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Batch recruitment (06) HIV/AIDS Officer, (NO-2), Bafoussam, Bertoua, Ebolowa, Garoua, Maroua, and Ngaoundere Cameroon # 126826 ( Temporary Appointment for 364days)
Job no: 567030
Contract type: Temporary Appointment
Duty Station: Yaounde
Categories: Health, HIV/AIDS
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
UNICEF has been working in Cameroon since 1975 to allow women and children to fully realize their rights to development without restriction, as enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides financial and technical support to Cameroon across seven areas to fully realize the rights of women and children. These areas include Health, HIV/AIDS, Water-sanitation-Hygiene, nutrition, education, child protection, and social inclusion. UNICEF focuses mainly on children and the most vulnerable and excluded families. Cameroon’s 2020 population is estimated at 26,545,863 people according to UN data. The population is young and generates strong socioeconomic demand. In rural areas, limited access to basic social services and the effects of climate change led to household impoverishment and severe child deprivations. The task is immense but not insurmountable; it requires the energy of all stakeholders in Cameroon and outside of Cameroon: also, women, men, youth and children, government, technical and financial partners, donors, civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians, and communities. Everyone is invited to take part in the struggle to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It is together that we will act for Cameroon, a country that summarizes the challenges and hopes of Africa.
To learn more about UNICEF Cameroon, use the below link
How can you make a difference?
Under the Technical supervision of the HIV/AIDS Specialist, the HIV/AIDS Officers will provide technical support to the regions and priority health districts to accelerate progress in maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health, including Combined HIV Prevention, PTME, and the care of children and adolescents living with HIV as well as achieve the 95% targets for pregnant and breastfeeding women, children and adolescents living with HIV in the Adamawa, East, Far North, North, West, and South.
Key tasks and responsibilities:
He/she will perform the following tasks:
- Support the development of mapping of HIV actors at the subnational level (by area, district, and region)
- Support the Region and districts in planning, coordination, and evidence-based, decentralized, multi-sectoral beneficiary-centered implementation.
- Support the Region and districts in the implementation of primary prevention, PTME, and child and adolescent care interventions.
- Support regions and districts in setting up and facilitating coordination platforms, developing partnerships and intersectionality.
- Strengthen the implementation of innovative initiatives such as ‘Ending HIV in the Cities’, and Child-Friendly Municipalities.
- Strengthen the regional and district monitoring and evaluation system for SRMNIA interventions in general and more specifically for primary prevention, PTME, and child and adolescent care and documentation of best practices and innovation
- Strengthen the capacities of regional and district actors to improve the demand for and supply of quality SRMNIA care in general, PTME, and care for children and adolescents living with HIV
- Strengthen the capacities of regional and district actors to improve the demand for and supply of quality SRMNIA care in general and PTME and care for children and adolescents living with HIV
- Communications and Knowledge Management
To have more information, please click here: TOR Signed HIV and AIDS officer NOB.pdf
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have;
- A university degree (bachelor’s Degree) in public health in public health, pediatric health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, environmental health sciences, biostatistics, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences/ is required or another relevant technical field.
- A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in the field of public health, in HIV/AIDS planning and management and/or in relevant areas of health care, health/emergency preparedness at the international level and/or in a developing country is required. Experience in HIV/AIDS programme/project development in UN system agency or organization is an asset
- Experience in the implementation of health programmes, particularly maternal, newborn, and child health, and HIV/AIDS
- Relevant experience with UNICEF or another UN system agency or organization is considered an asset.
- Good knowledge (written and spoken) of French and English
For every Child, you demonstrate
UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: UNICEF Values
The UNICEF competencies required for this post are:
(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically and (7) Works collaboratively with others
During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.
UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to including everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.
We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks, and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities.
UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority, and discrimination. UNICEF is committed to promoting the protection and safeguarding of all children. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.
UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to delivering the best results for children. For this position, eligible and suitable female and disabled candidates are encouraged to apply.
UNICEF only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU) / United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed at http://www.whed.net/.
The VA is open to all (internal and external candidates)
UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance. Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments are also subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
Deadline: 10 Nov 2023 W. Central Africa Standard Time
All applications must be submitted ONLINE at : https://jobs.unicef.org/cw/en-us/filter/?search-keyword=&location=cameroon