Serving Communities and Countries to End Inequalities and AIDS
We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by: (i) maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services, (ii) breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes, and (iii) integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and
We are committed to creating an equal, safe and empowering workplace culture where all people in all their diversity thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity and Respect for Diversity. You can access the full UNAIDS Competency Framework at www.unaids.org
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The Regional Office provides leadership and coordinates support for an expanded UN system response to ending the AIDS epidemic at regional and country level. It steers, promotes and supports regional and national partners and the UN system towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Regional Office promotes effective use of strategic information of the epidemic trends and the status of its response and provides technical leadership on people-centered HIV prevention and response in the region focused on key populations and locations most at risk.
The Tanzania Country Office provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response in Tanzania. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Tanzania Country Office scales up HIV services focused on key populations and locations most at risk. The Tanzania Country Office promotes effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic and its trends, and to measure progress and sustainable impact of the response in Tanzania. It supports efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection, and human rights mechanisms, and provides support and technical guidance as
necessary to national partners and policymakers.
The Global Science, Systems and Services Practice, which includes Services for All Implementation Advisors in country and regional offices, has as its goal the promotion, and acceleration of sustainable transformative actions and equitable, innovative programmatic solutions, strategies, and policies for meeting the targets of the Global AIDS Strategy, especially in supporting delivery of Strategic Priority 1 (maximize equitable and equal access to HIV services and solutions) and Strategic Priority 3 (fully resource and sustain efficient HIV responses and integrate them into systems for health, social protection, humanitarian settings and pandemic responses) and relevant cross-cutting areas of the new Global AIDS Strategy.
The practice includes:
– Programme Innovation for Prevention, Treatment and Paediatrics, which covers the HIV treatment prevention continuum and focuses on reaching the 95-95-95 target, 95% combination prevention targets and leaving no one behind.
– Global Fund and PEPFAR, which has a strong role in liaising with key partners with a primary function of securing leadership and ownership in countries and problem solving so that the financing investment is maximized. Through its work the team helps to build pathways for sustainability. This team has a leadership role on the technical support mechanism which is key for the delivery of tailored services to our regional and country offices.
– Integrated Strategies and Systems for HIV and Health focuses on the importance of multisectoral approaches to HIV and health, and on ensuring that community-led responses are fully integrated in health systems and beyond.
Working together with the expertise from throughout the Global Practice, regional and country office practice members build on internal and external strategic partnerships to ensure UNAIDS Secretariat leadership on service delivery and system integration to take AIDS out of isolation. Team members work to provide partners and stakeholders with tailored policy guidance and strategic and technical assistance to overcome bottlenecks.
At the Global Centre, the department will rely on a matrix management approach to enhance its linkages with the following areas: Human Rights, Gender Equality, Communities, and Key Populations; Sustainable Financing for HIV, Pandemics, and Health; Strategic Information, and Resource Mobilization.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Within the matrix management reporting structure of the Tanzania Country Office, the Regional Office, and the Global Science, Systems and Services for All Practice, Services for All Implementation Advisor (Prevention) focuses on a manageable set of deliverables that are aligned with the UNAIDS Global Strategy and the capacity and the needs in Tanzania.
He /she has the following key responsibilities:
1) Programme Innovation for Prevention, Treatment and Paediatrics
a-Provide thematic leadership on the country office’s activities towards scaling up of combination HIV prevention programmes for key populations
b-Provide thematic leadership in the country office’s activities to scale up HIV
treatment to achieve 95-95-95 targets and differentiated service delivery models with a focus on those most vulnerable and addressing inequities in service access
c-Provide technical and coordination guidance on implementation of national policies and protocol related to Combination HIV prevention, treatment and paediatrics, including advocacy for the introduction of innovations and harmonization to global standards.
d-Facilitate advocacy efforts to maintain momentum and prioritization of HIV Combination prevention, treatment and paediatrics including differentiated service delivery approaches
e-Provide oversight of the coordination of UN interagency collaboration and UBRAF planning and implementation for HIV Combination prevention, treatment and paediatrics
f-Support national partners, civil society and key population communities in scaling up a continuum of HIV Combination prevention, testing, treatment and support services for the five key populations;
g-Support national partners in adopting, implementing, monitoring, and reporting strategies and innovations on HIV Combination Prevention, especially interventions related to ARV-based prevention (U=U, PrEP), new prevention technologies and use of virtual space for delivery of services, as well as addressing persistent inequities in access to existing prevention interventions such as condoms and lubricants, and harm reduction services;
h-Support national and other health development partners to prioritize and drive innovative and country specific HIV prevention options and solutions for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) interventions, including areas on Prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT), and interventions for boys and men for the prevention of Gender Based Violence (GBV)
i-Ensure effective focus of HIV programming at country level for key populations and collaborate with the community advisor on promoting approaches to scale up trusted service access platforms for key populations
2) Combination Prevention, Treatment, Paediatric and Vertical Transmission
a-Scaling of HIV prevention options and solutions for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)
b-Scaling up of combination HIV prevention programmes for key populations and of HIV prevention options and solutions for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW)
c-Provide thematic leadership and oversight on ARV-based prevention (U=U, PrEP), new prevention technologies as well as addressing persistent inequities in access to existing prevention interventions such as condoms & lubricants, and harm reduction services
d-Ensure effective focus of HIV programming at country level for key populations and collaborate with the community advisor on promoting approaches to scale up trusted service access platforms for key populations
e-Provide leadership in country-level advocacy for rapid introduction of effective innovations in prevention, testing and treatment and paediatrics such as long acting antiretrovirals, self-testing and other transformative programmatic approaches such as virtual HIV interventions
f-Provide thematic leadership in scaling up of vertical transmission and paediatric service delivery for women and children, innovative testing and optimized paediatric treatment
g-Support government in convening and coordinating the national coalitions and working groups on combination HIV prevention, HIV treatment and to eliminate vertical transmission and end paediatric AIDS
h-Support government in planning, implementation, monitoring and oversight of national programmes in combination HIV prevention, treatment and elimination of vertical transmission
i-Lead on disseminating guidance on policy, guidance, innovation and evidence based programming for combination HIV prevention, treatment and to eliminate vertical transmission and paediatric AIDS;
3) Promotion of integrated services and systems for health and HIV
a-Support national partners to integrate and institutionalize HIV into national efforts for health systems strengthening (HSS) and community systems strengthening (CSS), including facilitating discussions (in collaboration with the sustainable financing practice) of Sustainability of HIV Financing into national Universal Health Coverage agenda and other social protection measures,
b-Facilitate the work on people-centred and context-specific strategies and systems for HIV and health (including data and information systems) and programmes for addressing comorbidities, coinfections and other health needs with a particular focus on health and HIV service access of people living with HIV, key populations and other priority populations for the HIV response
c-Support national initiatives that integrate HIV into multi-sectoral approaches, including programmes related to urban settings.
Essential: Advanced university degree in public health, international health, social or political science or a related field. For internal candidate only: A relevant first university degree with 7 years of relevant work experience will be considered as equivalent.
Commitment to the AIDS response
Respect for diversity
Working in teams Communicating with impact
Driving change and innovation
Vision and strategic thinking
Building relationships and networks
Managing performance and resources
Developing and empowering others
Exercising sound judgement
Essential: At least 5 years of experience at national or international level in the area ofprogramme development, evidence, policy analysis and monitoring and evaluation.
Demonstrated knowledge and sound understanding of the HIV response.
Desirable: Experience in programme data analysis and preparation and implementation of evidence informed programmes; knowledge of the HIV epidemic and its impact.
Essential: Advanced level of English
Desirable: Knowledge of additional UN official languages.
Please note that for this vacancy, only nationals of the United Republic of Tanzania are eligible to apply. A valid passport will be requested. You are required to reside within reasonable commuting distance of the UNAIDS office located in Dodoma. 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)
145847000 Tanzania Shillings 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: . 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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