Advisor - PEPFAR and GFATM Implementation
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, Port-au-prince, Haiti
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Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to support the country towards ending AIDS as a public health threat as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a Fast-Track approach to rapidly scale up HIV services focused on populations and locations most affected by the epidemic. Promote effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic as well as trends, and to measure progress and the sustainable impact of the response. Support efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection and human rights mechanisms. Provide intellectual leadership to guide policy decisions and programmes, including the creation of an enabling political, fiscal and legal environment to achieve Zero new HIV infections, Zero AIDS-related deaths and Zero stigma and discrimination as set out in global policy declarations adopted by UN Member States. Ensure full integration of efforts with UN Reform developments. Promote, support and provide guidance to national partners and the UN system in integrating HIV and AIDS into wider UHC and country development challenges while reaching global AIDS targets to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 and leave no one behind.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the UCD and the guidance of the Fast Track Implementation Department Director, and working in close collaboration with the Fast Track Implementation Department as a whole and at country level with Fast
- Track adviser, community mobilization adviser, strategic information adviser, advance effective collaboration with national partners, PEPFAR country offices and development partners, Global Fund CCM, PRs and civil society members and other stakeholders to promote robust country planning and implementation processes with efficient and effective complementary alignment of Global Fund and PEPFAR investments.
- Facilitate and support the strong and strategic engagement of UNAIDS country office with the Global Fund country team and PEPFAR country team, strengthening ongoing communication and collaboration tailored to the country context to advance joint and coordinated programming, implementation and reporting aligned with national priorities, systems and processes.
- Facilitate and support the effective functioning of a Country Coordinating Mechanism Oversight Committee, engaging relevant technical expertise, PEPFAR and development partner support to assist CCMs in their responsibilities to monitor grant implementation and resolve barriers impeding scale up of services, including the planning of needed technical support. Facilitate inclusion of community and civil society representatives in oversight activities to reinforce accountability and transparency at all levels of service delivery.
- Support and report on PEPFAR and/or GFATM country reviews, and provide the strategic policy and programme advise for the UCDs participation in COP review meetings and relevant GFATM coordination, review and planning meetings.
- Proactively identify emerging programme and policy issues at country level as a result of, or impacted by, Global Fund and PEPFAR policies and programs, providing timely analyses and information to UNAIDS Country Director and respective RST and HQ focal points. Support effective mechanisms for regular exchange of strategic country-level information with regional and headquarters staff to inform policy development, advocacy, and coordination of technical support.
- To perform other related duties as assigned, including replacing and/or backstopping to others.
- Essential: Advanced university degree in public health, international health, social or political science. A relevant first university degree and 9 years of relevant work experience will be considered as equivalent for internal candidates only.
- Essential: At least seven years of experience at international level in the area of programme development, evidence, policy analysis and monitoring and evaluation.
- Desirable: Experience in programme data analysis and preparation and implementation of evidence informed programmes; knowledge of the HIV epidemic and its impact.
- Essential: Advanced knowledge of English and advanced knowledge of French.