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   ADVISOR (HIV PREVENTION), MYANMAR (UNAIDS/13/TASR2)

28 June 2016
 
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UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/TASR2
 
Title: Advisor (HIV prevention), Myanmar
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Temporary appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Temporary appointment (1 Year Renewable)
 
Date: 17 October 2013
 
Application Deadline: 15 November 2013 Vacancy Filled
 
Organization unit: AI/RSB Regional Support Team, Asia and Pacific (AI/RSB)
 
Duty station:  Yangon Myanmar
 
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Leadership in the response to HIV, as well as the work of UNAIDS, is about social justice and social change - not only is the health of those affected crucial, but also their dignity and security, and the enabling social, cultural and legal social conditions necessary to achieve these. High level policy, technical and programmatic advice to civil society and strategic support to community mobilization, through GIPA and civil society engagement, are both human rights and public health imperatives, as people living with HIV and other members of civil society will be, and should be, the engines of health and social change efforts in their countries. Objectives:
a) Reinforce and reignite the engagement and leadership in the AIDS response of people living with HIV, women and key populations;
b) Ensure the HIV response has a powerful human face and is an engine for community mobilization for prevention, treatment and HIV-related social justice;
c) Provide global leadership, advocacy, strategic information and programme coherence on human rights, gender equality, GIPA, community mobilization and civil society leadership towards achievement of the 10 goals of the 2011 Political Declaration;
d) Support excellence in national efforts to achieve HIV-related human rights, gender and GIPA goals through mobilization of leaders in government and civil society on law, gender equality, civic and social action, and faith.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
1. Key responsibilities
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the UNAIDS Country Coordinator, the International HIV Prevention Advisor will work with Government, UN, NGO and civil society partners to advocate for and build capacity of the enabling environment for improved and expanded HIV prevention interventions for people who inject drugs, people engaged in sex work and men who have sex with men and transgender. Critical to this position will be in-depth knowledge of the lives and needs of people using drugs, engaging in sex work or in male to male sex, and experience engaging with Government partners. Knowledge of the legal and policy structure of Myanmar and the obstacles and opportunities it poses to HIV prevention, care and support, and knowledge is also preferred. Specifically the tasks of the job include:
- In partnership with constituents, providing on-going capacity building support and policy advocacy to Government, UN and non-Governmental partners on the merits of expanding and introducing proven best-practice prevention interventions in Myanmar, especially in relation to harm reduction;
- Providing or facilitating access to state-of-the-art technical advice on HIV prevention, harm reduction and related issues to country partners, the UNAIDS Country Coordinator and UNAIDS cosponsors;
- Organising policy advocacy and training events for senior and mid-level policy makers and gatekeepers, aimed at improving the enabling environment for HIV prevention interventions;
- Supervising the National Program Officer working in the areas of prevention;
- Advising the National HIV Policy Officer during his/her assessment and review of Myanmar's policy, legal and regulatory framework, and lead consultations with the Government and key partner organizations on opportunities for reform or updating of these instrument;.
- Managing the development of a set of Policy Briefs on HIV prevention, as well as a series of policy advocacy and capacity building events related to best-practice HIV prevention strategies and interventions for senior policy- and decision makers over a three-year period. These events include seminars for senior policy makers at the central level, and technical workshops for mid-level stakeholders and gatekeepers at the state and regional level;
- Recruiting and building the capacity of a group of community spokespersons, as well as a separate group of journalists and news editors over a three-year period, who will be assisted to work to promote understanding and compassion of people dependent on drugs or engaging in behaviours that put them at risk of HIV infection and reduce stigma and discrimination;
- Reviewing qualitative research conducted on areas pertinent to HIV prevention in Myanmar in recent years, both in the peer-reviewed and the 'grey' literature, and developing a synthesis paper, to be the basis for a national research agenda for HIV prevention research.
- Identifying multilateral grant opportunities (especially Global Fund and PEPFAR) and bilateral aid available at national/regional level for all partners including harmonizing resources for civil society, communities and other non-governmental institutions;
- Being responsible for the effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting of UNAIDS' project activities;
- Any other duties as assigned by the UNAIDS Country Coordinator.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree in social sciences, health or related fields.
Desirable: Specialization in one of the above fields.
Competencies:
4. 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
Experience:
Essential: At least 7 to 10 years of professional experience within the field of HIV prevention and harm reduction with demonstrated technical knowledge. Demonstrated experience in providing technical and policy advice to senior decision makers; facilitating technical and policy training; preparation of papers and policy briefs; advocating for and supporting policy and legislative change on HIV Prevention with a focus on harm reduction.
Desirable: Experience in the UN system: regional and/or international experience in the field of HIV prevention and harm reduction, experience of living with HIV. At least 1 year experience working in Myanmar. Experience in working with both Health and Police Ministries.
Languages:
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English.
Desirable: Good working knowledge of another UN official language or Burmese.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
67483 USD at single rate
72467 USD with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 48.7 % 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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