NPO – Hiv/Aids
World Health Organization

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  1. Support the Health Sector, including the Ministry of Health in strengthening national capacity and building partnerships for the control of HIV/AIDS, STIs and Hepatitis in the country;2. Act as a liaison in the WHO Country Office on care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, STIs and Hepatitis related work through coordination with Health Sector (NDOH) counterparts, donors and health partners in these areas; 3. Provide technical support in the development of HIV/AIDS national strategic and operational plans in addition to, coordination, supervision of interventions related to their implementation, monitoring and evaluation at both national and subnational level;4. Provide technical support to improve integrated health information system, especially increased demand, generation and use of quality data/information related to HIV. 5. Participate in resource mobilization and contribute to proposal development and implementation of, but not limited to, the Global Fund grants;6. Assist the Health Sector in ensuring the real-time monitoring of the epidemiological trends of HIV, in addition to the progress of the response; 7. Provide technical support to recommend programme initiatives and priorities, including operational/implementation research, based on analysis of technical and policy problems identified during the programme implementation;8. Liaise with the government counterparts to facilitate and support adaptation and implementation of the national HIV guidelines in line with the WHO normative guidance and international best practice;9. Ensure a mediating role of main actors involved in the health sector and advise the WHO Representative for policy dialogue aimed at addressing bottle necks limiting progress of the response related to HIV.10. Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisors
    Essential: Medical degree
    Desirable: Post graduate trainingin public health, epidemiology or other relevant and related health field
    Essential: At least five years’ working in public health on HIV, STIs and Hepatitis care andtreatment programme and public health interventions
    Desirable: At least five years working with the Department ofhealth, a reputable public health institution or a UN agency
    Demonstrated innovative, analytical and problem- solving skills; statistical, monitoring and evaluation skills; ability to lead policy level dialogue, advocacy and partnerships on HIV-AIDS and the risk factors.Broadknowledge and understanding of HIV continuum of care, including country HIV response, monitoring, and/or evaluation required.Good communication skills. Ability to harness partnerships and interact with health professionals at various levels. Demonstration of good writing skills and leadership qualitiesAbility to establish effective networks and working relationships with people of different nationalities and cultural background.Computer skills – Knowledge of word processing,spreadsheet and data analysis, browsing and information searching on the internet
    WHO Competencies
    Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
    Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
    Creating an empowering and motivating environment
    Use of Language Skills
    Essential: Expert knowledge of English.


Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at ZAR 1,027,253 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave.
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