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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.
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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT44
Title: UNAIDS Country Coordinator, Kazakhstan
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 4 July 2013
Application Deadline: 3 August 2013 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI/RSM Regional Support Team, Europe (AI/RSM)
Duty station:  Almaty Kazakhstan
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 UNAIDS Country Coordinator (UCC) operates within the Resident Coordinator (RC) system to support the work of the UN Country Team (UNCT). The UCC provides leadership, coordination, and facilitation of an expanded joint UN system response to HIV and AIDS at country level. Working from a strong UN platform, the UCC serves to strengthen the links between the UN system, government, civil society, and people living with HIV and AIDS. Since UNAIDS is fully integrated into the UN RC System, the UCC is an integral member of the UNCT under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator. As a member of the UNCT, the UCC is responsible for ensuring the full engagement of UNAIDS in the UN common programming, planning and funding activities and to actively contribute to the establishment of the CCA (Common Country Assessment)/UNDAF (United Nations Development Assistance Framework) as well as joint teams and programmes.

Under the guidance and supervision of the RST Director, the incumbent is responsible for:
1) Leadership and Advocacy for effective action on the epidemic
a) Advocate for integration and mainstreaming of HIV, especially through the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) processes, and other major development instruments.
b) Advocate for the emergence and affirmation of national coordinating entities (e.g. National AIDS Councils).
c) Provide leadership and guidance on policy and strategy for a scaled-up national response.
d) Advocate with all national and international partners - government, civil society, bilateral and multilateral -- for an expanded response to AIDS on issues relevant to the national situation.
e) Facilitate the development and application of a Joint UN advocacy strategy and plan.

2) Strategic information required to guide the efforts of partners
a) Ensure the collation, dissemination and use of strategic information across the range of issues and themes needed to guide public policy, support the UN's advocacy efforts, and inform technically and ethically sound policies and programmes.
b) Support the establishment and consolidation of mechanisms (Country Response Information Systems) to track the national response, including national programme efforts, financing and results.
c) Facilitate the application by the UNCT of the UN Learning Strategy on HIV, including HIV in the UN workplace programmes.

3) Tracking, monitoring and evaluation of the epidemic and response
a) Promote the development and consolidation of Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) systems in general; facilitate coordination of Cosponsor activities for M&E systems development (e.g. Global Aids M&E Support Team (GAMET)).
b) Support the development of a joint UN strategy on HIV and monitoring of a UN implementation support plan based on the UNDAF Results Matrix.
c) Encourage periodic monitoring and reporting of activities of Cosponsors and other UN agencies at UNTG level according to an agreed set of indicators based on a UN Implementation Support Plan (ISP).
d) Facilitate strategic management of the response, including government-led participatory reviews.
e) Facilitate tracking of resources allocated to HIV-related activities and identification and monitoring of resource gaps.

4) Civil society engagement and partnership development
a) Promote increased participation of all sectors of society, national and international partners, in the planning, implementation and evaluation of AIDS activities through mechanisms such as national partnership forums.
b) Mobilize support for civil society organizations and NGOs, in particular those representing people living with HIV, to contribute to national policy and programme development.
c) Support national leadership for an expanded response, inclusive of civil society, people living with HIV, and the private sector.
d) Broker strategic partnerships between national and international programme partners.

5) Financial, technical and political resource mobilization
a) Identify and monitor capacity gaps; mobilise technical, financial and institutional resources to respond to needs.
b) Facilitate national leadership of coordinated efforts to mobilize resources, domestic and international, including from development banks, funds and foundations.
c) Promote participatory processes for strategic allocation and utilisation of resources, supportive of national priorities and national capacity building.

6) Lead a team of international and locally-recruited staff, including staff selection, appraisals and oversee the sound administration of funds and materials entrusted.
The UCC participates in the performance appraisal of UNCT members and the RC/HC based on agreed UNCT objectives. The RC/HC also formally evaluates UCC performance as part of the UNAIDS performance management process.
Essential: Advanced university degree in development economics, social or physical sciences, public health, public administration, management or similar academic preparation.

Desirable: Highest university degree (PhD) or MD.

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
1. Eleven to fifteen years' progressive national and international experience in managing and implementing development cooperation programmes, with demonstrated achievements in developing countries.
2. Experience in working with UN system organizations in technical programs, or in public health at international level is required.
3. Knowledge of development issues and of the application of research findings to meet the requirements of developing countries.
4. Thorough understanding of the AIDS epidemic and its implications.
5. Over seven years of experience managing diverse teams.

Desirable: Experience of working in a decentralized national setup in the region and/or with UN System organizations in technical or public health programmes.
Essential: Advanced level of English and Russian

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.
Staff in need of placement are encouraged to apply to internal vacancies
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
80734 USD at single rate
86904 USD with primary dependants

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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