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   PROGRAMME OFFICER, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (UNAIDS/17/FT18)

22 August 2017
 
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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/17/FT18
 
Title: Programme Officer, Central African Republic
 
Grade: P2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  Two years
 
Date: 13 April 2017
 
Application Deadline: 12 May 2017 Selection in Progress
 
Organization unit: AI/RSD Regional Support Team, West and Central Africa (AI/RSD)
 
Duty station:  Bangui Central African Republic
 
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to support countries towards ending the AIDS epidemic as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. To promote, support and provide guidance to national partners and the UN system in reaching Global AIDS targets by 2020 with a Fast-Track approach to rapidly scale up HIV services focused on populations and in locations most affected by the epidemic. Promote effective use of strategic information and documentation of trends on the epidemic and the response as well as provide intellectual leadership on the status of the response to HIV in the country.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the direct supervision of the UNAIDS Country Director, (UCD), the Programme Officer will assist in the implementation of the Security Council Resolution 1983 (SCR 1983) and the implementation of the Interagency Standing Committee on Humanitarian Assistance (IASC) guidelines for HIV programming in humanitarian emergencies. Components of the work include: technical and programmatic support for addressing the HIV needs of populations of humanitarian concern and uniformed personnel as well as integration of HIV into humanitarian responses and mechanisms, security sector reforms (SSR) and demobilization, disarmament and reintegration processes (DDR); fostering strategic partnerships with all relevant humanitarian and security actors in country of focus as well as representing UNAIDS in relevant humanitarian clusters working groups; efficient reporting on progress in country.
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
- Assist in the design and implementation of HIV programmes for populations of humanitarian concern and uniformed personnel (including peacekeepers) and facilitate their integration into humanitarian responses, security sector reforms and demobilization, disarmament and reintegration processes.
- Participate and provide support in the review of National Strategic Plans (NSP) and development of Implementation Support Plans (ISP) to reflect short and long term humanitarian and security challenges.
- Support in the building and strengthening of strategic partnerships with all relevant humanitarian assistance and security sector partners in countries; including UNAIDS cosponsors, other UN partners such as the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the UN Department of Peacekeeping operations;
- Support in the mobilization of resources for a broader AIDS, Humanitarian Response and Security Agenda through the integration of HIV into the contingency planning, and different funding mechanisms of major humanitarian and security stakeholders.
- Support in the collection and analyse strategic information; prepare document and disseminate lessons learnt and best practices
- Assist in the development of linkages between humanitarian interventions and longer term development aiming at bridging the humanitarian/development gap
- Perform other duties as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advance university degree at the Master's level in social science, public health and business administration. For internal candidates, a first university degree and 4 years of experience will be considered as equivalent.
Desirable: Studies in international relations and or international humanitarian law
Competencies:
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
Experience:
Essential: A minimum of 2 years of professional work experience on HIV/AIDS in national or international organizations/ institutions related to AIDS and development with experience on AIDS and humanitarian emergencies or AIDS and security programmes
Desirable: Experience with international donors, non governmental development organisations and humanitarian work and or the UN system in Country
Languages:
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English (and/or advanced knowledge of another UN language depending on the duty station).
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 abovementioned
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)
46,026 US$ at single rate
Post Adjustment: 49.8 % 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.
Selection in Progress

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