UN Careers – Junior Professional Officer (JPO) HIV/AIDS at United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Job Title:             Junior Professional Officer (JPO) HIV/AIDS
Organisation: United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Job ID: 11311
Grade Level: P2
Reports to: Country
About UNFPA:
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is the lead UN agency for
delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth is safe, and
every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities
for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. Since UNFPA
started working in 1969, the number – and rate – of women dying from
complications of pregnancy or childbirth has been halved. Families are smaller
and healthier. Young people are more connected and empowered than ever before.
About UNFPA JPO Programme:
The UNFPA Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme is intended to
provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain
practical experience in development assistance. 
It gives them an opportunity to acquire professional knowledge in
population projects in a developing country.
Job Summary: The Junior
Professional Officer (JPO) HIV/AIDS will support the Country Office in scaling
up its contribution to the national SRH/HIV linkages and integration agenda.
Key Duties and
  • The incumbent will enhance UNFPA’s
    contribution to National efforts in the area of SRH/HIV integration.
  • Render support to UNFPA to increase its
    engagement with other UN partners in line with the current joint
    programming processes that the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) has
    agreed upon.
  • Enhance mainstreaming of SRH/HIV in UNFPA
    activities as well resource mobilization and management.
  • Increase UNFPA’s leadership in SRH/HIV
    integration and HIV prevention specifically

Qualifications, Skills and
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations
    UNFPA Junior Professional Officer (JPO) HIV/AIDS career opportunity should
    hold an advanced University degree (Masters) in any one of the following:
    Statistics, Social Sciences, Demography, or Public Health.
  • Possession of a first-level university
    degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying
    experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree
  • Postgraduate training in HIV/AIDS and
    reproductive health programming is an added advantage.
  • Part of the candidates’ academic training
    (Bachelors or Masters) must have taken place in a developing country that
    appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO
  • At least two years and maximum of four
    years of experience in a related field working with vulnerable young
    people and key populations.
  • Familiarity with development aid
    programming principles
  • Previous exposure and experience in
    multidisciplinary programming an asset and ability to multitask.
  • Functional computer knowledge (especially
    Microsoft Office).
  • Languages:  Fluency in English is required.  Knowledge of other official UN languages
    would be an advantage.
  • Age: Below 32 years (1st
    January 2018)
N.B: There is no
application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.
UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and
does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
How to Apply:
All interested applicants who wish to join the United Nations
Population Fund (UNFPA) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click
on the link below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the
job details.
Deadline: 20th August 2017 by
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