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   SENIOR ADVISER, GENDER EQUALITY (UNAIDS/18/FT6)

18 September 2018
 
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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/18/FT6
 
Title: Senior Adviser, Gender Equality
 
Grade: P5
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 years
 
Date: 16 February 2018
 
Application Deadline: 17 March 2018 Selection in Progress
 
Organization unit: AI/PRO Programme (AI/PRO) /
AI/CMS Community Support, Social Justice and Inclusion (AI/CMS)
 
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
 
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The Community Support, Social Justice and Inclusion Department leads and supports advocacy efforts to place human rights, gender equality and community engagement at the center of policy and programmatic efforts to scale up HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and care services. The department strategically engages and reignites the leadership of young people, people living with HIV (PLHIV), women, key populations, human rights defenders and other movements for social justice. It supports development of global and national policies and strategic interventions to address critical enablers to ensure that AIDS responses are grounded on human rights, gender equality, participation and inclusiveness and diversity, and leverages and supports work across SDGs 3, 5, 10, 16 and 17.
The Human Rights and Gender team will provide leadership, strategic information, coordination and programmatic guidance and technical support for human rights and gender and enabling legal and policy environments in the AIDS response. It ensures that global standards and commitments translate to human rights and gender equality actions and legal protection at country level. It also works to support stakeholders to respond effectively in rights' terms and to build alliances for human rights, gender equality, dignity and security within the Joint Programme and beyond.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the guidance of the Chief, Human Rights and Gender Equality, and in close collaboration with other members of the team and the department, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:

Provide leadership for strategic, political and technical guidance in the field of gender equality and diversity, including authoritative support to UNAIDS Country Offices and other stakeholders to establish gender-transformative HIV responses at country level, addressing the HIV epidemic among adolescent girls and young women at higher risk of infection, gender equality and gender based violence and sexual and reproductive health and rights, to reach the objectives of the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021 and the 2030 Agenda related to HIV.

Coordinate and/or oversee the provision of technical support, guidance and tools to strengthen UNAIDS Regional Support Teams and Country Offices to integrate gender equality into regional and national HIV policies, plans and frameworks as well as integrate HIV into broader gender equality plans and operational strategies.

Analyze the global HIV epidemic, context and response from a gender perspective, as well as relevant data on sexual and reproductive health and rights, adolescent girls and young women at higher risk of infection and maternal and child health, and monitor trends and opportunities across countries to advocate, build political commitment and mobilize resources, as well as to enable South-South learning and collaboration.

Establish work plans, operational targets and deliverables on gender and HIV for the
UNAIDS Secretariat, aligning UNAIDS Secretariat actions with the UN system wide efforts to advance gender equality in the global HIV response

Lead UNAIDS reporting and contribute to global reporting mechanisms on items related to gender equality and the epidemic among young women and girls. This may includes reports of the Secretary General, UNAIDS global publications or other strategically important reports or publications.

Foster and expand diverse strategic partnerships at the global level, in particular with UNAIDS co-sponsors and development partners, as well as identifying opportunities to create political movements for accountability on gender equality and social change, including zero tolerance for violence, in line with the 2030 Agenda, the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021.

Guide the inclusion of strategic interventions for gender equality and social change in global political platforms, specifically aiming for redistribution of socio-economic opportunities and social impact investment to decrease new infections among adolescent girls and young women, to ensure tangible results in support of the targets and the achievements of the SDGs, the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021.

Facilitate linkages and synergies between the countries and HQ and share strategic information on progress towards the operationalization of the 2030 Agenda, 2016 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS targets, the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021, for reporting to PCB, international funders and relevant high level events, while fostering UNAIDS coordination and accountability for results.

Perform other related duties as required.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree in social science, public health, policy, human rights or international development. A relevant first university degree and 12 years of relevant professional experience will be considered as equivalent for internal candidates.

Desirable: Specialization in women's issues, including women's health, gender-based violence, sexual and reproductive health, and/or gender studies
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

Managerial competencies:
1. Exercising sound judgement
2. Building relationships and Networks
Experience:
A minimum of 10 years of professional experience working on gender issues at national, global and/or regional level, including three years experience in the area of gender equality, sexual and reproductive health, women's rights and development as it relates to HIV. Substantial experience of collaboration with networks or women living with HIV or women's health and rights activists to influence global or regional policy processes.
Languages:
Advanced knowledge of English. 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$ 84,721 at single rate
Post Adjustment: 81 % 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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