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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT80
Title: Strategic Intervention Adviser
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Date: 25 October 2013
Application Deadline: 23 November 2013 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI/RSD Regional Support Team, West and Central Africa (AI/RSD)
Duty station:  Abuja Nigeria
The thrust of the UNAIDS Office is to effectively contribute to the national AIDS response with high level policy, strategic guidance and technical support to scale up towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. In this regard the UNAIDS Country Office will be playing a high level policy driven role, providing intellectual and strategic leadership on AIDS, high quality technical support, promoting and advocating for sustained high level engagement of government and civil society. In addition, the UNAIDS Country Office will continue to play an important role in facilitating the leveraging of Global Fund resources and monitoring grants performance by supporting the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM). As convener of the Joint UN Team on AIDS and a Secretariat of the UN Theme Group on AIDS, the Country Office will strive to ensure strategic relevance, coherence, simplification and harmonization of the Joint UN Support Plan to the National Strategic Plan and monitor its implementation.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
The incumbent will report to the UNAIDS Country Officer. In close collaboration with other members of the UNAIDS Country Office, Co-sponsors - especially WHO - and relevant partners and stakeholders, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:

Contribute to a systematic effort to scale-up and integrate basic programme activities to reduce sexual transmission of HIV, including condom promotion and distribution, prevention programming among affected key populations and behaviour change programmes.

Promote the scaling-up of and access to programmes on elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and if relevant HIV prevention programmes for people who inject drugs through advocacy directed at partners and stakeholders at national level.

Assist the UCC in advocating for the rolling-out of treatment programmes, care and support (including facility based testing), ensuring buy-in from, involvement of and support to country level treatment advocacy groups. Engaging affected communities in the planning and design of treatment programmes; strengthening community based service delivery to respond to increased demand for and uptake of testing and treatment services.

Coordinate the UCO efforts to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated HIV prevention and treatment response, in line with identified international targets, with all partners and stakeholders at national level, including facilitating the implementation of advocacy strategies to raise the priority of HIV.

Identify the implications of scientific findings for country programming in relation to the prevention - treatment continuum and share findings with national counterparts and other stakeholders.

Identify bottlenecks in programming and implementation, guides problem solving processes and involves a large group of stakeholders, including people living with HIV.
Proactively contribute and provide support to the UNAIDS Country Coordinator including preparing reports, talking points and briefs.

Perform other duties as required.
Advanced university degree in the following areas: epidemiology and behavioural surveillance, social and behavioural sciences, public health and demography.
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. Developing and empowering others
3. Exercising sound judgement
4. Building relationships and Networks
Essential: A minimum of 7 to 10 years of professional experience in the HIV and AIDS field with a focus on policy and advocacy and implementation of HIV prevention and/or treatment programmes.
Desirable: Experience working with UN agencies, governmental agencies or civil society organisations at regional or country level.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English.
Desirable: Knowledge of another UN official language.
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)
USD 67,483 at single rate
USD 72,467 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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