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National Programme Officer for Prevention of HIV among Intravenous Drug Users

Job Category:
Programme Officers
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
19 December, 2006
Last Date to apply:
01 January, 2007
Experience in years
2 to 4

In depth knowledge of drugs abuse and HIV/AIDS at global, regional and country level. Minimum 2-3 years of relevant experience in programme/project designing, development and supervising interventions related to prevention of HIV among intravenous drug users. Relevant experience of working in drug demand reduction and HIV/AIDS prevention. Experience of working within UN system or international agencies in the area of drug abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention. Strong research methodology and M & E skills preferred. Ability to work with Government, NGO and other counterparts is essential.


Maintain dialogue between UNODC and key stakeholders, including the relevant government entities such as National HIV/AIDS Control Programme, on policies and issues related to interventions for reducing the risk of spread of HIV/AIDS among intravenous drug users (IDUs);

Promote development of an integrated government strategy on a comprehensive approach towards intravenous drug use;

Take action with the media and other stakeholders, such as civil society organizations, to publicize best practices on IDUs interventions;

Design, coordinate and monitor new assessments, research and studies on trends and patterns of HIV/AIDS among IDUs in Pakistan;

Participate and provide substantive inputs to national, regional and international meetings/workshops/programmes on HIV/AIDS prevention, specifically IDUs interventions;

Develop new UNODC initiatives related to prevention of HIV/AIDS among intravenous drug users, their families and partners;

Participate in UN Theme Group and Technical working group meetings on HIV/AIDS;

Participate in meetings/workshops on prevention of HIV/AIDS organized by sister UN agencies, National and Provincial HIV/AIDS control programmes;

Review applications from the NGO community for funding grants. Monitor the implementation of activities funded by these grants and ensure the submission of interim (as appropriate) and final reports on the project activities funded by UNODC;

Prepare correspondence and reports, related to HIV/AIDS and intravenous drug use, as assigned by the UNODC Representative;

Fulfill any other duties as assigned by the UNODC Representative.

Corporate Competencies:

 Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
 Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNODC
 Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
 Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:
Knowledge Management and Learning
 Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
 In-depth knowledge on issues related to HIV/AIDS
 Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
 Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness
 Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
 Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of demand reduction and HIV/AIDS programme and projects, mobilize resources
 Strong IT skills
 Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change
Management and Leadership
 Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
 Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
 Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
 Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
 Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
 Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
 Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 M.B.B.S/M.D,MSc, M.AMBBS (5 years) OR Master Degree MBBS (5 year) or Master’s Degree, Degree in Medicine, or Psychology or Social Sciences

Must Title Level Description
YesMS-Office, Lotus Notes Excellent  Proficient with MS-Office and Lotus Notes
YesCommunication Excellent  Excellent interpersonal & communication skills. Fluent in English and Urdu.