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Vacancy Notice No: SEARO/12/TA5
Title: Medical Officer (HIV/AIDS)
Grade: P5
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  14 Months
Date: 5 October 2012
Application Deadline: 26 October 2012 Vacancy Notice Status in Review
Duty Station:  Kathmandu, Nepal
Organization unit: SEARO Countries (SE_ACO) /
SE_NEP WR Office, Nepal (SE_NEP)
SE/CDS Department of Communicable Diseases (CDS)
The incumbent will provide technical guidance to the Ministry of Health and Population, UN partners and others for HIV/AIDS programs in Nepal.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the WHO Country Representative and with programmatic and technical guidance from the Regional Office, the incumbent has a critical role to support national treatment and prevention scale-up efforts:
1. Provides technical support and expertise to the Ministry of Health and other governmental and managerial sector by assessing country efforts in:
i. Assessing, developing and updating programming, planning, monitoring and evaluation of the delivery and scale up HIV/AIDS prevention care and treatment services;
ii. Coordinating the technical and operational implementation of the scale up plan.
2. Supports the Ministry of Health, NGOs and other key partners in strengthening the national capacity to monitor progress for HIV AIDS related indicators and setting up monitoring and surveillance systems for prevention, treatment and care of HIV AIDS program including second generation surveillance including monitoring of drug resistance in the country.
3. To develop in collaboration with national stakeholders, and in line with global targets, clear criteria and measures for success, timelines, resource requirements and program management system for achieving the national ARV treatment target in the country.
4. Informs and advises Ministry of health and population, NGOs and other key stakeholders on priority interventions of WHO including and relevance and design of operational researches to enhance delivery, acceptance of services and program performance.
5. Provides technical guidance and advice to MoHP and other stakeholders for technical support and expertise to the WHO Country Representative in:
i. Elaborative strategic and operational planning related to HIV/AIDS area of work;
ii. Mainstreaming HIV/AIDS in the WHO country cooperation strategies and activities and coordinating the WHO support to HIV/AIDS related issues within the activities of the country offices;
iii. Strengthening the technical and human resource capacity of WHO country office, developing capacities and in-service training and briefing of staff;
iv. Assisting the WR in identifying expertise in the country and outside country for the expanded horizontal collaboration;
v. Monitoring and reporting on progress and contributing to the analysis and synthesis of HIV/AIDS country data;
6. Strengthens advocacy and resource mobilization efforts at country level;
i . Works in liaison with the Regional Office and HQ HIV/AIDS Development, with partner (eg UN Joint team on AIDS and Theme Group on HIV) and other funding organizations, to support the implementation of the national HIV/AIDS prevention care and treatment plan including ART;
ii. Identifies and articulates country needs for technical and financial support to scale-up HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment programmes, acting as broker in the process of requesting and coordinating assistance.
7. Reports on regular basis to the WR and Regional Advisor, on the implementation and progress of agreed plans.
8. Performs other related responsibilities as needed and assigned by WHO Representative.
Essential: University Degree in Medicine with Masters in Public Health or related field
Desirable: Advance training in epidemiology and HIV/AIDS program management

1. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
2. Communicating in a credible and effective way
3. Producing Results
4. Fostering Integration and teamwork

 Expertise in HIV/AIDS clinical or public health field related to ART
 Demonstrated knowledge of HIV/AIDS technical issues, in particular planning for prevention, care and treatment, access to antiretroviral drugs, including procurement
 Strong leadership skills, motivation and communicate effectively in different cultural/social environments
 Abilities to collaborate/communicate with all relevant stakeholders involved in national scale-up efforts including national authorities, international partners, NGOs and people living with HIV/AIDS
 Demonstrated organizational managerial skill

Other Skills:
Proficiency in use of computer software e.g. MS World, MS excel, MS Power point; Internet
Essential: At least 10 years of relevant experience including 5 years of international experience

Desirable: Experience in HIV/AIDS epidemiology and program management
Excellent knowledge of spoken and written English
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 80,734 at single rate
USD 86,904 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 34.7 % of the above figure(s). 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.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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