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UN HIV / AIDS Consultant Job in Dadaab Kenya

United Nations High Commissioner Refugees (UNHCR)

Vacancy Notice No: EVN/KEN/DDB/13/020

Title of Post: HIV / AIDS Consultant

Post Number: Consultancy Contract

Date of Issue: 22nd July 2013

Location: Sub Office Dadaab

Closing Date: 29th July 2013

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the technical supervision and guidance of the Senior Public Health Officer at Sub-Office Dadaab and overall supervision of Head of Operations, the incumbent will perform the following tasks and duties:

  • Support UNHCR and the implementing partners in Dadaab Refugees camps to design and implement a comprehensive HIV prevention and care, based on PEPFAR and National guidelines.
  • Ensure standardized HIV/RH protocols and tools in line with PEPFAR and National guidelines are in use across all the camps.
  • Support adaptation of national and other available IEC materials into Dadaab context and ensuring they are culturally appropriate to the beneficiaries.
  • Organize the collection, analysis and distribution of epidemiological information regarding the HIV status of the beneficiary population. This includes supporting HIV related surveys and facilitating the routine collection and reporting of key HIV related indicators.
  • Provide technical support to Monitor and Evaluate HIV activities in Dadaab.
  • Prepare regular HIV reports. This includes PEPFAR quarterly, bi-annual and end year reports.
  • Ensure feedback relating to key HIV related data is provided to stakeholders

Qualification and Experience
  • Advanced Diploma in clinical Medicine or public health. A university degree in public Health, social science or medical science is an added advantage
  • At least two years’ experience in HIV/RH programs with a non -government organisation or UN agency preferably in an emergency context
  • Experience working in CDC/PEPFAR projects
  • Ability to work in a hardship duty station and in an insecure environment; demonstrated ability to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and to work as part of a large team
  • Demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills in the health sector
  • Experience in working with and coordinating with the UN, donors, international and national NGOs and government agencies an advantage
  • Strong computer skills including familiarity with MS Word and Excel
  • Excellent writing skills and strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Fluency in oral and written English and Kiswahili.
  • Somali language will be an added advantage

Dadaab residents and its environs are encouraged to apply


The consultant is under the day to day administrative management of Head of Operations in Dadaab with day-to-day technical supervision by Public Health Officer in Dadaab.

He/she will work closely with the Snr Public Health Officer, UNHCR Branch Office, Nairobi and Health & Nutrition Coordinator based in Kakuma in order to ensure harmonised approach to programming issues.

Location: The consultant will be stationed in the UNHCR Dadaab (75%) of the time and travel on mission to Kakuma (25%) periodically.

Application procedures:

Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of application for the position, and attach their curriculum vitae that includes the applicant's telephone number and the telephone numbers of at least two referees who have supervised the applicant's professional work.

They should also attach or mail examples of operational research and M&E reports they have participated in preparing or prepared, indicating their specific contribution to the product.

Applications may be submitted electronically to


The Human Resources Officer,
UNHCR Branch Office,
P. O. Box 43801-00100

Only applications received by close of business on 29 July 2013 will be considered.

Short listed candidates will be invited for a written and oral interview.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

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