Job Vacancies Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/11/TASR6
Title: Technical Officer, New York.
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract: Temporary Appointment – 10 months
Closing Date: Saturday, 05 March 2011
Organization unit: AI/PEX Partnerships & External Relations (AI/PEX), AI/PTN Partnerships Division (AI/PTN)
Cosponsor Relations and Governance- New York Office
Duty station: New York United States of America
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The Cosponsor Relations and Governance Office in NY (CRG-NY) promotes the engagement of the General Assembly (GA), the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the UN Secretariat (particularly the Office of the Secretary-General), Permanent Missions to the UN, and NY-based civil society organizations and other key stakeholders in the response to AIDS. In addition to coordinating systematic follow-up to commitments embodied in the 2001 and 2006 Declarations on HIV/AIDS, CRG-NY also ensures that the priorities of UNAIDS are addressed in processes such as UN reform, GA follow-up to the Millennium Development Goals, and sessions of various ECOSOC commissions. CRG-NY leads the organization of activities such as thematic briefings, exhibitions and the observance of World AIDS Day.
In all relevant activities, CRG-NY fosters positive interaction involving UN bodies, UNAIDS Cosponsors, Missions, civil society organizations and concerned communities in NY.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the Director of the CRG-NY, the incumbent will perform the following:
1. Monitor debates, meetings and events of the UN related to Global Public Health and related subjects, including in the GA, ECOSOC and subsidiary bodies; This includes the preparation and drafting of Notes for the Record and/or analytical reports as needed;
2. Coordination of UNAIDS input to relevant UN reports and the preparation of analytical reports, briefs and statements for the effective participation by UNAIDS in relevant intergovernmental processes in the area of Global Public Health;
3. Serve as CRG-NY Focal Point for the Secretary-General’s Initiative on Maternal and Child Health and its Joint Action Plan;
4. Serve as CRG-NY Focal Point for the High-Level Prevention Commission and the partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations managing the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Commission, including participation in the UNAIDS Secretariat Working Group as well as relevant meetings and events;
5. Organize and coordinate events aimed at keeping AIDS high in the agenda of the UN, including briefings for Member States and preparations for the 2011 General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS;
6. Participate in the coordination and preparations for visits to New York by the UNAIDS Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors and other senior officials, including the compilation of background materials and the drafting of briefing notes;
7. Develop monitoring and evaluation tools in relation to UNAIDS’ partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations;
8. Represent UNAIDS and promote its work at various meetings, conferences and events organized by entities of the UN system, intergovernmental bodies and other relevant institutions, in consultation with relevant teams in the UNAIDS Secretariat;
9. Perform any other tasks as assigned by the CRG-NY Director.
Essential: A university degree in public health, social science, international relations or economics.
Desirable: An advanced university degree in the above mentioned areas with specialization in HIV, gender or human rights.
* Demonstrated writing and speaking skills
* Thorough knowledge of the UN, UNAIDS and the AIDS epidemic.
* Computer proficiency
1. Commitment to the AIDS response
3. Respect for diversity
1. Working in teams
2. Communicating with impact
3. Applying expertise
4. Delivering results
5. Driving change and innovation
6. Being accountable
Essential: Three to six years of experience in public health/development issues at the national and/or international level, particularly in coordinating the provision of technical advice to high-level policy-making bodies.
Desirable: Experience from a United Nations agency or bilateral development agency in the area of HIV and/or public health.
Essential: Advanced level of English
Desirable: Good working knowledge of another official UN language.
(Net of tax)
56 018 US$ at single rate
60 013 US$ with primary dependants
63.5 % of the figure(s) on the left side. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.
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 WHO Staff Regulations and Rules.
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.
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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