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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/FT77
Title: Senior Policy and Strategy Adviser
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 25 October 2013
Application Deadline: 23 November 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Organization unit: AI/OEX Executive Office (AI/OEX) /
AI/EXO Executive Office (AI/EXO)
UNAIDS Liaison Office to the African Union (AU)
Duty station:  Addis Ababa Ethiopia
The mission of the UNAIDS Liaison Office to the African Union (AU) is to promote the engagement of the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) in the AIDS response as a priority. The Liaison Office is the UNAIDS interface with the African Union Commission (AUC) and UNECA. The Liaison Office is under the Executive Office and will work in close consultation with the relevant AUC Departments including the departments for Social Affairs, Peace and Security, and for Political Affairs as well as the relevant departments in UNECA. The Office plays a key role in areas requiring expert advice on policy, advocacy and strategic planning on UNECA related matters.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the guidance of the Representative of the UNAIDS Liaison Office to the African Union, the incumbent will have the following tasks:

1. Take responsibility for enhancing and strengthening the relationship between the UNAIDS Office in Addis and UNECA and promoting the engagement of UNECA in the AIDS response as a priority.
2. Working with relevant UNECA departments the incumbent will develop and take forward the strategic engagement of UNAIDS with UNECA in order to strengthen its capacity in HIV advocacy, policy development and coordination and programme planning.
3. To achieve this the incumbent will be required to:
- ensure that UNECA remains strategically focused on the AIDS response
- Develop appropriate strategic information, including long-term outlooks and trend analysis, to shape the most appropriate policy and governance responses.
- Engage with key UNECA stakeholders and counterparts, most particularly with Ministries of Trade and Finance, to advocate for an effective response to the epidemic in Africa.
- Support UNECA in its effort to become Africa's clearinghouse and hub on data and information - with particular reference to data and information on HIV and AIDS, ensuring that the AIDS response is at the heart of the data more broadly.
- Work with UNECA in determining the African post-2015 development agenda.
- Work with UNECA to build capacity for monitoring and evaluation of continental and global commitments on HIV/AIDS.
- Liaise with UNECA and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to build capacity in sub-regional implementation of relevant AU policies and commitments.
4. In taking forward this work with UNECA the incumbent will be required to focus particular attention on the shared responsibility and global solidarity agenda that the AU has committed to, providing support and advice to UNECA on the 3 pillars of that agenda.
5. Act as a focal point to promote and understand the impact of policies enacted on the continent-wide response on HIV and AIDS.
Essential: Advanced university degree in international relations, political science, international development, social sciences or related field.
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: At least eleven years of progressive experience at national and international level in advocacy and policy development including experience with an African continental organization, a bilateral or multilateral donor agency on technical cooperation and AIDS response-related issues.
Advanced level of English. 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.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 80,734 at single rate
US$ 86,904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 46.4 % 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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