Policy Specialist

Hosted Entities RBM Partnership to End Malaria
Job categories Health
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5119/16088
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN portfolio
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration On-going
Application period 20-Jul-2018 to 20-Aug-2018


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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, 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.

Despite these gains, malaria still poses a significant threat to public health and sustainable development. WHO report indicates that in 2016, there were 91 countries that reported a total of 216 million cases of malaria cases and 445 000 deaths.  Although malaria case incidence has fallen globally since 2010, the rate of decline has stalled and even reversed in some regions since 2014. Mortality rates have followed a similar pattern. Worldwide, 15 countries - all but one in sub-Saharan Africa - carry 80% of the global malaria burden.  

RBM's Vision is of a world free from the burden of malaria.

The RBM Partnership is based in Geneva and hosted by UNOPS.



The role provides policy advice and support to the RBM Partnership CEO and the S...

Advanced university degree in Public Health, Business, Social Sciences, Internat...

Essential:  Minimum 5 years’ experience in international organi...

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