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Placement Organization: Together for Girls, UNAIDS
Placement Location: Washington D.C.
Eligible Citizenship: Non-American


About: UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, is an innovative partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. UNAIDS fulfills its mission by:

  • Uniting the efforts of the United Nations system, civil society, national governments, the private sector, global institutions and people living with and most affected by HIV
  • Speaking out in solidarity with the people most affected by HIV in defense of human dignity, human rights and gender equality
  • Mobilizing political, technical, scientific and financial resources and holding ourselves and others accountable for results
  • Empowering agents of change with strategic information and evidence to influence and ensure that resources are targeted where they deliver the greatest impact and bring about a prevention revolution
  • Supporting inclusive country leadership for sustainable responses that are integral to and integrated with national health and development efforts.

UNAIDS is a partner of Together for Girls, a global public-private partnership formed to end violence against children, with a particular focus on eliminating sexual violence against girls.  Other partners include Grupo ABC, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), Nduna Foundation, UN Foundation and CDC Foundation, UNICEF, UN Women, UNFPA, WHO, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief,  the Office of Global Women’s Issues at the U.S. Department of State, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Violence Prevention Division. Together for Girls focuses on: (1) conducting and supporting national surveys on the magnitude and impact of violence against children; (2) supporting coordinated program actions in response to the data; and (3) leading global advocacy and public awareness efforts to draw attention to the problem and promote evidence-based solutions.


Position Overview: The Policy and Program Officer will work on advocacy, policy, and program analysis issues relating to areas of collaboration between the U.S. Government and UNAIDS. There will be a particular focus on gender and HIV, the elimination of pediatric AIDS (eMTCT), and HIV prevention. The fellow will be under the supervision of the Together for Girls Managing Director and work closely with the UNAIDS Washington DC Liaison Office team.



  • Collaborate with senior staff to ensure greater visibility of both UNAIDS’ work and UNAIDS/Together for Girls joint initiatives through planning and managing public events, social media outreach, and developing written materials
  • Compile, analyze and present data and information related to gender and HIV policies, eMTCT, and HIV prevention
  • Coordinate UNAIDS’ Washington DC gender-focused work as it relates to Together for Girls
  • Support issues of violence prevention and child protection within areas of gender and HIV work
  • Ensure productive networking and collaboration with relevant partners and stakeholders
  • Other tasks as assigned


Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Master’s in Public Health
  • 3-5 years’ work experience in policy, advocacy, or program implementation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of gender, HIV and violence issues and social determinants of health
  • Strong understanding of health policy analysis and legislative matters
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds


Living Conditions: Fellows will be provided with housing, health insurance and a living stipend of $750/month. Fellows will also receive an award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year.  Flights to and from the placement site and all other costs associated with GHC programming are included.