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Governance and Resource Mobilization Officer


  • Organization: WHO - World Health Organization
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Mid level - P-3, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • International Relations
    • Democratic Governance
    • Public Policy and Administration
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
  • Closing Date: 2024-07-31


Unitaid, a partnership hosted by the World Health Organization is focused on accelerating the introduction and adoption of key health products primarily for HIV & co-infections, tuberculosis, malaria and women & children's health. It creates systemic conditions for sustainable and equitable access and aims to foster inclusive and demand-driven partnerships for innovation. It designs and invests in innovative approaches to make quality health products available and affordable in low- and middle-income countries. It promotes collective efforts with partners, countries and communities, unlocking access to the tools, services and care that can deliver the best results, improve health and address global health priorities.


Reporting primarily to the Governance Manager, Board Relations, with a secondary reporting line to the Senior Resource Mobilization Manager for Resource Mobilization (RM) related functions, the incumbent is expected to perform duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Work with the Board Relations Team, in facilitating efficient functioning of Unitaid's governance structures.
  • Contribute to reviewing processes and tools in support of the work of the Board Relations Team.
  • Under the guidance of the Governance Manager, Board Relations prepare and manage calls for proposals and proposal review processes.
  • Provide coordinated responses to proponents at all review stages on technical and procedural questions pertaining to the calls for proposals.
  • Provide analytical support to the Governance Manager, Board Relations concerning Unitaid's participation in the work of the Partners Constituency on the Global Fund Board.
  • Upon delegation, represent Unitaid at events, stakeholder working groups, and selected initiatives, as required by ERC Unit.
  • Co-ordinate the organisational wide donor engagement of one resource contributing Board Member.
  • Coordinate the work of the innovative financing workstream.
  • Facilitate the promotion of cooperation agreement strategies and operational alliances with donors and the private sector.
  • Negotiate contributions, striving for timeliness, predictability and maximum flexibility.
  • Draft internal and external correspondence, including briefing notes for senior management to support them in negotiation and follow up of contributions with donors.
  • Identify and access new donors and funding sources, particularly private sector.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.




  • A first level university degree in business, social sciences, public relations, international relations or related fields.


  • Training in a field relevant to global health and development



  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the field of health and international relations with some exposure to governance relations.
  • Experience in organization of high-level meetings.
  • Experience in management of logistic needs for the conduct of international meetings (site, venue, travel, translation, interpretation, etc.).


  • Experience in HIV and coinfections, TB, malaria, women and children's health, global health emergencies.
  • Experience working in an international cross-cultural environment.
  • Experience attending or supporting the work of Boards and/or other Governance structures of public health or international development organizations.


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong planning, organizational, and project/programme management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team to deliver high impact results.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, tact, discretion, diplomacy and mature judgment.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, with the ability to analyze complex problems and make the case for investments.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex partnerships.
  • Ability to work under pressure and move forward in a fast-changing environment.

WHO Competencies

  • Teamwork
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Communication
  • Ensuring the effective use of resources
  • Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills


  • Expert knowledge of English.


  • 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 64,121 (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 4729 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 and/or an asynchronous video assessment 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.
  • According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible.
  • 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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  • Persons with disabilities can request reasonable accommodations to enable participation in the recruitment process. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be sent through an email to
  • An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. WHO prides itself on a workforce that adheres to the highest ethical and professional standards and that is committed to put the WHO Values Charter into practice.
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  • WHO also offers wide range of benefits to staff, including parental leave and attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work-life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.
  • The statutory retirement age for staff appointments is 65 years. For external applicants, only those who are expected to complete the term of appointment will normally be considered.
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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.
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