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UNAIDS Country Director, Sudan
|Location :||Khartoum, SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||23-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||NO-D|
|Languages Required :|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Year|
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to support countries towards ending the AIDS epidemic as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. To promote, support and provide guidance to national partners and the UN system in reaching Global AIDS targets by 2020 with a Fast-Track approach to rapidly scale up HIV services focused on populations and in locations most affected by the epidemic. Promote effective use of strategic information and documentation of trends on the epidemic and the response as well as provide intellectual leadership on the status of the response to HIV in the country.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNAIDS is integrated into the UN Resident Coordinator System and, as such, the UNAIDS Country Director (UCD) represents UNAIDS in the UN Country Team (UNCT), under the leadership of the Resident Coordinator/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), who retains the overarching authority to strategically position the UN in country and manage the overall United Nations Development Action Framework (UNDAF).
The UNAIDS Country Director ensures the provision of expert support to the national HIV response, through effective policy and strategic guidance, technical collaboration, and political outreach to key partners in order to achieve UN General Assembly goals and targets and advance towards the global vision of 'Zero new HIV infections, Zero AIDS-related deaths and Zero AIDS-related discrimination.
The UCD participates in international and national fora on behalf of the UNAIDS Country Office (UCO); leads, coordinates, and facilitates an expanded joint UN system response to HIV at country level and HIV related areas of focus within the UNDAF, a Joint UN HIV Programme of Support and, where applicable, a common Country Programme Action Plan (cCPAP).
Under the guidance and supervision of the Director, UNAIDS Regional Support Team (RST), (first level supervisor) and Executive Director (second level supervisor) the incumbent is responsible for:
3.Strategic information to guide national strategies and programmes:
Required Skills and Experience
Master's degree or equivalent in Public Health, or Social Sciences, with training in Public Administration and Management. First university degree and 9 years of experience will be considered as equivalent for internal candidates only.
7 years experience in policy, planning, managing and implementing development cooperation programmes at the national level. Within this experience, some experience in working in policy/project design, management and strategy development and in managing teams. Thorough understanding of the HIV epidemic and its implications.
Understand the relevance of wider public health and development issues as they relate to HIV and vice-versa.
Desirable: Experience of working in a decentralized national arrangement and/or with UN system organizations in public health or human development programmes.
Essential: Advanced level of English and Arabic.
Desirable: Knowledge of other UN official languages.
Please note that for this vacancy only nationals of Sudan and legal residents holding a valid residence or work permit are eligible. A valid passport will be required.
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) USD 73,778 at single rate.
Applicants will be required to take a test. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.
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.
Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database. Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: https://erecruit.unaids.org. 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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