United Nations HQ in New York



The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNAIDS currently has offices in 82 countries, with 70% of its staff based in the field. Thanks to the co-sponsored nature of UNAIDS, our Junior Professional Officers are exposed to a wide spectrum of UN agencies and programmes.

UNAIDS Human Resources Department facilitates the onboarding and development of Junior Professional Officers (JPOs) in the Secretariat. Following the selection as JPO for a position at the Secretariat, a tailored two-day induction briefing is organized to familiarize the JPO with the work of UNAIDS and to facilitate introduction to key colleagues and partners. A virtual community with regular online meetings strengthens the network and peer support among JPOs. An HR Specialist in Staff Development and Performance team, focal point for young talent, provides guidance on professional and career development to JPOs. The online learning platform in the Secretariat’s Performance 

Management and Learning (PALM) system is continuously expanded, and JPOs are encouraged to explore learning resources on career development.