Organization: Together for Girls/UNAIDS
Location: Washington, DC, United States
Eligible Citizenship: All Non-US Citizens
Application Code: US21-Int
Job Function: Policy
Issue Area: HIV / AIDS, Women and Girls, Youth


UNAIDS, the Joint United Nations Program 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 (TfG), 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 has three pillars of work: (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 and policy issues, and program analysis as it relates to areas of collaboration between the U.S. Government and UNAIDS, as well as the World Bank and UNAIDS. There will be a particular focus on gender and HIV, HIV treatment and prevention, including the elimination of pediatric AIDS (eMTCT) and HIV treatment for children, and AIDS investments. The Fellow will be under the supervision of the UNAIDS US Liaison Office in Washington DC and will closely work with Together for Girls Managing Director and team. 


  • Contribute to HIV and other relevant policy, literature reviews, data and other analyses, their compilation and presentations for policy briefs, reporting and partnerships that are led, coordinated or contributed by the UNAIDS US Liaison Office around HIV treatment, prevention, gender, and strategic investments
  • Contribute to country specific problem solving work organized by/through UNAIDS US Liaison Office in partnership with UNAIDS country and regional offices and headquarters, US Government, World Bank, Global Fund and other partners
  • 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 communication materials and talking points
  • Coordinate UNAIDS US Liaison Office’s gender-focused work as it relates to Together for Girls
  • Ensure productive networking and collaboration with relevant partners and stakeholders
  • Other tasks as assigned

Desired Skills and Experience

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required
  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health or related field
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously*
  • Ability to interact diplomatically and professionally with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds*
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills*
  • Strong attention to detail*
  • Three to five years of work experience in policy, advocacy, or programs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of HIV, gender, and social determinants of health
  • Proven experience in analytical work (data analysis, review, etc.) in public health or relevant field
  • Strong understanding of health policy analysis and legislative matters

Fellowship Logistics

During the fellowship year, all fellows are provided with:
  • A pre-tax living stipend of $1100/month
  • Housing and utilities
  • Health insurance
  • A professional development grant of $600
  • An award of $1500 upon successful completion of the fellowship year
  • Travel costs covered to and from placement site, training and retreats
Living and Working in the US: Fellows are provided with basic housing and a utilities stipend during the fellowship year. GHC coordinates housing for fellows placed in the United States in shared apartments or houses that meet GHC's safety standards. Housing arrangements are assigned prior to departure from Training Institute. Fellows at Together for Girls/UNAIDS will be housed in Washington, DC, an urban city and capital of the United States.
To apply to this position click here: http://ghcorps.org/fellows/apply-to-be-a-fellow/application/