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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/13/TASR47
Title: Technical Officer, HIV prevention
Grade: P4
Contract type: Temporary Appointment under Staff Rule 420.4
Duration of contract:  One (1) year
Date: 20 September 2013
Application Deadline: 18 October 2013 Selection in Progress
Duty Station:  Brazzaville, Congo
Organization unit: AFRO Africa Regional Office (AF/RGO) /
AF/DPC Disease Prevention and Control (AF/DPC)
To provide support to the 46 Member States in the WHO African Region to develop policies and strategies and build capacity for the delivery of the health response to HIV/AIDS/STIs and other related diseases. This includes rapidly scaling up access to treatment and care services and accelerating prevention, while strengthening health systems.

Description of duties:
The incumbent will be expected to perform the following duties:
1. To develop regional strategies for increased and equitable access to HIV prevention services in health systems;

2. To develop regional normative tools, including training materials, on HIV prevention services within health systems;

3. To support ISTs in adapting and monitoring the use of normative tools for HIV prevention and in capacity building at country level for the provision of comprehensive HIV prevention and treatment services, including collaborative efforts with Technical Resource Networks and Centres of Excellence;

4. To provide guidance and technical support to ISTs for monitoring and evaluating the implementation of HIV prevention interventions within the health sector response to HIV/AIDS;

5. To contribute to the work of the AIDS programme related to operational research and the documentation of Best practices in HIV prevention, treatment and care;

6. To collaborate with other AFRO Clusters to ensure that health systems are strengthened to support HIV prevention efforts, to develop strategies and tools for mobilizing other sectors in accelerating HIV prevention and increasing access to youth-friendly reproductive health services;

7. To carry out other duties as requested by the Supervisor.

Essential: Medical degree with postgraduate degree in Public Health or Degree in Social Sciences with postgraduate degree in Public Health.

Desirable: Postgraduate training in communications.

Extensive knowledge of public health with relevance to HIV/AIDS/STI policies and strategies; Detailed knowledge of WHO procedures and practices is also required including close familiarity with the work of the Regional Office, the Executive Board and the World Health Assembly; Ability to exercise leadership and to work effectively with colleagues at national and international level; Proven ability to plan, execute, supervise and manage a large international health programme; Ability to work in a multicultural environment; Excellent communication skills; Ability to work under pressure.

Computer literacy. Familiarity with software in common use.

Essential: At least 7 years of managing HIV prevention programmes, especially in programme planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation, research and training at national level and at least 3 years working at the international level on issues related to HIV prevention, preferably in the UN system.

Desirable: Experiences in capacity building or HIV prevention.

Excellent knowledge of English or French with good working knowledge of the other.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 67483 at single rate
USD 72467 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 65.3 % 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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Selection in Progress

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