United Nations UNAIDS Jobs – National Programme Officer – Community Mobilization & Networking

Job Title: National
Programme Officer – Community Mobilization & Networking

United Nations Programme
UNAIDS Country
Coordinator (UCC)

No. :
Kampala, Uganda
UNAIDS is the Joint United
Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, that brings together the efforts and
resources of UN Agencies and aims to advance global progress in achieving
country set targets for Universal Access to HIV Prevention, treatment, care and
support and to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and contribute to achievement
of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015 The UNAIDS Country Office in Uganda
coordinates coherent action on HIV and AIDS within the UN System through the UN
Theme Groups, and the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS In addition the Country
Office helps mount and support an expanded response to HIV and AIDS by engaging
the efforts of many sectors and partners from government, civil society and the
international development community.
The National
Programme officer will focus on catalyzing and increasing effective community
mobilization, advocacy and demand and creation across social movements and
reinforcement of community capacities to become service providers, partners in
policy development, watchdogs for rights, programming and transparency of
funding flows. Critical 10 this position will be in-depth knowledge of and
engagement with national and sub-national networks of people living with HIV
and key populations, particularly in relation to attainment of the Political
Declaration targets.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the National HIV
    Coordination Authorities and other sectors active engagement with civil
    society, improving effective leadership of communities, including of
    people living with HIV and key populations, within strategic planning,
    policy development, social dialogue, service delivery, data collection and
    monitoring of rights and policies, programming and funding flaws,
  • Provide direct assistance and
    insight into the local context to the Joint UN Team on AIDS and other
    partners for sustained and consistent capacity development of networks and
    organizations for effective advocacy and demand creation, service
    delivery, data collection, analysis and monitoring of rights and policies,
    programming and fund flows.
  • Identify multilateral grant
    opportunities and bilateral aid available at national/regional level to
    harmonize resources for civil society, communities and other
    non-governmental institutions.
  • Provide support to national
    strategic alliances/partnerships to ensure UNAIDS provides technical
    support to civil society and communities in tracking and monitoring of
    budgets and resources made available to different stakeholder groups in
    the governmental and non-governmental sectors and in the monitoring of
    government accountability for attainment of the Political Declaration
    targets and commitments,
  • Liaise with national civil society
    activists and leaders (e.g. prominent people living with HIV and key
    population network leaders, religious leaders, cultural leaders,
    parliamentarians etc.). Stay abreast of current/hot national issues and
    tensions, provide strategic information, national context insight and
    analysis to the UCC, taking a key role in consensus building, and conflict
    resolution during crises.
  • Provide assistance to local
    communities to strengthen links between AIDS and other social movements
    and enable them to take ownership of a new, more expanded and inclusive
    development paradigm, based on rights and equity.
  • Ensure the principles of human
    rights, gender equality and the meaningful involvement of people living
    with HIV and koy populations are adhered to in the work of the Joint
    Programme and its partners, serving as a focal point for civil society
    engagement, activism and intelligence for the country office, RST and HO
  • Engage with non-traditional national
    partners, social networking technology, socio-political and youth
    movements to promote social change.
  • Provide technical input to national social
    protection plans, policies, programmes and legislation to ensure that they
    are HIV sensitive and include: predictable transfers of cash, food, access
    to social health and insurance or other transfers for those affected by
    HIV and those who are most vulnerable.
  • Any other duties as assigned by
 Qualifications, Skills
& Experience:
  • First university degree in social
    sciences, health, or related field.
  • Specialization in one of the above
  • At least 3 to 6 years’ experience in
    civil society/community mobilization collaboration and partnerships
    development Considerable experience in the country where the post is
    located in the field of HIV, fostering partnerships with a range of
    sectors, broad experience In working with and mobilizing a range of
    external partners.
  • Experience in the UN system:
    regional and/or international experience in the field of HIV; experience
    of living with HIV Languages:
  • Advanced level of English or another
    UN official language depending on the duty station as well as an advanced
    level ol the local language
  • Good working knowledge of another UN
    Official language
  • Strong interpersonal,
    representational and advocacy skills Ability to facilitate and strengthen
    the involvement of a range of external partners in the HIV work.
  • Knowledge of the UN system and
    development issues. Understanding of AIDS epidemic essentials. Ability to
    ensure that the principles around human lights, gender and the meaningful
    involvement of people living with HIV are adhered to and applied in all
    UNAIDS partnership work and strategies.
  • Other partnership skills as
    articulated in the cross cutting competency set.
to apply:
All those interested and
meet the above criteria should send detailed curriculum vitae, naming three
referees and attach photocopies of relevant documents to:
The UNAIDS Country
Coordinator, Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. P. O. Box
24578, Plot 60 Prince Charles Drive, Kololo, Kampala, Uganda.
Please indicate the vacancy
number on the envelope.
E-mail applications should
be sent to the following address: 
nabwiref@unaids.org; indicate the vacancy announcement
number in the subject.
24th May 2013 at 2:00 PM
Note: UNAIDS is a smoke free environment; Only
short listed candidates will be contacted.
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