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   STRATEGIC INFORMATION ADVISER (UNAIDS/18/FT41)

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UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/18/FT41
 
Title: Strategic Information Adviser
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 years
 
Date: 26 October 2018
 
Application Deadline: 17 November 2018 Vacancy Filled
 
Organization unit: AI/RSJ Regional Support Team, East and South Africa (AI/RSJ)
 
Duty station:  Luanda Angola
 
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:
The incumbent drives UNAIDS' strategic information role focused on assessing progress and identifying programmatic gaps of the country's HIV response, under the direct supervision of the UNAIDS Country Director and with technical guidance from the Regional Support Team and relevant Geneva units and departments. The incumbent plays a pivotal role in providing the evidence needed by the UNAIDS Country Office to fulfill its strategic role in the country. This is done by analysis of data on the status and trends in the epidemic and the response, including modelling and mapping, to efficiently assess the impacts of past efforts and chart the way forward. These analyses and suggested programmatic actions will be shared with RSTs and headquarters to enrich the aggregated picture at regional and global levels

In particular, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:

▪ Coordinate and influence the prioritization, process and technical aspects of a wide array of data collection and compilation, and analysis related to epidemiology and the response, in view of informing future programme efforts, including:
▪ Analysis of surveillance and survey results on trends and geographic location of the epidemic including through the use of standard estimation tools;
▪ Analyses of programmatic and survey data on the HIV response;
▪ Strengthening of monitoring and evaluation systems including health information systems with attention to the use of unique identifiers;
▪ Analyses of the distribution of new infections by geography and by mode of transmission;
▪ Triangulation and modelling of epidemiological and response data to assess impact and identify programmatic gaps;
▪ Develops the capacity to focus responses to relevant geographic areas and populations
▪ Analysis and use of tools to estimate the economic efficiencies of the response
▪ Monitor the United Nations Joint Programming on HIV and acts as strategic adviser for all agencies on the monitoring of the implementation of Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework and the UN Development Assistance Framework.
▪ Facilitate and coordinate reporting processes at national level and contribute data and analyses to the regional and global level.
▪ Promote and reinforce capacity building of national counterparts in data collection, data analysis, reporting and using evidence for programming;
▪ Plan and coordinate work with country level partners including GFATM, bilateral agencies including PEPFAR, International NGOs on advancing an evidence-informed, fast-track approach to the national AIDS response;
▪ Provide strategic guidance and advice to the UCD about specific programmatic actions and reprogramming informed by strategic analyses that identify programme gaps;
▪ Support the development of evidence-based targets for the national HIV response
▪ Perform other related duties as required by the UCD.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree at the Master's level in public health, epidemiology, statistics or demography. A relevant first university degree and 9 years of relevant professional experience will be considered as equivalent for internal candidates.
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:
Essential: A minimum of 7 years of experience in the design, development and operational application of strategic information systems including monitoring and evaluation, and modeling of HIV programmes in low- and middle-income country settings. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the UN System.
Languages:
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English
Desirable: Knowledge of Portuguese.
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)
71332 US dollars 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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