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Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/HQ/FT454
Title: Deputy Executive Director
Grade: D1
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years
Date: 24 October 2013
Application Deadline: 13 November 2013 Vacancy Filled
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
Organization unit: HQ Headquarters (HQ) /
HQ/HTM HIV/AIDS, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HQ/HTM)
HQ/RBM Roll Back Malaria Partnership Secretariat
RBM Partnership Secretariat mission is to develop, sustain and expand the RBM Partnership with the aim to fully implement the Global Malaria Action Plan (GMAP) through the transparent and accountable engagement of all constituencies in the RBM Partnership for executing a common strategy to reach the Partnership targets. The RBM Partnership Secretariat is hosted by WHO in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding Concerning Hosting, Secretariat and Administrative Services.
Description of duties:
1. Role vis--vis Executive Director

- support the Executive Director in the effective leadership and day-to-day management of RBM Secretariat and operations, including all policy and managerial issues;
- act as adviser to the Executive Director on strategic decisions on partnership strategy and governance;
- assist the Executive Director in the fulfilment of the responsibilities delegated to him/her by the RBM Board;
- assist the RBM Executive Director, as appropriate, to lead collaborative efforts with various partners, donors and external interested parties;
- act as adviser to the Executive Director in support of resource mobilization and fundraising drives towards increasing political and financial support for the GMAP and for RBM, as well as broadening awareness among governments, potential donors, key partners and audiences;
- support the Executive Director in Secretariat internal management, including:
* oversight of work plan preparation process for the Secretariat;
* ensure follow-up of Board and Executive Committee Decisions;
* management of internal and Board reporting;
* coordination of units within the Secretariat;
* represents the Executive Director in external meetings when and as appropriate;
* is the acting Executive Director in the absence of the Executive Director, with the same delegation of authority.

2. Role vis--vis other stakeholders: Secretariat, partners, constituencies, public and private sectors

- provide guidance to and enhance the establishment of malaria control partnerships, including public and private partnership, with particular attention to the role of partners in influencing relevant dynamics, and in the interaction with partners;
- ensure successful working relationships with partner organizations, beneficiary countries and other key stakeholders involved in the activities of RBM;
- facilitates smooth, coordinated functioning of the RBM Board and partnership mechanisms by overseeing Secretariat focal points supporting Partnership bodies such as the Board and Working Groups, including oversight of the Partnership work planning process;
- provide leadership in formulating partnership policies, strategies and governance guidance for the effective and efficient implementation of GMAP worldwide;
- guide the work of RBM mechanisms to provide coordinated activities in support of the RBM Board defined priorities and targets;
- build operational partnerships between constituencies to accelerate progress towards GMAP targets;
- ensure the soundness of RBM project proposals and provides technical guidance on the design and conduct of projects, on the funding allocations and the assessment of risks involved by the implementation of activities and projects funded by RBM;
- lead the Secretariat conceptualization and implementation of adequate reporting and monitoring mechanisms on RBM activities, with particular attention to the Key Performance Indicators endorsed by the RBM Board and GMAP implementation overview;
- supervise the management responsibility for the Policy, Strategy and Governance aspects of the Secretariat, including ensuring effective management of human and financial resources of the relevant Team.

3. To liaise with the hosting agency, WHO, to ensure smooth administrative and financial operation according to the MoU and other rules and procedures, particularly in the absence of the Executive Director.
Advanced University degree in medicine, public health or related social/medical science or public administration.
Degree on communicable disease epidemiology.
- demonstrable in-depth knowledge of the global health architecture, the functioning of public-private partnerships (PPP) in support of the global health and development agenda;
- high level of public credibility and proven track records of establishing and maintaining effective relationships with multiple stakeholders;
- proven ability in providing leadership in a complex environment, ideally in the context of multi-partner programmes;
- demonstrated skills in organization, coordination, communication, negotiation, staff management and management of a significant budget;
- full computer literacy with standard software programmes, including statistical and database software, applicable to the execution of the duties of the RBM work plan;
- use of new IT technologies for effective knowledge management;
- sound knowledge of participatory meeting and planning methodologies.

WHO Competencies
1. Producing results
2. Creating an empowering and motivating environment
3. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
4. Communicating in a credible and effective way
5. Promoting innovation and organizational learning.
At least 10 years experience, at a senior level,
a) in management, including multisectoral program and project management, and strategic planning, including performance-based monitoring and evaluation;
b) in international public health at global and country level; and
c) in health and development-related research;
Documented experience in programme management and public health and malaria control. Track record of experience in the management of operations of public-private partnerships (PPPs), including their governance. Strong knowledge of global networks active in setting health and development policies and agendas. Knowledge and experience in malaria control and solid understanding of the health needs of developing countries. Experience with social networking tools.

Applied and operational research experience in health and other sectors. Capacity building experience. Relevant work experience with WHO, partnerships or with an international organization.
Expert knowledge of English and intermediate knowledge of French are required.
Additional Information:
A written test may be used for screening purposes. Other similar positions at the same level may be filled from this vacancy notice. This vacancy is published in English only.
As a WHO staff member assigned solely and exclusively to support RBM, selected staff will have no right of reassignment or transfer outside RBM either during or at the end of his/her appointment, including pursuant to WHO Staff Rule 1050. (This does not apply to WHO fixed-term staff members reassigned from a non-Partnership position).
Annual salary: (Net of tax)
USD 95'270 at single rate
USD 103'070 with primary dependants
Post Adjustment: 103.3 % of the above figure(s). This percentage is to be considered as indicative since variations may occur each month either upwards or downwards due to currency exchange rate fluctuations or inflation.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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