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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/21/TASR10
Title: Programme Manager (UHF), Myanmar
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  Until 30 September 2022 (Possible extension subject to availability of XB funds)
Date: 17 September 2021
Application Deadline: 9 October 2021 Selection in Progress
Organization unit: AI/RSB Regional Support Team, Asia and Pacific (AI/RSB)
Duty station:  Yangon Myanmar
Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to support the country towards ending AIDS as a public health threat as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a Fast-Track approach to rapidly scale up HIV services focused on populations and locations most affected by the epidemic. Promote effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic as well as trends, and to measure progress and the sustainable impact of the response. Support efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection and human rights mechanisms. Provide intellectual leadership to guide policy decisions and programmes, including the creation of an enabling political, fiscal and legal environment to achieve Zero new HIV infections, Zero AIDS-related deaths and Zero stigma and discrimination as set out in global policy declarations adopted by UN Member States. Ensure full integration of efforts with UN Reform developments. Promote, support and provide guidance to national partners and the UN system in integrating HIV and AIDS into wider UHC and country development challenges while reaching global AIDS targets to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 and leave no one behind.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the UNAIDS Country Director (UCD), the Programme Manager will be in charge of the administration, implementation and the monitoring of the USAID HIV/AIDS Flagship (UHF) project. This project is designed to scale-up HIV testing and treatment services utilizing NGO and private sector health providers for people living with HIV and key populations: people who inject drugs, sex workers, men who have sex with men and transgender persons. The ultimate goal of this project is to contribute to reducing the number of new HIV infections and reducing HIV-related deaths in Myanmar.
The Programme Manager will have the following responsibilities:
- Together with the donor, establish major milestones, program monitoring indicators as well as baseline data and performance targets.
- Develop annual implementation plans and present them to the donor.
- Assist the sub-recipient to implement the grant agreement in accordance with UNAIDS rules and regulations.
- Conduct regular meetings with the sub-recipient organization to monitor areas of key donor compliance, financial management and grant provisions.
- Determine and implement procedures for communicating all relevant information and reporting requirements to the sub-recipient.
- Conduct regular site visits and progress reviews to ensure compliance with all grant requirements.
- Approve and submit program data into various donor databases.
- Provide programmatic and financial updates to the donor in compliance with its reporting requirements.
- Ensure post-award administration processes, procedures and closeout requirements following UNAIDS rules and regulations.
- Perform all other related duties to support the UCO Myanmar and its related activities.
Essential: Advanced university degree at Master's level or equivalent in public health, social sciences, economics, international relations, political science, development studies and/or management. First university degree and 9 years' experience will be considered as equivalent for internal candidate.
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: Seven years' experience in the area of programme management including monitoring and evaluation as well as reporting to external donors at national and/or international levels.
Desirable: Demonstrated capacity to implement grants and comply with internal and external requirements as well as previous experience in using PEPFAR databases.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English
Desirable: Working knowledge of another UN language and/or of a local language would be an asset.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
74,913 USD 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.
Selection in Progress

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