United Nations UNICEF Social Work Jobs – HIV/AIDS Specialist

Organisation: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Maternal and Neonatal Health Specialist
Grade: P-4
Vacancy No:  E-VN-2013-000990
For 60 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Job Summary: The HIV/AIDS Specialist will be responsible for the development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the HIV/AIDS eMTCT programme within the country programme.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Formulate and develop HIV/AIDS eMTCT and paediatric aids programme goals, strategies and approaches for the UNICEF plan of cooperation; Plans, implements and monitors related activities to ensure optimal integration of HIV/AIDS and maternal and new born health.
  • Provides technical support to government and non-government organizations at the national, regional and provincial levels in the planning, development and implementation stages of the HIV/AIDS eMTCT and paediatric aids programme.
  • Coordinate efforts in advocacy, resource mobilization and leveraging for the sector.
    Interact with UNICEF programme sectors, government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the development of strategies, methodologies and identification of new approaches for improving HIV/AIDS eMTCT and paediatric aids  programme delivery, with emphasis on advocacy at national level,  community participation and social mobilization.
  • Reviews and evaluates the technical, institutional and financial feasibility and constraints of the HIV/AIDS eMTCT and paediatric aids programme in coordination and collaboration with government and other working partners.
  • Undertakes field visits, and surveys in order to monitor and evaluate HIV/AIDS eMTCT and paediatric aids programe implementation. Identifies problems and proposes remedial action. Identifies alternative courses of action, to accelerate/improve programme delivery.
  • Ensures the preparation of the Situation Analysis and its  periodic update.  Prepares HIV/AIDS eMTCT and paediatric aids  input to the Country Programme Recommendation (CPR) and all related documents.
  • Develops the workplan for the HIV/AIDS eMTCT and paediatric aids  programme and monitors compliance to ensure objectives and targets are met and achieved.  Guides and supervises professional and support staff. Ensures their training needs are met, and provides on-the-job training. Plans, organizes and conducts training and orientation activities for government personnel and beneficiaries, for the purpose of capacity building at the central and regional levels, and expansion of coverage of services.
  • Coordinates with Operations/Supply staff on supply and non- supply assistance activities.  Approves disbursement of funds ensuring proper utilization and accountability, and that activities are within established plans of action, and the programme budget allotments.
  • Coordinates activities and exchanges information/ideas with other programmes, to contribute to achievement of overall country programme objectives. Participates in establishing effective monitoring, information and reporting systems, and in the development of communication materials and strategies to support advocacy and community participation.
  • Prepares all HIV/AIDS eMTCT and paediatric aids  related programme reports for management, Board, donors, budget reviews, programme  analysis, annual reports, etc.
 Qualifications, Skills & Experience:
  • An advanced university degree in Social Sciences or a related technical field.
  • Eight years relevant work experience at the national and international levels in programme planning, management, monitoring, and evaluation, with emphasis on strategic planning in the field of HIV/AIDS eMTCT, paediatric aids, orphans, vulnerable children and adolescent health services.
  • Fluency in English and another UN language.
  • Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.
  • A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
 Personal Competencies:
  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Sets high standards for quality of work and consistently achieves project goals.
  • Has good leadership and supervisory skills; co-ordinates group activities, ensuring that roles within the team are clear.
  • Translates strategic direction into plans and objectives.
  • Analyzes and integrates diverse and complex quantitative and qualitative data from a wide range of sources.
  • Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of  individuals across organizational departments.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly; initiates and generates team- and department-wide activities.
  • Demonstrates, applies and shares expert technical knowledge across the organization.
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation.
How to Apply:
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Deadline: 14th June, 2013
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