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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/17/FT8
Title: Secretary, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Grade: G4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 10 March 2017
Application Deadline: 8 April 2017 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI/RSP Regional Support Team, Latin America (AI/RSP)
Duty station:  Buenos Aires Argentina
MANDATE OF THE COUNTRY OFFICE: Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to AIDS at country level. Promote, support and provide guidance to partners and the UN system in the region to Fast-Track HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and in the achievement of the goals of the UNAIDS Strategy for 2016 - 2021 and the Sustainable Development agenda, and the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS. 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 country.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the responsible officer, working closely with others, the incumbent provides secretarial and administrative support including Oracle/ERP (Enterprise Resource and Planning)-related support, and is assigned part of or all the following duties and responsibilities:

To receive, screen and distribute incoming correspondence, attaching background information or related file as necessary and forwarding to the staff concerned, drawing their attention to specific issues/problems as necessary, including but not limited to drafting replies to general and administrative correspondence on the basis of instructions or on own initiative, and finalizing such; typing, editing for language and grammar, correcting and formatting, in accordance with UNAIDS and departmental styles, technical reports and documents, tabular materials and assisting in the preparation of presentations; as well as receiving and screening visitors and telephone calls, making appointments, answering queries and/or redirecting visitors and callers and/or obtaining background information on the purpose of appointments with tact and discretion.
Using on-line systems, to prepare travel authorizations, check timetables and costs with in-house travel agent, making flight and hotel reservations, processing security clearance authorizations as appropriate; and dealing with related matters as requested or on own initiative.
In collaboration with colleagues, to monitor deadlines, reminding staff members of such and ensuring that correspondence and queries are responded to in a timely manner; obtaining documents and information from various sources as required; and performing information-resource- searches (library, internet) as requested.
In close collaboration with colleagues, to maintain the work area filing system, files for professional staff and obtaining relevant information as required.
To participate in the organization of meetings, workshops, seminars, etc., e.g. typing list of participants, travel authorizations, letters of invitation, documents, photocopying and preparing briefing files, presentations and slides; and preparing the necessary documents for security to ensure that identification badges are ready in a timely manner, reserving meeting rooms, dealing with hotel reservations, and providing secretarial support and assistance to participants during meetings.
To perform other related duties as assigned, including provision of support to other areas of work and teams as required.
Essential: Completion of secondary school, or relevant technical or vocational training.
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
Essential: A minimum of four years' experience in secretarial positions, of which preferably two years in the UN system.
Desirable: Experience in the UN System and in the use of system such as ERP.
Good knowledge and skills with office software together with knowledge of UN secretarial and administrative rules, regulations, procedures and practices.
Essential: Advanced level of Spanish and Intermediate level of English.
Desirable: Knowledge of another UN official language
Additional Information:
Please note that for this vacancy only nationals of Argentina and legal residents holding a valid residence or work permit are eligible. A valid passport will be requested.
Furthermore, we will only accept online applications for General Service vacancies.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
ARS 326047 at single rate

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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