Make an Impact: JPO Programme Officer with UNAIDS

Make an Impact: JPO Programme Officer with UNAIDS

UNAIDS – JPO Programme Officer

Job ID: 18957

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Posting Date: 06/20/2024, 08:30 AM

Application Deadline: 07/20/2024, 12:59 AM

Job Schedule: Full-time

Agency: UNAIDS

Grade: P2

Vacancy Type: Fixed Term

Practice Area: Health

Contract Duration: 1 Year with Possibility of Extension

Education & Work Experience: Master’s Degree – 2 years’ experience

Required Languages: English

Desired Languages: French (Good working knowledge), Any other UN language is an asset.

Mobility: No mobility required

Apply Now: UNAIDS Job Portal

Make an Impact: JPO Programme Officer with UNAIDS
Make an Impact: JPO Programme Officer with UNAIDS



Important Information

Under the JPO programme framework, this position is open only to nationals of Belgium. For detailed information on the JPO Programme and recruitment criteria, please visit UNDP JPO Programme.


Serving Countries and Communities to End Inequalities and AIDS

We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to the reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by:

  • Maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services
  • Breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes
  • Integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and protection systems.

We are committed to creating an equal, safe, and empowering workplace culture where all people, in all their diversity, thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity, and Respect for Diversity. Access the full UNAIDS Competency Framework here.

Make an Impact: JPO Programme Officer with UNAIDS

Organizational Context

The Tanzania Country Office provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response in Tanzania towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the SDGs, the Tanzania Country Office scales up HIV services focused on key populations and other groups living with or at risk of HIV, including women and girls in all their diversity, people with disabilities, and indigenous peoples, in locations most at risk. The Office promotes effective use of strategic information to understand and track the epidemic, measure progress, and achieve sustainable impact.

Supervision and Learning

As part of the UNAIDS JPO programme framework, the JPO will benefit from structured guidance and supervision with the aim of gradually increasing responsibilities. The supervision modalities include:

  • Work Plan: Establishment of a work plan with clear objectives and expected results (Performance Evaluation Report) and completion of yearly Performance Evaluation Reports.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Effective supervision through ongoing performance and development feedback.
  • Empowerment and Learning by Doing: Self-learning and application of acquired skills, with easy access to the supervisor for guidance.
  • Team/Office Meetings: Participation in meetings to ensure integration and operational effectiveness.
  • Guidance on Learning Opportunities: Advice on learning and training opportunities within the field of expertise.
  • Networking and Mentoring: Regular calls organized by the People Management Department to establish a community of practice and provide networking opportunities, with specific emphasis on mentoring first-year JPOs.

Learning Elements

Upon completion of the assignment, the JPO will:

  • Understand the mission, values, strategic priorities, and operating modalities of UNAIDS Joint Programme.
  • Demonstrate a profound understanding of the role, objectives, and operations of UNAIDS Cosponsors and the Secretariat in Tanzania.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the HIV epidemic, its drivers, and impact on various populations.
  • Translate strategic information into people-centered programmes and interventions.
  • Engage effectively with civil society and community partners.
  • Develop proficiency in the Joint UN Plan on AIDS and apply the ‘Three Ones’ principles of coordination.
  • Understand the UN reform process and its implementation at the country level.

Duties, Responsibilities, and Output Expectations

Under the direct supervision of the UNAIDS Country Director (UCD) in Tanzania, the incumbent will:

  • Coordinate and Facilitate: Assist the UCD and UNAIDS Country Office (UCO) team in convening, coordinating, and facilitating the Joint UN Team on AIDS and the Development Partners Group on AIDS.
  • Progress Reporting: Support the UCD/UCO and the Joint Team in reporting on progress in implementing the UNSDCF and the UN Joint Plan on HIV and AIDS.
  • Emergency Settings: Support Joint Team efforts in fragile and humanitarian settings by liaising with emergency and humanitarian actors to integrate HIV response and related SRHR services into emergency preparedness and contingency planning.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Foster collaboration with key stakeholders such as the National AIDS Council, Ministry of Health, other government ministries, civil society organizations, communities, development partners, and the private sector to ensure equitable access to prevention, treatment, and essential services.
  • Strategic Information: Generate, package, and facilitate the sharing and utilization of HIV-related strategic information, especially concerning key and vulnerable populations.
  • Knowledge Development: Support the development of a knowledge base on gender, legal, and human rights issues related to key and vulnerable populations.
  • Civil Society Engagement: Ensure that civil society organizations and communities have space to engage in decision-making processes, participate in key partnerships, and access financial and material resources from funding agencies.



  • UNAIDS Regional Support Team in Johannesburg and UNAIDS, Geneva: To request and provide information, enlist support/funds/expertise, and identify research and development needs.
  • UNAIDS staff in various countries: To exchange/share experiences and views, and develop collaboration.


  • Heads of HIV in other UN agencies: To provide assistance and support in their coordinating role, assist in planning, and provide reliable information related to vulnerable groups.
  • National AIDS Council, other relevant government agencies, civil society organizations, and cooperating partners: To participate/collaborate in reviews, development planning, and evaluation of activities, and provide reliable information related to Most at Risk Populations (MARPs).
  • Staff and Officials of the UN Joint Program in Tanzania, UN agencies, donors, NGOs: To facilitate/promote the provision and exchange of information.
Make an Impact: JPO Programme Officer with UNAIDS
Make an Impact: JPO Programme Officer with UNAIDS


  • Commitment to the AIDS response
  • Integrity
  • Respect for diversity

Core Competencies

  • Working in teams
  • Communicating with impact
  • Applying expertise
  • Delivering results
  • Driving change and innovation
  • Being accountable

Managerial Competencies

  • Exercising sound judgment
  • Building relationships and networks

Knowledge and Experience


  • Advanced University Degree: Master’s level in international development, social or physical sciences, public health, management, or similar academic preparation.


  • Minimum 2 years of work experience: Preferably in programme management in the public or private sector at national or international levels, including data analysis and coordination.


  • Essential: Advanced level of English.
  • Desirable: Good working knowledge of French and any other UN language is an asset.

Functional/Technical Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of the AIDS epidemic: Globally and its implications.
  • Understanding of the UN system: Organizations and their delivery mechanisms.

Additional Information


  • Eligibility: Open only to nationals of Belgium. For detailed information on the JPO Programme and recruitment criteria, please visit UNDP JPO Programme.

Age Requirement

  • Eligibility: Not older than 32 years of age as of 31 December of the year of application.

Application Attachments

  • Motivation Letter: Brief letter in English explaining why you are the perfect candidate for the position using examples of your interests and achievements.
  • Master’s Degree: Copy of your Master’s degree.

UNDP and UNAIDS Commitments

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are core principles at the UN. We value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, foster inclusion to ensure all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and ensure equity and fairness in all actions. A ‘leave no one behind’ approach means increasing representation of underserved populations. Individuals from marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply.


The UN has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

US Permanent Residents

  • Important Information: Acceptance of a staff position with UNDP may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. Applicants must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencing employment.

Applicant Information

UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may retain applications and consider candidates for similar positions at the same grade level and with similar job descriptions, experience, and educational requirements.

Equal Opportunity

UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin, or other status.

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Keywords: UNAIDS, JPO Programme Officer, HIV response, public


Make an Impact: JPO Programme Officer with UNAIDS
Make an Impact: JPO Programme Officer with UNAIDS




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