Organization unit: AI/RSB Regional Support Team, Asia and Pacific (AI/RSB)
Duty station: Yangon Myanmar
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. You can access the full UNAIDS Competency Framework at www.unaids.org
MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The UNAIDS Myanmar Country Office provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response in Myanmar 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 UNAIDS Myanmar Country Office scales up HIV services focused on key populations, and other groups living with or at risk of HIV (I.e. women and girls in all their diversity, people with disabilities, indigenous peoples) and in locations most at risk. The UNAIDS Myanmar 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 Myanmar. It supports efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection, human rights and social justice mechanisms, and gender transformative approaches, and provides intellectual support and technical guidance as necessary to partners, communities, civil society organizations and policymakers.
UNAIDS Myanmar Country Office is supporting the coordination of the national HIV response in Myanmar. Bringing together the efforts of UN agencies, bilateral development partners, international and national NGOs, community‐based organizations under the leadership of the National AIDS Programme, Ministry of Health. UNAIDS Myanmar Country Office provides advocacy and technical support with a view to reaching the fast-track strategy to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. With the support of Access to Health Fund (ACCESS), CDC and USAID, UNAIDS Myanmar Country Office provides technical assistance for establishing programmes and implementing programmes to address inequalities and reduce vulnerabilities of people living with and affected by HIV, key populations in order to increase access to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services. One of the projects is the project funded from Access to Health Fund “Supporting policy reform and an enabling environment for better access to HIV prevention and harm reduction”
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
The objective of this position is to provide project support to ensure that project activities occur in a timely manner in order to maximize programmatic impact to fast-track the national response to HIV.
The incumbent has the following key responsibilities:
-Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of project activities, including providing substantial support in the areas of prevention, policy and communication (e.g. support to social media campaign) and other activities
-Liaise and coordinate with relevant stakeholders, including government officials (MoH/NAP, MoHA and other ministries as well as Parliamentarians), civil society, and partners to ensure timely completion of activities which are set out in the workplan.
-Contribute to the development of terms of references and concept notes to procure technical assistance as required and other documents such as drafting adjudication reports; invitation letters/emails
-Closely work with partners with regard to the completion of financial and technical reports and other requirements agreed upon with the donor
-Coordinate and manage sub-grants provided to the community networks for building institutional capacity
-Facilitate and assist programme-related meetings and prepare the minutes
-Contribute to the organization of project activities, including study tour(s), seminars, workshops, training courses and other meetings, and actively liaise/ follow-up with different ministries.
-Performs other duties as required.
Advanced university degree at Masters’ level in public health, international relations, social science, management or other relevant area. For internal candidates, a first university degree and four (4) years of experience will be considered as equivalent.
Specialization in one of those above fields.
– Commitment to the AIDS response.
– Respect for diversity
– Working in teams
– Communicating with impact
– Applying expertise
– Delivering results
– Driving change and innovation
– Being accountable
– Leading teams
– Building relationships and networks
– Developing and empowering others
– Managing performance and resources
– Vision and strategic thinking
– Exercising sound judgement
At least two (2) years of experience in programme coordination in public or private sector at the national or international levels. Experience liaising with MoH/NAP, with key populations and people living with HIV.
Knowledge of and experience with UNAIDS, WHO or UN administrative and procurement policies and procedures and delivery mechanism.
Proficiency in English and in Burmese.
Knowledge of additional UN official languages.
Please note that for this vacancy, only nationals of Mynamar 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 Yangon. 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)
29.810 USD 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.