Assistant (e) G5 at UNAIDS

United Nations Development Programme

Port-au-Prince, Haiti


Mar 28

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Provide leadership and coordinate support for an expanded UN system response to support the country towards ending AIDS as a public health threat as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a Fast-Track approach to rapidly scale up HIV services focused on populations and locations most affected by the epidemic. Promote effective use of strategic information to better understand and track the epidemic as well as trends, and to measure progress and the sustainable impact of the response. Support efforts to strengthen the capacities of communities and their meaningful engagement in health, social protection and human rights mechanisms. Provide intellectual leadership to guide policy decisions and programmes, including the creation of an enabling political, fiscal and legal environment to achieve Zero new HIV infections, Zero AIDS-related deaths and Zero stigma and discrimination as set out in global policy declarations adopted by UN Member States. Ensure full integration of efforts with UN Reform developments. Promote, support and provide guidance to national partners and the UN system in integrating HIV and AIDS into wider UHC and country development challenges while reaching global AIDS targets to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 and leave no one behind.


Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position:

Under the general supervision of the responsible officer, working closely with others, the incumbent provides secretarial and administrative support, and is assigned part of or all the following duties and responsibilities:

Secretarial: Screen incoming calls, emails, and correspondence and handle telephone queries, taking appropriate action, drafting and finalizing correspondence based on instructions or on own initiative; proof-reading and editing, for grammar and style, correspondence and documents before signatures; designing and/or drafting presentations in PowerPoint; managing the supervisor's calendar, including setting up of meetings and appointments, preparing files with background materials; and ensuring coverage arrangements in the absence of supervisor.

Contracts: Prepare or oversee the preparation of and manage the division/team contracts and agreements ensuring conformity with UNAIDS administrative rules and procedures, as well as tracking deliverables and payments.

Personnel-related issues: Monitor the contractual status of staff, drawing to the attention of the supervisor in a timely manner contract ending dates; initiate extensions where necessary; monitor due dates of performance evaluation reports, and coordinate travel and leave calendar.

Organization of meetings: Manage the planning of meetings organized or supported by office, as well as regular divisional/team meetings, including but not limited to drawing up agendas and preparing background files, drafting minutes and note for the record; organize conference calls and video conferences.

General Administration: Participate in the harmonisation of administrative and management systems within the office/team, sharing experiences and lessons learnt with others; developing and maintaining a comprehensive filing system; coordinating quarterly travel plans; and handling all aspects of travel arrangements for the supervisor and other staff/consultants.

Perform other related duties as assigned, including replacing and backstopping for others as required.

Qualifications réquises



Essential: Completion of secondary school, or relevant technical or vocational training.

Desirable: Higher education.


UNAIDS Values:

1. Commitment to the AIDS response

2. Integrity

3. Respect for diversity

Core Competencies:

1. Working in teams

2. Communicating with impact

3. Applying expertise

4. Delivering results

5. Driving change and innovation

6. Being accountable


Essential: A minimum of five years' experience in secretarial positions, including experience in dealing with administrative issues, and some experience in the UN System, including knowledge of its rules and procedures.

Desirable: Experience in UNAIDS or WHO and in the use of system such as ERP


Essential: Advanced knowledge of French and Intermediate level of English.

Desirable: Knowledge of another UN official language

Additional Information:

Please note that for this vacancy only nationals of Haiti and legal residents holding a valid residence or work permit are eligible. A valid passport will be requested.

Furthermore, we will only accept online applications for General Service vacancies.

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

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This publication is made by the HR office of PNUD on behalf of UNAIDS

The deadline for submitting applications is: 17 April 2021.

Date limite 2021-04-17

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