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UNAIDS   |   Nairobi, Kenya   |   Log in or register to see the closing date

Community Support Adviser

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Government, community development, public services
  • Expert (non-managerial)
  • Full Time
  • Temporary
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Job Summary

Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to support countries towards ending the AIDS epidemic as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. To promote, support and provide guidance to national partners and the UN system in reaching Global AIDS targets by 2020 with a Fast-Track approach to rapidly scale up HIV services focused on populations and in locations most affected by the epidemic. Promote effective use of strategic information and documentation of trends on the epidemic and the response as well as provide intellectual leadership on the status of the response to HIV in the country.


  1. Advise on, stimulate and foster engagement and coordination among civil society organizations in country level decision making mechanisms, supporting the leadership of people living with HIV, young people, women and key populations.
  2. Together with the team and other partners, work towards maximizing the potential of grant opportunities and bilateral aid available at national level to broker aligned, harmonized resources to address community priorities and resources for civil society organizations and communities, including for community systems strengthening.
  3. Build strategic alliances with civil society and communities to support tracking and monitoring government accountability for attainment of the 2016 Political Declaration and UNAIDS 2016-2021 Strategy targets, and the 2030 Agenda, including resources made available to different stakeholder groups in the governmental and non-governmental sectors.
  4. Support and strengthen alliances between HIV related civil society organisations and other social justice movements at regional and country level, including those relating to human rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, women's rights, access to justice, among others.   
  5. Share information, guidance and tools to country partners and civil society organizations; support demand creation for the inclusion in national AIDS plans of programmatic interventions addressing the integration of community responses, as well human rights and gender equality and diversity as they impact on prevention, treatment, care and support, with emphasis on reduction of discrimination, including in the health sector, stigma and punitive approaches to HIV and achieving scale and efficiency.
  6. Stay abreast of current/hot issues and tensions; provide UNAIDS leadership with strategic information and analysis, as well as provide support to communities during human rights crises.
  7. Provide technical input to social protection policies and programmes to ensure that they are HIV sensitive.  
  8. Provide support to the Joint UN Team on AIDS and other partners to promote collaborative synergies for sustained and consistent support to networks and organizations for effective advocacy and inclusion of community priorities in the joint work planning.
  9. All other related duties as assigned.

General Information

Salary rangeNot specified
Additional informationNot specified
Contract type: Temporary
Job type: Full Time
Location: Nairobi
Area of work: Government, community development, public services
Seniority: Expert (non-managerial)

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 7 years
Required skills: Project management; Project monitoring and evaluation (M&E); Business strategy; Partnerships; Technical support; Management and business consulting
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)

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Non-profit, social work

UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Since the first cases of HIV were reported more than 35 years ago, 78 million people have become infected with HIV and 35 million have died from AIDS-related illnesses. Since it started operations in 1996, UNAIDS has led and inspired global, regional, national and local leadership, innovation and partnership to ultimately consign HIV to history. UNAIDS is a problem-solver. It places people living with HIV and people affected by the virus at the decision-making table and at the centre of designing, delivering and monitoring the AIDS response. It charts paths for countries and communities to get on the Fast-Track to ending AIDS and is a bold advocate for addressing the legal and policy barriers to the AIDS response. UNAIDS provides the strategic direction, advocacy, coordination and technical support needed to catalyse and connect leadership from governments, the private sector and communities to deliver life-saving HIV services