Advisor, HIV in Humanitarian Response. Fixed Term Contract – P4 level at UNAIDS

Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position: Reporting to the Director, Science, Systems and Services for all, the Advisor, HIV in Humanitarian Response provides global level support in integrating HIV in humanitarian response by identifying and addressing gaps and programme implementation challenges.

He / she has the following key responsibilities:

  1. Humanitarian response and emergency preparedness

Works with relevant clusters/sectors, and acts as a focal point for connecting key partners and relevant actors (including UNAIDS co-sponsors) in the HIV and humanitarian response with a special focus on country level support Contributes and supports disaster assessments or other humanitarian missions including preparation and dissemination of situation reports; builds synergies across HIV and humanitarian programming, with emphasis on internally displaced and conflict affected non-displaced populations with a focus on priority countries. Generates evidence on HIV in humanitarian settings including risks, vulnerabilities and effectiveness. In collaboration with United Nations humanitarian agencies, contributes to reports and ensures that HIV risks, vulnerabilities and responses in humanitarian action are adequately reflected. This includes regular and ad hoc global or thematic reports prepared by UNAIDS, the UN system or externally. Strengthens the capacity of Joint Teams in preparing and responding to emergencies. Conducts sensitization activities on community-led responses including for key populations in humanitarian settings and how to sustain inclusion of affected communities in all their diversity. Advocates for HIV-inclusive emergency preparedness in national plans, assessments and humanitarian appeals in priority countries. Dedicates approximately 30% of time to the WCA region, in line with UNAIDS (and regional co-sponsors) priority areas, taking into account the complex humanitarian and unstable situation, working with key governmental partners and relevant civil society organizations.

  1. Policies, guidelines and tools development

Assists in developing new or updates to existing guidelines and tools relevant to maintaining HIV services and address HIV risks and vulnerabilities in humanitarian settings. Develops improved assessment and monitoring tools relating to HIV in humanitarian settings including for availability and coverage of key services. In conjunction with the UNAIDS Secretariat and partners and as directed, liaises with governments, donors and partners on policies, strategies and approaches to better address HIV in humanitarian and emergency environments.

  1. Contribution to corporate processes and representation

Manages a collection of country experiences and good practice in HIV in emergencies. Moderates communities of practice related to HIV in humanitarian settings. Populates and maintains all relevant corporate and external databases and other knowledge management sources up to date. Contributes to resource mobilization strategies and activities. Represents UNAIDS at HIV in humanitarian settings-relevant, especially global fora.

Performs other duties as required, when requested by the hiring entities (WFP, UNHCR and UNAIDS secretariat).


Education: Advanced university degree at Masters’ level in medicine, infectious deceases, public health, international relations, public policy, political science, engineering, or another area related to the duties and responsibilities. For internal candidates a first university degree and 9 years of experience will be considered as equivalent.

Competencies: UNAIDS Values:

  1. Commitment to the AIDS response
  2. Integrity
  3. Respect for diversity

Core competencies:

  1. Working in teams
  2. Communicating with impact
  3. Applying expertise
  4. Delivering results

Managerial competencies:

  1. Vision and strategic thinking
  2. Leading Teams
  3. Building Relationships and Networks
  4. Developing and Empowering Others
  5. Managing Performance and Resources
  6. Exercising Sound Judgement

Experience: At least 7 years of experience in: programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation related to HIV, sexual and reproductive health, and/or humanitarian affairs, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, and/or gender-based violence, community-led responses, food security. Extensive international experience in humanitarian and/or fragile contexts including in at least two different regions at regional/country level.

Desirable: Familiarity with humanitarian coordination mechanisms. Familiarity with global HIV/AIDS response. Familiarity with the humanitarian context in WCA.

Languages: Essential: Proficiency in both English and French.

Desirable: Knowledge of additional UN official languages.

Additional Information: Positions at the international professional category within UNAIDS will be subject to the Organization’s Mobility Policy. The above-mentioned position is a rotational position and its standard duration of assignment is linked to the ICSC hardship classification of the duty station.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.

Annual salary: (Net of tax) 75,602 USD at single rate Post Adjustment: 40.2 % of the figure(s) on the left side. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

Applicants will be required to take a test. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

How to apply

See the UNAIDS Vacancy Website for links to the advertisement and the application

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS’s e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

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May 2024