OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMMEUNITAID is a multilateral 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.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIESThe key role of the Programme Manager is to manage a portfolio of grants and teams.The incumbent will:--> Plan, manage and implement a complex and/or large portfolio of grants through the grant lifecycle from proposal development to grant closure / transition to partner, when applicable--> Take ownership of overall proposal and grant portfolio development, liaising with UNITAID and external experts on as-needed basis for technical support, clarification, and review --> Create and lead small and flexible cross-functional UNITAID project teams involved in grant development and implementation--> Lead grantee-UNITAID interaction and coordinate all necessary liaising activities from proposal development to grant closure--> Negotiate and/or provide input into negotiations with partner organizations to finalize grant agreements, with emphasis on performance and monitoring of verifiable results--> Actively participate in the development of budget projections and financial requirements--> Develop partnerships at the operational level to ensure UNITAID portfolio has a strong fit with other stakeholders in Global Health--> Monitor grant implementation, identify and resolve problems--> Lead identification and assessment of risks as well as the development of risk mitigation plans, including the engagement and management of external experts--> Support and work synergistically with UNITAID teams to develop effective impact assessment and monitoring & evaluation of grants, and the overall portfolio--> Support Team Leader in the preparation of communications and any recommendations for Board consideration --> Contribute to continuous improvement of UNITAID processes, tools, and policies--> Perform any other duties as required
EducationEssential: Advanced university degree in one of the following areas - finance/economics (or) business/public administration (or) project management (or) public health
Desirable: Advanced/University degree in development studies (or) health economics
ExperienceEssential: --> At least 7 years of progressive experience in managing large scale projects or grants and leading multi-functional teams, preferably at an international level --> Significant experience in project/grant management, including proposal design and development, risk and feasibility assessments, document review, and implementation--> Significant experience preparing, reviewing, and negotiating project financing and budgets--> Experience developing performance-based funding metrics and/or agreements--> Demonstrated experience in building partnerships and in multi-stakeholder negotiations, in the context of large scale funding Experience managing relationships with controlling functions such as Finance/Audit and Risk
Desirable: --> Experience in supply chain, product development, market access/regulatory, quality assurance, and/or intellectual property, preferably in public health commodities--> Programme management experience in Public Health especially around HIV, or tuberculosis, or malaria--> Significant experience in related private sector e.g. health commodity manufacturing industry or other international financing/international development organizations
SkillsMandatory competencies:1. Communication2. Respecting individual and cultural differences1. Strong project team management and leadership skills2. Strong expertise, knowledge and skills in management of complex projects in the private sector, public health or international development arenas 3. Advanced knowledge of project financing and financial processes, including budgets, reporting and audit methodologies, and negotiation skills4. Advanced knowledge of project due diligence and oversight5. Strong skills in building operational partnerships and/or business development across organizations6. Ability to identify, classify and manage risks at organizational, portfolio, and project level7. Strong communication and presentation skills (written and verbal)
WHO CompetenciesRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Use of Language SkillsEssential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.
REMUNERATIONWHO 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 74,913 (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 5150 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.
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