United Nations UNAIDS Jobs – National Programme Officer Strategic Information

Job Title: National
Programme Officer Strategic Information

Organisation:
United Nations Programme
on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)
Reports
to:
UNAIDS Country
Coordinator (UCC)


Vacancy
No. :
GS/001/13
Duty
Station:
Kampala, Uganda
  
About
UNAIDS:
UNAIDS is the Joint United
Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, that brings together the efforts and
resources of UN Agencies and aims to advance global progress in achieving
country set targets for Universal Access to HIV Prevention, treatment, care and
support and to halt and reverse the spread of HIV and contribute to achievement
of the Millennium Development Goals by 2015. The UNAIDS Country Office in
Uganda coordinates coherent action on HIV and AIDS within the UN System through
the UN Theme Groups, and the Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS In addition the
Country Office helps mount and support an expanded response to HIV and AIDS by
engaging the efforts of many sectors and partners from government, civil
society and the international development community.

Job
Summary:
The National Programme Officer
Strategic Information

will support UNAIDS’ reinforced and reinvigorated strategic information role
focused on assessing progress and identifying programmatic gaps of the
country’s AIDS response with technical guidance from the Regional Support Team
and relevant units and departments at Headquarters. The incumbent plays a
pivotal role in providing the evidence needed by the UNAIDS Country Office to
fulfill its strategic role in the country. This is done by analysis of data on
the status and trends in the epidemic and the response, to quickly and
efficiently assess the impacts of past efforts and chart the way forward. These
analyses and suggested programmatic actions will be shared with the Regional
Support Team and Headquarters to enrich the aggregated picture at regional and global
levels.

Key
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Support the prioritization, process
    and technical aspects of data collection and compilation, and analysis
    related to epidemiology and the response, in view of informing future
    programme efforts, including: surveillance, surveys and mapping; analyses
    of programmatic and survey data on the response;
  • Strengthening of M&E systems;
    analyses of status and trends of the epidemic; analyses of the
    distribution of new infections by geography and by mode of transmission;
  • Triangulation and modeling of
    epidemiological and response data assess impact and identify programmatic
    gaps.
  • Assist the UCC in reinforcing
    capacity building of national counterparts in data collection, data
    analysis, reporting and using evidence for programming;
  • Liaise and work closely with country
    level partners including GFATM, bilateral agencies including PEPFAR,
    International NGOs on advancing evidence informed approach to the national
    AIDS response;
  • Ensure follow-up and provide support
    to the UCC for specific programmatic actions and reprogramming informed by
    strategic analyses that identify programme gaps;
  • Proactively assist the UCC in the
    monitoring the UN Joint Programme on AIDS and provide assistance to all
    agencies on monitoring of the implementation of UBRAF and UNOAF;
  • Support reporting at national level
    and contribute data and analyses to the regional and global level;
  • Perform other related duties as
    assigned, including replacing and/or backstopping for other.
 Qualifications, Skills
& Experience:
  • University degree in public health,
    epidemiology, statistics and demography.
  • Advanced university degree in one of
    the above Fields.
  • A minimum of 3 to 6 years of
    professional work experience in the design, development and operational
    application of strategic information systems of AIDS programmes in low and
    middle income country settings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and sound
    understanding of the UN System.
  • Quantitative skills to analyse data;
    skills in translating data into proposals for action;
  • Good understanding of the HIV and
    AIDS epidemic and its impact on countries;
  • Knowledge of development and
    multisectoral issues.
Languages:
  • Advanced knowledge of English as
    well as advanced
  • Knowledge of the local language.
  • Knowledge of another UN official
    language.
  • Other Skills and competencies
How to apply:
All
those interested and meet the above criteria should send detailed curriculum
vitae, naming three referees and attach photocopies of relevant documents to:

The
UNAIDS Country Coordinator, Joint United Nations Programme on
HIV/AIDS. P. O. Box 24578, Plot 60 Prince Charles Drive, Kololo, Kampala,
Uganda.

Please
indicate the vacancy number on the envelope.

E-mail
applications should be sent to the following address: 
nabwiref@unaids.org ; indicate
the vacancy announcement number in the subject.

Deadline: 24th May 2013
at 2:00 PM

Note: UNAIDS is a
smoke free environment; Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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