Director, United States Liaison Office

27 May, 2021


Director, United States Liaison Office

Joint Programme on UNAIDS
Washington, DC

Saving lives, leaving no one behind


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. Since starting operations in 1996, UNAIDS has led and inspired global, regional, national and local leadership, innovation and partnership with the aim of ultimately consigning HIV to history. UNAIDS provides the strategic direction, advocacy, coordination and technical support needed to catalyse and connect leadership from governments, the private sector and communities to deliver life-saving HIV services. 


Under the leadership of a new Executive Director, UNAIDS is embarking on an ambitious change program. Alongside this, our Global AIDS Strategy 2021-2026 – End Inequalities. End AIDS. is a bold new approach to use an inequalities lens to close the gaps that are preventing progress towards ending AIDS.


We are now seeking a new Director of our United States Office to help us deliver on our strategy and the current change program. The mission of the US Liaison Office (USO) is to develop and sustain strategic collaborations with key US partners that will ensure that US support for the global AIDS response remains strong and that UNAIDS’ institutional objectives, as articulated by the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, are successfully advanced. The Director of the USO will also supervise the engagement of US foundations, philanthropy, and private sector, as well as financing issues and the work with the IFIs. This post serves as the primary advisor in understanding and interpreting the broader US political, domestic and foreign policy landscape that will influence support for the global AIDS response.


We are seeking a proven leader and advocate with at least 15 years of senior policy-making experience in the US. You will bring demonstrable knowledge of key policy-making and civil society stakeholders in the US, complemented by expertise in the relevant issues, trends 

relating to the design of political policies, as well as technical assistance and global advocacy and media strategies.


To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description and personal specification to quoting reference 5186. The deadline for applications is Monday 21st June 2021 at 18:00 BST.


The role is located in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. This is a D1 level position and the minimum net salary for the role is approximately USD 102,000 plus a post adjustment 

currently around 49%. A number of allowances are possible in case of dependent spouse and/or children.

The UNAIDS Secretariat is committed to creating a more diverse workforce and fostering an inclusive work environment. UNAIDS particularly encourages people living with HIV, women, gender non-conforming people, LGBTIQ+ individuals, nationals of countries of the Global South and people with disabilities to apply. 

Support or adjustment based on disability or a health condition can be provided during the recruitment process to enable you to apply. 

Flexible working arrangements and paid parental leave support UNAIDS staff to fulfil professional and personal commitments.


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Job posted: 2021-05-27