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UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
UNAIDS' Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Visit the UNAIDS Web site at www.unaids.org
Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/12/FT32
Title: Senior Expert, Prevention/Vulnerability
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 23 August 2012
Application Deadline: 9 March 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Organization unit:
Science for Action
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
The Evidence, Innovation and Policy Department (EIP) leads the UNAIDS technical and programmatic approach to the HIV epidemic and enhances understanding of the global response. It develops evidence, strategies and tools to improve decision-making, analyses trends and engages stakeholders at all levels to expand knowledge and maximize the use of resources. The Department contributes to achieving Universal Access and the targets of the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS through advocating ambitious and effective policies and programmes to address the needs of vulnerable people. EIP comprises the Global Financing Mechanisms and Collaboration (GFM), Science for Action (SFA), and Economics, Evaluation and Programme Effectiveness (EEP) unit along with the Data Hub.

The Science for Action (SFA) unit provides strategic leadership on policies and tools for achieving Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. SFA engages and supports communities, researchers and policy makers to take bold and sustained action toward "zero discrimination, zero new HIV infections, and zero AIDS-related deaths". It develops global policies on how to sustainably reduce new HIV infections, advance new strategies for treatment and care, and increase programme efficiency at all levels through systems integration.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the overall guidance of the Chief SFA, in close collaboration with other members of the unit and department, and other key partners, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:
Take a lead role in the development and implementation of strategic approaches towards positioning UNAIDS as the global leader in addressing HIV prevention and social vulnerability as it pertains to reducing HIV incidence, gathering, reviewing and analyzing research findings, academic literature, experiences and lessons learnt from country programmes, and other available sources, with a view to promote best practices.

Research and disseminate strategic and up-to-date information to facilitate the provision of expert guidance on HIV prevention and social vulnerability with emphasis on effective collaboration and coordination within ESR and with a broad range of key actors in the Secretariat, Cosponsors and other key partners to intensify the development and implementation of policy guidance for substantial and sustained reduction in new infections. Identify and recommend remedial action to address and reduce gaps.

Promote and facilitate dialogue and comprehensive exchange of views and information between Headquarters, Regional Support Teams and Country Offices on HIV prevention and social vulnerability with focus on key populations and related thematic areas, including but not limited to proactively building relationships and intensifying collaboration with a broad range of external partners to promote and implement a global and systematic approach. Provide expertise and authoritative advice to regions and key countries as related to HIV prevention and social vulnerability.

Take a lead role in the integration of the HIV prevention and social vulnerability agenda towards achieving a substantial and sustained reduction in HIV transmission, advocating for consistent global policies on HIV prevention and social vulnerability, including developing advisory guidelines for countries and communities; monitoring progress; documenting gaps and disseminating lessons learnt, including representing UNAIDS and EPI at meetings with internal and external partners, Cosponsors, governments, multilateral institutions and civil society organizations.
Perform other related duties as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others.
Essential: Advanced university degree in social sciences, public health, epidemiology, social change or related fields, complemented by specialization in HIV and social vulnerability.

Desirable: Post graduate degree or specialization in one of the above fields; studies or degree in public administration, development or planning.
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 11 to 15 years of professional experience at national and international levels with a minimum of three years in the field of HIV with emphasis on HIV prevention and social vulnerability and/or research in the area of HIV

Desirable: Experience in the UN system and a good understanding of the operations and mandates of the UNAIDS, its Cosponsors and key partners.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English, with a good working knowledge of French.

Desirable: Knowledge of 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)
80 734 USD at single rate
86 904 USD with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % 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.
Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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