UNAIDS Job Vacancy: Community Mobilization and Networking Adviser - Yangon, Myanmar

Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/16/FT8

Title: Community Mobilization and Networking Adviser, Myanmar

Grade: NO-C

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract:  Two years

Date: 21 July 2016
Application Deadline: 20 August 2016 (9 day(s) until closing deadline) Currently accepting applications

Organization unit: AI/RSB Regional Support Team, Asia and Pacific (AI/RSB)
Please note that nationals of Myanmar only are expected to apply.

Duty station: Yangon Myanmar

  • Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to AIDS at country levels. Promote, support and provide guidance to partners and the UN system in the region to Fast-Track HIV prevention, treatment, care and support and in the achievement of the goals of the UNAIDS Strategy for 2016 - 2021. Coordinate the development of strategic information and document the trends on the epidemic and the response as well as provide intellectual leadership on the status of the AIDS response in the country.
Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:
Under the supervision of the UNAIDS Country Director (UCD), the Country Community Mobilization and Networking Adviser (CMNA) will focus on catalyzing and increasing effective community mobilization, advocacy and demand creation across social movements and reinforcement of community capacities to become service providers, partners in policy development, and watchdogs for rights, programming and transparency of funding flows. Critical to this position will be in-depth knowledge of and engagement with national and sub-national networks of people living with HIV and key populations, particularly in relation to attainment of the Political Declaration targets.
  • Collaborate with the National HIV Coordination Authorities and other sectors active engagement with civil society, improving the effective leadership of communities, including of people living with HIV and key populations, within strategic planning, policy development, social dialogue, service delivery, data collection and monitoring of rights and policies, programmes and funding flows.
  • Provide direct assistance and insight into the local context to the Joint UN team on AIDS and other partners for sustained and consistent capacity development of networks and organizations for effective advocacy and demand creation, service delivery, data collection, analysis and monitoring of rights and policies, programming and funding flows.
  • Identify multilateral grant opportunities (with the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Malaria and Tuberculosis and the President's Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)) and bilateral aid available at national/regional level to, harmonize resources for civil society, communities and other non-governmental institutions.
  • Provide support to national strategic alliances/partnerships to ensure UNAIDS provides technical support to civil society and communities in tracking and monitoring of budgets and resources made available to different stakeholder groups in the governmental and non-governmental sectors and in the monitoring of government accountability for attainment of the 2011 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS and Fast-Track targets.
  • Liaise with national civil society activists and leaders (e.g. prominent people living with HIV and key population network leaders, religious leaders, parliamentarians etc). Stay abreast of current/hot national issues, and tensions, provide strategic information, national context insight and analysis to the UCD, taking a key role in consensus building, & conflict resolution during crises.
  • Provide assistance to local communities to strengthen links between AIDS and other social movements and enable them to take ownership of a new, more expanded and inclusive development paradigm, based on rights and equity.
  • Ensure the principles of human rights, gender equality and the meaningful involvement of people living with HIV and key populations are adhered to in the work of the Joint Programme and its partners, serving as a focal point for civil society engagement, activism and intelligence for the country office, RST and Headquarters.
  • Engage with non-traditional national partners, social networking technology, socio/political and youth movements to promote social change.
  • Provide technical input to national social protection plans, policies, programmes and legislation to ensure that they are HIV sensitive and include: predictable transfers of cash, food, access to social health insurance or other transfers for those affected by HIV and those who are most vulnerable.
  • Any other related duties as required.