Chief of Staff

Hosted Entities SUN Movement Secretariat
Job categories Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2020/B5007/19422
Level ICS-12
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Temporary Appointment
Contract level TA - P5
Duration One year
Application period 19-Feb-2020 to 18-Mar-2020

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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Launched in September 2010, the purpose of the SUN Movement is to catalyse collective action and create an enabling environment to end malnutrition in all its forms. With 61 SUN Countries and four Indian States at the helm, the SUN Movement represents an unprecedented country-led effort to bring together stakeholders – from governments, national and global civil society organisations, businesses, the UN system, researchers and scientists across different sectors – and provide them with a collaborative space to convene, mobilise, share, learn, advocate, align and coordinate actions and approaches to improve nutrition.

SUN countries, supported by four networks, the Secretariat and key partners, are committed to creating an enabling environment for scaling up nutrition by strengthening four strategic processes as set out in the SUN Movement Strategy and Roadmap 2016-2020: expanding and sustaining an enabling political environment; prioritising effective actions that contribute to good nutrition; implementing actions aligned with national common results frameworks; and effectively using, and significantly increasing, financial resources for nutrition.

The four SUN Networks and the SUN Movement Secretariat are driven by the needs of SUN Countries and organise support and guidance from the SUN Movement’s stewardship arrangements (the SUN Movement Lead Group and Executive Committee).  Each SUN Network (which represents stakeholders from the United Nations, civil society, donors and business) is coordinated at the global level by a network facilitator and various leadership and coordination arrangements. Their primary objective is to mobilise and align efforts globally and regionally to scale up efforts in country and align with other SUN actors.

2020 is the last year of the SUN Movement’s Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020).  A strategic review process is currently underway that will lead to the development of the Movement’s third phase strategy (2021-2025). The coming months will be critical in ensuring that the Movement will strengthen its focus on creating structural nutrition results at country level.

The SUN Movement Coordinator, UN Assistant Secretary General, oversees the day-to-day implementation of the Strategy and Roadmap, leads the SUN Movement Global support System and represents the SUN Movement globally.  Since 2012, the SUN Movement Secretariat seeks to link together countries and networks in the SUN Movement to ensure that support, requested in countries to intensify actions and achieve nutrition objectives, is received in a coordinated and coherent way.  It also ensures that the Movement’s progress is tracked efficiently and communicated clearly. The Secretariat is headed by a Chief of Staff who is responsible for ensuring that the Secretariat catalyses, facilitates and supports effective action across the overall SUN Movement. The Secretariat is composed by 35 professionals and is based in Geneva at the Palais des Nations.

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