UNICEF Programme Officer (Adolescents) Job in Kenya-September 2015


United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Kenya Country Office

Vacancy Announcement: KCO/HIV/AIDS/2015/038

Duty Station: Nairobi

Programme Officer (Adolescents), NO-B

Temporary Appointment (364 days)
Open to Kenya Nationals Only

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the above position Appointment in the UNICEF Kenya Country Office.
Purpose of the Post: The Programme Officer (Adolescents) will be responsible to support the National AIDS Control Council (NACC) in achieving results for adolescents as spelt out in the Kenya AIDS Strategic Framework and the national operational plan to end new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths amongst adolescents and young people.

The incumbent will be placed at NACC with regular supervision by UNICEF.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the implementation of the Operational Plan for Ending new HIV infections and AIDS related deaths amongst adolescents and young people
  • Support the role out of the communication strategy for stigma reduction and reducing new infections and AIDS related deaths amongst children and adolescents
  • Liaise with the Education Sector on implementation of policies and plans for young learners living with HIV
  • Monitor, document and report on the progress of the implementation of adolescents programming and policy within the context of HIV across the counties in Kenya
  • Support to develop content and models to train partners for improved community based support for adolescents in HIV prevention, treatment and care at national and sub national levels
  • Offer technical support to the capacity development unit to develop a training for marginalized adolescents to participate in the HIV response
  • Provide technical support to strengthen networks for adolescents living with HIV
  • Strengthen partnerships and coordination among relevant sector government and non government partners, county teams, the UN and development partners
  • Support the analysis of disaggregated national and county data on adolescent boys and girls.


  • A University Degree in public health, pediatric, adolescent health, family health, health research, global/international health, health policy and/or management, socio-medical, health education, epidemiology or other health related sciences is required.


  • A minimum of 2 years of professional experience 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.


  • Fluency in English required.
  • Knowledge of the local working language of the duty station is an asset.


Core values

  • Commitment
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Integrity

Core competencies
Communication [ II ]
Working with People[ I ]
Drive for Results [ I ]
Functional Competencies:
Analyzing [II]
Formulating Strategies and Concepts [I]
Learning and Researching [II]
Applying Technical Expertise [II]
Planning and Organizing [II]

How to Apply

Interested and suitable candidates should ensure they forward their applications along with their curriculum vitae, P-11 form (CLICK HERE to download) – (Internal candidates should attach copies of their last two Performance Evaluation Reports), to:
The Human Resources Manager UNICEF Kenya Country Office Email address: [email protected]
Please indicate: Reference No. “KCO/HIV/AIDS//2015/038” in the email subject.

Closing Date: 18 September 2015
UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from Kenyan nationals, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.
Regret letters will only be sent to shortlisted candidates.