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UNAIDS is hiring multiple Junior Professional Officers (JPO) openings: APPLY NOW

UNAIDS is hiring Multiple Junior Professional Officers (JPO) openings: APPLY NOW

General Information

Title: JPO, Programme Officer Influencing and Partnerships
Organization: UNAIDS – Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS
Division/ Unit: Policy, Advocacy and Knowledge Branch/Influencing and Partnerships
Country and Duty Station: Geneva, Switzerland (HQ)
Duration of assignment: 2 years with possibility of extension for another year. The
extension of appointment is subject to yearly review concerning priorities, availability of funds
and satisfactory performance.
Please note that for participants of the JPO-Programme two years work experience are
mandatory! Relevant work experience can be counted. In order to assess the eligibility of
the candidates, we review the relevant experience acquired after obtaining the first university
degree (usually bachelor’s degree)



Serving Countries and Communities to End Inequalities and AIDS
We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as
a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related
to reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by:
(i) maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services, (ii) breaking down barriers to
achieving HIV outcomes, and (iii) 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,

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Key Responsibilities

Job purpose: Supporting the Influencing team in co-creation and delivery of creative public
facing approaches to engage audiences around the world. Ensuring that communities are
central to theories of change where power analysis suggests it should be. Working primarily
to support Advisors within the priorities set by the Unit. The candidate will bring energy and
refresh the team with alternative ways of thinking.
Reporting to the Adviser, Influencing and Partnerships, the incumbent will have the following

  • Support the development of a data base and communication with key influencers and
    groups of influencers, including communications at the appropriate level within UNAIDS.
  • Support the co-creation, development and delivery of impactful influencing activities as
    envisaged in the UNAIDS Global Strategy, including but not limited to public awareness,
    social norm change campaigns, political and private sector influencing campaigns,
    activist and public engagement campaigns.
  • Support the implementation of projects with specific responsibilities flexibly determined by
    the Influencing and Partnership team, including: digital campaigning, and allies
    coordination and engagement.
  • Contribute to a creative campaigning culture, generating ideas on different issues and
    themes, as well as for partners.
  • Build and maintain relationships with movements, partners and allies.
    Learning Elements:
    Upon completion of the assignment, the JPO will:
  • Learn how to formulate winning strategies that contribute to the organisation wide aim to
    end AIDs by 2030.
  • Learn from experienced individuals how to build an influencing strategy from ground up,
    how to build communications and work with media as well as how to organise high level
  • Build their experience in developing and maintaining critical partnerships.


Post requirements: Knowledge and Experience


Master’s degree in communications, international relations, social and/or political science,
management, or in similar fields.


Essential: At least two years of relevant work experience, preferably in in communications,
policy and building and maintaining relationships including with politicians, or other public
officials and public influential individuals

Desirable: Prior experience in HIV response, global health, international development or a
related field, in liaising with Parliamentarians and other influential individuals an asset.
Essential: Advanced level of English.
Desirable: Working knowledge of any other UN language an asset.


  • Strong capacity to learn quickly and plan strategically for resource mobilization and
    policy/social norms change.
  • Capacity to communicate clearly orally and in writing. Ability to communicate
    effectively, tailoring the language, tone, style, and format to match the audience,
    including for media events.
  • Ability to support effective communication and brand building campaigns and provide
    advice to managers and counterparts.
  • Understanding of the global health policy landscape, architecture and regional and
    country realities.
  • Strong ability to analyze and reach conclusions on possible causes and solutions to
    critical challenges faced.
  1. UNAIDS Values
  2. Commitment to the AIDS response
  3. Integrity
  4. Respect for diversity
  5. Core competencies
  6. Working in teams
  7. Communicating with impact
  8. Applying expertise
  9. Delivering results
  10. Driving change and innovation
  11. Being accountable

Here are 4 Junior Professional Officer (JPO) openings in various locations

German JPO positions with UNAIDS

Japanese JPO positions with UNAIDS

Swedish JPO position with UNAIDS

Swiss JPO positions with UNAIDS

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