Programme Officer

Joint United Nations Programme on

Cairo, Egypt

The UNAIDS Egypt Country Office provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response in Egypt. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UNAIDS Egypt Country Office scales up HIV services focused on key populations and locations most at risk. The UNAIDS Egypt Country Office promotes effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic and its trends, and to measure progress and sustainable impact of the response in the country. It supports efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection, and human rights mechanisms, and provides support and technical guidance as necessary to national partners and policymakers.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the UNAIDS Country Director the Programme Officer contributes to UNAIDS' objectives in the office, coordinating specialist expertise and supporting the overall coordination of the UNAIDS response in the functional areas described below.

He / she has the following key responsibilities:

  • Support to evidence generation, programme planning and implementation;
  • Facilitates and supports the generation and use of knowledge products of the SRH project to inform strategic and innovative solutions and to guide policy development for the HIV/AIDS response in Egypt and the MENA region;
  • Provides support for programme design, implementation and monitoring for priority areas of the global AIDS Strategy and facilitates the development of national and subnational roadmaps for implementing the Global AIDS Strategy;
  • Apply sound monitoring and evaluation (M&E) techniques to the SRH project design and implementation and oversee data collection, analysis and reporting;
  • Supports the development and implementation of national prevention plans and strategies with a focus on community-led responses, key populations and young people (including adolescents, young women and girls);
  • Supports the UNAIDS Country Office in its work in HIV integration into broader systems for health and development including universal healthcare and social protection through coordination of technical expertise from across UNAIDS;
  • Coordinates technical support for evidence-informed, rights-based, and gender transformative national strategic plans;
  • Assists in the development and implementation of technical support plans tailored to specific country needs;
  • Contributes to the analysis that facilitates partnership and collaboration with global financing mechanisms, including application for and implementation of the Global Funds to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria support;
  • Provides support to the UNAIDS Country Director and contributes to key practices areas and their implementation in the country with a focus on strategic information, communities, gender equality and knowledge management;
  • Assist in efficient functioning of the UN theme groups and the UN joint team on HIV, including the development and implementation of the UN integrated plan and UBRAF.

Required Qualifications:


Essential: Advanced university degree at the Masters level or equivalent in Public Health, Medicine, Economics, Social or Political Sciences or related field. For internal candidates, a first university degreed and 2 years of experience will be considered as equivalent.

Desirable: Qualification or training in Programme/project Management.


Essential: Work experience related to HIV and AIDS or health related issues; Experience in policy, planning, M&E, managing and implementing development of cooperation programmes in public health and/or HIV.

Desirable: Experience in economic, corporate, and sustainable development or closely related areas, at international and/or national level; Knowledge and experience of the HIV epidemic and its impact in middle-income countries and/or other countries of similar epidemic pattern to Egypt; Sound understanding of the United Nations Joint Programming on HIV, CSOs and governmental entities; Previous experience with UN work and governmental entities.


Essential: Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.

Desirable: Working knowledge of French.