Closing Date: 25 February 2023
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Support the Health Sector, including the Ministry of Health in strengthening national capacity and building partnerships for the control of HIV/AIDS in the country, with specific focus on HIV prevention. Act as focal person in the WHO Country Office to manage HIV prevention related work through coordination with Health Sector (MOH) counterparts, donors and health partners in these areas; 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; Provide technical support to improve integrated health information system, especially increased demand, generation and use of quality data/information related to HIV prevention. Participate in resource mobilization and contribute to proposal development and implementation of, but not limited to, the Global Fund grants; Assist the Health Sector in ensuring the real-time monitoring of the epidemiological trends of HIV, in addition to the progress of the HIV response. 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.
Liaise with the government counterparts to facilitate and support adaptation and implementation of the national HIV programmes in line with the WHO normative guidance and international best practice. Liaise with other HIV actors to Ensure a mediating role of main actors involved in the health sector and advise the WHO Representative for policy dialogue aimed at addressing bottlenecks limiting progress of the response related to HIV. Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisors
Medical degree or Degreein Public Health or Epidemiology or other related health field
Desirable: Post graduate training of Masters’ Degree inpublic health or epidemiology. specialized training in communicable diseases.
At least five years related experience in public health. –>Atleast five years working with Department of health or a UN agency–>Understandingof HIV continuum of care, including country HIV response–>Demonstration of good writing skills and leadership qualities
Desirable: Excellent knowledge of English. Working knowledge of French or another WHO official language would be an asset
Public Health or Epidemiology
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at ZAR 864,712 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave