MANAGER (HQ/13/HQ/FT477)

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The mission of WHO is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.
Vacancy Notice No: HQ/13/HQ/FT477
 
Title: Manager
 
Grade: P5
 
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
 
Duration of contract:  2 years
 
Date: 21 November 2013
 
Application Deadline: 28 November 2013 Vacancy Notice Cancelled
 
Duty Station:  Geneva, Switzerland
 
Organization unit: HQ Headquarters (HQ) /
HQ/HTM HIV/AIDS, TB and Neglected Tropical Diseases (HQ/HTM)
UT/UTD UNITAID International drug purchase facility
 
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME :
UNITAID's mission is to contribute to the scale-up of access to treatment for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis for people in developing countries by leveraging quality drugs and diagnostics price reductions, and accelerating the pace at which they are made available.
Description of duties:
1. To manage an evolving set of grants and associated partnerships in a proactive and results-oriented manner:
- Takes responsibility for the grant and project development from the time the UNITAID Board approves the funding of a proposal: establish a productive relationship with the grant implementer; interfaces with the Proposal Review Committee to ensure their concerns are responded to appropriately by the grantee; supports the development of and approve the project plan, project M&E framework, procurement strategy (if relevant) and project budget among other key grant documents. Interfaces with internal and external parties to ensure that the grant documents are developed in a timely manner in line with UNITAID standards and in the best interests of the project and UNITAID;
- Establishes an ongoing dialogue with the implementer to ensure that the project is achieving its output and outcome objectives and that the implementer is managing the project in line with all requirements and expectations. Establishes and implements rigorous assessment mechanisms for project results and project management by the implementing partners in collaboration with the M&E and Finance teams;
- Ensures regular reports from the implementer are provided in accordance with established standards and reviewed by the Operations and other teams in a timely and appropriate manner. Provides feedback to the implementer and follow up as needed;
- Reviews and approves disbursement requests submitted by the implementer;
- Ensures project reviews and audits take place as scheduled. Follows up on the implementation of recommendations by the implementer;
- Manages the processes linked to changes to the grant agreement, project plan, M&E framework or budget. Steers the implementer through the internal approval process, including in connection with the Proposal Review Committee;
- Proactively and strategically communicates relevant portfolio information and results, in collaboration with the External Relations team;
- Provides information on the project as needed to stakeholders, including Management and the Board;
- Ensures that portfolio management is aligned with all relevant business processes and standard operating procedures contained in UNITAID's Quality Management System. Contributes to their continuous improvement;
- Proactively participates in the preparation and revisions of Operations work plans and budgets.

2. To help create and maintain a strategically relevant portfolio of projects:
- Monitors strategic developments and trends within the TB landscape that may influence the direction and/or impact of ongoing projects in the portfolio; recommends and steer appropriate project adjustments;
- Works closely with the Market Dynamics team and key partners to anticipate potential future areas of intervention and potential future partnerships, including co-investment that will add value to the existing portfolio;
- Promotes synergy and/or harmonization amongst complementary projects in the portfolio and/or between these projects and other TB interventions in order to maximize market impact;
- Proactively participates in the development of UNITAID's strategy.

3. To build and maintain global and country-level partnerships required to ensure success of the projects, including transition to new funding sources:
- Builds partnerships with a wide range of relevant stakeholders which promote the exchange of information and expertise that enable the success of ongoing projects;
- Builds a network of partners in the key countries where UNITAID works in the TB area to ensure that the project delivers according to expectations;
- Proactively works with countries, other donor agencies and technical agencies to ensure that transition of operations and funding is carried out responsibly for all projects. In particular, promotes timely and effective implementation of the sustainability and, where relevant, commodity transition plans of implementing partners, including facilitating engagement with national, bi-lateral and multi-lateral funders to this end.

4. To supervise and coach the TB Technical Officers Supervises the Technical Officers, setting appropriate objectives and work standards, providing appropriate guidance, support and feedback:
- Ensures continued motivation and learning, and provides relevant information for the Technical Officers to carry out their responsibilities diligently.

5. To be leading one cross-cutting activity on behalf of the Operations team:
- As assigned by the unit Coordinator, serves as focal point in the Operations unit for at least one thematic area of work of cross-cutting relevance to all UNITAID portfolios such as Quality Management, Project Transition and Sustainability or Country Engagement.

6. Perform other duties as required and with explicit and prior approval of Supervisor.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education:
Essential
Advanced university degree in project management, business management, public health, health management, public administration or relevant field.

Desirable
Degree in social sciences. Studies or good understanding of international relations or political science.
Skills:
- Strong grant portfolio and project management skills, including management of processes, budgets and performance/accountability frameworks.
- Strong partnership building and team working skills.
- Demonstrated negotiating and diplomatic skills, strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop effective and ethical work practices.
- Track record in the development and implementation of strategies and policies.
- Ability to work in a dynamic environment and to produce results under pressure.

WHO Competencies
1. Producing results
2. Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
3. Fostering integration and teamwork
4. Ensuring the effective use of resources
5. Moving forward in a changing environment.
Experience:
Essential
At least ten years of progressive experience in project and partnership management, some of which at the international level. Good understanding and experience with monitoring and evaluation frameworks. Substantial experience in international public health.

Desirable
Experience in WHO, the UN system, another international financing and public health institution
including non-governmental organizations.
Languages:
Expert knowledge of English required, intermediate knowledge of French would be an asset.
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 UNITAID, selected staff will have no right of reassignment or transfer outside of UNITAID 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 80'734 at single rate
USD 86'904 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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Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

Vacancy Notice Cancelled

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