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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT40
Title: Strategic Information Adviser, Honduras
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 27 June 2013
Application Deadline: 20 July 2013 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit:
Regional Support Team Latin America
Duty station:  Tegucigalpa Honduras
The thrust of the UNAIDS Office is to effectively contribute to the national AIDS response with high level policy, strategic guidance and technical support to scale up towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. In this regard the UNAIDS Country Office will be playing a high level policy driven role, providing intellectual and strategic leadership on AIDS, high quality technical support, promoting and advocating for sustained high level engagement of government and civil society. In addition, the UNAIDS Country Office will continue to play an important role in facilitating the leveraging of Global Fund resources and monitoring grants performance by supporting the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM). As convener of the Joint UN Team on AIDS and a Secretariat of the UN Theme Group on AIDS, the Country Office will strive to ensure strategic relevance, coherence, simplification and harmonization of the Joint UN Support Plan to the National Strategic Plan and monitor its implementation.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
The incumbent drives UNAIDS' reinforced and reinvigorated strategic information focused on assessing progress and identifying programmatic gaps of the country's AIDS response, under the direct supervision of the UCC and with technical guidance from the RST and relevant Geneva units and departments. The incumbent plays a pivotal role in providing the evidence needed by the UCO to fulfill its strategic role in the country. This is done by analysis of data on the status and trends in the epidemic and the response, including modelling and mapping, to quickly and efficiently assess the impacts of past efforts and chart the way forward. These analyses and suggested programmatic actions will be shared with RSTs and headquarters to enrich the aggregated picture at regional and global levels

In particular, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:

Manage, coordinate and influence the prioritization, process and technical aspects of a wide array of data collection and compilation, and analysis related to epidemiology and the response, in view of informing future programme efforts, including:
- Surveillance, surveys and mapping;
- Analyses of programmatic and survey data on the response;
- Strengthening of Monitoring and Evaluation systems;
- Analyses of status and trends of the epidemic;
- Analyses of the distribution of new infections by geography and by mode of transmission;
- Triangulation and modelling of epidemiological and response data to assess impact and identify programmatic gaps;

Promote and reinforce capacity building of national counterparts in data collection, data analysis, reporting and using evidence for programming;

Plan and coordinate work with country level partners including GFATM, bilateral agencies including PEPFAR, International NGOs on advancing an evidence informed approach to the national AIDS response;

Proactively provide strategic guidance and advice to the UCC about specific programmatic actions and reprogramming informed by strategic analyses that identify programme gaps;

Oversee and monitor the UNJP on AIDS and acts as strategic adviser for all agencies on the monitoring of the implementation of UBRAF and UNDAF.

Facilitate and coordinate reporting processes at national level and contribute data and analyses to the regional and global level.

Perform other related duties as required by the UNAIDS Country Coordinator.
Essential: Advanced university degree in public health, epidemiology, statistics or demography.

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 the design, development and operational application of strategic information systems including monitoring, modeling and evaluation of AIDS programmes in low and middle income country settings. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the UN System.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English and Spanish. Knowledge of another UN official language an asset.
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: 33.4 % 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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