Overview of actors

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS

UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organisations – 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 AIDS by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Focusing on the following sustainable development goals (SDGs)

No Poverty
Zero Hunger
Good Health and Well-being
Quality Education
Gender Equality
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Partnerships to achieve the Goals

How we work

UNAIDS is a problem-solver. It places people living with HIV and people affected by the virus at the decision-making table and at the centre of designing, delivering and monitoring the AIDS response. It charts paths for countries and communities to get on the fast-track to ending AIDS and is a bold advocate for addressing the legal and policy barriers to the AIDS response.

... and why

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.

Career opportunities

Seeking candidates mainly in

Diversity Management
Health and Nutrition
Human Rights, Law and Governance
Media and Communication
Monitoring and Evaluation
Social Development

UNAIDS embraces and thrives on diversity. Everyone is welcome and is not expected to fit into a predefined model. Co-creation is an essential way of working both internally and with external partners. Greater involvement of people with HIV and AIDS is one of our key principles. We want the voices of the most marginalised to be heard and to shape the response to HIV and AIDS.

Opportunities offered

Internships for students yes
Traineeships/Talent programs for graduates yes
Positions/programs for young professionals yes
Staff positions for professionals yes
Senior or management positions yes
Consultancy opportunities yes
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Type of organisation

UN organisation

Field(s) of activity

Development Cooperation


Geneva, Switzerland

Region(s) of operation

Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Latin America and the Caribbean
Middle East and Northern Africa
South/East Asia and Pacific
Sub-Saharan Africa

Number of employees

In Switzerland:
Between 200 and 1000

Outside Switzerland:
Between 200 and 1000

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