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   DIRECTOR (UNAIDS/18/FT38)

13 December 2018
 
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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/18/FT38
 
Title: Director
 
Grade: D2
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 years
 
Date: 23 November 2018
 
Application Deadline: 1 December 2018 Selection in Progress
 
Organization unit: AI/LIA Liaison Offices (AI/LIA) /
AI/USL Washington Liaison Office (AI/USL)
Executive Office
 
Duty station:  Washington, D.C. United States of America
 
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The mission of the US Liaison Office (USO) is to develop and sustain strategic collaborations with key US partners that will ensure that US support for the global AIDS response remains strong and that UNAIDS' institutional objectives, as articulated by the goal of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, are successfully advanced. In this role, the Director of the USO serves as the Executive Director's, and the Deputy Executive Directors', primary advisor in understanding and interpreting the broader US political, domestic and foreign policy landscape that will influence support for the global AIDS response.

The USO pursues its mission through active engagement with the most senior levels of the US government, members of Congress, civil society, faith leaders, foundations, academia and other thought leaders and decision makers. The USO plays a central role in defining and shaping UNAIDS' strategic engagement across the full range of US partners. The USO helps to maximize and coordinate UNAIDS' policy and programmatic engagement with the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), which is both the principle funder of global HIV programs world-wide as well as UNAIDS' leading donor. The USO also serves as a resource and reference point for UNAIDS co-sponsors on a range of US-focused issues.

In order to successfully execute the mandate described above, the USO operates on multiple levels, including: tracking longer-term US budgetary, policy and political trends and anticipating their impact on achievement of UNAIDS' objectives; understanding the specifics of PEPFAR's epidemiological analysis and program approaches and their relationship to UNAIDS' workstreams; tracking US support for the Global Fund; engaging with US civil society groups to support their efforts; raising UNAIDS' profile and building support for UNAIDS' goals by engaging influential thought leaders, convening high-level events and leveraging social and new media.
The USO is part of the Executive Office and the Director, as a member of the UNAIDS' Senior Management team, reports directly to the Executive Director (EXD). The USO works closely with the EXD's Chief of Staff with support from his office and in close coordination with other parts of the Executive Office, the Deputy Executive Directors and the Secretariat more broadly including Regional Support Teams (RSTs) and UNAIDS Country Offices (UCOs).

Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director is responsible for the following:

Internal Relations and Direction:

Provide vision, direction and leadership, as a member of UNAIDS' senior management team, to the development of the organization's mandate, policies, positions and programmes; helping to ensure coherence and cohesion and translating these into effective and innovative delivery.
Analyze and synthesize key US political, policy and program developments and future directions. Anticipate and plan for both risks and opportunities. Proactively support the EXD and Senior Management in their interactions and provide timely political intelligence.
Direct the USO in a manner which ensures the building of an open and motivating management environment that gets the best out of people, fosters collaboration, encourages professional growth and helps the team deliver as one, with confidence, with quality and pace.
Define the priorities and strategies of the USO. Manage work-plans, budgets and staff performance.
Support engagement of US government and other US participants in UNAIDS' Programme Coordinating Board. Serve as called upon on various ad-hoc committees and standing internal groups, such as the Risk Management Committee, which advise the EXD and Senior Management.

External Relations:

Position UNAIDS as a key partner in the achievement of broader US political, foreign policy and development goals. Anticipate and manage key transitions in US leadership and policy approaches. Produce timely analysis. Seek and create opportunities for high-level engagement.
Maintain active bipartisan dialogue with US Congressional members and their staffs to ensure on-going support and leadership for development, global health, HIV and the UNAIDS Secretariat.
Expand and maximize effectiveness of policy and programme collaboration with PEPFAR at all level-headquarters, regional and country offices-for advancing joint work and the full achievement of the 2016 Political Declaration goals. Convene PEPFAR and UNAIDS counterparts in regular dialogues to drive accelerated action. Function as the central focal point within UNAIDS for communications related to PEPFAR.
Build alliances in support of UNAIDS' goals and approaches across a diverse range of influential stakeholders including civil society, think tanks, policy advocates, academics, foundations, social media.
Support US-based advocates and civil society, both on global and US domestic HIV policy and programs. Engage in on-going dialogue to develop common approaches to emerging challenges.
Routinely engage other UN-US Liaison Offices and contribute to joint support and to UN senior leadership dialogue with the US Administration and Congress.
Represent UNAIDS and the Executive Director in high-level fora and at events in Washington and beyond as appropriate.
Performs other duties as requested.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Advanced university degree in social and/or political science, public health, international relations, public administration/management, or equivalent academic preparation and/or substantive relevant work experience.
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. 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
Experience:
A minimum of 15 years of progressive work experience leading, managing and implementing development or cooperation programmes at the international and national levels. Experience in the UN System and/or in another international organization. Experience representing organizations with key stakeholders at the highest level. Expertise in advancing key policy issues, especially as related to development/global health, through the US political system, including the legislative, regulatory and appropriations processes. In-depth understanding of the US global AIDS programme.
Experience managing diverse teams.
Languages:
Advanced knowledge of English. Knowledge of spoken and written French and/or knowledge of another UN official language an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
US$ 108,189 at single rate
Post Adjustment: 45.7 % 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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