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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT35
Title: Officer, Strategic Information, Ghana
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 3 May 2022
Application Deadline: 24 May 2022 Selection in Progress
Organization unit: AI/RSD Regional Support Team, West and Central Africa (AI/RSD)
Country Office Ghana
Duty station:  Accra Ghana
Serving Communities and Countries to End Inequalities and AIDS

We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by: (i) maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services, (ii) breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes, and (iii) integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and protection systems.

We are committed to creating an equal, safe and empowering workplace culture where all people in all their diversity thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity and Respect for Diversity. You can access the full UNAIDS Competency Framework at www.unaids.org.
The Country Office provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response in Country. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Country Office scales up HIV services focused on key populations and locations most at risk. The Country Office promotes effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic and its trends, and to measure progress and sustainable impact of the response in Country. It supports efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection, and human rights mechanisms, and provides support and technical guidance as necessary to national partners and policymakers.
UNAIDS is mandated by the UN General Assembly to collect data from countries and report progress towards global AIDS response targets.
The Data for Impact Practice leads this AIDS response tracking and reporting, tracks progress and responses towards established targets, identifies inequalities, and gaps in the AIDS response, and works to enhance countries' strategic information capacities on the HIV epidemic and response with regards to epidemiology and demographic impact, prevention, treatment and care, societal enablers including laws and policies, and resources (resources with the Equitable Financing Practice). At country and regional level, the Practice leads the generation of strategic information to inform different programming and planning processes and coordinates the joint programme planning and monitoring through the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF).
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Within the matrix management reporting structure of the Country Office, the Regional Office, and the Global Strategic Information Practice, the Officer, Strategic Information focuses on a manageable set of deliverables that are aligned with the UNAIDS strategic information vision and the capacity, the epidemic size and growth, and the needs in Country.

He /she has the following key responsibilities:

1 - National capacity building and coordination
a) Identifies capacity needs of national counterparts in surveillance, data collection, data analysis, reporting and using evidence for programming and pandemic preparedness.
b) Supports capacity development efforts to focus responses to relevant geographical areas and key populations.
c) Works with national counterparts to strengthen surveillance and monitoring systems including health information systems with attention to the quality of data including the use of unique identifiers.
d) Promotes data systems and survey tools for policies and programmes.
e) Accompanies the development of community-led monitoring (CLM) systems.

2 - Strategic analysis, programmatic and policy advice
a) Supports the prioritization, process and technical aspects of a wide array of data collection, compilation, and analysis related to epidemiology, policies, programme coverage and resources, in view of informing future programme efforts.
b) Performs modelling and analysis of surveillance, policy and programme monitoring data on trends and geographic location of the epidemic and response including through the use of standard estimation tools in view of detecting and monitoring inequalities. .

3 - Contributions to global processes
a) Supports monitoring and reporting at national level and contributes data and analyses to the regional and global level (through the Global AIDS Monitoring system).
b) Proactively assists the UNAIDS Country Director in the monitoring of the United Nations Joint Programming on HIV, inter alia via the implementation of the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.
Advanced university degree at MasterĀ“s level or equivalent in Public Health, Epidemiology, (Bio)statistics, Demographic Studies, or another field related to the responsibilities. For internal candidates, a first university degree and 7 years of experience will be considered as equivalent.
UNAIDS Values:
- Commitment to the AIDS response.
- Integrity
- Respect for diversity

Core competencies:
- Working in teams
- Communicating with impact
- Applying expertise
- Delivering results
- Driving change and innovation
- Being accountable

Managerial competencies:
- Leading teams
- Building relationships and networks
- Developing and empowering others
- Managing performance and resources
- Vision and strategic thinking
- Exercising sound judgement
Essential: A minimum of 5 years of experience in the design, development and operational application of strategic information systems of AIDS programmes.
Desirable: Demonstrated knowledge and sound understanding of the United Nations Joint Programming on HIV.
Essential: Fluency in English
Desirable: Knowledge of additional UN official languages.
Additional Information:
Please note that for this vacancy, only nationals of Ghana and legal residents holding a Ghana valid residence or work permit are eligible to apply. You are required to reside within reasonable commuting distance of the UNAIDS office located in Accra. A valid passport will be requested. Furthermore, only online applications will be accepted.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
289101 Cedi 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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