Team Lead, Partnerships for Programme Implementation (PPI)

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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/24/FT23

Title: Team Lead, Partnerships for Programme Implementation (PPI)

Grade: D1

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract: 2 Years

Date: 11 June 2024

Application Deadline: 5 July 2024 (18 day(s) until closing deadline) Currently accepting applications

Organization unit: AI UNAIDS Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (AI) Partnerships for Programme Implementation (PPI), Practice: Science, Systems, Services for All (SSA), Programme Branch (PRG)

Duty station: Geneva Switzerland About UNAIDS: Serving Communities and Countries to end inequalities and end AIDS. We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), 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 Global Practice: Science, Systems and Services for All (SSA) has the goal of promoting, and accelerating sustainable, transformative and equitable actions, innovative solutions that maximize access to HIV services and sustain efficient HIV responses integrated into national systems for health, social protection, humanitarian settings and pandemic responses. It achieves these by supporting countries and relevant regional institutions: 1) to accelerate filling the gaps in prevention, treatment and pediatrics, 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; 2) forging productive partnerships with key global AIDS financing partners to ensure national leadership and ownership of AIDS response and maximization of investments, thus building the pathways for sustainability; and 3) integrating multisectoral approaches to HIV and health, and ensuring that community-led responses form part of national health systems and beyond. Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position: Science, Systems and Services for All (SSA) is part of the Programme Department under the leadership of Deputy Executive Director for Programmes (DXD-PRG).

Reporting to the Director, Practice - Science, Systems, and Services for All (SSA), the Team Lead, Partnerships for Programme Implementation (PPI) manages and oversees the PPI team in all aspects, but particularly with key HIV partners including the Global Fund and PEPFAR - the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and the Global Fund. The Team Lead also oversees the management of the USAID funded Technical Support Mechanism (TSM) team.

He / she has the following key responsibilities: 1. Lead and coordinate organizational efforts to develop and manage strategic partnerships with Global Fund and PEPFAR at the highest level and ensure that GF and PEPFAR resources address the most urgent gaps and inequalities, and deliver the greatest impact, building national financial capacity and strengthening national systems to sustainably deliver effective, resilient, inclusive and equitable HIV responses.

  1. Lead engagement with GF senior leadership and influence funding decisions from GF/PEPFAR to support countries to achieve their respective HIV/AIDS national plans targets and as part of the global AIDS strategy and global HIV targets.

  2. Oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive resource mobilization strategy from Global Fund resources, including standard operating procedures to guide UCOs and RSTs in attracting funding to support countries better implement Global Fund grants.

  3. Represents UNAIDS and provides high level strategic and policy advice at the GF Board, board Committees, and other high level GF governance mechanisms.

  4. Coordinates and prepares the interaction and participation of the Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors and Co-sponsors at the GF Board or other high level GF fora.

  5. Coordinates two-way engagement with UN co-sponsors to engage as a Joint Programme in any governance, policy, or programme implementation processes related to the GF and PEPFAR, at the global, regional and country levels.

  6. Coordinates UNAIDS' complementary added value to Global Fund and PEPFAR for implementation at country level, and also for mobilization and advocacy efforts for the Global Fund replenishments and PEPFAR sustainability efforts.

  7. Oversees content and implementation performance of the Financial Agreement between UNAIDS and the GF through the memorandum of understanding.

  8. In collaboration at the national level assess a country's need for technical assistance and engages with the planning processes towards GF grant implementation.

  9. Oversight and coordination of country level support for technical assistant through the Technical Support Mechanism (TSM) which supports countries to fully leverage PEPFAR's and Global Fund's investments for optimal impact at country and regional level.

  10. Provide leadership and guidance for the team and oversee work done by team members.

  11. Performs other duties as required. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education: Essential: Advanced university degree at Master's level in public health, medicine, epidemiology, public policy, economics, international relations or another area related to the duties and responsibilities. For internal candidates, a first university degree and seventeen (17) years of experience will be considered as equivalent.

Desirable: Ph.D. or post-graduate degree in one of the above fields, combined with a degree or studies in business/public administration or management. Competencies: UNAIDS Values: Commitment to the AIDS response Integrity Respect for diversity

Core competencies: Working in Teams Communication with Impact Applying Expertise Delivering Results Driving Change and Innovation Being Accountable

Managerial competencies: Vision and strategic thinking Leading Teams Building Relationships and Networks Developing and Empowering Others Managing Performance and Resources Vision and Strategic Thinking Exercising Sound Judgement Experience: Essential: At least fifteen (15) years of experience at the international level in HIV programming including in the prevention, treatment, pediatrics, multisectoral approaches to HIV and health, and/or community-led responses. Extensive leadership and managerial experience, including in the coordination of work plans, budgets, and multi-disciplinary, geographically dispersed teams.

Desirable: Demonstrated knowledge and sound understanding of the United Nations Joint Programming on HIV. Experience in high-level political representation, preferably including the United Nations system. Languages: Essential: Proficiency in English. Desirable: Working knowledge of French and knowledge of another UN official languages. Additional Information: Positions at the international professional category within UNAIDS will be subject to the Organization's Mobility Policy. The abovementioned position is a rotational position and its standard duration of assignment is linked to the ICSC hardship classification of the duty station.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice. Annual salary: (Net of tax) USD 106,023 at single rate Post Adjustment: 81 % of the figure(s) on the left side. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation. - - - - - -

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.

UNAIDS is committed to providing a work environment that respects the inherent dignity of all persons. UNAIDS has a responsibility to take all appropriate steps to prevent and respond to discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment, including sexual harassment in the workplace or in connection with work. UNAIDS has zero tolerance towards abusive conduct. - - - - - -

Please visit UNAIDS's e-Recruitment website at: to review and apply to positions. 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 UNAIDS has a smoke-free environment

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