HIV/AIDS Specialist, P-3, Nairobi, ESARO

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This is a P-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 107,047 USD and 140,169 USD per month.

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Purpose for the job

Under the supervision of the HIV/AIDS Specialist on Adolescents with regular guidance from the Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor, the HIV/AIDS Specialist will support the management and implementation of the Global Fund Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) partnership and the adolescent activities under the joint UN 2gether 4 Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programme. The HIV/AIDS Specialist will also provide support on the work of the HIV Section more broadly.

Key functions and accountabilities

1. Support to programme development, planning, management, monitoring and delivery of results

  • Support the development and management of regional and country level activities under the Global Fund AGYW partnership in particular the quality assurance mechanism and the south to south learning.
  • Provide guidance and support country offices (COs) to strengthen contributions and performance under the Global Fund AGYW partnership.
  • Coordinate, facilitate and monitor request for technical assistance under the Global Fund AGYW partnership.
  • Monitor the overall programme and financial implementation of the Global Fund AGYW partnership at regional and country levels.
  • Support the development and ensure that all Global Fund AGYW partnership workplans, budgets, reports and other donor and administrative agent requirements are completed and submitted in a timely and high-quality manner.

2. Technical support to programme implementation and quality assurance

  • Provide high quality technical assistance to COs as requested, with priority given to the 13 Global Fund AGYW focus countries as well as to adolescent specific activities under 2gether 4 SRHR programme.
  • Review and provide technical support to countries on resolving bottlenecks for implementation of adolescent HIV programming through remote support and on-site missions.
  • Participate in programme strategic discussions/planning to provide technical advice/contribute to policy discussions and agenda setting to promote adolescent HIV interventions especially in the areas of gender inequality, mental health, service delivery, data disaggregation and use, social protection, and humanitarian situations.
  • Review and provide high-quality technical inputs on regional and country documentation, including but not limited to reports, concept notes, guidelines, technical proposals, briefs, human interest stories and other.

3. Knowledge management, advocacy, communication and partnerships

  • Keep abreast of new evidence and programming on HIV prevention for AGYW, programmes for ALHIV and effective programming for adolescents living with and at-risk of HIV.
  • Facilitate south to south capacity building initiatives for CO staff, regional and country level counterparts, particularly aiming to strengthen the implementation of the Global Fund AGYW investments.
  • Facilitate the development, exchange and sharing of experiences, lessons learned, promising practices using innovative methods for programme staff and relevant partners.
  • Support the communications of key outcomes from the Global Fund AGYW partnership and the 2gether 4 SRHR programme.
  • Participate and/ or represent UNICEF in relevant meetings, working groups and events as requested.
  • Contribute to internal coordination within the HIV section and with other relevant sections to ensure smooth implementation of the adolescent HIV programming in the region in particular on the Global Fund AGYW partnership and the adolescent activities under 2gether 4 SRHR.
  • Organize, conduct and document regular coordination calls with COs and relevant partners.

4. Strengthen monitoring and evaluation and enhanced data use

  • Support the HIV section monitoring and evaluation exercises, reviews, and mid-year and annual reviews with regional and national partners to assess progress and to determine required action/interventions to achieve results.
  • Plan and/or collaborate with internal and external partners to establish monitoring benchmarks, performance indicators and other UNICEF/UN system indicators and measurement to assess/strengthen performance accountability, coherence and delivery of concrete and sustainable results for the assigned sector/s in HIV programmes, especially with relation to the Global Fund AGYW partnership.
  • Enhance HIV/AIDS data collection, analysis and use by countries and partners, including better data disaggregation.
  • Support M&E interventions under the Global Fund AGYW partnership; conduct regular monitoring and periodic reviews of the technical assistance provided through to the Global Fund AGYW focus countries in collaboration with CO staff, regional and country partners. Identify problems and propose remedial action/s and or/ propose alternative courses of action for strengthening the programme implementation.


  • An Advanced University Degree in public health, adolescent health, family planning, health research, global/ international health, health policy and management, epidemiology or other related discipline is required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional work experience in public health, adolescent HIV and /or sexual and reproductive health is required. Relevant experience in low-resource settings, knowledge management, program/project development and management in a UN system agency or organization is an asset. Experience in both development and humanitarian contexts within ESAR is an added advantage.
  • Fluency (both verbal and written) in English is required. Knowledge of a second UN and/or local working language of the duty station is an asset.
  • Willingness and ability to travel within the region up to 25% of the time.

For every Child, you demonstrate...

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA).

The core competencies required for this post are:

  • Builds and maintains partnerships
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness
  • Drive to achieve results for impact
  • Innovates and embraces change
  • Manages ambiguity and complexity
  • Thinks and acts strategically
  • Works collaboratively with others

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.

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