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Technical Officer ( UNAIDS )

Job Summary

Advanced university degree or equivalent in social sciences, development studies or public health (or a related field)

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description

Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:

Under the overall guidance and support of UNAIDS Country Director (UCD), the Technical Officer (UHF), provides both technical and administrative support toward implementation of UHF Project. Specifically, the main tasks of the position include:

  • Provide technical inputs to the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of HIV prevention, care and treatment interventions among key populations and in particular, harm reduction for people who inject drugs. This will be carried out in close collaboration with the UHF partners, ensuring alignment with the UHF strategies and technical approaches.
  • Provide supportive technical and programmatic oversight to UHF implementation in close collaboration with the Programme Manager (UHF), review progress and achievements of the Project towards its objectives and implement immediate on course corrective actions.
  • Facilitate development of field guidelines, tools for key innovative service delivery models identified by the Project; oversee the capacity building initiatives and field implementation of the guidelines and tools in collaboration with the UHF partners.
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality quarterly, annual programmatic reporting and other requirements agreed upon with the donor.
  • Work with UHF partners and UNAIDS team to document Project's innovations and best practices, results and impacts in various methods, including academic articles, media stories, process and lessons learned documentations etc.
  • Provide inputs or review any communication tools, materials and/or content developed by UHF Project to ensure that they are technically accurate and is appropriate for the target audience.
  • Work with Strategic Information team to monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of HIV interventions targeting KPs and to design and implement corrective actions where interventions and strategies do not deliver the anticipated outcomes.
  • In collaboration with UNAIDS Community Support Adviser, work with key population networks and other organizations to advance advocacy priorities of key populations in the UHF operational areas.
  • Conduct advocacy visits and meetings to key stakeholders to ensure sharing and integration of UHF lessons learned to the national HIV response.
  • Represent UHF as needed at local, national and global fora (meetings, workshops and consultations, conferences etc.) where inputs and expertise on HIV prevention, treatment and care for key populations is vital.
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Essential: Advanced university degree or equivalent in social sciences, development studies or public health (or a related field). For internal candidates, first university degree and 7 years of professional experience will be considered as equivalent.

Desirable: Specialization in one of those above fields.

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

  • Vision and strategic thinking
  • Leading teams
  • Managing performance and resources
  • Developing and empowering others
  • Exercising sound judgement
  • Building relationships and networks

Experience:

Essential: Minimum five years of professional experience working in Myanmar in the area of HIV prevention among key populations.

Advanced knowledge, understanding and experience in HIV programme implementation among key populations including programme planning, coordination experiences. S/he should also be familiar with the Myanmar public health sector, civil society organizations and other relevant stakeholders working in this field.

Desirable: Experience in the UN system, experience with people living with HIV.

Languages:

Essential: Advanced level of written and spoken English. Fluent in Myanmar.

Desirable: Knowledge of another UN official language.

Additional Information:

Please note that only nationals of the Myanmar are eligible to apply.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.

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