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Temporary Appointment - HIV/AIDS (PMTCT & Paediatric AIDS) Specialist, NOD - (for South Africa Nationals only)

Apply now Job no: 516316
Work type: Temporary Appointment
Location: South Africa
Categories: NO-4

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Health...

In South Africa, UNICEF supports national efforts to realize children's rights by promoting evidence-based policy advocacy and strategic partnerships as a means to leverage policies and resources for children, giving special attention to vulnerable children and disparity reduction. It works in the areas of health and nutrition, early childhood development; basic education; child protection and social policy, planning, monitoring and evaluation.   

For more information, visit the UNICEF South Africa Country Office website: https://www.unicef.org/southafrica

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance of the Chief of Section, responsible for the formulation, design, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of HIV and AIDS project/programme(s), particularly PMTCT-Plus and Paediatric Care, to ensure overall efficiency and effectiveness of the project management, delivery and accomplishment of project goals and objectives


  • Collects and analyzes data for project planning, management, monitoring and evaluation purposes. Analyzes programme implementation reports and evaluates against established programme recommendations and plans of action. Reports outcome of analysis and proposes corrective actions to promote and increase access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for mothers, children and adolescents living with HIV. 
  • Promote the quality of rights-based HIV/AIDS projects and programmes through participation in the formulation of programme/project goals, strategies and approaches, informed by the outcome of the situation analysis. Brings coherence, synergy and added value to sectoral or project management processes using a results-based management approach to planning and design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Takes primary responsibility for the development of the sectoral work plan and technical decisions as well as for project management, implementation and monitoring of assigned activity, in compliance with the defined project strategies and approaches. Conducts field visits to monitor programmes and conduct periodic programme reviews with Government counterparts and other partners. Makes recommendations for changes in programme work plans as required.
  • Promotes knowledge management by drafting or finalizing sectoral documents and reports such as the Country Programme Recommendation and Plans of Action as well as through orientation and training programmes targeted to Government authorities. Ensures exchange of knowledge, information, experience or lessons learned; provides solid technical recommendations on major programme directions and on introduction of new initiatives in the country.
  • Interacts with Government and other partners, NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the different stages of HIV and AIDS programme/project implementation. Organizes and manages meetings and monitoring of the plans of professional and civil society/ private sector partners with the aim to promote and increase access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for mothers, children and adolescents living with HIV.
  • Collaborate with communication experts/groups and provides technical guidance to appropriate communication and information strategies aimed at increasing coverage and effectiveness of HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services for mothers, children and adolescents living with HIV.
  • Coordinates with Operations and Supply Staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports to the unit chief. Ensures the accurate and timely input of project information in VISION, and issues status reports for monitoring and evaluation purposes, including donor reports.
  • Participates in the preparation of all programme reports for management, Board, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, etc.
  • Deputizes the Chief of Section and represent the office at HIV related fora such as the Joint UN Team on AIDS and the Donor Coordinating Forum on HIV/AIDS.  Undertakes follow-up action and coordination related to programme implementation and monitoring.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have¦

  • Advanced university degree in Medicine, and / or Paediatric Health, Family Health, Public Health, Epidemiology
  • Specific expertise in HIV management, treatment and care programmes
  • Specific expertise in designing, scaling up and monitoring PMTCT programs
  • Specific expertise in PHC

For every Child, you demonstrate¦

UNICEF"s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

Interested and qualified candidates are requested to submit their application to the following link: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=516316 by 28 September, 2018.

This notice will also appear on http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/, http://www.unicef.org/southafrica, UN Job List, UN Jobs.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male South African nationals from all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organisation



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