Partnerships Officer, Geneva, Switzerland

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: Switzerland

City: Geneva, Switzerland

Office: WHO Geneva, Switzerland

Grade: P-3

Closing date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Partnerships Officer

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Grade : P3

Contractual Arrangement : Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 24 months

Job Posting: Dec 22, 2020, 4:20:42 PM

Unitaid is a multilateral partnership hosted by the World Health Organization. Unitaid is focused on making a unique and impactful contribution to the global response against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria in developing countries. It catalyzes improvements for the larger response through forward-looking and time-limited investments to increase access to better, more effectiveand more affordable health products. These investments can target

for example

price reductions, improvements in quality and supply, or the introduction of innovative products suitable for the populations in need.


Analyse key health policy events in the international development and global health arena for Unitaid to engage;
Liaise with external partners/stakeholders on programmatic and administrative matters;
Provide adequate and timely support and response by monitoring and coordinating with partners/stakeholders;
Support the monitoring and tracking of activities of partners/stakeholders;
Prepare relevant reports for Unitaid Board Meeting and relevant subcommittees;
Acquire and analyze information and perspectives from government officials and institutional counterparts on operational matters creating relationships of trust and understanding that underpin effective coordination and collaboration.



Essential: University degree in international relations, political science, development studies or a related field

Desirable: Qualifications in strategic planning or partnership development.



At least five years‘ experience in the area of external relations and partnerships, some of which gained in an international context, with at least two years in the area of public health.

Demonstrated experience in organizing high level events.

Demonstrated strategic writing capacity, developing briefing notes and concept papers.

Desirable: Work experience in the field.


Sound knowledge of external relations and communication, strategic writing skills.

Knowledge of WHO and Unitaid communication and partnerships rules, procedures and practices an asset.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Tags global health health policy international relations malaria political science


Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Knowing and managing yourself

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of French.


WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 60,962 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 4547 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

A written test may be used as a form of screening.

In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.

Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.

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WHO is committed to workforce diversity.

WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.

WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.

WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.

Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

*For WHO General Service staff who do not meet the minimum educational qualifications, please see e-Manual III.4.1, para 220.

As a WHO staff member assigned solely and exclusively to support this Partnership, selected staff will have no right of reassignment or transfer outside the Partnership either during or at the end of his/her appointment, including pursuant to WHO Staff Rule 1050. (This does not apply to WHO fixed-term staff members reassigned from a non-Partnership position.)

UNITAID is a partnership hosted and administered by WHO, located outside WHO premises in Le Pommier, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex.