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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/14/FT24
Title: Investment and Efficiency Adviser
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 1 May 2014
Application Deadline: 31 May 2014 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit:
RSJ Regional Support Team, East and South Africa (AI/RSJ)
Duty station:  Lilongwe Malawi
The mandate of the Regional Support Team 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 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 UCC and with technical guidance from the RST and relevant Geneva units and departments, the incumbent drives UNAIDS' investment and efficiency agenda at country level. He/she supports the UCC in convening development partners including Ministries of Finance and Health, implementers, key stakeholders and major donors such as World Bank, BMGF, Global Fund and PEPFAR around issues of costs, efficiencies, resource allocation and financing of HIV programs; ensures consistency of approaches towards theses issues and promotes efficient, effective and sustainable HIV investments; and operationalizes the 1000 days' agenda regarding the HLM financing goal and the application of the UNAIDS Investment Framework.

In particular, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:

Review, assess and analyse HIV and health costing and financial data, including sustainable financing scenarios and projections, and prepare and present reports that can be used for country-level advocacy and to support grant and loan applications.

Provide strategic guidance and coordinate efforts to achieve cost reductions and focus investments on the most cost-effective approaches and interventions, most affected geographical areas and populations of highest impact.

Research and promote innovative approaches to increase domestic investment and achieve effective social protection.

Contribute to broader health and social sector development beyond HIV, by strengthening national health financing and social protection systems and human resource capacity, including through skills building and strategy development.

Act as UN focal point for social sector financing issues, as needed.

Perform other duties as required.
Essential: Advanced university degree in economics, public administration, public health and social sciences.

Desirable: Specialization in health economics.
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
Vision and strategic thinking
Leading teams
Managing performance and resources
Developing and empowering others
Exercising sound judgement
Building relationships and networks
Essential: A minimum of 7 to 10 years of professional work experience in policy analysis and evaluation of complex development programmes, including quantitative economic and financial analysis. Experience with HIV programs and of UN policies at various levels.

Desirable: Experience with HIV costing, cost-effectiveness, resource tracking and financing
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. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
67611 USD at single rate
72605 USD with primary dependants

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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