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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/TASR1
Title: Technical Officer
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Temporary appointment for 8 months
Date: 18 January 2013
Application Deadline: 16 February 2013 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit:
Global Financing Mechanisms (GFM)
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. EPI comprises the Global Financing Mechanisms (GFM), Science for Action (SFA), and Economics, Evaluation and Programme Effectiveness (EEP) unit along with Data for Action (DFA).
The Global Financing Mechanisms unit provides strategic leadership to shape the landscape of global financing mechanisms through the generation of political and programmatic intelligence, strategic information and effective advocacy to safeguard external investments in support of HLM targets. It generates country information on key external funding flows, programmatic opportunities and implementation bottlenecks to inform and influence future investments, including domestic resources to increase efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability. GFM influences decisions on reform, governance, strategy and policy developments of key global financing mechanisms, in particular the Global Fund (GF), through effective engagement and advocacy with relevant governance structures, and systematic support to implementers.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the general guidance of the Chief, GFM and in collaboration with other members of the unit and department, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:
 Develop analytical briefings and talking points for senior management in preparation of Global Fund Committee and Board meetings. Coordinate communication and information sharing with cosponsors in preparation of Global Fund events. Share with and update UNAIDS Country Offices (UCOs) and Regional Support Teams (RSTs) on recent Global Fund policies and developments and work closely with UCOs to coordinate strategic analysis and data collection on related processes, including regular exchange and analysis of issues from the Global Fund's Office of the Inspector General.
 Support the development of routine comprehensive and high-quality analysis of latest policy and strategy developments at the Global Fund, US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and other global financing mechanisms and assess implications for country responses and for UNAIDS role and positions.
 Organize and coordinate development and dissemination of normative and technical guidance to countries on how to access funding from the Global Fund within the context of the New Funding Model and the new funding architecture at country level, in collaboration with other UNAIDS units, Global Fund, Technical Review Panel, co-sponsors and external consultants.
 Build strong relationships with relevant units, regional clusters and portfolio managers of the Global Fund Secretariat to achieve enhanced institutional linkages and put in place effective mechanisms for regular exchange of country-level information and associated guidance.
 Lead and coordinate the development of information material presenting the Division and its key areas of work, including the development of information brochures, topical presentations, etc. and provide technical input in the development of relevant reports, presentations, briefing papers, etc., as required.
 Working closely with the GFM focal point for Technical Support Facilities (TSF):
1. provide technical and strategic input to the strengthening of the management and operations of the UNAIDS TSF.
2. undertake analysis and facilitate sharing of lessons and progress on TSF in general and TSFs in particular with key stakeholders, including the UNAIDS Cosponsors Focal Points, Global Fund Secretariat, other departments within UNAIDS, and with country stakeholders.
 Provide support to divisional work on GF Phase 2 panel preparation, strategic information and topical analysis, etc., as assigned by the Division Chief.
Essential: University degree in political sciences, social science or management or a relevant combination of academic preparation and experience in similar positions.
Desirable: Training in public health and/or development and communication related issues.
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. Managing performance and resources
3. Developing and empowering others
4. Exercising sound judgement
5. Building relationships and Networks
Essential: At least 3 years of relevant professional experience. Experience working with international organizations, coordinating and managing projects in an international context and familiarity with key political and programmatic issues related to HIV, knowledge of related global health and development issues. Substantial exposure to senior level political environment. Sound understanding of the operations and mandates of the UNAIDS Secretariat, its cosponsors and key partners, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Experience in results based management and communications.
Essential: Excellent knowledge of English and good knowledge of French.
Desirable: Knowledge of another UN official language.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
56,091 US$ at single rate
60,091 US$ 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.
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