• Required No. of Employee's : 1
  • Salary : 0.00
  • Duration of Employment : Full Time 24 Months
  • Prefered Sex : Male/Female
  • Sector of Vacancy : HEALTH CARE

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Essential: Advanced university degree in epidemiology and behavioural surveillance, social and behavioural sciences, public health and demography. For internal candidates, a relevant first university degree and 7 years of relevant work experience will be considered as equivalent. Competencies: UNAIDS Values: Commitment to the AIDS response Integrity Respect for diversity Core competencies: Working in teams Communicating with impact Applying expertise Delivering results Driving change and innovation Being accountable Managerial competencies: Developing and empowering others Exercising sound judgement Building relationships and Networks Experience: Essential: Five (5) years of experience at national level in the HIV and AIDS field with a focus on 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 both French and English. Desirable: Knowledge of another UN official language would be an asset.

Job Description:

  • MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT: Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to support  the country towards ending AIDS as a public health threat as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a Fast-Track approach to rapidly scale up HIV services focused on populations and locations most affected by the epidemic. Promote effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic as well as trends, and to measure progress and the sustainable impact of the response. Support efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection and human rights mechanisms. Provide intellectual leadership to guide policy decisions and programmes, including the creation of an enabling political, fiscal and legal environment to achieve Zero new HIV infections, Zero AIDS-related deaths and Zero stigma and discrimination as set out in global policy declarations adopted by UN Member States. Ensure full integration of efforts with UN Reform developments. Promote, support and provide guidance to national partners and the UN system in integrating HIV and AIDS into wider UHC and country development challenges while reaching global AIDS targets to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 and leave no one behind. Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position: The incumbent will report to the UNAIDS Country Director. In close collaboration with other members of the UNAIDS Country Office, Co-sponsors and relevant partners and stakeholders, the incumbent is assigned the following responsibilities: Assist the UCD in providing technical assistance to scale-up and integrate effective HIV basic programme activities to reduce sexual transmission of HIV, including condom promotion and distribution, prevention programming among affected key populations and behaviour change programmes. Follow-up and liaise with co-sponsors and partners on efforts to scale-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. Plan, coordinate and engage with affected communities in the planning and design of treatment programmes and provide information to help strengthen community based service delivery to respond to increased demand for and uptake of testing and treatment services. Proactively support and assist the UCD in advocating for the rolling-out of treatment programmes, care and support (including facility based testing), including drafting briefs and talking points. Assist the UCD in ensuring a comprehensive and coordinated HIV prevention and treatment response, in line with identified international targets at national level, including supporting the implementation of advocacy strategies to raise the priority of HIV. Follow-up and provide support to the UCD on identified implications of scientific findings for country programming in relation to the prevention - treatment continuum and facilitate exchange with national counterparts and other stakeholders. Draft reports, talking points and briefs, and contribute to the UNAIDS Country Director and others as needed. Perform other duties as required. Additional Information: Please note that only nationals of Cameroon are eligible to apply. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice Annual salary: (Net of tax) 29 249 000 CFA francs 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. 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. UNAIDS has a smoke-free environment Apply via , https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1607284677656


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