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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/19/FT48
Title: Data Analyst, Bangkok, Thailand
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract: Two years
19 July 2019
10 August 2019
AI/RSB Regional Support Team, Asia and Pacific (AI/RSB)
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to ending the AIDS epidemic at regional and country level. Promote, support and provide guidance to regional and 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 region.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
The Data Analyst will be part of the team working on the HIV and AIDS Data Hub for Asia and the Pacific (hereafter, the Data Hub). The Data Hub (DH) was launched in 2008 and has become a key resource and important support for countries and regional partners in the Asia-Pacific region.
Reporting to the RSTAP Regional Programme Advisor Strategic Information, the Data Analyst will take a lead role in all activities in the areas of data collection, organization, validation, analysis and synthesis to generate strategic information for RST, partners and the Data Hub website, and will contribute to the provision of technical support to countries on these aspects.
In particular, the Data Analyst will:
- Identify key data issues and validate data collected from partners and other sources;
- Build regional and country partnerships with key focal points at country and regional level and collaborations around data generation, analysis and use;
- Conduct data collation analysis and synthesis to prepare Data Hub products and slides to populate the website, and in collaboration with regional and national partners for their Strategic Information (SI) needs.
- Supervise Data Hub collection of information from partners and the monitoring of country and technical literature to populate the offline EndNote and website e-library;
- Provide technical assistance to country and regional partners in modelling estimates of modes of transmission, new and prevalent HIV infections, AIDS deaths, and treatment needs of countries using East-West Center AIDS Epidemic Model and UNAIDS Estimates and Projection Package and Spectrum;
- Proofread and propose revisions of DH written and website products;
- Coordinate the Data Hub team in responding to feedback/ suggestions from the Data Hub Secretariat and partners (reflecting the Steering Committee's recommendations and decisions);
- Update and validate HIV and AIDS data for countries and sub-regions of Asia-Pacific (e.g. ASEAN, SAARC, PICT, etc) and on specific key populations and topics;
- Prepare new Data Hub regional strategic information products such as data syntheses, reviews and slides in followings thematic areas: Men who have Sex with Men /Transgender, Young Key Populations, Gender and HIV, Law and Human Rights, and Migration;
- Expand strategic information on the Data Hub website that is collected from regional partners, countries and technical literature;
- Prepare country galleries, including sets of power-point presentations on HIV and AIDS with most current data, and updates on data issues and validity related to newly obtained data, which are relevant and useful for various levels of stakeholders.
Essential: Advanced university Degree at Master's level or equivalent in public health, epidemiology, reproductive health or related field, or MBBS. For internal candidates, a first university degree with 7 years of experience will be considered as equivalent.
1. Commitment to the AIDS response
3. Respect for diversity
1. Working in teams
2. Applying expertise
3. Delivering results
4. Driving change and innovation
5. Being accountable
- A minimum of 5 years' experience in public health research and data analysis, in particular HIV/AIDS-related or reproductive health knowledge and/or work experience, preferably on Asia-Pacific region;
- Minimum 3 years of progressively responsible professional experience at regional and/or international level in data management, statistical analysis, and a good understanding of governments' data operations;
- Experience in health data synthesis and analysis, in particular related to HIV and AIDS;
- Experience in the use of various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases;
- Experience with computer databases, including SQL, Excel, Access etc. Experience with data dissemination through the web an advantage;
- Experience with HIV epidemic modeling packages such as EPP and AEM.
Essential: Excellent command of the English language with quality written and verbal communication skills.
Desirable: Knowledge of another UN official language or a local language of the South/East/Southeast Asia region.
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.
(Net of tax)
US$ 60,233 at single rate
37.5 % 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.
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