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   SENIOR ADVISOR, RESOURCE TRACKING (UNAIDS/22/FT54)

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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT54
 
Title: Senior Advisor, Resource Tracking
 
Grade: P5
 
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:  Geneva Switzerland
 
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 expand the financing options of the HIV response and its integration in health systems and as a building block of pandemic preparedness, with a clear inequalities lens.
It does so by systematizing knowledge, developing policy, and building in-house and collaborative capacities on resource allocation, efficiency, equity, transition planning, community response and user fees.
It also explores new and additional sources of revenue and international finance for countries, regions and globally, including tax and domestic revenues, debt and innovative sources of international and private finance.
Access to medicines, fair pricing, generic and local production capacity are a third pillar of the portfolio of the practice.
Finally, the team also tracks HIV financing resources and provides a range of analytical products that help understand and inform actions to reduce inequalities, including gender, health, wealth and income inequalities, and integrate HIV financing within the wider international financing system.
The challenging economic and financial context specifically for low and low-middle income countries under which the world will live until at least 2025, make the work on HIV, health and pandemics financing more urgent to ensure UNAIDS is able to serve key populations and PLHIV.
Developing advocacy strategies at country, regional and global level to expand financing and strengthen its efficiency will need close collaboration with RSTs and UCOs, as well as co-sponsors and key international partners, as well as Governments and Civil society actors.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Reporting to the Director, Equitable Financing, the Senior Advisor, Resource tracking facilitates the timely and efficient tracking of HIV resources and financial gaps and builds a variety of forecasts and scenarios that help inform advocacy efforts for sustaining and increasing HIV investments and expenditures. The senior advisor has a matrixed reporting line with the Director, Data for Impact, with an specific reporting line for the GAM indicators.

He/she has the following key responsibilities:

1) HIV investment and expenditure resource tracking and analysis

- Supervises, updates the design and ensures an adequate performance of timely and efficient resource tracking of HIV financing sources and channels, as well as of allocations across different categories of countries, programme areas, population groups and other variables at global, regional, national and subnational levels.
- Oversees and leads on NASA (or similar instruments) guidance and implementation for all countries involved, and brings up lessons and common threads.
- Conducts high level analyses and summarize findings based on HIV resource tracking data maintained in appropriate databases, including data from relevant primary and secondary sources, and complex data of integrated response systems.
- Provides benchmarking data and technical advice on their interpretation to others across the UNAIDS Secretariat on optimal AIDS response, value for money and expected impacts, resource tracking, resource needs estimation, and the shared responsibility agenda.
- Leads EQF contribution to the recurring internal reporting systems led by the DFI practice, guarantying solid, timely and reliable resource tracking.
- Supervises the commodity price monitoring function developed and led by the Advisor, resource tracking.

2) Forecasting and scenario building

- Initiates, participates and as appropriate - leads - in the development of strategies for projecting global and national resource availability for HIV responses, including through econometric modelling.
- Takes initiative, in collaboration with other EQF financing members, on the modelling for additional resources to finance the AIDS response and related matters.
- Builds models and scenarios estimating the impact of changing variables of financial resources and commodity prices on HIV investments and expenditures.
- Refines existing and develops new approaches, tools and indicators to estimating financial gaps in the AIDS response and participates in the development and dissemination of respective reports and other communication to a wider audience within and outside of the UNAIDS Secretariat.

3) Capacity building, advocacy, external representation and reporting

- Leads the establishment and nurtures the relationship with a variety of internal and external organizational stakeholders - cosponsors, governments, regional, national and governmental institutions, private sector and others - to promote increased HIV investment and efficiencies to close financial gaps.
- Engages in capacity building activities related to the identification, reporting, analysis and use of information on available resources, investments needs and costs in support of national strategic planning, resource allocation and budgeting processes.
- Holds the responsibility of reporting to the internal financial and content recurring mechanisms and instruments, in what respects to resource tracking (GAM indicators, NASA.).

Performs other duties as assigned by the Director, Equitable Financing.

Regularly works and participates in strategy meetings with the DFI Practice management team, with which it jointly designs and contributes to UNAIDS data collection and dissemination products and strategies.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree in business administration, economics, statistics, econometrics, finances, demographic studies, mathematics or another field related to the responsibilities.

Desirable: Specialization in statistical modelling.
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: At least ten years of experience in quantitative and qualitative aspects of development economics, health financing and commodity markets. Significant experience including at the international level in health / HIV financial data analysis and forecasting. Five years of dedicated work to resource tracking systems, establishing and supervising financial reporting systems and NASA.
Languages:
Essential: Proficiency in English, with a good working knowledge of French.

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 abovementioned position is a rotational position and its standard duration of assignment is linked to the ICSC hardship classification of the duty station.

In addition to the salary, the post adjustment for Geneva applies.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 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.
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