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Date Posted: 28/Oct/2013
Deadline: 23/Nov/2013
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Strategic Intervention Adviser 

MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The thrust of the UNAIDS Office is to effectively contribute to the national AIDS response with high level policy, strategic guidance and technical support to scale up towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. In this regard the UNAIDS Country Office will be playing a high level policy driven role, providing intellectual and strategic leadership on AIDS, high quality technical support, promoting and advocating for sustained high level engagement of government and civil society. In addition, the UNAIDS Country Office will continue to play an important role in facilitating the leveraging of Global Fund resources and monitoring grants performance by supporting the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM). As convener of the Joint UN Team on AIDS and a Secretariat of the UN Theme Group on AIDS, the Country Office will strive to ensure strategic relevance, coherence, simplification and harmonization of the Joint UN Support Plan to the National Strategic Plan and monitor its implementation.

Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
The incumbent will report to the UNAIDS Country Officer. In close collaboration with other members of the UNAIDS Country Office, Co-sponsors - especially WHO - and relevant partners and stakeholders, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities:

Contribute to a systematic effort to scale-up and integrate basic programme activities to reduce sexual transmission of HIV, including condom promotion and distribution, prevention programming among affected key populations and behaviour change programmes. 

Promote the scaling-up of and access to programmes on elimination of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and if relevant HIV prevention programmes for people who inject drugs through advocacy directed at partners and stakeholders at national level. 

Assist the UCC in advocating for the rolling-out of treatment programmes, care and support (including facility based testing), ensuring buy-in from, involvement of and support to country level treatment advocacy groups. Engaging affected communities in the planning and design of treatment programmes; strengthening community based service delivery to respond to increased demand for and uptake of testing and treatment services. 

Coordinate the UCO efforts to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated HIV prevention and treatment response, in line with identified international targets, with all partners and stakeholders at national level, including facilitating the implementation of advocacy strategies to raise the priority of HIV.

Identify the implications of scientific findings for country programming in relation to the prevention - treatment continuum and share findings with national counterparts and other stakeholders. 

Identify bottlenecks in programming and implementation, guides problem solving processes and involves a large group of stakeholders, including people living with HIV. 
Proactively contribute and provide support to the UNAIDS Country Coordinator including preparing reports, talking points and briefs.

Perform other duties as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Advanced university degree in the following areas: epidemiology and behavioural surveillance, social and behavioural sciences, public health and demography.

Competencies: 
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
5. Driving change and innovation
6. Being accountable

Managerial competencies:
1. Vision and strategic thinking 
2. Developing and empowering others
3. Exercising sound judgement
4. Building relationships and Networks

Experience:
Essential: A minimum of 7 to 10 years of professional experience in the HIV and AIDS field with a focus on policy and advocacy and implementation of HIV prevention and/or treatment programmes.
Desirable: Experience working with UN agencies, governmental agencies or civil society organisations at regional or country level.

Languages:
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English.
Desirable: 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.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67,483 at single rate
USD 72,467 with primary dependants

 
 

 

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Communications and Global Outreach Officer 

 

MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The thrust of the UNAIDS Office is to effectively contribute to the national AIDS response with high level policy, strategic guidance and technical support to scale up towards universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. In this regard the UNAIDS Country Office will be playing a high level policy driven role, providing intellectual and strategic leadership on AIDS, high quality technical support, promoting and advocating for sustained high level engagement of government and civil society. In addition, the UNAIDS Country Office will continue to play an important role in facilitating the leveraging of Global Fund resources and monitoring grants performance by supporting the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM). As convener of the Joint UN Team on AIDS and a Secretariat of the UN Theme Group on AIDS, the Country Office will strive to ensure strategic relevance, coherence, simplification and harmonization of the Joint UN Support Plan to the National Strategic Plan and monitor its implementation.

Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the UNAIDS Country Coordinator, and in collaboration Global Outreach and Parliamentary Relations and Special Initiatives, the Advisor will:
1. Generate and negotiate key advocacy partnerships to promote the goals and work of UNAIDS at the country level.
2. Develop, implement and evaluate targeted advocacy strategies around significant national policy events and issues that aim to support country level responses.
3. Initiate and manage the implementation of events and campaigns including the development of related advocacy materials that effectively support UNAIDS' work.
4. Manage and cultivate the engagement of high-level personalities at the national level in the work of UNAIDS, including but not limited to Goodwill Ambassadors. 
5. Act as primary focal point for the UNAIDS Country Coordinator and the Joint Team in the planning and facilitation of advocacy activities.
6. Prepares strategies, briefing packages and undertake a wide range of other writing assignments including talking points and key messages related to UNAIDS advocacy campaigns and high profile events.
7. Initiates and develops social marketing initiatives related to UNAIDS advocacy campaigns.
8. Lead and manage press conferences and line up interviews with UNAIDS officials. Develop press and other background materials including Q&As and key messages and talking points. Organize briefings with UNAIDS officials, advising them on key issues. This includes media management and crisis communications.
9. Develop and pitch different news stories in mainstream media on UNAIDS work in the country. (UNAIDS does not pay for stories or story placement in the media.)
10. Work with Headquarters Communications department on showcasing UNAIDS work at country level with global audiences. 
11. Develop new media partnerships and trainings (where appropriate) with mainstream media to ensure accurate reporting and development of national media related policies around AIDS related issues. 
12. Coordinate special initiatives related work within the country in close collaboration with the HQ/regional team.
13. Conduct twice monthly update meetings and annual strategic planning meeting on global outreach and advocacy processes.
14. Undertake all other related advocacy assignments as required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:
Advanced university degree in communications, public relations, public or business administration, social sciences or related field.

Competencies: 
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
5. Driving change and innovation
6. Being accountable

Managerial competencies:
1. Vision and strategic thinking
2. Exercises sound judgment
3. Builds relationships and network

Experience:
A minimum of 7 to 10 years' experience in the development field, working with governments, the United Nations system or other international bodies. Experience in event management, coordinating or managing advocacy programmes, organizing and facilitating interagency working groups, task forces and partners meetings at national and international level.

Languages:
Essential: Advanced knowledge of English or another UN language depending on duty station. 
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 and the standard duration of assignment is linked to the ICSC hardship classification of the duty station.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67,483 at single rate
USD 72,467 with primary dependants

 
 

 

 

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