UNAIDS Adviser on Human Rights and Gender Programming Vacancy | APPLY NOW

The Human Rights, Gender Equality, and Community Engagement Department leads and supports advocacy efforts to place human rights, gender equality, and community engagement at the heart of policymaking and programmatic efforts to scale up HIV testing, treatment, prevention, and care services. To this end, this is to announce the UNAIDS Adviser on Human Rights and Gender Programming Vacancy as applications currently ongoing until the 30th of July, 2020.

United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) consider these approaches to be critical in reducing health disparities and truly “leaving no one behind” in their bid to respond to the HIV epidemic.

About the UNAIDS Adviser on Human Rights and Gender Programming Vacancy

UNAIDS strategically engages, promotes and reignites the leadership of women, young people, people living with HIV, human rights defenders, key populations, and other movements for social justice. The Joint Programme supports the development of global and national policies which address critical enablers to ensure that AIDS responses are well focused on human rights, gender equality, participation, inclusiveness and diversity.

DUTIES of the UNAIDS Adviser on Human Rights and Gender Programming

Under the guidance and supervision of the Special Adviser for Gender and Human Rights, and in collaboration with other members of the team, division and department, all or part of the following responsibilities are the obligations of the UNAIDS ADVISER on Human Rights and Gender Programming:

  • Coordinate innovative initiatives which support human rights and gender equality, with attention to stigma and discrimination and the rights of people living with HIV.
  • Collaborate closely with teams and divisions in the Secretariat, donors, cosponsors, governments and other internal and external partners to advocate for the implementation of HIV-related policies, programmes and strategies in order to advance human rights and gender equality goals
  • Provision of technical support to UNAIDS regional and country offices on rights-based and gender transformative programming, while the developing and implementing new activities and initiatives pertaining to the team workplan.
  • Representing the Human Rights and Gender team (HRG) at the UNAIDS Global Fund working group.
  • Provide support for the implementation of the Global Partnership in close collaboration with the co-conveners and the technical working groups for action to end all forms of HIV related stigma and discrimination.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative and productive relationships with UNAIDS’ cosponsors, the Global Fund and other donors, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, human rights groups, networks of people living with HIV and key populations.
  • Design and deliver presentations and training for UNAIDS staff and other partners as required.

Actively contribute and support the department for the effective development and management of the budget and work plans, their review and analysis; which includes recommending improved monitoring procedures within the framework of the UBRAF, guiding and supporting team members as well as performing other related assigned duties, including replacing and backstopping for others.


The annual salary for the two-year fixed contract of the UNAIDS Adviser on human right and gender programming where s/he will be stationed at Geneva, Switzerland is $73,516 (USD) at single rate (net of tax)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Advanced university degree in public health, development, human rights, gender, international relations, and/or public administration. Relevant first university degree and 9 years of relevant professional experience will be considered equivalent for internal candidates only.
  • Applicant must possess integrity, respect for diversity and commitment to the AIDS response.
  • Must be able to collaborate with teams, communicate with impact, apply expertise by driving change and innovation to deliver results.
  • Applicant should possess leadership qualities such as Vision and strategic thinking, managing performance and resources, developing and empowering others, exercising sound judgement, building relationships and networks.
  • Should have at least seven years working experience in human rights and/or gender programming as related to HIV programming, country-level programming or human rights/women’s rights advocacy.
  • Advance knowledge of English Language is necessary while working knowledge of French Language is an added advantage.

It is also desirable to have experience at country level or with UN System, UNAIDS, national or international institutions, with a sound understanding of their missions, mandates, and operations.

How to Apply

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non-represented and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged also. It should be noted that applicants will be required to take a test and will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Furthermore, applicants are encouraged to apply via the online platform to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Applicants are advised to visit the UNAIDS’s e-Recruitment website via this link for online application procedures and for more information.




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