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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT71
Title: Chief, Community Mobilization
Grade: D1
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 27 September 2013
Application Deadline: 26 October 2013 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI/PRO Programme (AI/PRO) /
AI/RGP Rights, Gender, Prevention and Community Mobilization (AI/RGP)
Office of Community Mobilization
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
The Rights, Gender, Prevention, and Community Mobilization (RGPC) Department aims to catalyze structural and social change by using AIDS as a pathfinder. It directs and coordinates UNAIDS work on human rights, prevention, gender, 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 of PLHIV, key population and youth movements for social justice. RGPC comprises the Human Rights and Law, Prevention, Gender Equality and Diversity and the Community Mobilization divisions.

The Community Mobilization (CM) division works to ignite change through activism and community engagement, including through leveraging of new technologies and social media. It champions bold and dynamic collaboration with communities for an AIDS response grounded in rights, equity and social justice, and with people living with HIV, key populations and young people at the centre. Through harnessing the strategic strengths of a broad range of civil society organizations and networks (including NGOs, INGOs, CBOs, FBOs, organizations of PLHIV, key populations and young people) it provides leadership and vision to strengthen the AIDS response at all levels. It articulates UNAIDS' strategic direction for working effectively with civil society, to optimally mobilize new partners for the AIDS response, strengthen community systems, sustain and deepen the involvement of those already engaged and broker linkages between partners and sectors in effective AIDS action to the benefit of affected individuals and communities. CMB also strengthens the capacity of UN and partner organizations to work effectively on social and programmatic enablers and provides liaison with Cosponsors on civil society and community mobilization issues, including spearheading dynamic new ways of working within and beyond the Joint Programme.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Reporting to Director, Rights, Gender, Prevention and Community Mobilization Department, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:

- Strategic relationships and political intelligence: Conceptualize, catalyse and shape the development of UNAIDS high level and strategic relationships with civil society activists and leaders and other key partners such as governments and multilateral institutions, providing authoritative political intelligence and strategic direction to UNAIDS leadership. Influence and stay abreast of current and emerging hot issues, and tensions, overseeing consensus building & conflict resolution during crises.

- Vision and Coordination: Provide overall vision, leadership, and coordination, including the elaboration of strategies and policies on how UNAIDS can harness the comparative strengths of civil society to ignite renewed community mobilization for delivery on the 2011 Political Declaration commitments, the objectives of the UNAIDS Strategy Getting to Zero and the MDG agenda. Coordinate, design and lead strategic and technical work, dialogue platforms, working groups etc. for impactful and forward-looking community mobilization efforts that work towards 2015 and beyond. Ensure coherence across the Joint Programme of an approach to working that places people living with HIV, key populations and youth firmly at the centre.

- Influence: Develop, promote and represent UNAIDS Secretariat positions and messaging around community mobilization. Influence policies, programmes and funding streams/investments of UNAIDS and partners with regard to community mobilization and community systems strengthening, including service delivery. Convene UNAIDS and partners to champion this agenda with a particular focus on results at country/community level.

- Partnerships and Alliances: Establish, strengthen and leverage innovative partnerships and productive relationships with a wide range of community and civil society organizations and networks, including those from outside the AIDS movement. Broker new alliances and collaborative synergies between the UNAIDS Secretariat and other partners, and among those partners, including Cosponsors, governments and others that will contribute significantly to moving forward an effective, inclusive and robust AIDS response that is well-situated within the post 2015 development agenda.

- Technical support: Oversee the provision of training and technical support to strengthen country, regional and HQ capacity to understand and catalyse more widespread and impactful community mobilization as well as the strengthening of systems to reinforce these efforts. Reinforce country level mobilization of communities and other partners through leadership and coordination of support, information exchange and guidance to regional and country-based Community Mobilization Advisers and other Secretariat staff on community activism and service delivery related issues.

- Strengthening community capacities: In collaboration with other divisions and departments, Cosponsors and external partners, conceptualize and oversee implementation of innovative and forward-looking strategies for community systems strengthening, including through increased south-south civil society collaboration.

- Strategic information: Lead in identifying and addressing knowledge and programmatic gaps relating to community systems strengthening and mobilization and oversee the production, analysis, packaging and dissemination of strategic information in these areas. Support increased demand from and leadership of communities themselves in this work and champion the use of innovative, cutting edge and people-centred approaches to data generation. Lead on the exchange of strategic information for more impactful community mobilization and on other issues relating to civil society among Cosponsor organizations, within the broader UN system and with partners.

- Management: Lead, manage and coordinate the work of the Community Mobilization division, including but not limited to: overseeing development and monitoring of the team's budget, strategy and work plan; oversight of individual workplans and motivating, guiding, monitoring and empowering all staff to fulfil their full potential; promote and model excellence within the division and department; and manage and resolve problems in a timely manner towards achieving the mandate of the division and department.

- All other related duties as assigned, including replacing and backing up others.
Essential: An Advanced university degree in social sciences, health, and or related field.
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 of experience in civil society mobilization, community systems strengthening, collaboration and partnership development required. Within this experience at least 10 years of experience at country, regional and/or international levels in the field of health or development - preferably in AIDS -fostering partnerships with a range of sectors, including a range of civil society sectors, government and intergovernmental organizations.
Desirable: Country level implementation experience, including supporting community systems strengthening related to access to HIV services.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English
Desirable: A working knowledge of another UN official language(s) 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.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
95394 USD at single rate
103204 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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