Executive Officer Unitaid, Geneva, Switzerland

Organization: World Health Organization (WHO)

Country: Switzerland

City: Geneva, Switzerland

Office: WHO Geneva, Switzerland

Grade: P-3

Closing date: Monday, 26 July 2021

Executive Officer Unitaid

( 2103043 )

Grade : P3

Contractual Arrangement : Fixed-term appointment

Contract Duration (Years, Months, Days) : 2 years

Job Posting: Jul 5, 2021, 4:02:08 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 catalyses improvements for the larger response through forward-looking and time-limited investments that are designed to increase access to better, more effective and more affordable health products (i.e. preventatives, medicines and diagnostics).These investments typically target market-based interventions such as price reductions, improvements in quality and supply, and the introduction of innovative products more suitable for the populations in need.


Core responsibilities include:

Providing support to the Executive Management in delivering high quality, strategic and timely advicein the areas of strategy, policy, partnerships and projects through effective collaboration with relevant internal and external stakeholders.

Provide support to the Executive Management in ensuring efficient functioning and follow-up.

Support strategic internal and external projects, such as staff engagement, strategy development/implementation and evaluation, partnership collaborations and initiatives.

Develop and maintain strong, mutually supportive working relationships, and collaboration with each of the units within the Unitaid Secretariat.

Perform other related duties as required or instructed by the supervisor.



Essential: First university degree in business, communications, social sciences, economics, health, international relations or related fields.

Desirable: Master`s level university degree in the above fields; Project management training.


Essential: At least 5 years‘ experience in project management, including 3 years‘ in the development of strategy and policy. Experience with public health or international development organizations.

Desirable: Experience working in the Private Sector. Experience in health projects in at least one of the three Unitaid niches (HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria). Experience working in the consultancy sector. Experience in grant management.


Capacity to build effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders in a complex partnership environment

Strong diplomatic skills

Flexibility and ability to work both independently and collaboratively

Excellent judgment and rigorous analytical skills

Excellent writing and communication skills

Experience and enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment

Willingness to work under bursts of high pressure

Ability to network and influence others.

WHO Competencies


Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences


Producing results

Promoting innovation and organizational learning

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Intermediate 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 62,120 (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 4519 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: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.

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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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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.

Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1625513036996