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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT59
Title: Adviser Strategic Information and Science Systems and Services, Liberia
Grade: NO-C
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 6 September 2022
Application Deadline: 26 September 2022 Vacancy Notice Closed (automatic)
Organization unit: AI/RSD Regional Support Team, West and Central Africa (AI/RSD)
Country Office: Liberia
Duty station:  Monrovia Liberia
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 Liberia Country Office provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response in the 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 Liberia. 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.
The Global Science, Systems and Services Practice, which includes Strategic Information and Services for All Implementation Advisors in country and regional offices, has as its goal the promotion, and acceleration of sustainable transformative actions and equitable, innovative programmatic solutions, strategies, and policies for meeting the targets of the Global AIDS Strategy, especially in supporting delivery of Strategic Priority 1 (maximize equitable and equal access to HIV services and solutions) and Strategic Priority 3 (fully resource and sustain efficient HIV responses and integrate them into systems for health, social protection, humanitarian settings and pandemic responses) and relevant cross-cutting areas of the new Global AIDS Strategy.
The practice includes:
- Programme Innovation for Prevention, Treatment and Pediatrics, which covers the HIV treatment prevention continuum and focuses on reaching the 95-95-95 target, 95% combination prevention targets and leaving no one behind.
- Global Fund and PEPFAR, which has a strong role in liaising with key partners with a primary function of securing leadership and ownership in countries and problem solving so that the financing investment is maximized. Through its work the team helps to build pathways for sustainability. This team has a leadership role on the technical support mechanism which is key for the delivery of tailored services to our regional and country offices.
- Integrated Strategies and Systems for HIV and Health focuses on the importance of multisectoral approaches to HIV and health, and on ensuring that community-led responses are fully integrated in health systems and beyond.
Working together with the expertise from throughout the Global Practice, regional and country office practice members build on internal and external strategic partnerships to ensure UNAIDS Secretariat leadership on service delivery and system integration to take AIDS out of isolation. Team members work to provide partners and stakeholders with tailored policy guidance and strategic and technical assistance to overcome bottlenecks.
At the Global Centre, the department will rely on a matrix management approach to enhance its linkages with the following areas: Human Rights, Gender Equality, Communities, and Key Populations; Sustainable Financing for HIV, Pandemics, and Health; Strategic Information, and Resource Mobilization.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Within the matrix management reporting structure of Liberia, the WCA Regional Office, and the Global Science, Systems and Services for All Practice, the Strategic Information and Services for All Implementation Advisor] focuses on a manageable set of deliverables that are aligned with the UNAIDS Global Strategy and the capacity and the needs in Liberia.
He /she has the following key responsibilities:

1 - Programme Innovation for Prevention, Treatment and Paediatrics
a) Provide technical and coordination guidance on implementation of national policies and protocol related to Combination HIV prevention, treatment and pediatrics, including advocacy for the introduction of innovations and harmonization to global standards.
b) Facilitate advocacy efforts to maintain momentum and prioritization of HIV Combination prevention, treatment and pediatrics including differentiated service delivery approaches
c) Support national partners, civil society and key population communities in scaling up a continuum of HIV Combination prevention, testing, treatment and support services for the five key populations;
d) Support national partners in adopting, implementing, monitoring, and reporting strategies and innovations on HIV Combination Prevention, especially interventions related to ARV-based prevention (U=U, PrEP), new prevention technologies and use of virtual space for delivery of services, as well as addressing persistent inequities in access to existing prevention interventions such as condoms and lubricants, and harm reduction services;
e) Support national and other health development partners to prioritize and drive innovative and country specific HIV prevention options and solutions for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) interventions, including areas on Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and interventions for boys and men for the prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV)
f) Ensure effective focus of HIV programming at country level for key populations promoting approaches to scale up trusted service access platforms for key populations

2 - Facilitation of partnerships between governments, ministries and key partners (including specifically The Global Fund and PEPFAR)
a) Manages the day-to-day partnerships with Global Fund (GF) and PEPFAR at the country level, including participating and supporting the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) and other partners' forums as needed.
b) Provides direct support to country stakeholders to access and implement GF (and PEPFAR) funding to address the most urgent gaps and inequalities.
c) Maintain optimal two-way communication with the RST and Global Center on Global Fund's latest developments or processes such as new GF grant applications (and PEPFAR's processes (including PEPFAR Country Operational Plans) to help inform RST and Global Center' interactions with the Global Fund at regional and global center.
d) Provides support to cosponsors and other partners?to ensure that: key considerations on how advances in gender equality, human rights, community and youth engagement affect the HIV response and community priorities are integrated into relevant AIDS response and broader plans, programmes, budgets, and initiatives
e) Proactively assists the UCD in coordination of UN interagency collaboration in support to the National HIV response and the planning, implementation and monitoring of Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF) and within the UNSDCF.

3 - Community-led responses
a) Provide thematic leadership in the national response in scaling up effective community-led service delivery approaches.
b) Collaborate with Advisors for key populations in the Department and in the Knowledge and Advocacy Branch in promoting trusted community access platforms for HIV prevention, testing and treatment for the five key populations.

4 - Strategic Information
a) Identifies capacity needs of national counterparts in surveillance, data collection, data analysis, reporting, annual estimates and using evidence for programming and pandemic preparedness.
b) Supports and establishes/strengthens partnerships for capacity development efforts in the use of evidence to focus responses to relevant underserved geographical areas and populations.
c) Promotes data systems and survey tools for policies and programmes.
d) Accompanies the development of community-led monitoring (CLM) systems
e) Supports monitoring and reporting at national level and contributes data and analyses to the regional and global level (through the Global AIDS Monitoring system).
Advanced university degree in public health, international health, social or political science. 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: At least 5 years' experience in programme development, evidence, policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation. Demonstrated knowledge and sound understanding of the United Nations Joint Programming on HIV.
Desirable: Experience in programme data analysis and preparation and implementation of evidence informed programmes; knowledge of the HIV epidemic and its impact.
Essential: Proficiency in English
Desirable: Knowledge of additional UN official languages.
Additional Information:
Please note that for this vacancy, only nationals of Liberia are eligible to apply.You are required to reside within reasonable commuting distance of the UNAIDS office located in Monrovia. 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)
42723 USD 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.
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