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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT51
Title: Chief, Knowledge Management
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years fixed-term appointment
Date: 15 July 2022
Application Deadline: 20 August 2022
(11 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Knowledge Management Division / Policy, Advocacy and Knowledge Branch
Duty station:  Bangkok Thailand
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.
The knowledge management function enables a more effective and innovative UNAIDS by providing the right information to the right people at the right time thus facilitating the of achievement of the organizational objectives. It does that by: (i) ensuring the development and implementation of knowledge management strategies and policies aligned with the organizational mandate, goals and objectives; (ii) putting in place incremental measures aimed at embedding knowledge management capacity in all corporate processes; (iii) ensuring preservation of institutional memory via the establishment of norms and procedures for the retention and transfer of knowledge, as part of the UNAIDS succession planning process; (iv) building of the Secretariat's culture around knowledge management; and (v) creating space for people to share the knowledge they have, to ask and learn from others.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
The Chief, Knowledge Management drives the organizational knowledge management approach and agenda with the support of a dedicated core knowledge management team working alongside a broader corporate knowledge management capability, which is embedded in other organizational units at global and regional level across the UNAIDS Secretariat. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director of Policy Advocacy and Knowledge, the Chief, Knowledge Management focuses on fostering and managing relations with internal and external stakeholders for the achievement of the objectives of the organizational knowledge management strategy.

He /she has the following key responsibilities:

1) Knowledge management strategy and policies

a. Facilitates and ensures the development and adoption of the corporate knowledge management strategy, roadmap, implementation plan and related policies.
b. In consultation with a variety of internal stakeholders develops methods, processes and tools to identify and respond to knowledge gaps, and leads the corporate processes to close these gaps.
c. Contributes to relevant corporate processes - such as annual work planning - and knowledge exchanges to promote the objectives embedded in the knowledge management strategy.
d. Develops and implements policy documents such as standard operating procedures and guidelines.
e. Promotes knowledge management synergies with other organizational practices, notably Strategic Information, to avoid duplication, maximize impact and achieve efficiencies of knowledge management activities.

2) Knowledge management infrastructure and services

a. In collaboration with all appropriate other stakeholders, such as Information and Communication Technology, Human Resources Management, contractors and consultants, leads or provides inputs into the design, architecture, creation, upgrade and substitutions of essential knowledge management infrastructure.
b. Provides leadership for the creation and improvement of knowledge management tools such as corporate taxonomy, enterprise search, metadata management, reference data management (terminology) and others.
c. Prepares knowledge management briefs, product and service lines and designs dissemination plans for their successful implementation. This notably includes conceiving and rolling out, in coordination with other internal stakeholders notably human resources management, learning programmes for a variety of general and specialized audiences at UNAIDS, that build and strengthen linkages between the corporate knowledge management system and the staff performance appraisal and development system.
d. Designs, delivers, supervises, promotes and issues guidance on, as appropriate, knowledge sharing programmes, including communities of practices, for UNAIDS staff and others, as appropriate.
e. Consults widely to hunt for innovative ideas, including by setting up and running ideas generation labs.
f. Proactively makes proposals to improve organizational culture, tools and systems to support dynamic knowledge generation and sharing.

3) Knowledge management external engagement

a. Proactively seeks to develop partnerships with external organizational stakeholders, notably civil society organizations, to promote knowledge sharing.
b. Identifies opportunities to engage with and coordinate knowledge management infrastructure, resources and activities with UN cosponsors, and other relevant UN stakeholders.
c. Participates in external knowledge management networks and fora and keeps abreast of good practices in the sector in order to proactively seek innovation and continuous improvement of the organizational knowledge management system.
Essential: Advanced university degree at MasterĀ“s level or equivalent in Information Science or a related discipline, or in a Public Health, or another field related to the responsibilities.

Desirable: A professional qualification in a knowledge management-related area.
UNAIDS Values:
Commitment to the AIDS response
Respect for diversity

Core competencies:
Working in Teams
Communication with Impact
Applying Expertise
Delivering Results
Driving Change and Innovation
Being Accountable

Managerial competencies:
Vision and strategic thinking
Leading Teams
Building Relationships and Networks
Developing and Empowering Others
Managing Performance and Resources
Vision and Strategic Thinking
Exercising Sound Judgement
A minimum of 10 years of experience in information/knowledge management or a related field, preferably in the area of public health. Prior experience of developing impactful knowledge-management strategies for organizations of similar size, type or characteristics as UNAIDS. Experience in designing, implementing and maintaining knowledge management services and infrastructure, as well as prior record in developing impactful knowledge sharing and capacity building programmes. Knowledge of and/or proven experience working on HIV, gender equality, human rights and/or community engagement are preferable.
Essential: Proficiency in English.
Desirable: Knowledge of additional UN official languages.
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$ 90,664 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.
Currently accepting applications

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