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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT48
Title: Director, Strategic Information and Evaluation Department
Grade: D2
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 12 July 2013
Application Deadline: 10 August 2013 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Office of Director, Department of Strategic Information and Evaluation
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
The mission of the Strategic Information and Evaluation Department is to generate strategic information and analysis that increases better understanding of the state of the AIDS epidemic and the progress made at national, regional and global levels. This Department enables UNAIDS to strengthen its role as the global repository for data and analysis based on strategic information, technical assessment and outcome analysis, drawn from the best available biomedical, and social sciences, and bringing together different sources of data, methodologies and stakeholders.

The overall objective is to use strategic information to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of national AIDS programmes and the UN actions that support these programmes. This includes disseminating the best available guidance and evidence to countries to facilitate strategic choices for stopping transmission of HIV, matching the profile of the epidemic, country by country; taking a lead role for the production of strategic information on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including information on epidemiologic status, economic and demographic impact; costing, effectiveness, efficiencies; and providing overall leadership and direction of the scale-up and implementation of monitoring and evaluation efforts

The department also promotes comprehensive evidence informed and adequately resourced response to the HIV epidemic by providing strategic information and policy guidance driven by countries' needs, monitoring programmatic coverage and behavioural trends, building country capacity, and evaluating the effectiveness of the response at the country, regional and global levels; and assists countries with the collection of critical data; provide assistance for analysis and interpretation; generate critical evidence; and produce policy and programmatic guidelines, which are evidence informed.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the broad guidance of Deputy Executive Director, Programme Branch, and in an independent manner within a global framework, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:

Lead, promote and direct the production of strategic information on the AIDS epidemic, including but not limited to its trends and impact; methods for countries to know their epidemic and response; empirical evidence on the most effective programmatic interventions; the level and types of resources needed; and the most useful ways to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the response.

In collaboration with a broad range of external partners, bolster UNAIDS efforts to monitor the status of the AIDS epidemic and the global response through leadership within UNAIDS and with key external partners towards harmonizing and proactively coordinating efforts to monitor the status of the epidemic and the global response, with emphasis to seeking to ensure maximum cooperation and complementarity of effort; effective sharing of information and data; identifying areas for collaboration among UN organizations, bilateral donors and other international partners; facilitating and catalyzing strengthen the dissemination of surveillance and other monitoring and evaluation data for use by country programs, UN Agencies, bilateral organizations and other stakeholders; together with efforts within the Programme to strengthen the evaluation and monitoring capacities within the Secretariat, Cosponsors and with key collaborating partners.

Foster state-of-the-art policy development on emerging issues through identifying, harmonizing and improving policy and technical guidance as related to surveillance, modeling, impact to generate and encourage the utilization of strategic information on the global and domestic financing flows; efficiencies of resources invested in the AIDS response; macro- and micro-economic factors, as well as the socio-economic conditions of people, communities and countries to enable countries to develop and implement effective policies, strategies, best practices and programs to halt and reverse the spread of the epidemic, as well as improve the quality of life of the people affected by it.

Strengthen and/or oversee the strengthening of systematic acquisition, analysis and use of key data and evidence on HIV prevalence and incidence; assessment of risk reduction; access to services; access to essential commodities; socioeconomic conditions; financial resource needs and levels and determinants of AIDS financing; tracking of financial resources available for national and program support; and monitoring progress towards the goals and targets established within the 2015 Global AIDS targets, in particular through the Reports of the Secretary General to the General Assembly, ensuring for all stakeholders to be included with particular attention to especially affected communities and other components of civil society.

Ensure and encourage the wide-dissemination of Country Data, Evaluation Findings, Policy Briefs and Programmatic Guidelines through the efficient dissemination of findings, reports and recommendations, overseeing and managing elaboration of the Global Reports, Secretary General Reports, Annual Reports, relevant policy briefs, and programme implementation guidelines in order to provide collaborating partners more detailed analytic and synthetic information on programmatic implementation and the monitoring of progress in implementing comprehensive AIDS programmes.
Take a lead role in advising, guiding, motivating, managing and coordinating the departmental work of the assigned staff, overseeing the elaboration of and coordinating the departmental and divisional work plans and budgets taking into account all aspects of priorities, strategies and expected results, with emphasis on promoting sound governance and cross-sharing activities with departments and divisions throughout the Secretariat, and resolving issues towards achieving the mandate of the department, its divisions and the Secretariat.

As required, represent UNAIDS in high level meetings and conferences, undertaking projects on behalf of the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director, Programme Branch, including but not limited to serving as senior management focal point for certain external relations contacts, notably with donor countries and key partner agencies.

Performing other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others.
Essential: Advanced university degree in public health, epidemiology, and/or economics.
Desirable: PhD and/or specialization in one of the above fields, including degree or post-graduate studies in management.

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 15 years' experience leading, managing and implementing projects related to gathering, analyzing and using of strategic information at the national and international levels, with some ten years' experience in developing countries, preferably with HIV related programmes and/or in the design, development and operational application of monitoring and evaluation systems, particularly with multilateral or bilateral development agencies.

Desirable: Experience in UNAIDS or the UN system, cosponsors or key partners and/or private sector.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English

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.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
102981 USD at single rate
112096 USD 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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