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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT67
Title: Advisor, HIV and Pandemic Preparedness and Response
Grade: P4
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 21 September 2022
Application Deadline: 11 October 2022
(5 day(s) until closing deadline)
Currently accepting applications
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI) /
AI/PRO Programme (AI/PRO)
Integrated Services and Systems for HIV & Health Division, Practice: Science, Systems and Services for All Department (SSA)
Duty station:  Johannesburg South Africa
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
The Global Science, Systems, Services for All Practice has the goal of promoting, and accelerating sustainable, transformative actions and equitable, innovative solutions that maximize access to HIV services and sustain efficient HIV responses integrated into national systems for health, social protection, humanitarian settings and pandemic responses. It achieves these by: 1) using 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; 2) forging productive partnerships with key global AIDS financing partners to ensure national leadership and ownership of AIDS response and maximization of investments, thus building the pathways for sustainability; and 3) integrating multisectoral approaches to HIV and health, and ensuring that community-led responses form part of national health systems and beyond.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the guidance of the Head, Integrated Services and Systems for HIV and Health, the Advisor, HIV and Pandemic Preparedness and Response provides substantive guidance and support to ensures that the sound basis is in place to facilitate the management of the UNAIDS Programme Branch.

He / she has the following key responsibilities:

1. Management and coordination

Coordinates the development and monitors the implementation of workplans and budgets for the HIV and Pandemics Preparedness and Response work stream .
Contributes political intelligence and keeps abreast of AIDS and pandemics preparedness efforts and response architecture within and outside UNAIDS. Consults and collaborates with colleagues in the Programme Branch as well as across the organization to exchange critical information and monitor trends and developments.
Provides substantive advice as required to ensure that the programmatic preparedness and response efforts remain coherent with the organizational strategic direction.

2. Provision of technical advice

Coordinates, designs and occasionally leads strategic and technical work, dialogue platforms, working groups etc. for evidence-based, impactful, and forward-looking pandemic preparedness and response. Conceives, participates in, coordinates and occasionally leads special projects or other designated programmatic efforts.
Reviews policy papers, strategies, workplans, reports, technical outputs and other substantive documentation produced by the organizational units under the purview of the Deputy Executive Director and occasionally others, for clearance/decision. Submits recommendations resulting from this review for consideration or decision.

3. Strategic positioning and partnerships

Contributes inputs to and participates in activities that help UNAIDS's high level and strategic positioning with pandemic preparedness and response within and outside of the organization.
As assigned, works to leverage innovative partnerships and productive relationships with a wide range of global and regional pandemic preparedness and response partners and other key stakeholders from within and outside the United Nations system and the AIDS movement.
Support brokering of new alliances and collaborative synergies that contribute to moving forward an effective, inclusive and robust AIDS and pandemic preparedness and response.

Performs other duties as assigned.
Essential: Advanced university degree at Masters' level in public health, social science, economics, public policy, law or another field related to the duties and responsibilities. A first relevant university degree combined with nine years of relevant experience will be considered as equivalent for internal candidates.
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

Managerial competencies:
1. Vision and strategic thinking
2. Leading Teams
3. Building Relationships and Networks
4. Developing and Empowering Others
5. Managing Performance and Resources
6. Exercising Sound Judgement
Essential: At least seven years of experience in public health or international development programming, management, coordination, planning, monitoring and evaluation. Significant experience in AIDS preparedness and response at country, regional and international levels. Experience in the coordination of partnerships with a range of actors from the civil society, government, intergovernmental and international organizations. Extensive knowledge of and experience working with and coordinating with key technical focal points and task teams in international partners especially Global Fund, PEPFAR Co-sponsors and NACs.

Desirable: Prior experience with international AIDS coordinating structures and/or the United Nation system.
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: 22.5 % 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.
Currently accepting applications

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