned the following responsibilities, while aligning UNAIDS institutional positions and strategic directions with international norms and standards on gender equality and the human rights of women and girls in all their diversity:

He/she has the following key responsibilities:

Provide support for strategic, political and technical guidance in the field of gender equality and diversity, including technical support to UNAIDS country and regional offices and other stakeholders to establish gender-transformative HIV responses, that address intersecting forms of discrimination, gender inequalities and gender based violence, and that integrate Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), to reach the objectives of the 2021 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, the UNAIDS Strategy 2021-2026 and the 2030 Agenda related to HIV;

Contribute to conceptualising, designing and implementing innovative strategies, tools, training curricula and specific proposals to generate evidence and recommendations for gender transformative HIV responses and to meaningfully engage and mobilize strategic partnerships including with SRHR organizations, adolescent girls and young women’s rights organisations, networks of women living with HIV and other civil society partners, UNAIDS Cosponsors and development partners;
Essential: Advanced university degree at Master´s level or equivalent in development studies, gender studies, social sciences, public health, political sciences, human rights, or another field related to the responsibilities. A relevant first university degree and 7 years of relevant professional experience will be considered equivalent for internal candidates.

Desirable: Further studies with a focus on gender and/or social inclusion.
UNAIDS Values:
Commitment to the AIDS response
Respect for diversity

Core competencies:
Working in teams
Communicating with impact
Applying expertise
Delivering results
Driving change and innovation
Being accountable

Managerial competencies:
Vision and strategic thinking
Leading Teams
Building Relationships and Networks
Developing and Empowering Others
Managing Performance and Resources
Vision and Strategic Thinking
Exercising Sound Judgement
Essential: At least 5 years of professional experience in gender equality, including in intersectional gender analysis, gender transformative policies and programmes. Experience working with diverse stakeholders, including governments, other United Nations organizations and key development partners, civil society and women-led networks and organizations, globally and regionally, and/or nationally.

Desirable: Experience in one or more of the following areas: gender equality in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), gender and HIV, Gender-based Violence (GBV), Gender and the right to Health, Gender and Universal Health Coverage (UHC). Experience working with gender diversity issues, feminist network, key population networks and movements with a gender perspective.
Essential: Proficiency in English.

Desirable: Knowledge of UN official languages.

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