HIV /AIDS Specialist
Purpose of the post:
Job Code: UNHS
Closing Date: 2 June 2010
Under the guidance of the Chief of Field Office responsible for influencing the State Government’s Policy, the planning, implementation, fund raising, monitoring and evaluation of an assigned programme or specific projects within one State or cluster of states in India.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:-
Analyses and recommends policies, strategies for programme delivery, coordination for convergence towards achieving results for children in the area of HIV/AIDS (11%) and Reproductive and Child Health (9%).
2a. Convene and establish partnerships with govt, civil society and private sector organization working on issues around children, particularly in the area of Reproductive and Child Health (7%) HIV and sectors impacted by HIV to facilitate scale up, leverage resources and harmonize inputs (8%)
2.b. Assists in the development and/or introduction of new approaches, methods and practices in project management and evaluation.
Programme Development and Implementation
Contributes to the preparation of the Situation Analysis, in collaboration with SPPME, by compiling data, analyzing and evaluating information, and developing state specific programme delivery strategies that contributes to national results.
Designs, prepares, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned UNICEF assisted programme or specific project(s) Analyzes and evaluates data and/or takes corrective action when necessary, to meet programme/project objectives. Enable concurrent monitoring and reporting on performance indicators of Government flagship programmes related to Reproductive and Child Health (10%) and children and HIV (10%).
Proactively collaborates within the state and/or sectosr with programme colleagues to give and receive knowledge and assistance on maternal , child health and Pediatric HIV
Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate development of the Reproductive and Child Health programme (5%), prevention, care and treatment of HIV among children within the state office.(5%).
Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge management
Support government to institute mechanisms to monitor Reproductive Child Health & HIV state programmes, build evidence for policy change and to support scale up. Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments and resource allocation. (10%)
Support Govt and the state office to establish mechanisms to manage knowledge on Reproductive Child Health (RCH) and Children & AIDS and ensure easy access to information by all relevant stakeholders. Facilitates the review of systems and capacity related to delivery of health services, and the interventions to improve such systems and capacities. (10%)
Supplies and Cash Assistance
Coordinates with the Operations/Supply staff on supply and non-supply assistance activities ensuring proper and timely UNICEF and Government accountability. Certifies disbursements of funds, monitors and submits financial status reports related to RCH & HIV AIDS Programme to Senior Programme Officer or Representative as required.
The incumbent is expected to regularly update his/her knowledge on sector-related technical issues through participation in workshops, network meetings and self-learning, including study of specialized publications.
Qualifications, Experience and competencies required:
• Advanced university degree in any of the following: Community Medicine, Public Health or Pediatrics .
• Minimum five years progressively responsible professional work experience in Reproductive Child Health and HIV/AIDS including field work experience in project administration, monitoring and evaluation, some at the international level.
• Fluency in English. Knowledge of local language of the duty station an asset.
• Current knowledge of development issues and policies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.
• Analytical, negotiating, communication and advocacy skills.
• Technical knowledge
• Drive for Results
• Computer skills, including internet navigation, and various office applications.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a multicultural environment, and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
Application consisting of a cover letter and an up-to-date CV should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2nd June 2010. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the Job Code of the post and location in the subject line of your e-mail.
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