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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT25
Title: Regional Community Mobilization and Networking Adviser
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 17 May 2013
Application Deadline: 15 June 2013 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI/RSP Regional Support Team, Latin America (AI/RSP)
Duty station:  Panama City Panama
Leadership in the response to HIV, as well as the work of UNAIDS, is about social justice and social change - not only is the health of those affected crucial, but also their dignity and security, and the enabling social, cultural and legal social conditions necessary to achieve these. High level policy, technical and programmatic advice to civil society and strategic support to community mobilization, through GIPA and civil society engagement, are both human rights and public health imperatives, as people living with HIV and other members of civil society will be, and should be, the engines of health and social change efforts in their countries. Objectives:
a) Reinforce and reignite the engagement and leadership in the AIDS response of people living with HIV, women and key populations
b) Ensure the HIV response has a powerful human face and is an engine for community mobilization for prevention, treatment and HIV-related social justice
c) Provide global leadership, advocacy, strategic information and programme coherence on human rights, gender equality, GIPA, community mobilization and civil society leadership towards achievement of the 10 goals of the 2011 Political Declaration
d) Support excellence in national efforts to achieve HIV-related human rights, gender and GIPA goals through mobilization of leaders in government and civil society on law, gender equality, civic and social action, and faith.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Specifically, RST Community Mobilization and Networking Advisers (CMNAs) will focus on catalyzing and increasing effective community mobilization, advocacy and demand creation across social movements and reinforcement of community capacities to become service providers, partners in policy development, and watchdogs for rights, programming and transparency of funding flows. Critical to this position will be engagement with regional institutions, national and sub-national networks of people living and HIV and key populations, particularly in relation to attainment of the Political Declaration Targets.

Strengthen the regional HIV coordination authorities and other sectors active engagement with civil society, building the effective leadership of communities, including of people living with HIV and key populations, within strategic planning, policy development, social dialogue, service delivery, data collection and monitoring of rights and policies, programmes and funding flows.
- Provide support and guidance to the Joint UN Team on AIDS and other partners for sustained and consistent capacity development of networks and organizations for effective advocacy and demand creation, service delivery, data collection, analysis and monitoring of rights and policies, programming and funding flows.
- Maximize the potential of multilateral grant opportunities (especially Global Fund and PEPFAR) and bilateral aid available at regional level to broker aligned, harmonized resources for civil society, communities and other non-governmental institutions, including for community systems strengthening.
- Develop strategic alliances/partnerships to ensure UNAIDS provides technical support to civil society and communities in tracking and monitoring of budgets and resources made available to different stakeholder groups in the governmental and non-governmental sectors and in the monitoring of government accountability for attainment of the Political Declaration Targets and Commitments.
- Liaise and build strategic relationships with civil society activists and leaders (e.g. prominent people living with HIV and key population network leaders, religious leaders, parliamentarians etc). Stay abreast of current/hot issues, and tensions, provide strategic information and analysis to the RST, working to build consensus and provide conflict resolution during crises.
- Build the capacity of communities to strengthen links between AIDS and other social movements and enable them to take ownership of a new, more expanded and inclusive development paradigm, based on rights and equity.
- Promote awareness and develop relationships with non-traditional partners, social networking technology, socio/political and youth movements to build a community of change.
- Provide technical input to regional social protection plans, policies, programmes and legislation to ensure that they are HIV sensitive and include: predictable transfers of cash, food, access to social health insurance or other transfers for those affected by HIV and those who are most vulnerable.
- All other related duties as assigned.
Essential: Advanced university degree in social sciences or health.
Desirable: Specialization in one of the above fields.
UNAIDS Values:
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 experience in civil society/community mobilization collaboration and partnerships development. Considerable experience at country regional and/or international levels in the field of HIV, fostering partnerships with a range of sectors, Broad experience in working with and mobilizing a range of external partners.

Desirable: Experience in the UN system; experience of living with HIV.
Advanced level of English or in another official UN language depending on the duty station.
Desirable: Good working knowledge of another official UN 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. Staff who would have been considered in the 2013 Mobility Exercise as well as staff in need of placement are encouraged to apply to internal vacancies.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 67,483 at single rate
US$ 72,467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 40 % 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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