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JOB OPPORTUNITIES - Issue 255, 14 October 2005

1. Project Officers (East and Southern Africa Region), UNICEF

If you are a passionate and committed professional who wants to make a lasting difference to children, the world's leading children's rights organisation would like to hear from you.

- Project Officer - HIV/AIDS (Developing Areas) (Nairobi -VN-05-370-L): you will be responsible for providing technical and programme support at the regional and country level on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the regional component of the Medium Term Strategic Plan (2006-2009) on HIV/AIDS and Children.

- Project Officer - HIV/AIDS - MTCT (Nairobi-VN-05-371-L): you will be responsible for providing technical assistance to UNICEF Country Offices, in implementing activities related to prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child. As part of Young Child Survival & Development technical team, you will also respond to requests from countries in the region.

- Project Officer - Children Orphaned or made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS (Nairobi, 2 Positions - VN-05-374-L & VN-05-376-L), (Johannesburg, - VN-05-375-L): you will provide expertise, analysis, technical support and assistance to the UNICEF Country Offices, Regional and Sub- Regional Offices, government counterparts and partner organisations in programmatic, policy and legislative areas in relation to children orphaned or otherwise made vulnerable by HIV/AIDS. You will also develop operational and advocacy strategies to ensure that the rights of children are fulfilled.


  • Advanced university degree in social sciences or other relevant field. Training in social anthropology an asset.
  • Project Officer HIV/AIDS: Eight years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme formulation, planning, management and evaluation of institution- and community-based public health or nutrition programmes, with specific experience in directly managing HIV/AIDS-related programmes.
  • Prior working experience in Africa is a prerequisite.
  • Experience in working in MTCT programmes is essential for the Project Officer MTCT.
  • Project Officer Children Orphaned or made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS: Five years of progressively responsible professional work experience in the development, implementation, management and evaluation of field programmes, particularly Children and AIDS programmes in developing countries, some of which should be in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region.
  • Experience in policy development, management of policy implementation, advocacy and community and social mobilisation also essential.
  • Current knowledge of human rights and Children and AIDS issues, policies and international standards.

Please visit for further details.

If you have experience working in a similar capacity and would like to make a lasting contribution to building a better world for children, please send an application to: quoting the specific VN reference number.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae in English, AND a duly completed United Nations Personal History form.
Applications from female candidates are especially welcome.
Applications should be received by Tuesday 18th October 2005.

Acknowledgement will be sent to short listed candidates only. UNICEF's salary and benefits package is based on the United Nations Common System, please visit the United Nations Web site at





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