United States of America: TA: Programme Specialist (HIV/AIDS Communications and Partnerships – UNITAID Grant), P-4, NYHQ #102779 (364 Days)

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: United States of America
Closing date: 22 Aug 2017

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children’s rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.For every child, a future

UNICEF works to ensure that all babies, children, adolescents and their mothers, are able to access life-saving HIV prevention, treatment, care and support. UNICEF engages country-level partners around the world to make HIV prevention, testing, and treatment as widely available as possible, including in remote areas, fragile states and to those children in marginalized populations. We promote rapid integration and expansion of HIV education and care into maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health services. For more information about our work, and the work of our partners, visit www.unicef.org/aidsfor more information.

How can you make a difference?

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Senior Specialist, HIV/AIDS (PMTCT and paediatric HIV care and treatment) and in collaboration with the Diagnostics Adviser and Point-of-Care (POC) Project Manager in New York and Diagnostics Country Support Specialist in ESARO the incumbent will lead the knowledge and communications component of a UNITAID-CHAI-UNICEF-ASLM Phase 2b (2016-2020) grant to accelerate the introduction and scale up of HIV diagnostics in 10 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This position is responsible for leading, coordinating, and facilitating the knowledge management and communications strategy and plan for a four year USD$95 million POC HIV diagnostics grant funded by UNITAID. The incumbent will deepen organization collaboration with core partners, such as the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), African Society of Laboratory Medicine (ASLM), and UNITAID, to achieve the grant’s key goals of the communication strategy which are to generate demand for POC products to accelerate uptake; maximize patient impact; and galvanize global support aligned with the UNAIDS 90-90-90 treatment targets for the sustainable implementation of POC technologies.

This will include:

  • Technical Work on Knowledge Management and Communications
  • Support to HIV/AIDS Section, Regional and Country Office and other partners
  • Strengthen strategic partnerships
  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree in one or more of the following disciplines: public health, public health administration, social sciences, or a field relevant to international development assistance.
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible work experience at the national or international levels in public health, project design, knowledge management and communications, or monitoring and evaluation. Experience in HIV/AIDS is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
  • For every Child, you demonstrate…

    Our core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=506435

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