Programme Specialist, HIV/AIDS and CCO Liaison Specialist, Sexual Reproductive Health Branch, Technical Division
New York City (United States of America)
The CCO liaison will work in close coordination with the Focal Point, HIV/AIDS and under the direction of the Global Coordinator HIV/AIDS, SRHB, Technical Division in support of the coordination UNFPA’s work in HIV including as a cosponsor of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) particularly as relates to the Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations (CCO) and its supporting groups of Global Coordinators (GC) and Focal Points (FP).
You will report directly to the Global Coordinator, HIV/AIDS.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. In East and Southern Africa, a fourth transformative result, no new HIV infections has been added.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
UNFPA is a founding cosponsor of the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). For 2019, the Executive Director of UNFPA has assumed the chair for the UNAIDS Committee of Cosponsoring Organizations (CCO). This triggers an increased responsibility and work for UNFPA particularly at headquarters level. The CCO Chair represents the interest of all 11 cosponsors, facilitates communication with the Secretariat, coordinates and convenes CCO related groups (Global Coordinators (GC) and Focal Points (FP)) and acts as a lead voice of the cosponsors at the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board (PCB).
The purpose of this job is to provide support to the Global Coordinator HIV/AIDS and Focal Point HIV/AIDS in collaboration with the broader HIV, technical and policy teams to ensure that UNFPA fulfills its responsibilities as the CCO Chair. Particular support to meetings of the CCO at Head of Agency level and of Global Coordinator and Focal Point groups, and the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board including preparation for joint statements, notes for the record, reports and tracking of action points.
Advanced university degree in health, public/community health, international relations, gender/human rights, political, management or related discipline.
Knowledge and Experience:
5 years experience in HIV/AIDS especially primary prevention or related fields: SRHR, community systems strengthening, stigma and discrimination, gender equality/human rights.
Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills
Understanding of the UN system in general, and especially UNFPA’s mandate, policies, operations and development topics and the UNAIDS Strategy 2016-2021.
Fluency in English; knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable.