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Drugs & HIV Adviser (External)
MBBS/Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Health/Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
10 Years(10 years experience preferably with the UN or a comparable organization in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of technical assistance projects and experience working with government authorities. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems is desired)
Under the overall supervision of the UNODC Country Representative for Pakistan and the technical guidance of the drug prevention and health branch at UNODC Headquarters, the Drugs and HIV Adviser will manage the Sub-Programme 3: Drugs Demand Reduction and HIV of the Country Programme for Pakistan (2010-15).
The Adviser will also be responsible for providing on-going technical guidance and policy advice to the government of Pakistan on the three UNODC key policy and programmatic areas, namely data collection, treatment and rehabilitation, prevention and comprehensive drug related- HIV prevention. S/he will facilitate collaboration and coordination activities with other UN agencies under One UN and assist the UNODC Country Office for Pakistan (COPAK) in strengthening national capacity to develop and implement strategies that deal effectively with drug demand reduction and drug-related HIV/AIDS prevention and
Functions / Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:Drug-Related HIV
- Assist the Government in the assessment of the HIV/AIDS situation in the key areas, the development of effective strategies and reviewing and adapting national HIV/AIDS policy and implementation plans;
- Assist the Government in building national capacity for enhanced policy development, coordination, sound monitoring and evaluation with regard to HIV/AIDS prevention and care in those key areas;
- Facilitate the establishment of technical working groups involving all relevant stakeholders at the national level;
- Function as a country-level focal point with UNAIDS as well as with other cosponsors on issues related to the prevention and care of HIV/AIDS in the UNODC key areas; people who inject drugs, prisons and human trafficking
- Represent UNODC in the technical working group, inter-agency task force, UN theme group on HIV/AIDS, CCA, UNDAF and other relevant forums;
Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation
- Advise national, provincial governments, civil society organizations and private sector to adopt scientifically based, culturally appropriate best practices in drug treatment and rehabilitation;
- Design and supervise trainings of drug treatment staff of government and non-government institutions/organizations.
- In cooperation with Ministry of Narcotics Control develop a national data base of drug treatment services in Pakistan to ascertain the treatment outcome
- In collaboration with Ministry of Narcotics Control undertake monitoring and evaluation of drug treatment services in Pakistan.
- In close association with the provincial prison authorities established drug treatment services in the prison settings
- With assistance of health universities include drug treatment in the curricula of under-graduate medical students
- Supervise local and national researches on drug treatment and rehabilitation. Drug Abuse Prevention
- Sensitize and train policy makers and legislators on drugs prevention.
- Advice to include prevention programmes in GOP public institutions reform (health, education, prisons) and policy making for instance, within the National Health Policy.
- Dialogue with national and provincial stakeholders to integrate basic drug awareness, risk minimization and advice into the school curriculum by engaging with the extensive GOP public school network as well as other privately operated schools
- Build capacity of the GOP at the federal, provincial and district level, as well as of Non Government Organizations (NGOs), Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and outreach workers to effectively deliver services and programmes to different target groups.
- Supervise and electronic and print media campaigns on drug prevention
- Advocacy with donors for the support of drug treatment, prevention and drug related HIV prevention interventions
- Organise and participate as a resource person in advocacy meetings, round-tables, training workshops and other meetings related to drug treatment, prevention and drug related HIV/AIDS issues;
- Review, analyze, and evaluate technical reports and other relevant materials on drug treatment, prevention and drug related HIV/AIDS;
- Contribute to programme/grant proposals, including for the Global Fund, the World Bank, One UN etc to determine their technical soundness and appropriateness in the context of UNODC mandate.
- Prepare reports such as reports to the HQs, Regional Office, Government and donors;
- Monitor on-going and new UNODC initiatives related to drug treatment, prevention and drug related HIV/AIDS issues;
- Fulfil any other duties as assigned by the UNODC Representative
Impact of Results Key results have an impact on the success of the UNODC country programme within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities as well as creation of strategic partnerships.