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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT52
Title: Chief, Country Programme Gap Analysis and Accountability Division
Grade: D1
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 26 July 2013
Application Deadline: 24 August 2013 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Country Impact Sustainability Department, Programme Branch
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
The Country Impact & Sustainability Department (CISD) supports the scale up of impactful and sustainable national AIDS responses with high level policy and advocacy, strategic programme guidance and partner coordination, and alignment and harmonization of resources and technical support.
It also has the mandate to lead adaptation in the way UNAIDS Secretariat works in Geneva and with the Regional Support Teams and UNAIDS Country Offices, as well with major global financing mechanisms like Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and PEPFAR to ensure strategic policy and program guidance supports impactful and sustainable national AIDS programmes including the achievement of HLM targets.
The Gap Analysis and Accountability Division's mandate is to identify and promote effective, efficient, cost effective programmes that identify and meet gaps, and improve country level outcomes and impact; to contribute to the definition and application of the policies and strategies for reaching HLM target 10; and to support and strengthen the accountability and performance at country level.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the broad guidance of the Director of the Country Impact and Sustainability Department and within the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:
Lead the Gap Analysis and Accountability Division to provide oversight, guidance and authoritative advice to elaborate and influence a convincing investment operational framework towards forging and furthering partnerships for investments based on the role of economic evaluation in country review and strategic planning.

Oversee the conduct of in-depth and continuous analysis on costs and impacts of investments across different regions, countries and different types of programs and/or settings to champion and achieve greater equity and value for money, to ensure effectiveness and efficiency agenda through linkages with policies and actions to increase country program performance, and strengthen stakeholder accountability and aid effectiveness; diagnostics for countries to facilitate review programme effectiveness, systems, gap analyses towards identifying bottlenecks and programme scale up; translating evidence to policy guidance for prioritization, addressing gaps, and optimized investments.

Proactively facilitate enhanced country impact through innovative solutions and service delivery options, including but not limited to the development and advocating the implementation of innovative systems for integration and the elimination of parallel systems; systems and/or approach development for performance assessment, program management and accountability systems at country level; conversion of evidence into policy guidance for country level responses.

Take a lead and advisory role on issues covered by the division according to the agreed budgets and its associated work plans and the departmental Operational and Management Framework, as well as proactively contributing to the UBRAF and PCB processes and outcomes.

Within the delegated authority, proactively lead, guide, manage and coordinate the work of the assigned staff, as well as the elaboration of and coordinating the divisional work plans and budgets taking into account all aspects of priorities, strategies and expected results; advising, guiding and motivating staff while promoting sound governance and cross-sharing activities with departments and divisions throughout the Secretariat; recommending innovative strategies and resolving issues towards achieving the mandate of the division, department and Secretariat.

Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping others.
Essential: Advanced university degree in social sciences, public health, development, economics, public administration, management, complemented by a post graduate degree in one or more of the above.

Desirable: PhD or post-graduate studies in one of the above together with degree or sound knowledge of planning, management and/or evaluation.
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 15 years' experience leading, managing the development and implementation of cooperation programmes at national and international levels, including some ten years' field experience in developing countries with HIV related programmes.
Desirable: Experience in the UN System in technical and/or management of programmes.
Excellent knowledge of English. 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$ 95,394 at single rate
US$ 103,204 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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