LEADER IN REPRODUCTIVE
HEALTH AND POPULATION
VACANCY NO. : UNFPA/IND/2011/005
ISSUE DATE : July 20, 2011
CLOSING DATE : August 3, 2011
POST TITLE : National Programme Officer (HIV)
POST NUMBER : 00034490
POST LEVEL : ICS 9 (NO-B)
DUTY STATION : New Delhi, India
DURATION : One year fixed term initially
Under the overall supervision of the Representative, the National Programme Officer (NPO) will be
primarily responsible for strengthening UNFPA’s intervention in HIV/AIDS. The NPO will be
responsible for programme development and management and for providing technical assistance to
UNFPA supported programmes. The NPO will coordinate UNFPA’s interventions with the National
AIDS Control Organisation, the relevant ministries, the National Aids Council, other UN agencies
and relevant partners to ensure a joint response. The NPO will interface with the State Offices and
other Programme Officers in defining, coordinating and providing high level technical input in the
area of HIV.
Main tasks and responsibilities
Provide substantive inputs into the design and formulation of the UNFPA Programme in the area
of HIV/AIDS prevention and development of position papers.
Contribute to strategic guidance for the strengthening of HIV prevention in India.
Participate in High Level Technical Committees on HIV/AIDS and provide evidence based
Facilitate in building institutional capacity in UNFPA and state departments and agencies to
Apply results based programme development and draw effectively on monitoring and evaluation
results to ensure quality of UNFPA’s programme
Facilitate Programmatic alliances and partnerships for HIV prevention and leverage the resources
of national governments and partners for HIV interventions
Document best practices and lessons learned. Create organizational knowledge by evaluating
programs and design research where relevant.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Masters degree in Public Health or Social Sciences; proven technical knowledge in Reproductive
Health (RH) and HIV/AIDS areas.
Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in the area of HIV/AIDS. Proven experience in
programme planning and management. Ability to work with government departments and
partners and coordinate joint interventions.
The incumbent should have a significant understanding of the national HIV/AIDS programme
functioning of government, bilateral and multilateral agencies.
Full proficiency in English (including excellent writing and communication skills), knowledge of
one of the official Indian languages.
Proficiency in current software applications.
We are looking for candidates who have:
The ability for identifying and advocating work related to HIV.
A track record in innovation and marketing or new approaches
A capacity for leveraging the resources of national governments and partners and for building
strategic alliances with partners
Integrity, commitment and respect for diversity
Skills to manage relationships, communicate and develop people
An ability for analytical and strategic thinking and results orientation
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit your application along with resume to: The Representative, UNFPA, 55-Lodi Estate,
New Delhi indicating the post and vacancy number on the envelope. Closing date for applications:
August 3, 2011. Applications may also be sent through email at the following email address:
firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the post and vacancy number in the subject line.
Candidates should also complete a United Nations Personal History Form (P.11). The P-11
form is available on the UNFPA website at http://www.unfpa.org/employment/docs/p-11.doc.
The completed P-11 form should be submitted along with the application.
UNFPA offers an attractive compensation package commensurate with the level of the position. The
package includes competitive net salary plus health insurance and other benefits.
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the value of gender equality, team work, respect
for diversity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced
gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for
information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.
UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or any other fee in
connection with the application or recruitment process.
*This is a project-funded post