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   ADVISER, HIV FINANCING POLICY (UNAIDS/22/FT53)

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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT53
 
Title: Adviser, HIV Financing Policy
 
Grade: P4
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 years
 
Date: 27 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)
Practice: Equitable Financing Department (EQF) / Policy, Advocacy and Knowledge Branch (PAK)
 
Duty station:  Nairobi Kenya
 
About UNAIDS:
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.
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The Equitable Financing Practice delivers on the UNAIDS Secretariat's goals to identify and promote strategies to increase and expand the options for the equitable and sustainable financing of the HIV response, its integration in health systems, and as a building block of pandemic preparedness.

It does so by systematizing knowledge, developing policy, supporting advocacy efforts, and building in-house and collaborative capacities for:

HIV resource allocation, efficiency, equity, transition planning, community response and user fees.

New and additional sources of domestic revenue and international finance, including taxes, debt and innovative sources of external public, blended and private finance.

Access to medicines, fair pricing, generic and local production capacity.

The team also tracks and forecasts HIV financing resources and provides a range of analytical products that help understand and inform actions to reduce inequalities, including gender, health, key populations, wealth and income inequalities, and integrate HIV financing within the wider international health financing context and system.

The challenging economic and financial context makes the work on HIV, health and pandemics financing more urgent to ensure UNAIDS is able to serve key populations and PLHIV, as well as specifically women and girls in the 2022-2025 period.

The EF team will develop and support, together with regions and countries, advocacy strategies at all levels to expand financing and strengthen its efficiency. Key partners include: co-sponsors, governments, international organizations and civil society actors.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the guidance of the Director, Equitable Financing, and in close collaboration with other members of the team and a wide range of partners within and outside of the UNAIDS Secretariat, the Advisor, HIV financing policy serves as the technical and knowledge lead in the development of policy proposals and supporting advocacy efforts to remove financing as a barrier to effective HIV healthcare provision.

He /she has the following key responsibilities:

1) Thought leadership and policy development in the knowledge area of HIV financing.

- Is UNAIDS technical l lead in the area of HIV financing.
- Designs, manages and conducts plans on his / her area of knowledge through evidence-based, high-quality analytical research and policy work, integrating when / as needed modelling and simulations.
- Generates research and policy products on a variety of HIV financing areas with the goal of ending the AIDS pandemic by 2030.Develops and updates UNAIDS HIV financing policy compendium and tools for measurement and impact assessment of HIV financing, including in the areas of efficiency and effectiveness, community led-response, user fees and other co-financing mechanisms, funding dialogues and access to services for marginalized and key populations.
- Participation in HIV financing hubs and research and policy groups with co-sponsors and other institutions
- Evaluates current or proposed policies and interpret studies' findings such as HIV financing impact of policies implementation for the economy and healthcare system.

2) Capacity building and expert support provision

- Builds capacities, both internally within the UNAIDS Secretariat and externally (e.g. ministries of health and finance and civil society partners), on HIV financing policy, advocacy and research.
- Coordinates the preparation of reports, case studies and other products, and disseminate good HIV financing practices globally, regionally and at country level.
- Leads and supervises the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. on HIV financing issues. Manages the substantive preparation, organization and implementation of such meetings or events.

3) Advocacy and representation

- Support efforts to expand the supply and equitable, effective use of, HIV funding.
- Represents the Practice at international, regional or country level meetings, including as a spokesperson and thought leader on his / her area of knowledge and expertise.
- Provides direct expert support to regional and country teams, including direct participation in key advocacy meetings or dialogues with authorities as required with the purpose of influencing, in support to country / regional EF strategies.
- Contributes to Theory of change design and implementation efforts, power mapping and advocacy strategies at global to local levels.
- Supports the Equitable Financing Director in providing the highest quality arguments and positions for the Executive Office of UNAIDS, as well as the PAK and PRG DXDs, in the field of HIV financing.
- Holds substantive and operational discussions with representatives of other international financial institutions, and takes action to promote alliances and projects, through existing groupings or networks.

4) Fundraising efforts and project management.

- Takes initiative to undertake fundraising efforts for his / her area of expertise to expand the portfolio and working ambitions through geographies and in growing partnership.
- Manages projects financed through the TSM and has supervisory capacity over those projects related to his / her area of expertise.

Performs other duties as assigned
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree at MasterĀ“s level or equivalent in Economics, Health Economics, with preferred economics as a basic Bachelor.

Desirable: Master or PhD degree in Health Economics, or equivalent HIV and health financing research and / or project management experience.
Competencies:
UNAIDS Values:
Commitment to the AIDS response
Integrity
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
Experience:
Essential: A minimum of 7 years of experience in health financing, with specialization on HIV financing. With ground experience advising / supporting developing countriesĀ“ implementation of HIV financing policies and plans.

Demonstrated experience at the international level, interacting with different financing and implementing institutions, including relevant experience in countries from the Global South. Has worked with international organizations, scientific entities, Civil Society or as a Government representative in the field of HIV financing.

Advocacy experience and strategy design, including with the elaboration of Theory of change, power maps and campaign strategies.

Desirable: Track record in the development of analytical tools for HIV financing analysis and modelling. Knowledge and sound understanding of the United Nations Joint Programming on HIV.
Languages:
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)
USD 75,602 at single rate
Post Adjustment: 31.5 % 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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