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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT39
Title: Officer, Advocacy and Communication, Brazil
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  Two years
Date: 6 May 2022
Application Deadline: 21 May 2022
(3 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Organization unit: AI/RSP Regional Support Team, Latin America (AI/RSP)
Duty station:  Brasilia Brazil
Serving Communities and Countries to end inequalities and end AIDS.
We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), 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.
The UCO Brazil provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response in Brazil towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UCO Brazil scales up HIV services focused on key and vulnerable populations and locations most at risk. The UCO Brazil 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 Brazil. It supports efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection, and human rights mechanisms, and provides intellectual support and technical guidance as necessary to national partners and policymakers.
The Policy, Advocacy and Knowledge Branch has the overarching goal of enabling policy, law and fiscal environments to support the goal of ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. It focuses on influencing, partnerships, advocacy and communications centered on human rights, gender, communities, legal and policy reform and equitable financing.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Within the matrix management reporting structure of the UCO Brazil and the RST LAC, the Officer for Advocacy and Communication implements the global advocacy and communication strategy at country level in Brazil.

The Officer is responsible for contributing to the practice area objectives set and with UNAIDS partners and counterparts, coordinating specialist expertise and contributing to the overall coordination of the UNAIDS response in the functional areas described below.

He / she has the following key responsibilities:

1. Advocacy
 In accordance with strategy and guidance from the regional advocacy and communication team, develops country-specific advocacy strategies around significant national policy events and other circumstances, aiming to support country level AIDS response.
 Act as a primary focal point in the planning and facilitation of advocacy and communication activities.
 Manages the implementation of country advocacy activities, including the development of related communication and advocacy materials that effectively support UNAIDS' work.
 Works with internal and external key organizational stakeholders to identify and develop areas of common interest with potential strategic advocacy partners to promote the goals and work of UNAIDS at the country level.
 Cultivates and nurtures the engagement in the work of UNAIDS of high-level personalities in the country, which include Goodwill Ambassadors.
 Works with the regional and global team on showcasing UNAIDS work at country level with global audiences. Provides inputs into regional and global advocacy and communications strategies, initiatives and activities, as required.

2. Communication
 Manages, organizes and coordinates press conferences, media briefings, line up interviews and alike with UNAIDS officials, advising them on key issues.
 Per global guidelines, develops and pitches different news stories in media - mainstream and social - on UNAIDS work in the country (UNAIDS does not pay for stories or story placement.)
 Under guidance from the Regional Office, develops media partnerships and trainings (where appropriate) with media to ensure accurate reporting.
 Provides media management and crisis communications, when needed.

3. Content development and management
 Drafts briefing packages and undertakes a wide range of other writing assignments including talking points and key messages related to UNAIDS communication and advocacy campaigns and high-profile country - and occasionally regional - events.
 Produces content for the social and digital media assets of the country office, including website and social media with support, if required from the Regional Office.
 Ensures the update of all country, regional and global communications libraries with appropriate contributions from the regional and global team.

Performs other duties as required.
- Advanced university degree in communications, journalism, public relations, public or business administration, social sciences or another area related to the duties and responsibilities. A relevant first university degree and 4 years of relevant work experience will be considered as 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:
- Leading teams
- Building relationships and networks
- Developing and empowering others
- Managing performance and resources
- Vision and strategic thinking
- Exercising sound judgment.
- At least 2 years of experience working with media, civil society organizations, governments, the United Nations system or others in the development and implementation of advocacy and communication strategies.
- Extensive experience in advocating, campaigning, networking, public relations, including dealing with media.

- Experience in facilitation, advocacy and/or project management, especially on social justice, global health issues, HIV or similar issues.
- Facilitation experience.
- Proficiency in English and Portuguese.

- Knowledge of additional UN official languages.

Additional Information:
Please note that for this vacancy only nationals of Brazil and legal residents holding a valid residence or work permit are eligible. A valid passport will be requested.
Furthermore, we will only accept online applications for local applicants.
Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
255453 Reais at single rate

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.
Currently accepting applications

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