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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/12/FT19
Title: Community Mobilization Adviser
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 2 August 2012
Application Deadline: 16 February 2013 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Department of Rights, Gender and Community Mobilization/ Community Mobilization
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
The Rights, Gender and Community Mobilization (RGCM) Department aims to catalyze structural and social change by using AIDS as a pathfinder. It directs and coordinates UNAIDS work on human rights, gender, and community mobilization while building internal UN capacity and accountability around these priorities. The Department builds policy and evidence-base for 'critical enablers' to secure an effective, strategic response grounded in human rights, gender equality and diversity and contributes to achieving Universal Access and the targets of 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS. It spearheads innovative partnerships with social protection, health, development and women's movements to achieve social transformation and works to strategically engage and reignite the leadership PLHIV, key population movements for social justice. RGCM comprises the Human Rights and Law (HRL), Gender Equality and Diversity (GED), and the Community Mobilization units.

The Community Mobilization (CMB) unit works to harness the strategic strengths of a broad range of civil society organizations (including NGOs, INGOs, CBOs, FBOs, organizations of PLHIV and key populations) to strengthen the AIDS response at all levels. It provides UNAIDS' strategic direction on working effectively with civil society, optimally mobilize new partners for the AIDS response, sustain and deepen the involvement of those already engaged and broker linkages between partners and sectors in effective AIDS action to the benefit of affected individuals and communities. CMB also strengthens the capacity of UN and partner organizations to work effectively on the social and programmatic enablers and provide liaison with Cosponsors on civil society and community mobilization issues.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the general guidance of Chief, CMB, and in collaboration with other members of the unit and department, the incumbent will focus 50% on PLHIV, 50% on other areas relating to community mobilization and is assigned the following responsibilities:
- Develop and implement new and innovative strategies, tools and specific proposals for the mobilization of PLHIV organizations and other civil society partners in the AIDS response to achieve the targets in the Political Declaration, in collaboration with UNAIDS Cosponsors and other partners.
- Act as UNAIDS Secretariat focal point and resource to advise Social Mobilization and networking, Gender and Human Rights colleagues at regional and country level on GIPA and community mobilization issues.
- Build networks with key high-level partners on issues relating to PLHIV and community mobilization.
- Advise on, stimulate and foster community mobilization within civil society with an emphasis on networks of people living with HIV.
- Provide guidance to the UNAIDS Secretariat leadership, and technical support to Advisers in UNAIDS regional and country offices on the active engagement of civil society in the AIDS response. Provide guidance to UNAIDS Cosponsors to analyze the HIV situation, context and response, political and socio/cultural trends, threats and opportunities vis--vis civil society engagement and activism.
- Cultivate and manage strategic relationships with civil society activists and leaders (e.g. prominent people living with HIV and key population network leaders, community based organizations, international NGOs etc). Stay abreast of current/hot issues, and tensions, taking a leading role in conflict resolution during crises.
- Build the effective leadership capacity within communities, including of people living with HIV and key populations, for effective advocacy and demand creation, service delivery, data collection, analysis and monitoring of rights and policies, programming and funding flows.
- Work in partnership with a broad range of civil society partners, including specific stakeholder groups as nominated by the team leader.
- Provide periodic reporting on community mobilization initiatives linked to PLHIV issues and other partners.
- Advise on and input into the development of appropriate strategies and the team's annual work plan.
- All other related duties as assigned.
Essential: Advanced university degree in social sciences, health, or related field.
1. Commitment to the AIDS response
2. Integrity
3. Respect for diversity

Core competencies:
1. Working in teams
2. Communicating with impact
3. Applying expertise
4. Delivering results
5. Driving change and innovation
6. Being accountable

Managerial competencies
1. Vision and strategic thinking
2. Leading teams
3. Managing performance and resources
4. Developing and empowering others
5. Exercising sound judgement
6. Building relationships and Networks
Essential: A minimum of 7 to 10 years work experience in international development, with emphasis on design and management of major collaboration programmes with other organizations from civil society, the private sector and inter-governmental areas; experience in design, management and evaluation of AIDS programmes; management/leadership of multi-disciplinary teams.
Desirable: Experience in the UN system. Experience of living with HIV.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English.
Desirable: Good working knowledge of French or another UN official language.
Additional Information:
Positions at the international professional category within UNAIDS will be subject to the Organization's Mobility Policy. The above mentioned position is a rotational position and its standard duration of assignment is linked to the ICSC hardship classification of the duty station. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
67 483 USD at single rate
72 467 USD with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 92.6 % of the figure(s) on the left side. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

Applicants will be required to take a test. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity. The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post. The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org. The system provides instructions for online application procedures.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.
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