JPO position: HIV & AIDS Officer (Adolescent integrated HIV prevention) – UNICEF

JPO position: HIV & AIDS Officer (Adolescent integrated HIV prevention) Harare, Zimbabwe, #537551, P2 (Open to Sweden partner country nationals only)

Job no:   537551

Contract type:   Fixed Term Appointment

Level:  P-2

Location:   Zimbabwe

Categories:   P-2

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, opportunity

UNICEF has been operating in Zimbabwe since 1982. We are a team of passionate professionals committed to the protection and fulfillment of children’s rights.

The current UNICEF-Government of Zimbabwe Country Programme of Cooperation (2016-2020) aims to support Zimbabwe to sustain and build upon the gains achieved for children during the 2012-2015 Country Programme of Cooperation. The programme focuses on improving the quality of social services, increasing access to services, and helping to build national and sub-national capacities to provide low-cost, high-impact interventions for all children, especially the most vulnerable.

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How can you make a difference?

Reporting to the Chief HIV/AIDS for supervision, the HIV/AIDS Officer provides professional technical, operational and administrative assistance throughout the programming process for the HIV programmes/projects within the Country Programme from development planning to delivery of results, preparing, executing, managing and implementing a variety of technical and administrative program tasks to facilitate programme development, implementation, programme progress monitoring, evaluating and reporting of results.

Summary of key functions/accountabilities:

  • Support to programme development and planning.
  • Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results.
  • Technical and operational support to programme implementation.
  • Networking and partnership building.

Please refer to the attached job description for more information:    HIV-AIDS Officer Level 2 (Adolescent Integrated HIV prevention JPO).JD.pdf

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

  • To be a national of one of the  Sweden partner countries : Afghanistan, Albania, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia,Colombia,Cuba,Georgia,Guatemala,Iraq,Kosovo,Liberia,Mali,Moldova, Mozambique, Myanmar, North Macedonia, Palestine, Russian Fed., Rwanda, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania, Yemen, Zambia.
  • A 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 2 years of professional experience  in HIV/AIDS planning and management and/or in relevant areas of health care, health/emergency preparedness at the international level and/or in a developing country is required.
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS programme/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Core Competencies

  • Nurtures, Leads and Manages People
  • Demonstrates Self Awareness and Ethical Awareness
  • Works Collaboratively with others
  • Builds and Maintains Partnerships
  • Innovates and Embraces Change
  • Thinks and Acts Strategically
  • Drives to achieve impactful results
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity

Functional Competencies

  • Analyzing
  • Applying technical expertise
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Following Instructions and Procedures

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 be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Advertised:   19 Jan 2021  South Africa Standard Time

Deadline:   14 Feb 2021  South Africa Standard Time


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