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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.
UNAIDS' Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Visit the UNAIDS Web site at www.unaids.org
Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/14/FT5
Title: Human Rights and Gender Equality Adviser
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 7 February 2014
Application Deadline: 8 March 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Organization unit: AI/RSP Regional Support Team, Latin America (AI/RSP)
Duty station:  Panama City Panama
The mandate of the Regional Support Teams is to provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to AIDS at regional and country levels. Promote, support, and provide guidance to the UN system in the region on Universal Access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and implementing the Global Task Team recommendations. Coordinate the development of strategic information and document the trends on the epidemic and the response as well as provide intellectual leadership on the status of the AIDS response in the region. Provide managerial support and technical advice and guidance to UNAIDS country offices.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
UNAIDS is working with countries and civil society to move towards gender-transformative HIV responses that catalyze gender equality and social change for women and girls, drawing upon the UNAIDS Agenda for Accelerated Country Action for Women, Girls, Gender Equality and HIV.
Guided by the UNAIDS Strategy 2011-2015: Getting to Zero and in support of the 2011 HLM Political Declaration, UNAIDS key functions are to 1) provide strategic and intellectual leadership leveraging the comparative advantages of Cosponsors and partners for tangible results; 2) undertake evidence-informed political advocacy for firm political commitment to the achievement of the MDGs, in particular 3, 4, 5, and 6; and, 3) foster innovative partnerships, including with networks of women living with HIV and the women's movement, enabling synergies to leverage resources
Under the overall supervision of the RST Director, the Gender Equality Adviser will:
The incumbent will be assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:

LEADERSHIP FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY: Proactively promote efforts and support UNAIDS to exert strategic leadership on human rights and gender equality at country level by providing strategic policy/programmatic guidance to UCO colleagues, cosponsors and, as necessary, to international partners on national human rights based and gender-transformative HIV responses, including human rights, law, gender equality and transformation, gender based violence, sexual and reproductive health and rights, ethical issues and rights-based programming and by establishing and strengthening alliances with civil society and movements for social justice in line with the local epidemic(s) and context and, working closely, as appropriate, with the Community Mobilisation and Networking Advisor.

EXCELLENCE IN NATIONAL PLANS, POLICIES AND FRAMEWORKS: Advise and guide country partners on the integration and implementation of HIV-related human rights and gender equality principles, norms and evidence-informed programmes in national legislative frameworks, HIV policies and plans and other relevant development plans, policies and frameworks, in line with the local epidemic(s) and context.

INFORMATION AND ACTION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE: Monitor trends and developments in, and support the assessments of, the legal and social environment within the country, in partnership with people living with HIV, women's movements, and members of key populations, and convene/catalyse partners who can exert positive influence to reduce stigma and discrimination, address harmful gender norms and practices and advance protective laws, gender equality and access to justice.

ALLIANCES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENDER EQUALITY: Provide support and engage key partners, including parliamentarians; women leaders; judiciary; police; Ministries of Justice, Interior, Gender/Women's Affairs, Development, Health, and Social Protection; National Human Rights Institutions; civil society organisations working on human rights and gender equality and groups/networks of key populations in the HIV response, working closely, as appropriate, with the Community Mobilisation and Networking Advisor.

ACCOUNTABILITY AND LINKS TO GLOBAL MECHANISMS: Leverage global accountability mechanisms and processes (e.g. UNAIDS Programme Coordination Board, UN reporting, including UN Women, Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review; human rights treaty body reporting; Global AIDS Response Reporting, CEDAW, ECOSOC, CSW) to reinforce mutual accountability and for political advocacy and mobilize resources.

DELIVERING AS ONE FOR RIGHTS AND GENDER: Closely collaborate with cosponsors and proactively facilitate human rights and gender equality policy and programmatic coherence across the work of the Joint UN Team on AIDS, Joint UN Team on Gender, and leverage synergies between the UN's work on HIV and its broader work for human rights and gender equality.

Any other related duties as assigned.
Advanced university degree in law, social science, development, human rights, public health, women's studies, international relations and/or public administration, complemented by specialization in gender, law and/or human rights.
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 judgment
6. Building relationships and Networks
Essential: At least seven years experience in human rights, law, and/or gender equality as related to the HIV epidemic, country-level programming and/or human rights/gender equality advocacy and planning processes.

Desirable: Experience at country level or with UN System, UNAIDS, national or international institutions, with a sound understanding of their missions, mandates and operations.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English or advanced knowledge of Spanish.
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)
US$ 67,483 at single rate
US$ 72,467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 40 % 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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