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  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Public Health and Health Service
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-21

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Geneva (Switzerland)

Background Information - Job-specific

RBM Partnership to End Malaria

The RBM Partnership is a global health initiative created to implement coordinated action against malaria.

It mobilizes for action, and resources and forges consensus among partners. The Partnership is composed of a multitude of partners, including malaria endemic countries, their bilateral and multilateral development partners, the private sector, nongovernmental and community-based organizations, foundations, and research and academic institutions. The partners join the RBM Partnership on a voluntary basis through their commitment a malaria free world.

RBM works mainly through Partner Committees (PCs) which formalize, consolidate and amplify the Partnership priorities of advocacy, resource mobilization, and country/regional support. Each Partner Committee is supported by a Partner Committee Manager employed by the RBM Secretariat.  

The Country/Regional Support Partner Committee (CRSPC) provides a platform to engage the RBM Partnership community in coordinating support to countries and regions as they execute their malaria control and elimination implementation programmes. Support is tailored to suit the requirements and existing capacity in each country and region.

The Country and Regional Support Partner Committee Officer will support the co-ordination and communication relating to the High Burden High Impact (HBHI) approach, mainstreamed throughout the workplan of the CRSPC. The Officer will work under the supervision of the CRSPC Manager, under the guidance of the CRSPC co-chairs.

Functional Responsibilities

The role provides support to the CRSPC especially in the implementation of the High Burden High impact approach, with a major focus on support to the eleven highest burden countries.

The incumbent works in close collaboration with CEO, RBM CRSPC Manager and CRSPC Partner Committee and RBM Board Leadership and Members, along with technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring the successful implementation of RBM activities. The incumber will report to the CRSPC Manager.

Support the Roll Out and tracking of the partnership support to the High Burden High Impact approach

  • Support countries in their self-assessments, partner mapping and situation analyses, national strategic planning and malaria programme reviews, resource mobilisation and solving implementation bottlenecks.
  • Ensure regular engagement and follow-up on progress at country level in the High Burden High Impact approach, and across the CRSPC workstreams.
  • Conduct analysis to track progress in achieving the GTS targets including impact of CRSPC support
  • Preparation of high quality documents summarizing the developments in the relevant areas of cooperation, such as briefing notes and updates for the Partnership leadership, minutes of meetings, etc.

Ensure co-ordination, communication and facilitation of knowledge building/sharing through the High Burden High Impact Approach:

  • Identify and help to document and disseminate country best practices and lessons learnt through the implementation of the High Burden High impact approach, including across all the workstreams of the CRSPC;
  • Facilitate information-sharing, effective communication and collaboration across the RBM Partnership, as well as existing and prospective partners, especially across CRSPC workstreams including in the context of the High Burden High Impact approach
  • As requested and delegated, represent the RBM Partnership at coordination meetings with Partners and during field missions to countries


  • To perform other related responsibilities as assigned, including backstopping for RBM Secretariat managers as required.


Advanced university degree in Public Health, Business, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, or related field. Bachelors’ university degree in the fields noted above accepted with an additional two (2) years of experience.



Minimum 5 years’ experience in programme coordination and management, preferably in international and/or national public health or related field.


Demonstrated experience with drafting reports and/or policy documents, including an ability to summary key points for decision-makers.
  • Robust understanding of key policy issues within malaria sector.
  • Experience of working in a malaria-endemic country
  • Proven judgment, discretion, and diplomacy.   
  • Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of Microsoft products.
  • Ability to work under pressure and obtain results. 
  • Capacity and willingness to work in a collaborative manner.
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors.


English fluency (written and spoken) is required. Fluency in French is highly desirable.


Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Contractor Agreement (IICA)
Contract level: International Specialist Level 2 (ICS10 equivalent)
Contract duration: Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance. 

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:  

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

This position is based in Switzerland and the contract fee is not exempt from Swiss laws, including but not limited to laws regarding taxation, social security, accident and health insurance.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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