HIV and Health Programme Associate

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The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) positions itself at the forefront of sustainable development within the UN Development System, aiming to facilitate collective action towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP's policy efforts span from local knowledge to global advocacy, supported by the Global Policy Network (GPN), which integrates field-based and technical expertise to enhance organizational capabilities as outlined in the Strategic Plan.

As a principal founder of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and a partner in several global health initiatives, including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria, UNDP leverages its strengths in sustainable development, governance, and poverty reduction to address health issues, particularly HIV/AIDS. Through its "HIV and Health Connecting the Dots Strategy 2022-2025," UNDP focuses on reducing inequalities driving diseases, enhancing inclusive governance for health, and fortifying resilient health systems. This strategy encompasses integrating HIV and health considerations into broader gender, governance, and poverty actions, aiming for the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP also prioritizes governance, human rights, and the social determinants of health, focusing on equity and the rights of marginalized groups.

Collaborating with the WHO and other partners, UNDP is active in responding to health emergencies and the health aspects of crises, including through its partnership with the Global Fund, facilitating resource access for countries constrained in managing such funding independently.

Additionally, UNDP's approach to HIV, health, and development emphasizes governance, human development, and capacity building, addressing social determinants of health with a focus on equity, rights, and human development. This includes tackling HIV, non-communicable diseases (NCDs),

and enhancing health-related social protection. UNDP collaborates with WHO as part of the UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs to strengthen national responses to NCD prevention and control, and it leads in supporting countries to reduce tobacco industry influence in policy-making, in line with WHO guidelines.

In Ukraine, UNDP supports strategic capacity development initiatives to promote inclusive growth and sustainable human development. Together with national, regional and local authorities, civil societies, and the private sector, UNDP strives to support Ukraine to eliminate poverty, develop people’s capacity, achieve equitable results, sustain the environment, and advance democratic governance. UNDP aligns with the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve national strategic capacity development. Through the SCALE initiative UNDP has awarded Low-Value ‘Law & Access’ grants to three community-led organizations in Ukraine. These grants are specifically designed to develop and bolster strategies, tactics, and approaches aimed at combating discriminatory and punitive laws, policies, and practices that adversely impact vulnerable groups. This targeted support is part of UNDP's wider strategy to dismantle systemic barriers that restrict access to health services for key populations, ensuring alignment with international health goals and human rights principles.

Programmatic and Administrative Support:

· Support the coordination of delivery of the relevant HIV and health related project activities, assist in ensuring effective documentation and filing of project activities, according to the system in place; · Provide background information and assist in the drafting of concept notes, budgeting, logical frameworks, or other project design; · Support monitoring and evaluation of the programme, contribute to the annual reporting and planning, analyze projects’ and outside data, surveys and analysis; · Support the coordination of delivery of relevant HIV and health-related project activities, including the implementation of Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) tools within key vulnerable communities; · Undertake research and/or contribute to the documentation of success stories and best practices including drafting relevant knowledge products for dissemination; · Significantly contribute to ongoing initiatives implemented in collaboration with the Regional and Global HIV, Health and Development (HHD) teams including but not limited to SCALE initiative, Rehabilitation, Climate and Health work, Sustainable financing of HIV responses, Judges Forum, digital health and other.

Low-Value Grant Management and Monitoring:

· Assist in the identification and selection of potential grant recipients in alignment with SCALE's objectives and selection criteria, draft necessary documents (including letters to the grantees, draft agreements, supporting documents etc); · Support collaboration with grantees in Ukraine to ensure proper documentation and compliance with grant requirements; · Assist with monitoring the progress of grant-funded projects, including regular communication with grantees, virtual site visits where appropriate; · Maintain accurate records of grant disbursements, expenses, and reporting to ensure transparency and accountability;

SCALE Country Dialogues and Country Dialogue follow-on preparation:

· Work closely with SCALE team, HHG team in Istanbul and in-country partners as needed to organize SCALE country dialogues and SCALE country dialogue follow-ons; · Help with logistics, including venue selection, invitations, draft concept note, agenda development, and participant engagement; · Support the preparation of background materials, presentations, talking points, and reports for these dialogues; · Facilitate information sharing and knowledge exchange during and after the country dialogues to foster collaboration;

Work with the Judges:

· Assist with communication with the Judges Community, through developing newsletters, disseminating UNDP knowledge products of judges interest, soliciting feedback by creating and disseminating feedback forms or surveys post-event and analyzing responses to gauge the success of the forum and identify areas for improvement; · Provide support to maintaining the Judges Forum website by regularly updating the website with upcoming events, news, and resources and monitoring and responding to inquiries or comments received through the website; · Assist with arranging the webinars for the participating judges, including choosing relevant topics and speakers for the webinars, setting up webinar technology, conducting trial runs to troubleshoot any technical issues, preparing and publishing the webinar reports; · In collaboration with HHG team in Istanbul and Judges Forum Steering committee support preparation of the agenda, participant lists and program for the Judges Forum; · Support creating a database of participating judges, including collecting and organizing contact information of all participants, segregating the database by categories (e.g., judges, legal experts, administrative staff), while ensuring data privacy and security measures are in place;

Technical, analytical support and advocacy to UBRAF:

· Provide comprehensive technical and analytical assistance key community groups in executing, customizing, and testing Community-Led Monitoring (CLM) tools, in collaboration with a supervisor. · Aid in creating detailed analytical documents and reports utilizing data gathered from the CLM initiative. · Advocate for policy reforms informed by insights derived from CLM outcomes. · Facilitate meaningful discussions with national stakeholders, including Public Health Center of Ukraine and Ministry of Health, to encourage the incorporation of CLM tools into the national HIV program's monitoring frameworks. · Contribute to the development of both annual and periodic reports. · Collaboratively engage in meetings with UNAIDS CO Ukraine alongside the supervisor.

M&E and Communication Support:

· Maintain a comprehensive database of program-related information, including grants, indicators, contact databases, among others; · Prepare regular updates on grant management, SCALE country dialogues, other HIV and health-related initiatives and communication activities for internal and external stakeholders; · Assist in the preparation of annual and periodic reports; · Draft and translate communication materials (including blogs, press releases, newsletters) to showcase the country and regional work related to HIV and health, emphasizing the impact of HIV and health-related initiatives; · Support creation of compelling content, such as articles, press releases, and social media posts, to highlight success stories and lessons learned; · Support monitoring and evaluation of the programme, with a specific role in tracking the effectiveness of the CLM initiative in capturing the quality and completeness of HIV-related services. · Help with monitoring the reach and impact of communication efforts and other knowledge products and information materials; · Support English - Ukrainian translation when requested;

· Accountability · Adaptability and flexibility · Creativity · Judgement and decision-making · Planning and organising · Professionalism · Self-management

grant management, project coordination, or program support in the field of HIV/AIDS, health, or international development. - Strong organizational and project management skills, with attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently. - Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with proficiency in English and Russian/Ukrainian. - Knowledge of PEPFAR or similar international health initiatives is a plus. - Demonstrated commitment to promoting HIV and health-related interventions and a deep understanding of the local context in Ukraine. - Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; - Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; - Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; - Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; - Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, among others), email, and internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; - Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; - Have affinity with or interest in public health, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN system.

The contract lasts for the period indicated in the vacancy with the possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity, and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment. This is a full-time contract.

Allowances: • Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA): A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) USD 1587 (equivalent in UAH) is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities, and normal cost of living expenses. This includes Well-Being Differentials for the period while the ICSC applies hardship classification to duty stations in Ukraine as “E”. • USD 400 entry lump sum, one-time payment.

Medical and life insurance: • Medical insurance: The UN Volunteer and eligible PFU dependents will receive UNV provided medical insurance coverage. Coverage for UN Volunteers begins from the Commencement of Service and normally ceases one month after the last day of the UN Volunteer Contract date. • Life Insurance: UN Volunteers are covered by life insurance for the duration of the UN Volunteer assignment. If a UN Volunteer dies during the UN Volunteer assignment, the eligible designated beneficiaries will be entitled to receive a life insurance lump sum.

Leave entitlements: • Annual leave:  UN Volunteers accrue an entitlement to 2.5 days of Annual Leave per completed month of the UN Volunteer assignment. Unused accrued Annual Leave up to a maximum of 30 days is carried over in case of a contract extension within the same UN Volunteer assignment. Unused accrued Annual Leave may not be carried over in case of reassignment or a new assignment. • Learning leave: Subject to supervisor approval and exigencies of service, UN Volunteers may request up to ten working days of Learning Leave per consecutive 12 months of the UN Volunteer assignment, starting with the Commencement of Service date, provided the Learning Leave is used within the contract period. • Certified Sick Leave: UN Volunteers are entitled to up to 30 days of certified sick leave based on a 12-month cycle. This amount is reset every 12-month cycle. • Uncertified Sick Leave: UN Volunteers receive seven days of uncertified sick leave working days in a calendar year. This amount will be reset at the established interval period.

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