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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT53
Title: Senior Adviser, Prevention
Grade: P5
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)
Rights Gender Prevention and Community Mobilization Department, Prevention Division
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
The Rights, Gender, Prevention and Community Mobilization (RGPCM) Department aims to catalyze structural and social change by using AIDS as a pathfinder. It directs and coordinates UNAIDS work on human rights, gender, prevention and community mobilization while building internal UN capacity and accountability around these priorities. The Department builds policy and evidence-base for 'critical enablers' to secure an effective, strategic response grounded in human rights, gender equality and diversity and contributes to achieving Universal Access and the targets of 2011 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS. It spearheads innovative partnerships with social protection, health, development and women's movements to achieve social transformation and works to strategically engage and reignite the leadership PLHIV, key population movements for social justice. RGPCM comprises the Human Rights and Law (HRL), Gender Equality and Diversity (GED), Prevention and the Community Mobilization divisions.

The Prevention Division provides strategic leadership and guidance on effective approaches to achieve the prevention targets of the 2011 political declaration, towards the ultimate aim of Zero new infections. It develops and promotes strategies, policies and programmatic approaches to sustainably reduce new infections in both high and low prevalence, generates and disseminates strategic information and prevention programme guidance to regions and countries; champions the development and implementation of state-of-the-art behavioural, biomedical and structural prevention methods; strengthens linkages between prevention and treatment, gender and human rights initiatives and programs; and establishes and strengthens partnerships and alliances for prevention.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the overall guidance of the Chief Prevention, in close collaboration with other members of the division and department, other key partners and within the delegated authority, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:

Take a lead role in the development and implementation of strategic approaches towards preventing HIV transmission, with a particular focus on HIV prevention in high prevalence countries and settings.

Proactively promote UNAIDS HIV prevention agenda towards achieving a substantial and sustained reduction in HIV transmission, advocating and strategizing with Cosponsors and other key partners, and collaborating with national and regional stakeholders, including civil society for coherent and effective national HIV prevention programs.

Produce and, as delegated, disseminate strategic information, including up-to-date and evidence-based reports and analyses of HIV prevention and its impact, gathering, reviewing and analyzing research findings, academic literature, experiences and lessons learnt from country programmes, and other available sources, with a view to promote best practices, towards the development and implementation of state-of-the-art prevention strategies

Provide authoritative and expert advice and guidance on HIV prevention intervention packages and programs, including but not limited to monitoring progress, identifying and recommending corrective and/or remedial action to address and reduce gaps, as well as to accelerate progress against country and global targets; promote and facilitate dialogue and comprehensive exchange of views and information-sharing between Headquarters, Regional Support Teams and Country Offices, towards intensifying action in key countries, geographic focus areas in countries and among key populations.

Serve as UNAIDS focal point and resource person for specific prevention interventions such as voluntary male circumcision, behavioural and social change and condom promotion, structural interventions and prevention among key populations.

As delegated, represent UNAIDS at meetings of prevention commissions, task teams, working and reference groups, and similar agenda setting, coordination and information exchange mechanisms and bodies, providing guidance and proactively building relationships.
Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others.
Essential: Advanced University degree in behavioral or social sciences, public health, epidemiology or related fields.

Desirable: PhD in one of the above fields; specialization in health promotion, HIV prevention or sexuality education.
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 eleven to fifteen years' experience in the field of HIV prevention, at national and international levels. Within that experience some five years' experience in high HIV prevalence country settings. Experience in the UN system and a good understanding of the operations and mandates of the UNAIDS, its Cosponsors and key partners.

Desirable: Experience in working with national prevention programs. Track record in HIV prevention, research and/or working with key populations. Experience working in multidisciplinary teams.
Advanced 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$ 80,734 at single rate
US$ 86,904 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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