HIV/AIDS Specialist, P-4, Maputo, Mozambique

UN Children's Fund, Maputo, Mozambique

Skill Required: Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Apply By: 
17th July, 2017


Job Description

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.

For every child, Health

UNICEF and partners in support to the Government of Mozambique are committed to address key challenges faced by children and women and help them fully realize their full rights. Those challenges include high vulnerability to poverty, high level of chronic malnutrition, high rates of child marriage and low access to quality social services. UNICEF is fully committed to guarantee the survival, development, protection and participation of Mozambican children.

How can you make a difference?

You will have overall leadership for the policy dialogue with government and partners working on “HIV/AIDS” programmatic area, with a strong focus on PMTCT and treatment of paediatric AIDS. You will be the HIV/AIDS focal person for UNICEF, responsible for internal coordination of all the work done HIV/AIDS, as well as representing UNICEF in external fora, such as the UN joint working group on HIV/AIDS. You will therefore lead on HIV/AIDs policy dialogue, be responsible for programming in biomedical aspects of HIV/AIDS interventions, and expected to foster strong technical links in nutrition, MNCH, adolescents, and social protection programming.

As anadvocatefor 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.
  • A minimum of eight years 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 international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required.
  • Relevant experience in HIV/AIDS programme/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • International and national work experience, as well as background/familiarity with Emergency situations.
  • Clinical training and experience strongly preferred.
  • Fluency in English required; Portuguese language skills preferred. The working language of the duty station, including government partners and other local partners with which the incumbent will actively engage is Portuguese. Based on experience at the duty station, fluency in Spanish or Italian facilitate an accelerated learning of Portuguese.

For every Child, you demonstrate

Our core values of Commitment, Diversity, and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People, and Drive for Results, as well as functional competencies in Leading and supervising, Formulating strategies and concepts, Analyzing, Relating and networking, Deciding and initiating action, Persuading and influencing.

This position is classified as “rotational” which means the incumbent is expected to rotate to another duty station upon completion of their tour of duty.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

Source: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=505123


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