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UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.
UNAIDS' Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Visit the UNAIDS Web site at www.unaids.org
Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/23/FT10
Title: Chief, Technology and Services, Germany
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 20 January 2023
Application Deadline: 19 February 2023 Selection in Progress
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)/Technology and Services (TAS)
Duty station:  Bonn Germany
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 Management Department promotes effective Operations of the Joint Programme, and provides overarching management functions in the areas of human resources, finance, budget, information technology and administration to enhance UNAIDS' capacity to implement its mandate and vision.

Within the Management Department, the Information and Communication Technology ensures that information technology is a strategic enabler of the vision of Getting to Zero, and contributes to the transition from managing a disease to ending an epidemic. The ICT team makes possible new ways of collaboration, facilitates greater sharing of knowledge and provides new tools to reach out and communicate - with unprecedented reach and speed - with our key stakeholders and constituencies. To play this important role, the department is an agent of change, contributing to making UNAIDS work fast, smart and efficiently.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Reporting to the Director, Information Communication Technology, the Chief technology and Services:

Leads the alignment of IT and the UNAIDS Technology and Services in supporting UNAIDS strategic priorities and specifically in:
- Ongoing analysis of ICT needs for the UNAIDS Secretariat, advising on identification of needs in new Technologies, and preparation of project initiation documents as necessary.
- Lead for Information Communication Technology in liaison with UNAIDS' functional groups to optimize IT technologies and services in line with business need, and to ensure that users can take advantage of IT's capabilities to deliver.
- Developing and mapping of business processes to provide a clear foundation for IT priorities and work planning, with the goal of supporting innovative working methods across the Organization.
- Leading and promoting Innovative technology-based approaches and projects to improve working efficiency and effectiveness.
- Act as change manager for IT projects (role may be delegated for small projects).

Leads Quality Assurance in IT Service Management:
- Oversight of all off-shored IT sites to ensure appropriate and quality service delivery; and
- Ensure that services are aligned to deliver maximum support to, and ongoing technological development of, field office e.g. ongoing efforts to improve the quality of internet connectivity.
- Perform any other duties as requested by supervisor.
Advanced university degree at the Master’s level or equivalent in Engineering, Business Administration or related field.

A relevant first university degree and 12 years of relevant professional experience will be considered as equivalent for internal candidates only.
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
5. Driving change and innovation
6. Being accountable

Managerial competencies:
1. Leading Teams
2. Building Relationships and Networks
3. Developing and Empowering Others
4. Managing Performance and Resources
5. Vision and Strategic Thinking
6. Exercising Sound Judgement
Extensive experience (minimum 10 years) in global IT infrastructure and operations at the international level with considerable experience (minimum 6 years) managing and leading teams.
Technical background and experience in: IT security technologies, network management and monitoring systems and processes, messaging systems, remote access and mobile technologies. Microsoft, Apple and Linux OS, automated patching and updating systems, network virus scanning and anti-spam systems, IDS, firewall systems, VPN, WAN, routing, remote connectivity, Active Directory and Exchange. Some experience with cloud environments for laaS/PaaS/SaaS.

Experience managing teams across geographic locations;
Broad IT experience in several areas (infrastructure, applications, information management, service management);
MCSE and Cisco certification an asset. ITIL certification an asset. PRINCE2 certification an asset;
Management experience in the UN system.
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English.

Desirable: Working knowledge of another UN official language.
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.

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)
USD 92,731 at single rate
Post Adjustment: 24.9 % 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.
Selection in Progress

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