UNICEF HIV/AIDS Specialist - Adolescent Health - Jobs in Kampala Uganda

UNICEF HIV/AIDS Specialist - Adolescent Health - Jobs in Kampala Uganda


UNICEF looks for committed professionals willing to engage in the challenging and rewarding work of advocating for children's rights, helping to meet their basic needs and expanding their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Job no:

  • 518510

    Work type:

  • Fixed Term Staff

    Location:

  • Uganda

    Categories:

  • HIV/AIDS

    UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

    Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

    And we never give up.

    For every child, a future

    Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.

    Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

    How can you make a difference?

    The Specialist reports to the HIV/AIDS Manager for guidance and general supervision. The Specialist supports the development and preparation of the 2nd decade HIV programmes/projects and is responsible for managing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting of progress 2nd decade HIV programmes/projects (and coordinating in an integrated manner UNICEF efforts at addressing all health and social and behavioral risks and structural factors that increase predisposition to HIV acquisition by adolescent girls and young mothers).

    The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes to facilitate the administration and achievement of concrete and sustainable results according to plans, allocation, results based-management approaches and methodology (RBM) and UNICEF’s Strategic Plans, standards of performance and accountability framework.

    Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to programmes/projects development and planning
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation
  • Networking and partnership building
  • Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

    To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree in public health, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical,
    health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public HIV/AIDS planning and management and/or in relevant areas of health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the national level Relevant experience in 2nd decade HIV and Adolescent Health programme/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
  • The competencies required for this post are Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and Initiating action, Applying technical expertise.
  • UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
  • UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

    Remarks:

  • Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to Apply

  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th January, 2019

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNICEF HIV/AIDS Specialist - Adolescent Health - Jobs in Kampala Uganda

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