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Director HIV/AIDS programs

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  1. Masanilo

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    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 29 September 2009

    DUTY STATION: Geneva, Switzerland

    CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-term appointment



    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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

    1. Undergraduate qualification in health fields.
    2. Postgraduate qualification in public health or related fields.

    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.

    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

    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
    5. Communicating in a credible and effective way

    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

    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.

    Excellent knowledge of English with a good working knowledge of French.

    Knowledge of another WHO language.

    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.