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   SENIOR PROJECT OFFICER, MYANMAR (UNAIDS/13/TA2)

29 September 2016
 
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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/13/TA2
 
Title: Senior Project Officer, Myanmar
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Temporary appointment
 
Duration of contract:  one year (renewable)
 
Date: 6 December 2013
 
Application Deadline: 4 January 2014 Vacancy Filled
 
Organization unit: AI/RSB Regional Support Team, Asia and Pacific (AI/RSB) /
AI/MMR Myanmar (AI/MMR)
 
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.
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.

Background
The M-HSCC is now the formal health sector coordinating body in Myanmar. It replaces the Myanmar Country Coordinating Mechanism which was established for the Global Fund to oversee AIDS, TB and Malaria grants. The M-HSCC is chaired by the Minister for Health with 35 members from government, multi-lateral and bilateral agencies, NGOs, private sector and civil society. It has 7 technical and strategy groups (TSGs) and abides by the Governance Manual which sets out the M-HSCC terms of reference, and roles and responsibilities of its members. UNAIDS provides technical support to the M-HSCC Secretariat which now requires greater support as its scope of work has broadened significantly. UNAIDS has received support from donors to strengthen the M-HSCC Secretariat and is now recruiting additional personnel.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
In particular, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:
Develop and manage the M-HSCC workplan and budget with reporting to relevant funders as appropriate;
Coordinate the meetings of the M-HSCC and its committees (Executive Working Group, TSGs), including prepare draft agendas, issue meeting reminders, prepare draft minutes and distribute the minutes;
Coordinate M-HSCC field supervision visits when requested;
Attend all meetings of the M-HSCC and of the Committees in a non-voting capacity;
Distribute health policies and related information as and when relevant;
Maintain and update M-HSCC distribution lists;
Maintain the records of the M-HSCC;
Issue public announcements of calls for proposals;
Prepare and submit reports to relevant donors;
Respond to enquiries from general public, donors or interested parties;
Maintain an up-to-date information site for public and M-HSCC members (including ensuring that all members receive timely information in advance of each M-HSCC meetings);
Develop communication strategy to promote the work of the M-HSCC and to broadly share information among members and their constituencies;
Respond to specific requests from the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; the 3MDG fund and other donors as appropriate;
Provide managerial support to the M-HSCC team and build capacity of national staff to prepare for eventual transition of M-HSCC Secretariat work to national entity;
Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential:
Advanced university degree in public administration, public health, social sciences or related field.
Desirable:
Specialization in health systems
Competencies:
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

Managerial competencies
1. Vision and strategic thinking
2. Leading teams
3. Managing performance and resources
4. Developing and empowering others
5. Exercising sound judgment
6. Building relationships and Networks
Experience:
Essential:
A minimum of 7 to 10 years of professional work experience in health systems strengthening. Experience in developing collaboration among different national efforts and organizations. Knowledge and experience in technical support, strategy development, implementation and evaluation of activities. Experience with health programmes and of UN policies at various levels.

Desirable:
Experience with coordinating complex structures or multi-donor funds
Languages:
Essential:
Advanced knowledge of English

Desirable:
Knowledge of another UN official language.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
67483 US $ at single rate
72467 US $ 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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