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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/TASR2
Title: Programme Officer, Office of Special Initiatives (2 positions available)
Grade: P3
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  1 year
Date: 7 March 2014
Application Deadline: 5 April 2014 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Organization unit:
DXD Programme Branch
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
UNAIDS provides leadership and coordinates support for an expanded and integrated UN system response to AIDS at country, regional and global levels. It promotes the production and use of strategic information on the HIV epidemic, including information on epidemiologic status, economic and demographic impact; costing of interventions, prevention and care gaps and strategies; the scale-up and implementation of monitoring and evaluation efforts and direct support to enable countries and regions to implement the findings. In addition to expanding the evidence base for the AIDS response, the Programme Branch focuses on key aspects of the response, including regional and country collaboration for increasing the cost effectiveness and efficiency of country programmes, eliminating infections in children, creating sustainable and affordable treatment and care activities and achieving the other 2015 targets endorsed at the High Level Meeting in 2011.
The Office of the Deputy Executive Director, Programme Branch, reflects the vision of UNAIDS and works to consolidate and leverage key technical departments and divisions that provide support to regional and country offices. The Branch works to promote a comprehensive and integrated, evidence informed and adequately resourced response to the HIV epidemic by providing strategic information and policy guidance driven by countries' needs, monitoring programmatic coverage and behavioural trends, building country capacity, and evaluating the effectiveness of the response at the country, regional and global levels.
The mission of the Office of Special Initiatives is to conceptualize, lead and carryout special initiatives focused on achieving specific targets towards the end of the AIDS epidemic.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Office of Special Initiatives, the Programme Officer, Special Initiatives is assigned the following responsibilities:

- Establishing leadership groups (strategic and technical) to support the implementation of Treatment 2015;
- Convening the work of the UNAIDS informal treatment community;
- Coordinating the development of innovative service delivery models in priority countries (through strategic collaboration) ;
- Establishing and supporting a multi-agency implementation platform (e.g. IAPAC, ASLM, IFRC, ANRS, the Global Fund, PEPFAR);
- Developing regional / country treatment plans;
- Collaborating with Civil Society partners to document treatment case studies that demonstrate speed, focus and innovation.

Project tasks also include:

- Producing and managing project plans and budgets;
- Carrying out research and analysis;
- Drafting briefings and developing key project documents;
- Supporting the business of Treatment 2015 leadership groups and the UNAIDS Treatment Community;
- Playing a key role on logistical arrangements for meetings;
- Performing other related responsibilities as assigned.
Essential: University degree in political sciences, social science or management or a relevant combination of academic preparation and experience in similar positions.
Desirable: Training in public health and/or development and communication related issues.
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. Managing performance and resources
3. Developing and empowering others
4. Exercising sound judgement
5. Building relationships and Networks
At least 3 years of experience in international organizations, coordinating and managing projects in an international context with familiarity with key political and programmatic issues related to HIV, knowledge of related global health and development issues. Sound understanding of the operations and mandates of the UNAIDS Secretariat, its cosponsors and key partners, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. Experience in results based management and communications.
Excellent knowledge of English and good knowledge of French. 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$ 56,198 at single rate
US$ 60,205 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % 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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