HIV Analyst - UNFPA (Open to South Sudanese Nationals Only)


Location : Juba, SOUTH SUDAN
Application Deadline :06-Oct-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :HIV, Health and Development
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :One year

Background

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the leading UN organization in Reproductive Health and Population and Development, is recruiting personnel for the HIV Analyst  position in the South Sudan Country Office.

Under the guidance and supervision of the RH Technical Adviser, the HIV/AIDS Programme Analyst supports the delivery of UNFPA’s integrated programme and technical services on HIV/AIDS prevention in partnership with in-country implementers. Primary focus is placed on interventions and support for key and vulnerable populations affected by HIV/AIDS, and reduction of sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS. The Programme Analyst analyzes and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides inputs, project formulation, monitoring and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of UNFPA systems and procedures. The Programme Analyst also facilitates the work of consultants, advisors, experts – both individuals and within relevant institutions. The Programme Analyst establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in government, non-government, civil society and development partners, including multilateral and bilateral donor agencies, to address issues related to HIV/AIDS prevention.

The job involves a close collaboration with a range of stakeholders and institutions active in HIV planning and programming including: relevant departments of the Ministry of Health at the national and state level; Other line Ministries and national institutions as relevant to national HIV prevention efforts; Non-government and civil society organizations including those representing, supporting and providing services to key populations. It also involves reaching out to relevant UN partners and other experts within and outside the country particularly those involved in HIV, STI, youth and reproductive health programmes


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and programmatic support to implementing partners on HIV responses, especially to civil society organizations both representing and working with key populations affected by HIV;
  • In line with UNFPA’s substantive and mandated role under the UNAIDS Division of Labor, support programmes to reduce sexual transmission of HIV, including comprehensive condom programming, and reduction of sexual transmission risk within key populations, their sexual partners and most at-risk young people;
  • Support national implementing partners to develop effective linkages, integration and mainstreaming of HIV within broader SRH, primary health and other relevant health programmes and services, especially ensuring comprehensive and integrated SRH/HIV/STI services are available for key populations;
  • Support to build multi/inter-sectoral linkages to deliver HIV prevention efforts in different settings, via a coordinated approach, especially for key populations;
  • Assist country partners with bilateral and multilateral funding proposals, mobilizing and leveraging UNFPA, national, private sector and donor resources to maximize development of sustainable HIV responses, especially for key populations affected by HIV;
  • Support project implementation for timely and efficient delivery of project outputs. Monitor project disbursements, expenditures and progress in terms of achieving results, to ensure delivery in line with approved project budgets and targeted delivery levels;
  • Assist in the development of relevant national policies, frameworks, guidance, standards, instruments and tools on HIV. Participate in advocacy efforts to promote the quality HIV responses with government, non-government and community stakeholders and gatekeepers;
  • Act as focal point for national working groups on HIV responses for key populations. Establish, strengthen and monitor collaborative relationships and partnerships with other UN agencies, implementing partners, technical experts, government/non-government counterparts, academia, research and training institutions, centers of excellence and professional societies in the country. Participate in UNFPA regional and global networks on HIV and key populations;
  • Identify sources of technical knowledge and support among institutions and consultants on HIV responses, especially for key populations. Support development of national institutions for delivering high-quality, integrated programmatic and technical support. Facilitate and help maintain databases on best practices, partnerships and consultant rosters;
  • Share technical skills and knowledge with implementing partners, including representatives from key populations to support their empowerment and self-determination. Facilitate working groups and task teams to enable peer led approaches. Address training needs of project personnel;
  • Support collection, analysis and synthesis of information to monitor HIV patterns and responses within the country, especially for key populations. Monitor and analyze reports on humanitarian, economic, political and social factors associated with HIV including field/case studies. Draft briefing materials and utilize data for the above evidence based resource mobilization, policy dialogue and advocacy at different levels;
  • Provide inputs to country level UNFPA, UN and national planning, including Country Programme Documents/Action Plans (CPDs/CPAPs) and National Strategic Plans on HIV, clearly including HIV responses for key populations within these plans and frameworks;
  • Draft UNFPA, UN and donor partner reporting requirements including UBW/UBRAF, COAR and other reports as require;
  • Draft country case-studies of pilot/best practice HIV programmes and activities to share with colleagues and partners. Draft project summaries, articles, publications, speeches and presentations on UNFPA’s responses to HIV for delivery via journals, scientific meetings, and public information events and in other fora;
  • Carry out any other duties to be assigned as may arise in the related area.


Competencies

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity;
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system;
  • Embracing cultural diversity;
  • Embracing change.

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results;
  • Being accountable;
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/ business acumen;
  • Thinking analytically and strategically;
  • Working in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationship;
  • Communicating for impact.

Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus;
  • Engaging internal/external partners;
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance;
  • Making decisions and exercising judgment.

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda;
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  • Delivering results-based programmes;
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced degree in health, population, demography and/or other related social science field.

Experience

  • 2 years professional experience in the field of development and population activities, preferably in programme/ project management.

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.

Additional Information:

  • Only those applicants in whom the Country Office has further interest will be responded to;
  • UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with experience;
  • UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status;
  • UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants are kindly requested to apply through the following link:  https:\\jobs.undp.org by 06 October 2015;
  • Applications received after this date will not be taken into consideration.


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


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