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HIV/AIDS Specialist

JOB CODE: UNHIVP

Location: Patna
Closing Date: 25th February, 2011

Purpose of the post:

Under the guidance of the Programme Manager, 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:-

Influencing Policy
Analyses and recommends policies, strategies for programme delivery, coordination for convergence towards achieving results for children in the area of HIV/AIDS

Building Partnerships
 Convene and establish partnerships with govt, civil society and private sector organization working on issues to  around children, particularly in the area of HIV and sectors impacted by HIV to facilitate scale up, leverage resources and harmonize inputs.  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, led by SPME, 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. Takes initiative to analyse gaps in implementing Government flagship programmes and develop interventions to address them.  Enable concurrent monitoring and reporting on performance indicators of Government flagship programmes related to children and HIV. Provides technical advice and assistance to government officials and other partners in the planning and management of programme/projects.

Inter-sectoral collaboration
Promotes and provides strategic framework to guide planning, incorporate implementation strategies to achieve outcomes related to prevention, care and treatment of HIV among children within the state office.  Assists in development of appropriate communication and information strategy to support and/or advocate programme development.

Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge management
Support government to institute mechanisms to monitor and monitor HIV state programmes, build evidence for policy change and to support scale up. Identifies necessary action for programme adjustments and resource allocation. 
Support Govt and the state office to establish mechanisms to manage knowledge on children and AIDS and ensure easy access to information by all relevant stakeholders.

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 to Senior Programme Officer or Representative as required.

Self-development
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: Public Health or  Social Sciences
• Minimum five years progressively responsible professional work experience in HIV/AIDS including field work experience in project administration, monitoring and evaluation, some at the international level.
• Fluency in English. Knowledge of local working 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

• 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 nonprofitjobs@abcconsultants.net by 25th February 2011. In order to ensure that your application is sorted correctly, please clearly mention the Job Code of the post in the subject line of your e-mail.  Only applications of short listed candidates will be acknowledged. These vacancies are open to Indian Nationals only.

UNICEF is a non-smoking working environment.
Applications from qualified women are encouraged.

 

 

 

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