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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/14/FT15
Title: Executive Officer, RST WCA
Grade: P2
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Date: 1 April 2014
Application Deadline: 31 March 2014 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI/RSD Regional Support Team, West and Central Africa (AI/RSD)
Duty station:  Dakar Senegal
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:
Under the direct supervision of the Regional Support Team Director and in collaboration with the Operations Officer, the incumbent has the following responsibilities:
Assist programme implementation by delivering timely executive and administrative support to the RST Director on financial, human resource and protocol procedures.
Draft correspondence and briefing notes for the RST Director on key issues relevant to the RST and UNAIDS. Liaise with UNAIDS headquarters, Departments, and Country Offices to ensure quality reports are produced and provided to senior management and partners at regional level upon request.
Contributes to the smooth running of the office and plans RST Director meetings, conferences, and other special events. Track performance targets for the RST and brief RST Director on developments through weekly, monthly, and/or annual reports.
Provide technical support in the RST on regional initiatives related to HIV advocacy, policy and programme planning.
Assists the RST Director on cost-effective policies and procedures in the field of resource management, identifying gaps and advising on the strategic, financial and administrative implications.
Reviews project proposals, and makes recommendations on viability of design including inputs on resource considerations and alignment with RST programme objectives.
All other related duties as required.
Essential: First university degree in international relations, political science, international development, social sciences, business management or related field
Desirable: Advanced university degree in one of the above mentioned fields.
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. Managing performance and resources
3. Exercising sound judgement
4. Building relationships and Networks
A minimum of 2 years of work experience in programme planning and executive support. Experience in event management, and protocol related issues. Experience in another UN agency or international organization.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English and French.
Desirable: Good working 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.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
46 819 US $ at single rate
49 916 US $ with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 55.5 % 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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