Programme Officer

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UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. UNAIDS' Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank. Visit the UNAIDS Web site at Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT102

Title: Programme Officer

Grade: NO-A

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract: Fixed-term appointment with limited duration from onboarding to 31-Dec-2023 (extension subject to availability of XB funds).

Date: 10 November 2022

Application Deadline: 30 November 2022 Currently accepting applications

Organization unit: AI/RSC Regional Support Team, Middle East and North Africa (AI/RSC) UNAIDS Country Office, Egypt

Duty station: Cairo Egypt About UNAIDS: 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 protection systems. 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. MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT: The UNAIDS Egypt Country Office provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response in Egypt. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UNAIDS Egypt Country Office scales up HIV services focused on key populations and locations most at risk. The UNAIDS Egypt 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 the country. 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. Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position: Under the direct supervision and guidance of the UNAIDS Country Director the Programme Officer contributes to UNAIDS' objectives in the office, coordinating specialist expertise and supporting the overall coordination of the UNAIDS response in the functional areas described below.

He / she has the following key responsibilities: Support to evidence generation, programme planning and implementation; Facilitates and supports the generation and use of knowledge products of the SRH project to inform strategic and innovative solutions and to guide policy development for the HIV/AIDS response in Egypt and the MENA region; Provides support for programme design, implementation and monitoring for priority areas of the global AIDS Strategy and facilitates the development of national and subnational roadmaps for implementing the Global AIDS Strategy; Apply sound monitoring and evaluation (M&E) techniques to the SRH project design and implementation and oversee data collection, analysis and reporting; Supports the development and implementation of national prevention plans and strategies with a focus on community-led responses, key populations and young people (including adolescents, young women and girls); Supports the UNAIDS Country Office in its work in HIV integration into broader systems for health and development including universal healthcare and social protection through coordination of technical expertise from across UNAIDS; Coordinates technical support for evidence-informed, rights-based, and gender transformative national strategic plans; Assists in the development and implementation of technical support plans tailored to specific country needs; Contributes to the analysis that facilitates partnership and collaboration with global financing mechanisms, including application for and implementation of the Global Funds to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria support; Provides support to the UNAIDS Country Director and contributes to key practices areas and their implementation in the country with a focus on strategic information, communities, gender equality and knowledge management; Assist in efficient functioning of the UN theme groups and the UN joint team on HIV, including the development and implementation of the UN integrated plan and UBRAF. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Essential: Advanced university degree at the Masters level or equivalent in Public Health, Medicine, Economics, Social or Political Sciences or related field. For internal candidates, a first university degreed and 2 years of experience will be considered as equivalent.

Desirable: Qualification or training in Programme/project Management. Competencies: UNAIDS Values 1. Commitment to the AIDS response 2. Integrity 3. Respect for diversity

Core competencies : 1. Working in teams 2. Communicating with impact 3. Applying expertise 4. Delivering results 5. Driving change and innovation 6. Being accountable Experience: Essential: Work experience related to HIV and AIDS or health related issues; Experience in policy, planning, M&E, managing and implementing development of cooperation programmes in public health and/or HIV.

Desirable: Experience in economic, corporate, and sustainable development or closely related areas, at international and/or national level; Knowledge and experience of the HIV epidemic and its impact in middle-income countries and/or other countries of similar epidemic pattern to Egypt; Sound understanding of the United Nations Joint Programming on HIV, CSOs and governmental entities; Previous experience with UN work and governmental entities. Languages: Essential: Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.

Desirable: Working knowledge of French. Additional Information: Please note that for this vacancy, only nationals of Egypt and legal residents holding a valid residence or work permit are eligible to apply. A valid passport will be requested.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice. Annual salary: (Net of tax) Egyptian Pounds 500214 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. Currently accepting applications

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