Project Officer - Fast Track Cities Project

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths. UNAIDS unites the efforts of 11 UN organizations—UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the World Bank—and works closely with global and national partners towards ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. Learn more at The UNAIDS Country Office (UCO) Windhoek, Namibia works closely with the Ministry of Health and Social Services and other line ministries, CSOs and other development partners providing: • Leadership, advocacy and communication to fast track the AIDS response • Effective and inclusive partnerships for impact and sustainability • Strategic information for an evidence-informed response and global political agenda.

UNAIDS supports the country in responding to the HIV epidemic, with a special focus on HIV prevention, addressing gender and human rights issues, analysing data and provision of strategic information to guide the response, as well as institutional strengthening of government, private sector and civil society organisations (CSO) partners to end AIDS by 2030.

The Volunteer will assist and support with the coordination, planning, implementation and monitoring of the Fast-Track Cities project implemented by the City of Windhoek.

Under the overall supervision of the UNAIDS Country Director (UCD) and direct guidance of the UCO FTCI focal point, working in close collaboration, where appropriate, with relevant colleagues in the country office, and working in partnership with the Joint UN Team on AIDS, CSOs and selected regions the UNV will contribute to: • Assist the City of Windhoek focal person in the implementation of the Fast Track Cities project, including with specific initiatives and activities related to HIV prevention, treatment and impact mitigation in line with the project objectives, Municipal Council of Windhoek HIV Strategic Plan 2017 – 2022, the Global AIDS Strategy and National HIV Strategic Framework and National Coordination Framework. • Support analysis of existing data to generate strategic information to identify programmatic gaps. Facilitate sharing and utilization of relevant strategic information and work with key partners to propose/suggest new areas of research in order to further develop knowledge for planning and programming related to vulnerable groups.

Coordination 1. Support City of Windhoek focal points (internal and external teams) to coordinate and implement FTCI workplan, including ensuring timely implementation as per workplan and budget 2. Support City of Windhoek in reprogramming funds and activities where needed to ensure high budget burn rate and high workplan implementation rate 3. Assist with organization of workshops, meetings communications, outreach and programme coordination, including operations support to sourcing of quotations, selection, and procurement for workplan activities. 4. Stay abreast with key events in the relevant programmatic areas, and regularly share information with the CoW focal person. 5. Support the city COVID-19 response 6. Support City of Windhoek private partnerships team to explore ways to raise funds for City-level HIV interventions in 2022 7. Create an inventory of the HIV intervention implementers and build good relationships 8. Participate in the review of the FTCI and UCO work plan as required.

Monitoring and Evaluation 1. Access ad continually monitor the progress of the HIV & AIDS activities implemented by the City. 2. Work with UNV – Communications to gather and analyse information on Fast Track Cities activities and document into stories and key documents to record background, process, results, achievements, challenges, and next steps. 3. Participate in the creation of a database for program data collection and analysis at the local level.

Professionalism: demonstrated understanding of operations relevant to UNAIDS; technical capabilities; discretion, political sensitivity, diplomacy and tact to deal with clients; ability to apply good judgement; ability to liaise and coordinate with a range of different actors; resourcefulness and willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented; • Integrity: demonstrate the values and ethical standards of the UN and UNAIDS in daily activities and behaviours while acting without consideration of personal gains. • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, mixed-gender environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities; • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups; • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNAIDS’ mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.

public health, project management and monitoring and evaluation.

Skills: Excellent communication skills (writing and presentation) in English Experience writing minutes and reports Sensitivity to political, cultural and national differences and adaptability to multicultural environments. Ability to work independently and as a team member Good understanding of project management and logistics Good organizational and interpersonal communication skills. Basic understanding of issues related to the HIV epidemic in Namibia. Good understanding of combination prevention and community-based health and HIV programming is desirable.

As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials.

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