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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/12/FT53
Title: Director, Liaison Office, New York
Grade: D1
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 30 November 2012
Application Deadline: 9 March 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
New York Liaison Office, Executive Office
Duty station:  New York United States of America
The UNAIDS Liaison Office in New York (NYO) promotes the engagement of the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the UN Secretariat, the UN Chief Executive Board (CEB), Inter-Agency Working Group on AIDS, Permanent Missions to the UN and New York based civil society organizations and other stakeholders in the global response to AIDS. The NYO is the UNAIDS Secretariat interface with the Executive Office of the Secretary-General.
In addition to coordinating systematic follow-up to political commitments made by the General Assembly in the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, the NYO seeks to ensure that UNAIDS priorities are addressed in relevant UN processes, including the Millennium Development Goals and the reform agenda. The NYO also organizes thematic briefings, panel discussions, exhibits and World AIDS Day events in collaboration with UNAIDS cosponsors and other partners.
The NYO is part of the Executive Office (EXO) and report directly to the UNAIDS Executive Director (EXD). The NYO works under the general guidance of the EXD's Chief of Staff with support from his office and in close coordination with other parts of the Executive Office.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the overall supervision of the EXD, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

External Relations, General Assembly and related bodies,

Communicates the organization's evolving mandate, and broad organizational objectives to key partners including the UN system, Civil Society and member states and provides authoritative technical leadership that draws the partners into close collaboration. Represents UNAIDS at high-level national and international for a, promoting and advancing/influencing the position of UNAIDS.

Keeps EXD and Senior Management abreast of political intelligence through regular synthesis.

Contributes to enhancing and maintaining high visibility of the Secretariat and advocates on the role of HIV/AIDS in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and in adopting the UNAIDS' vision across the UN System.

Draws on the Secretariat to gather information and oversees the preparation of inputs into the ECOSOC and Security Council agendas.

Support MDG 6 and other International conferences reviews, including Post 2015
Works across the organization to mobilize information and provide analysis to be fed into the development of Secretary General reports and General Assembly reviews.
Identifies entry points to feature the work of UNAIDS in events in relation to the follow up to International conferences.
Advises/develops responses to policy and strategic initiatives of national governments, cosponsors and bodies of the UN System, representing the Executive Director in such relations.
Represents UNAIDS and provide strategic guidance to task teams and other groups working on the Post 2015 Agenda.
Maintains regular information sharing on issues of importance to the Regional Support Teams and Liaison Offices for timely inputs in emerging political debates and the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) process.
Leads and manages the New York Office through definition of priorities and strategies; team building and development; guiding, motivating and coaching of staff; planning with particular attention to managing the Liaison Office's work, the elaboration of workplans and budgets, monitoring and reporting of activities.

Performs other duties as requested.
Essential: Advanced university degree in development, economics, social science, public health, public administration, management and/or related field.
UNAIDS Values:
1. Commitment to the AIDS response
2. Integrity
3. Respect for diversity

Core competencies:
1. Working in teams
2. Applying solid diplomatic and negotiation skills
2. Communicating with impact
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 15 years of progressive work experience leading, managing and implementing development or cooperation programmes at the international and national levels. Experience in the UN System and/or in another international organization. Experience managing diverse teams.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English.

Desirable: Advanced knowledge of spoken and written French and/or 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.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
95,394 USD at single rate
103,204 USD with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 65.5 % 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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