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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/20/FT37
Title: Adviser, Human Rights and Gender Programming
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years fixed-term
Date: 9 July 2020
Application Deadline: 30 July 2020 Vacancy Filled
Organization unit: AI/PRO Programme (AI/PRO) /
AI/GHC – Gender Equality, Human Rights and Community Engagement Department (AI/GHC)
Human Rights and Law, Gender Team
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
The Gender Equality, Human Rights and Community Engagement Department leads and supports advocacy efforts to place gender equality, human rights and community engagement at the center of policy and programmatic efforts to scale up HIV testing, prevention, treatment, and care services. UNAIDS recognizes that these approaches are critical to reducing health disparities and truly "leaving no one behind" in our efforts to respond to the HIV epidemic. The department strategically engages and reignites the leadership of women, young people, people living with HIV (PLHIV), 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 Special Adviser for Gender and Human Rights, and in collaboration with other members of the team, division and department, the incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities:

Coordinate initiatives in support of human rights and gender equality, with attention to stigma and discrimination and the rights of people living with HIV, women and girls, young people, and key populations in support of the overall AIDS response and the specific goals of UNAIDS.

Closely collaborate with divisions and teams throughout the Secretariat, cosponsors, donors, governments and other internal and external partners to advocate for the implementation of HIV-related policies, programmes and strategies to advance human rights and gender equality goals; and develop tools to support the development and implementation of quality standards for rights based and gender transformative programmes.

Provide technical support to UNAIDS regional and country offices on rights-based and gender transformative programming, and the application of tools in the context of national HIV planning and programming, development of funding requests to the Global Fund and other international and bilateral donors; and the development and implementation of new activities and initiatives as per the team workplan.

Represent the Human Rights and Gender team (HRG) at the UNAIDS Global Fund working group, act as technical lead on human rights and gender in the Technical Support Mechanism and coordinate the work of human rights and gender expert consultants.

Support the implementation of the Global Partnership for Action to eliminate all forms of HIV related stigma and discrimination in close collaboration with the co conveners and the technical working groups

Establish and maintain productive and collaborative relationships with UNAIDS' cosponsors, the Global Fund and other donors, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, human rights groups, networks of people living with HIV and key populations with emphasis on human rights advocacy and programmatic perspectives.

As required, design and deliver presentations and trainings for UNAIDS staff and other partners; contribute to the preparation of briefings for senior management, develop assessment reports and/or participate in missions and official visits.

Proactively contribute and provide support to the department for the effective development and management of the budget and work plans, their review and analysis; including recommending improved monitoring procedures within the framework of the UBRAF, and guiding and supporting team members.

Perform other related duties as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others.
Advanced university degree in development, public health, human rights, gender, international relations, and/or public administration. A relevant first university degree and 9 years of relevant professional experience will be considered equivalent for internal candidates only.
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
Essential: At least seven years working experience in human rights and/or gender programming as related to HIV programming, country-level programming or human rights/women's rights advocacy.

Desirable: Experience at country level or with UN System, UNAIDS, national or international institutions, with a sound understanding of their missions, mandates, and operations.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English,

Desirable: Working knowledge of French.
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$ 73,516 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.
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