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Vacancy No.: UNAIDS/23/FT82 Title: HR Specialist (Staff Development) Grade: P3 Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment Duration of contract: 2-year fixed-term appointment

Date: 29 August 2023 Application Deadline: 15 September 2023 Organization unit: AI/DHR Human Resources Management (AI/DHR) Staff Development and Performance Duty station: Bonn Germany

About UNAIDS: Serving unities 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.

MANDATE OF THE DEPARTMENT: To lead the AIDS response, the UNAIDS Secretariat counts on a capable and highly qualified workforce, located in the right place at the right time. The People Management Department ensures that human resources are alighted with organizational strategy and priorities. The work of the department is based on effective policies and services for organizational development, and performance. The Staff Development and Performance team builds organizational and staff capacity by developing learning initiatives, strengthening the performance management culture and providing career support.

Main tasks and Responsibilities of the Position: Working under the direct supervision of the Chief, Staff Development and Performance Division, the incumbent is responsible for the following: 1. Define, Develop, deliver, and update staff learning resources related to UNAIDS’ strategy, programme priorities, functions and services in collaboration with internal and external subject matter experts and providers. 2. Maintain close partnership with staff and lead the identification, design and implementation of leadership development, competency-based capacity building and career support initiatives to strengthen staff capabilities. 3. Contribute to the monitoring, implementation and reporting of the UNAIDS Gender Action Plan. 4. Design curriculum and act as trainer for face-to-face (workshop) and online (blended/webinar/video-conference) trainings. Provide advisory and design support for the facilitation of UNAIDS meetings and events, and facilitate selected internal events when required. 5. Keep up to date on good practices in organizational development and learning by participating in relevant internal and external meetings and professional bodies. 6. Implement capacity-building initiatives related to the UNAIDS Secretariat Gender Action Plan, Staff well-being and mental health, Disability Action Plan, Culture change and knowledge management activities. 7. Act as a focal point for 360 feedback and UNAIDS coaching programme to strengthen leadership and management competencies. 8. Co-lead the UNAIDS Global Staff Engagement Survey and organization wide action plans, in close collaboration with the Performance Management focal point in the team. 9. Manage the on-going maintenance of the Learning Management System (LMS) , including management of content, building needs-based curricula and learning pathways that address learning requirements. 10. Manage staff member access and engagement on the learning platform, ensure that staff training records are updated, monitor staff completion and report on compliance of mandatory trainings, coordinate with other UN entity focal points to acquire, manage access and administration of online courses. 11. Lead and design all communications with staff on capacity building initiatives. 12. Act as focal point for all job related and career related training registrations, track resource allocation for individual development plans, submission of staff training reports, liaise with training providers and assess training impact. 13. Explore and integrate new, innovative technologies and methodologies in workplace learning, including gamification and action/social learning to enhance impact and user uptake of learning initiatives. 14. Manage a robust programme evaluation framework and report on training impact to measure return on expectations. 15. Gather and manage data for face-to-face, online and individual learning activities, analyze trends and report on staff training data. 16. Perform other related duties as required.


Education: Essential: Advanced University degree at Master’s level or equivalent in human resources management, public or business administration, social sciences, or related field. For internal candidates only, a relevant first university degree and 7 years of relevant professional experience will be considered as equivalent.

Desirable: Professional development certification in learning and development, career counselling, facilitation, instructional design and related areas.

Competencies: 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

Managerial competencies: 1. Leading Teams 2. Building Relationships and Networks 3. Developing and Empowering Others 4. Managing Performance and Resources 5. Vision and Strategic Thinking 6. Exercising Sound Judgement

Experience: Essential: Five (5) years working in staff development, including experience designing and developing staff development resources and programmes. Experience in instructional design and, digital content creation, facilitating face-to-face and distance learning sessions. Experience working in international organizations

Desirable: Work experience in the UN system

Languages: Essential: Advanced level of English. Desirable: Knowledge of another UN official language.

Additional Information: Positions at the international professional category within UNAIDS will be subject to the Organization’s Mobility Policy.

Annual salary: (Net of tax) USD 64,121 at single rate

Post Adjustment: 42.0 % of the figure(s) on the left side. This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

Applications from people living with HIV are particularly welcome. Applications from women and from nationals of non- and under-represented 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. UNAIDS is committed to providing a work environment that respects the inherent dignity of all persons. UNAIDS has a responsibility to take all appropriate steps to prevent and respond to discrimination, abuse of authority, and harassment, including sexual harassment in the workplace or in connection with work. UNAIDS has zero tolerance towards abusive conduct.

Please visit UNAIDS’s e-Recruitment website at: to review and apply to positions. 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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