Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer
Assistant to CEO - Roll Back Malaria - G7
Hosted EntitiesRoll Back Malaria Partnership
Job categories: Health
Vacancy code: VA/2017/B5007/11702
Department/office: ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station: Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract level: G7
Duration: 1 Year, with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performancE
Roll Back Malaria Partnership is hosted by UNOPS in Geneva, Switzerland.
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.
The past fifteen years have seen tremendous gains in reducing the burden of disease and progressing towards malaria elimination. Between 2000 and 2015, global malaria incidence fell by 37 percent and mortality rates by 60 percent. Over 6.2 million deaths were averted, primarily among children less than five years of age. Expansions in financing, strong political commitments, novel diagnostic and preventative measures, and multi-sectoral co-ordination have facilitated this progress. Since 1998, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) has been central to the global fight against malaria. It has been essential to mobilizing these unprecedented resources and scaled up innovative interventions and to put the world on to a path of eliminating malaria.
The Assistant to CEO is a core part of the newly established RBM Secretariat for which personnel are currently being recruited.
• Professionalism: Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis. Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
• Planning and Organising : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
• Communication: Strong interpersonal and communication skills (spoken/written), including the ability to listen to and incorporate the views of stakeholders; ability to communicate clearly and effectively (both verbally and in written); ability to tailor language, tone, style and format tomatch the audience.
• Team work: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• Creativity : Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
High school Diploma required.
• Minimum seven (7) years of relevant work experience in administrative services, external relations, public affairs or international development cooperation preferably within the UN or similar international organization, government or international NGO is required.
• Experience in development and/or humanitarian affairs coordination is desired
• Experience in public information and demonstration of good communications skills is desired;
• Experience working in a multicultural environment is desired;
English proficiency required. Working knowledge of French desirable. Knowledge of other UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, Russian Spanish) an asset.
Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment
Contract level: ICS7 / GS-7
Contract duration: One year, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.
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