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   PROGRAMME MANAGER, COMMUNITY LED MONITORING, KENYA (UNAIDS/24/TA3)

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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/24/TA3
 
Title: Programme Manager, Community led monitoring, Kenya
 
Grade: NO-B
 
Contract type: Temporary appointment
 
Duration of contract:  9 months extra-budgetary project post of limited duration, extension subject to availability of XB funding
 
Date: 26 February 2024
 
Application Deadline: 15 March 2024 Selection in Progress
 
Organization unit: AI/RSJ Regional Support Team, East and South Africa (AI/RSJ) /
AI/KEN Kenya (AI/KEN)
Nairobi, KENYA
 
Duty station:  Nairobi Kenya
 
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. You can access the full UNAIDS Competency Framework at www.unaids.org.
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The Regional Office for Eastern and Southern Africa provides leadership and coordinates support for an expanded UN system response to ending the AIDS epidemic at regional and country level. It steers, promotes and supports regional and national partners and the UN system towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Regional Office promotes effective use of strategic information of the epidemic trends and the status of its response and provides technical leadership on people-centered HIV prevention and response in the region focused on key populations and locations most at risk.

The UNAIDS Country Office (UCO) in Kenya provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response on a national level, scaling up rights-based HIV services for all, focusing on underserved populations including Key Populations, Women and girls, and locations most at risk. The UCO also works to ensure that equitable financing for the HIV response and broader health systems is available. It further 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. It strengthens the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in the national HIV response, processes and mechanisms. It provides support and technical guidance as necessary to national and county partners and policymakers.


Working and collaborating with communities in their diversity, in a way that helps to identify barriers and enablers to accessing and utilizing quality HIV services, is pivotal to the national response to HIV. It ensures programming is tailor made to respond to the bottlenecks pulling back program efforts. In this context, UCO Kenya will be managing and coordinating the CDC/PEPFAR Community Led Monitoring (CLM) grant from October 2023. CLM provides the structure and mechanism through which community data can have a sustainable impact on service quality. The general aim of the grant is to expand community led monitoring for improved access to quality HIV services, achievable through the following objectives:

1. Identify barriers to access high-quality health services in health facilities and communities.
2. Refer and track identified barriers to relevant authorities for resolutions.
3. Strengthen community voices to influence HIV and TB policies, programmes and strategy development.
4. Strengthen community led coordination structures for improved data use
5. Use data for advocacy and improve provision of differentiated HIV prevention, treatment and care services.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the direct supervision of the UNAIDS Country Director and working closely with Strategic Information (SI) and Equality and Rights for All (ERA) Advisers, the Programme Manager, Community Led Monitoring performs the following functions:

1. Coordinating and overseeing the CLM initiative
-Facilitate stakeholders' engagement and consensus building on the country CLM framework
-Facilitate the development of relevant documentation to select the implementing partners of CLM in Kenya
-Facilitate effective and equitable grant making towards community led organizations
-Oversee the development and execution of annual work plan and budget and ensure that the proposed activities are underpinned on the CLM principles aligned with overall project objectives, country programme and strategic plan.
-In coordination with the UCD, SI and ERA Advisers, lead the day-to-day decision-making in relation to CLM project activities.
-Monitor the implementation and reporting of the activities by partners and provide technical guidance to them as required.
-Contribute to the preparation of relevant meetings and ensure that recommendations are addressed.

2. Managing relationships, partnerships, policy, and advocacy efforts:
-In coordination with the UCD, SI and ERA Advisers, provide policy and strategic advice relating to CLM
-Ensure continuous engagement of communities for a full buy-in and support to effective implementation of CLM
-Scale partnership with key CLM counterparts, and foster/enhance collaboration, synergies and complementarities with Government counterparts, national partners, other donor funded CLM processes, including current PEPFAR and GF CLM grantees and CSO.
-Establishes strong ties to and with national programmes, and relevant sectoral strategies, priorities, and plans including with non-state organizations

3. Coordinating monitoring and evaluation activities of the projects/initiatives under his/her portfolio:
-Conduct assurance activities and monitoring related to the implementation of the project.
-Set direction for monitoring and evaluation priorities in accordance with UNAIDS rules and regulations.
-Guide development of overall monitoring and evaluation systems for the project and put mechanisms in place for proper and timely reporting.
-Lead quarterly review meetings and annual projects reviews by monitoring the progress of project implementation, assessing results, and identifying areas of weaknesses to ensure the projects achieve the planned results in accordance with relevant plans.
-Monitor and manage any strategic risks/issues facing the project;
-Evaluate all key project deliverables, as well as final product to ensure traceability of requirements, high quality and client acceptance.

4. Facilitating knowledge management and sharing:
-Manage stakeholder expectations and participate in communication activities to inform stakeholders of progress and issues.
-Establish and maintain a friendly internal communication system to ensure smooth communication among and between the projects partners.
-Lead the process of knowledge creation and dissemination related to national, regional, and global know-how in the areas CLM
-When required, represent the project with donors, government and national and international forums relating to CLM.

5. Perform other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential: Advanced university degree at MasterĀ“s level or equivalent in Public Health, Medicine, Economics, Social or Political Sciences or another relevant field related to the responsibilities. A relevant first university degree and 4 years of relevant professional experience will be considered as equivalent for internal candidates only.

Desirable:
Other studies e.g, project management, community health and public administration.
Competencies:
UNAIDS 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: A minimum of 2 years of experience in policy, planning, managing and implementing community programmes in public health and HIV, and/or economic, corporate and sustainable development, or closely related areas, at national level. Experience managing Donor assistance projects of a similar size and scope and experience managing multi-sectoral projects.

Desirable:
Proactive leadership with excellent communication skills and ability to build and maintain relationships with host governments, donors, other donor-funded projects and stakeholders, local organizations, and communities. Prior experience managing Donor assistance projects of a similar size and scope and experience managing multi-sectoral projects.

Languages:
Essential: Advanced level of English.
Desirable: Knowledge of additional UN official languages.
Additional Information:
Please note that for this vacancy, only nationals of Kenya are eligible to apply. You are required to reside within reasonable commuting distance of the UNAIDS office located in Nairobi. 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)
5,332 346 Kenya Shillings, at single rate

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.

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