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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT58
Title: Programme Officer (State Liaison)
Grade: P2
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Fixed-Term Appointment -Two years
Date: 9 August 2013
Application Deadline: 7 September 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Organization unit: AI/RSD Regional Support Team, West and Central Africa (AI/RSD)
Duty station:  Abuja Nigeria
The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS in Nigeria is currently operating in a rapidly changing environment, with numbers of HIV/AIDS cases ranking number two globally. The epidemic has in several states moved from the high risk groups to the general population. The country's hope for effectively mounting and coordinating a mass national response is largely hinged on the State Authority Control for AIDS ( SACA) A new paradigm is being formed taking into account global experiences for local action. Several multilateral and bilateral donors support the national programme
The Country's HIV/AIDS pandemic is widely hypothesized to be both a cause and consequence of this humanitarian crisis, with a particularly disastrous impact on people living with HIV/AIDS.
Within this context, the exceeding challenging nature of tasks and demands facing UNAIDS in Nigeria becomes apparent. Programme Coordinating Board( PCB) has encouraged strengthened support for country level (joint) governmental, multilateral, bilateral and nonpublic scaled up response to HIV/AIDS to meet the challenges faced. UNAIDS in Nigeria has thus proposed a management structure to suffice this demand.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the UNAIDS Country Coordinator, Programme Officer will undertake the following responsibilities:
1. Provide support to the National HIV/AIDS Program through direct interaction with SACA and other government institutions/departments. Establish state support teams in collaboration with NACA;
2. Support NACA/SACA in developing national policy and guidelines on HIV/AIDS prevention and care by providing inputs from a global perspective through concept papers, research methodologies and strategies from best practices;
3. Assist in development of the overall Joint State Support Strategy. Facilitate the development and review of state plans with SACA and other stakeholders;
4. Interact with Public health experts in the bilateral, multilateral agencies and other government and private institutions on sharing of technical information and cooperation;
5. Liaise with Project Director- NACA and Senior staff at SACA and State Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on Strategic state strategies;
6. Act as UNAIDS Hub for the National HIV/AIDS Programme on public health issues on HIV/AIDS;
7.Work and coordinate UNAIDS Country Office UCO work with UNAIDS State Officers;
Assist and undertake activities as desired by UCC/ UCO Nigeria
Essential: First University degree in business administration, economics, social science, or related field.
Desirable: Advanced university degree in one of the above fields.
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. Managing performance and resources
3. Developing and empowering others
4. Exercising sound judgment
5. Building relationships and Networks
Essential: A minimum of one to two years' of experience working on HIV and AIDS linked to developing polices and strategies. Experience working with HIV/AIDS programs and the social and economic dimensions of HIV/AIDS.
Desirable: Experience with international donors, non-governmental development organizations and/or the UN system
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English.
Desirable: Good working 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.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
46,730 US$ at single rate
49,821 US$ with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 72.9 % 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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