Chief Executive Officer

Hosted Entities RBM Partnership to End Malaria
Job categories Health, Leadership, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5119/16437
Level ICS-14
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN Partners
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level D2
Duration One year (with possibility of extension)
Application period 19-Sep-2018 to 16-Nov-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.

With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.

A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale

RBM Partnership to End Malaria:

The past fifteen years have seen tremendous gains in reducing the burden of disease and progressing towards malaria elimination. Since 2000, global malaria efforts reduced malaria deaths by over 60% and saved nearly 6.2 million lives, primarily among children under 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 RBM Partnership to End Malaria (RBM) has been central to the global fight against malaria. It has been essential in mobilizing political will, and financial resources and scaling up innovative interventions, putting the world on to a path of eliminating malaria.

Despite these gains, malaria still poses a significant threat to public health and sustainable development. In 2017, there were an estimated 216 million cases. Malaria continues to affect the poorest and most marginalized disproportionately and restricts human development and poverty alleviation. The African continent accounts for over 90% of the global malaria burden, and therefore stands to gain most from malaria elimination.

Malaria is a smart investment which contributes to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, including ending poverty and ensuring quality education.

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

The RBM Partnership is a global health initiative created to implement co-ordinated 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 role and responsibility of the Partnership or its mechanisms is to convene, coordinate, convene, facilitate communication and track progress against key milestones and targets. Implementation has been a role for the individual partners – alone or collectively – to undertake. Going forward, there will be a specific and strong focus of collaboration with regional entities, as the effort to eliminate malaria will be a region-by-region one, not a “top-down” global campaign.  The RBM Partnership has provided value to Partners through the following three roles and responsibilities:

  • Convene:  The Partnership brings together all interested parties (public and private sector) to jointly work together towards a malaria free world and to overcome challenges to that goal.
  • Co-ordinate:  The Partnership, through its mechanisms, co-ordinates the work of the individual partners to ensure that each partner’s efforts are aligned with those of the others, duplication and inefficiencies are avoided, collaboration between partners is facilitated, and common challenges are addressed co-operatively.
  • Facilitate Communication:  By bringing together partners, the Partnership can ensure that partners are communicating with one another, sharing experience and best practice, and ensuring that challenges or bottlenecks identified are brought to the attention of the entire Partnership as appropriate.

The key Partnership mechanisms are:

  • The Partnership Board.
  • A Management Team, led by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
  • Partner Committees – focused on the three priorities of the Partnership:
    • Advocacy and Resource Mobilization
    • Strategic Communications
    • Country/Regional Support
  • Working Groups – managed and led by Partners, will continue to provide venues for Partners to share information and collaborate on specialized topics.

End Malaria Council – engaged in high-level advocacy and mobilize global actors to work towards achieving the Partnership Strategy, leveraging its members’ unique positions as senior global leaders from across sectors and geographies.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) supports the Board in the development of the P...

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