Duties and Responsibilities
- Leadership and advocacy for effective action on the epidemic in the zone;
- Strategic information required to guide the effort of partners in the zone;
- Tracking, monitoring and evaluation of the epidemic and response within the zone;
- Civil society engagement and partnership development.
Leadership and advocacy for effective action on the epidemic in the zone:
- Advocate for integration and mainstreaming of HIV;
- Advocate for the affirmation of the national AIDS council of the zone;
- Provide leadership and guidance on policy and strategy;
- Advocate with all national and international partners for an expanded response to AIDS.
- Ensure collation, dissemination and use of strategic information;
- Support the establishment and consolidation of information systems to track the national response.
Tracking, monitoring and evaluation of the epidemic and response within the zone:
- Promote the development and consolidation of M&E systems;
- Encourage periodic monitoring and reporting of activities of cosponsors and other UN agencies;
- Facilitate strategic management of the response, including government led participatory reviews;
- Facilitate tracking of resources allocated to HIV-related activities and identification and monitoring of resource gaps.
- Promote increased participation of all sectors, national and development partners in planning, implementation and evaluation of the AIDS response;
- Mobilise support for civil society organizations and NGOs in particular those representing people living with HIV, to contribute to national policy and programme development;
- Support zonal leadership for an expanded response, including civil society, people living with HIV and the private sector;
- Broker strategic partnerships between national and international programme partners.
- Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
- Extensive knowledge in one or more substantive areas around UNAIDS;
- Commitment to the AIDS response;
- Demonstrated ability in fostering collaborative relationships with co-sponsors, external institutions and across other units and departments at the management level;
- Solid knowledge in financial resources and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology, general administration.
- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
- Leads teams effectively and shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills;
- Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced university degree in development economics, social or physical science, public health, public administration, management or relevant fields with 2 years experience.
- First level university degree with 4 years relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- HIV & AIDS related work experience;
- Demonstrated effectiveness in a management role;
- Strong IT skills.
- Fluency in written and spoken Somali and English;
- Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.