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UNAIDS is looking for Officer, Strategic Information Ethiopia


UNAIDS is looking for Officer, Strategic Information Ethiopia, May 12 2022



Organization: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)

Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/22/FT38

Title: Officer, Strategic Information Ethiopia

Grade: NO-C

Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment

Duration of contract: Two years

Date of Announcement: 6 May 2022

Application Deadline: 28 May 2022

Organization unit: AI/RSJ Regional Support Team, East and South Africa (AI/RSJ) Country Office Ethiopia

Duty station: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia





Job description


UNAIDS is an innovative United Nations partnership that leads and inspires the world in achieving universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support.

UNAIDS’ Cosponsors include UNHCR, UNICEF, WFP, UNDP, UNFPA, UNODC, UN Women, ILO, UNESCO, WHO and the
World Bank. Visit the UNAIDS Web site at

Serving Communities and Countries to End Inequalities and AIDS We, the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, lead the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. By placing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to reduction of inequalities at the heart of our work, we lead the global response to AIDS by:


(i) Maximizing equitable and equal access to HIV services,

(ii) Breaking down barriers to achieving HIV outcomes, and

(iii) Integrating efficient HIV responses into wider health and protection systems.

We are committed to creating an equal, safe and empowering workplace culture where all people in all their diversity thrive. We live our values of Commitment to the AIDS Response, Integrity and Respect for Diversity. You can access the full UNAIDS Competency Framework at

Mandate Of The Department:

The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office provides leadership and coordinates support for an expanded UN system response to ending the AIDS epidemic at regional and country level. It steers, promotes and supports regional and national partners and the UN system towards ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Regional Office promotes effective use of strategic information of the epidemic trends and the status of its response and provides technical leadership on people-centered HIV prevention and response in the region focused on key populations and locations most at risk.

The Country Office provides leadership and coordinates the expanded UN system response in Ethiopia. Using an equity and equality lens as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Country Office scales up HIV services focused on key populations and locations most at risk. The Country Office promotes effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic and its trends, and to measure progress and sustainable impact of the response in Ethiopia. It supports efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection, and human rights mechanisms, and provides intellectual support and technical guidance as necessary to national partners and policymakers.

UNAIDS is mandated by the UN General Assembly to collect data from countries and report progress towards global AIDS
response targets.

The Data for Impact Practice leads this AIDS response tracking and reporting, tracks progress and responses towards
established targets, identifies inequalities and gaps in the AIDS response, and works to enhance countries’ strategic information capacities on the HIV epidemic and response with regards to epidemiology and demographic impact, prevention, treatment and care, societal enablers including laws and policies, and resources (resources with the Equitable Financing Practice). At country and regional level, the Practice leads the generation of strategic information to inform different programming and planning processes, and coordinates the joint programme planning and monitoring through the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF).


Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:

Within the matrix management reporting structure of the Ethiopia Office, the East and Southern Africa Regional Office, and the Global Strategic Information Practice, the Officer, Strategic Information focuses on a manageable set of deliverables that are aligned with the UNAIDS strategic information vision and the capacity, the epidemic size and growth, and the needs in Ethiopia.

He /she has the following key responsibilities:

1 – National capacity building and coordination

a) Identifies capacity needs of national counterparts in surveillance, data collection, data analysis, reporting and using evidence for programming and pandemic preparedness.

b) Supports capacity development efforts to focus responses to relevant geographical areas and key populations.

c) Works with national counterparts to strengthen surveillance and monitoring systems including health information systems with attention to the quality of data including the use of unique identifiers.

d) Promotes data systems and survey tools for policies and programmes.

e) Accompanies the development of community-led monitoring (CLM) systems.

2 – Strategic analysis, programmatic and policy advice

a) Supports the prioritization, process and technical aspects of a wide array of data collection, compilation, and analysis related to epidemiology, policies, programme coverage and resources, in view of informing future programme efforts.

b) Performs modelling and analysis of surveillance, policy and programme monitoring data on trends and geographic location of the epidemic and response including through the use of standard estimation tools in view of detecting and monitoring inequalities.

c) Conducts strategic analysis leading to development of key national strategic initiatives such as NSP

d) Supports evaluation of national programmes and operations research to inform programming for HIV response

3 – Contributions to global processes

a) Supports monitoring and reporting at national level and contributes data and analyses to the regional and global level (through
the Global AIDS Monitoring system).

b) Proactively assists the UNAIDS Country Director in the monitoring of the United Nations Joint Programming on HIV, inter alia via the implementation of the Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework and the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.

Required Qualifications


Essential: Advanced university degree at Master´s level or equivalent in Public Health, Epidemiology, (Bio)statistics, Demographic Studies, or another field related to the responsibilities. A relevant first university degree and 7 years of relevant professional experience will be considered as equivalent for internal candidates only.


UNAIDS Values:

– Commitment to the AIDS response.
– Integrity
– Respect for diversity

Core competencies:

– Working in teams
– Communicating with impact
– Applying expertise
– Delivering results
– Driving change and innovation
– Being accountable
Managerial competencies:
– Leading teams
– Building relationships and networks

– Developing and empowering others
– Managing performance and resources
– Vision and strategic thinking
– Exercising sound judgement


Essential: A minimum of 5 years of experience in the design, development and operational application of strategic information systems of AIDS programmes.

Desirable: Demonstrated knowledge and sound understanding of the United Nations Joint Programming on HIV. Relevant experience in countries of similar state of epidemiological characteristics and national capacities.


Essential: Advanced level of English

Desirable: Knowledge of additional UN official languages.

Additional Information:

Please note that for this vacancy, only nationals of Ethiopia and legal residents holding an Ethiopia valid residence or work permit are eligible to apply. You are required to reside within reasonable commuting distance of the UNAIDS office located in Addis Ababa.

A valid passport will be requested. Furthermore, only online applications will be accepted.

Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice.

Annual salary: (Net of tax)
31147 USD at single rate


How to Apply

Applicants will be required to take a test. Applicants will be contacted directly if selected for an interview.

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and underrepresented member states are particularly encouraged.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to the Staff Regulations and Rules of the World Health Organization (WHO) adjusted, as necessary, to take into account the particular operational needs of UNAIDS, and any subsequent amendments.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Note: The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer or promotion of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity.

The medical criterion for recruitment is fitness to work in the particular post.
The United Nations HIV/AIDS Personnel Policy clearly stipulates that no staff and/or potential candidates shall be discriminated against on the basis of real or perceived HIV status. HIV infection, in itself, does not constitute lack of fitness to work. There is no obligation to disclose HIV-related personal information.

Online applications are strongly encouraged to enable UNAIDS to store your profile in a permanent database.

Please visit:-

UNAIDS’s e-Recruitment website at: The system provides instructions for online application procedures.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement.

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