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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/FT16
Title: Senior Adviser (Cost and Cost Effectiveness)
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 14 March 2014
Application Deadline: 12 April 2014 Vacancy declared unsuccessful
Organization unit: AI/PRO Programme (AI/PRO) /
AI/SIE Strategic Information and Evaluation (AI/SIE)
Economics and Evaluation Division
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
The mission of the Strategic Information and Evaluation Department is to generate strategic information and analysis that increases better understanding of the state of the AIDS epidemic and the progress made at national, regional and global levels. This Department enables UNAIDS to strengthen its role as the global repository for data and analysis based on strategic information, technical assessment and outcome analysis, drawn from the best available biomedical, and social sciences, and bringing together different sources of data, methodologies and stakeholders.

The Evaluation and Economics division provides strategic leadership on policies and approaches for achieving the HLM goals related to the efficiency and financing of HIV responses. It provides economic analysis, including of HIV programme expenditure, resource allocation, source and channel of funding; identifies costs, cost drivers and technical efficiencies in programme design and implementation; spearheads the analysis of programme and intervention effectiveness for improved outcomes and impact, and leads a comprehensive global evaluation agenda, including identifying promising country response models for further investigation. It engages and supports key stakeholders to support programmes to achieve more value for money and become financially sustainable.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Evaluation and Economics Division and in close collaboration with other members of the division and departments, as well as technical staff working for Cosponsors and other key partners, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:

Gather, review and produce analysis of country and global costing data as basis for further development of UNAIDS' efficiency agenda, including the linkages with policies and actions to increase country programme performance and strengthen stakeholder accountability and aid effectiveness.

Lead the global, regional and country analysis on costing data of key services including but not limited to unit costs of facility-based or community-based basic programmes, and critical enablers as key components of the AIDS response; support countries in making available or generating this type of data; populate the unit-cost repository; and develop innovative cost estimation projects to achieve greater efficiencies in countries.

Play a key role on the analysis of return for investment, cost-effectiveness and efficiency analyses of key interventions, different service delivery models according to types of providers, HIV epidemics or contexts.

Elaborate guidelines for countries on the utilization of resource tracking data collected with the National AIDS Spending Assessments, or similar available tools, for the estimation of financing gaps and as input for allocative and technical efficiency analyses. In collaboration with programme experts, develop cost-effective benchmark packages of services.

Commission HIV financial, social accounting and economic evaluation external studies toward achieving results and ensuring value for money and drawing the attention of the Chief Economics and Evaluation Division on strategic issues within her/his scope of work.

Proactively coordinate the organization's efforts to support countries to identify available pieces of information or needs for further production of data to develop Investment Cases in close collaboration with the RSTs, UCOs, UCCs and Investment & Efficiency UNAIDS advisers, as well as to the coordination between UNAIDS and other organizations engaged in costing, cost-effectiveness, return for investment in the health or development arenas.

Perform other related duties as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as directed by Division Chief.

Essential: Advanced university degree in economics or a related field, with specialization in areas related to health management.
Desirable: PhD in one of the above.
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: A minimum of 11 years of working experience in quantitative economic analysis; demonstrated expertise in the different areas of health economics; including in resource tracking of Health and/or HIV programmes, costing and cost effectiveness analyses.

Desirable: Good knowledge of the UN System or UNAIDS or a sound knowledge of the respective mandates.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English.
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.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 80,887 at single rate
US$ 87,069 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 declared unsuccessful

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