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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.
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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/23/FT81
Title: Senior Communications Advisor (Internal)
Grade: P5
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2-year fixed-term appointment
Date: 29 August 2023
Application Deadline: 16 September 2023 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI)
Department of Management (MGT) - Change Management (CHM)
Duty station:  Geneva Switzerland
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.
The purpose of the Change Management Team is to lead, coordinate and advocate for the UNAIDS change agenda in order to deliver against the Global AIDS Strategy, 2021-2026. The team enables organizational and cultural change by developing a platform, tools and communications to engage and support staff by implementing Alignment and the UNAIDS change agenda. It transparently monitors and communicates change results in keeping with the UNAIDS goals of an equal, safe and empowering organization. The team also facilitates, supports, catalyzes and communicates UNAIDS progress towards greater gender equality, diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at the structural, non-structural and cultural
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the direct supervision of the Director Change-Management and with matrixed management from the Director of Communications the incumbent has the following responsibilities:

Lead and play a key role in translating organization's vision and policies, developing and implementing strategic and tactical communication and advocacy strategies to ensure engagement and visibility of the communications agenda;
Proactively advise new initiatives with positioning, writing, identifying needs and platforms;
Lead crisis communication strategies;
Lead internal communication function at UNAIDS, including development of an internal communications strategy, recruitment and management of the team and resources.
Manage introduction or reform of communication tools and channels;
Manage the internal communications team including providing strategic guidance and review on core products;
Proactively advise and lead the day-to-day support on internal communications to the Director Change-management, Director Management and, where appropriate, the Cabinet;
Review all communications to ensure policy coherence, consistency and support good positioning;
Play a pivotal role in conceptualizing, writing and managing the development of policy, outreach and advocacy communication materials and reports and their dissemination across a wide range of channels;
Promote and develop communications of the UNAIDS Secretariat with the Joint Programme and with PCB;
Advise and brief staff across the Secretariat on the policy and advocacy related communications, content, presentation and soliciting of contributions;
Perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for other department staff.
With the delegated authority, to represent the Director Change-Management
Undertake related assignments as required by the Director Change-Management, the Director of Communications and the Cabinet of UNAIDS.
Advanced University degree at Master's level or equivalent in social sciences, communications, public health, development, economics, public administration or management. For internal candidates only, a first university degree and 12 years of relevant professional experience will be considered equivalent.
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
Ten (10) years' of professional and demonstrated experience working with governments, the United Nations system or other international bodies in the development and implementation of communication strategies, advocacy and change- communication. Experience in project management, key AIDS related issues, health advocacy and staff engagement.
Demonstrated experience in writing on AIDS, health and development related issues and in addressing issues of organizational culture transformation (gender, diversity, equity and inclusion).
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English.
Desirable: Good working knowledge of another UN official language.
Additional Information:
UNAIDS highly values candidates who have lived experience or have experience in working with and supporting networks of people living with HIV/AIDS and key populations as highly desirable.

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.
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 92,731 at single rate
Post Adjustment: 86.7 % 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.

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.

UNAIDS is committed to providing a work environment that respects the inherent dignity of all persons. UNAIDS has a responsibility to take all appropriate steps to prevent and respond to discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment, including sexual harassment in the workplace or in connection with work. UNAIDS has zero tolerance towards abusive conduct.

Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org to review and apply to positions. 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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