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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT54
Title: Senior Econometrics Adviser
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 2 August 2013
Application Deadline: 31 August 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Global Financing and Partner Coordination Division, Country Impact and Sustainability Department (CISD)
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
The Country Impact & Sustainability Department (CISD) supports the scale up of impactful & 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 address the need for changes and adaptation in the way UNAIDS Secretariat works in Geneva, 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 in providing global leadership through key strategic policy and program guidance towards supporting impactful and sustainable national AIDS programmes including the achievement of HLM targets.
The Global Financing and Partner Coordination Division provides strategic leadership to shape the landscape of global financing mechanisms through the generation of political and programmatic intelligence, strategic information and effective advocacy to safeguard external investments in support of HLM targets. It generates country information on key external funding flows, programmatic opportunities and implementation bottlenecks to inform and influence future investments, including domestic resources to increase efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability. GFM influences decisions on reform, governance, strategy and policy developments of key global financing mechanisms through effective engagement and advocacy with relevant governance structures.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the overall guidance of the Director, CISD and within the delegated authority, working in close collaboration with and leveraging support throughout HQ, from RSTs and UCOs, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:
Develop the effectiveness and efficiency agenda, with emphasis to linkages with policies and actions towards increasing country program performance and strengthening stakeholder accountability and aid effectiveness.

Proactively champion and oversee the development and implementation of actions around the investment framework with particular attention to forging partnerships for investments.

Take a lead role for the analysis of and presentation of up-to-date and accurate information on costs and impacts of investments across different regions and countries, different types of programs and settings for the development and implementation of strategies to achieve and advocate for greater equity and value for money.

Guide and oversee state-of-the-art strategic planning, including but not limited to providing expertise on the role of economic evaluation in country review as part of strategic planning processes; leading in-depth analysis, monitoring and evaluation of country programs, interventions across region and countries with the view to provide policy guidance and strategic program planning; advising regions and focus countries in their own analysis of program effectiveness, efficiency and performance.
Identify programme successes and lessons learnt within the socio-political and organizational contexts of successful interventions with a view to advising on and promoting best practices, the development of sound strategies to alert UNAIDS of major country gaps and inefficacies, as well as proposing remedial actions.
Proactively collaborate with key partners and financing mechanisms on their own effectiveness and efficiency agendas, proposing and recommending experience-based and/or innovative approaches on increased value for money, country ownership, impact and sustainability.

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

Desirable: Specialisation (PhD or higher degree) in one of the above fields.
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 AIDS policy, programme, planning, evaluation and management, including some five years at international level and work in developing countries; experience in technical assistance programs, policy analysis, international affairs, political and strategic planning.
Desirable: Experience in health policy work, health systems design and analysis, and /or health program planning, management and evaluation, preferably in an international organization or institution.
Excellent knowledge of English with a working knowledge of French. 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.
Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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