DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 29 September 2009 DUTY STATION: Geneva, Switzerland CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-term appointment DURATION OF CONTRACT: 2 years ************************************************************************ OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME : The objectives of the Department of HIV/AIDS are to provide leadership, guidance and assurance of technical excellence at a global level in the health sector response to HIV/AIDS, and to assist and support regions and countries in their efforts to provide universal access to the highest level of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care. This is expected to contribute to achieving significant reduction in HIV/AIDS morbidity and mortality, in accordance with relevant resolutions of the World Health Assembly and internationally agreed targets for achieving the internationally agreed MDG and related targets and timeframe. The objectives of the office of Director include the effective and efficient management of aspects covering technical and policy guidance in relation to HIV/AIDS-wide issues, liaising with UN and other external partners, resource mobilization for the whole area of work, advocating and communicating on HIV/AIDS-wide issues, and the general effective programme management of the department. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The HIV Department is the HQ department responsible for leading the work of WHO in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and strengthening supportive infrastructures - such as health systems and information - in collaboration with other relevant clusters, within the Cluster for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HTM). The Director of the HIV Department is accountable for the effective management of the Programme and is accountable for health sector response to achieve a significant reduction in HIV/AIDS morbidity and mortality in collaboration with technical and financial partners. He/She reports to the Assistant Director-General, HTM, and works in close collaboration with other relevant departments, clusters and offices in HQ and Regional and Country Offices. He/She supervises a multidisciplinary staff and mobilizes and manages the financial resources of the department. He/She works with partnerships and other organizations, particularly the UNAIDS, Global Fund and Bilateral, and furthermore, draws together expertise and resources from a wide range of international partners, including endemic countries, academia, donors, civil society, the private sector, foundations and research organizations. 1. STRATEGIC AND TECHNICAL DIRECTION a. Leading and directing the strategic and technical work of WHO in the field of HIV/AIDS, including development and promotion of strategies for prevention, treatment and care towards its universal access; norms and standards such as guidelines on diagnosis, treatment and surveillance; policy guidance; information; research priorities and promotion; monitoring progress towards the MDGs and other related HIV intervention coverage; surveillance; b. Ensuring the technical excellence of norms/standard reflecting emerging scientific as well as epidemiological evidence. c. Being engaged in strategic discussion in related cross cutting issues such as health systems and information system. d. Planning, budgeting and reporting on the work of the HIV Department, in line with HIV/AIDS-related office specific expected results within the WHO Medium Term Strategic Plan. e. Providing expert technical and strategic advice on HIV/AIDS to the Director-General, Regional Directors and Member States, as well as relevant partners and partnerships, including technical support in planning, implementing, evaluating country programmes and provision of technical synthesis. 2. RESOURCE MOBILIZATION AND MANAGEMENT a. Mobilizing resources for WHO work in HIV/AIDS. b. Managing the human and financial resources of the HIV Department in accordance with WHO policies and rules. c. Managing the activities and delivering the expected outcomes of the HIV Department in accordance with the approved work plan and office specific expected results. 3. INTRA-WHO COORDINATION Coordination with WHO regional and country offices and other clusters and departments of WHO HQ to deliver on the Organization's HIV/AIDS-related goals and objectives. 4. PARTNERSHIP a. Building and sustaining effective collaboration with other key stakeholders working towards the goals and objectives of achieving the MDG targets, including but not limited to those within the UNAIDS cosponsors, Global Fund and Bilateral donors. b. Building mutually supportive collaboration with UNAIDS secretariats and cosponsors. c. Providing support for technical assistance offered by WHO regional and country offices in collaboration with other technical and financial partners. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION: Essential 1. Undergraduate qualification in health fields. 2. Postgraduate qualification in public health or related fields. Desirable 1. Undergraduate qualification in medicine and post graduate accreditation in clinical medicine, such as infectious diseases, relevant to HIV/AIDS 2. PhD in research relevant to HIV/AIDS. SKILLS: 1. Outstanding knowledge and technical expertise in HIV/AIDS (basic science, treatment and care and laboratory) and epidemiology. 2. Proven leadership skills in the planning and coordination of large, complex and multidisciplinary public health programmes, including the implementation of disease control programmes. 3. Demonstrated management skills and experience in leading and managing people and financial resources efficiently. 4. Ability to engage and communicate effectively with member states, media, and partners. 5. Commitment to collaborate effectively with other key partners in HIV/AIDS and wider health agenda. 6. Computer literacy COMPETENCIES Visit: www.who.int/employment/competencies 1. Promoting WHO's position in health leadership 2. Ensuring the effective use of resources 3. Creating an empowering and motivating environment 4. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond 5. Communicating in a credible and effective way EXPERIENCE: Essential At least 10 years of national and international experience in the planning, implementation and coordination of multidisciplinary public health programmes relevant to HIV/AIDS, with responsibility for human and financial resource management and mobilization Desirable 1. At least 10 years experience in one or more of the following items: Engaging HIV/AIDS activities internationally; Managing national HIV/AIDS control programmes; Developing national HIV/AIDS control programmes in developing countries; Working in/with the international organizations, particularly WHO and other UN agencies; Directing and leading a team of guideline building and/or monitoring and evaluation relevant to HIV/AIDS; Engaging in research, clinical medicine, and epidemiology relevant to HIV/AIDS. 2. Work experience in affected countries/communities. LANGUAGES: Essential Excellent knowledge of English with a good working knowledge of French. Desirable Knowledge of another WHO language. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This vacancy is published in English only. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice. Only on-line applications will be accepted. ANNUAL SALARY: (net of tax) 98461USD at single rate 107176USD with primary dependants Post Adjustment: 78.9 % 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.