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HIV and AIDS Officer, Honiara

UNICEF office in Solomon Islands is seeking to employ a person, who will be based in the UNICEF Solomon Islands Office, Honiara,and will contribute under the direct supervision from the Chief of Solomon Islands Field Office, and technical guidance of Chief of HIVAIDS Suva office to project design, implementation, and evaluation of programme/project activities, data analysis and progress reporting.


Support the availability of accurate, complete and up-to-date information required for effective HIV/AIDS programme and project design, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation. Draft sound HIV/AIDS programme budgets for review by the supervisor.

Enhance project efficiency and effectiveness through implementation follow-on, including gender specific monitoring UNICEF inputs, local conditions and resources, flow of supply and non-supply assistance and HIV/AIDS project status.

Analyze collected data and information and prepare draft progress and donor reports; draft changes in HIV/AIDS project work plans and assist in identification of required supplies and equipment as well as in the drafting of Country Programme Recommendation and other project documentation, using agreed-upon gender and equity related indicators where needed; assure accuracy and consistency with established rules, regulations and plans of action. 

Ensure the appropriateness of financial, administrative and supply documentation; verify that HIV/AIDS project expenditures are within allotments and that data is consistent with the project information and database (e.g., SAP). Follow up on queries or initiate corrective action on discrepancies.

Compile HIV/AIDS project implementation training and orientation materials to promote knowledge sharing with donors and media.

Attend technical cooperation meetings, prepare notes and undertake follow-up action related to programme implementation and monitoring.

Ensure the effective communication and networking developed and maintained through partnership and collaboration, with particular emphasis on understanding gender inequalities and on practicing gender mainstreaming where applicable.

Collaborate with Operations staff to implement internal controls systems and resolve day-to-day issues or discrepancies in financial or supply management.

Team with local Government counterparts to exchange information on HIV/AIDS project implementation and status as well as movement and distribution of supplies.

Collaborate with members of the development community, including NGOs, UN and bilateral agencies in the exchange of information relating to HIV/AIDS sector.


We welcome applicants who have the following educational background, skills and experience:

Completion of University degree in Social Sciences, Health, Public Health, Family Health, Nursing, or a field related to international development assistance in HIVAIDS

Two (2) years of relevant professional work experience. Field work experience. Experience in knowledge management. Training and experience in social welfare, or HIVAIDS health care

Experience in monitoring gender disparities and programme interventions that reduce these disparities and asset

Fluency in English and another UN working language required. Knowledge of local working language of the duty station an asset.

Core competencies in Communication, working with people, and drive for results required. 

Function competencies in formulating strategies and concepts, analysing, applying technical expertise, learning and researching and planning and organizing required

Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment.

Professional technical knowledge of theories, principles and methods in Health, public health, maternal and child health, HIVAIDS, Social work, behaviour change or a discipline relevant to international developmentassistance in HIVAIDS


If interested please include in your application:

A covering letter describing how you meet each of the requirements listed above.

Your current Curriculum Vitae (work and education history) and UN Personal History Form (P11)

The two most recent performance appraisals or performance evaluation reports (PER)

The names, addresses, emails and phone details of three work related referees

Applications must be submitted  NOT LATER THAN 22 March 2013 and addressed to:

Chief of Solomon Islands Field Office 

Vacancy Notice: 2013/003 – HIVAIDS Officer, Honiara

UNICEF Pacific – Solomon Islands

P O Box 1786


Or sent via email to pacificvacancies@unicef.org to

Chief of Operations

Vacancy Notice: 2013/003 – HIVAIDS Officer, Honiara

UNICEF Pacific, 5th Floor FDB Building

Private Mail Bag

Suva, FIJI  

Detailed Job Description and UN Personnel History Form (P11) 

Regret letters will only be sent to short listed candidates. All applications are treated with strict confidentiality.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified Solomon Island female and male candidates, all religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.



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