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Partnerships Officer  (1905300)  
Grade: P5
Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointment
Contract duration: 12 months
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Job Posting

: Dec 11, 2019, 9:20:26 AM

Closing Date

: Jan 1, 2020, 10:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Switzerland-Geneva

Organization

: HQ/WSA WSI ADGO Office of the Assistant DG

Schedule

: Full-time  

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
The mission of the Division of Antimicrobial Resistance is to define, advance, promote and monitor comprehensive policies and strategies that prevent, reduce, and mitigate drug-resistant infections and the overall impact of antimicrobial resistance globally based on the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance and the 13th General Programme of Work of WHO and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also provides global direction and strategic leadership for the global response to antimicrobial resistance in coordination with Food and Agriculture organization (FAO), Organization of Animal Health (OIE) and other UN and international agencies and facilitates the creation of common goal and vision through innovative partnerships, political engagement and promoting multisectoral engagement and synergy across the One Health spectrum in humans, animals, plants, food, feed and the environment. Its main objective is to support the development, implementation, and monitoring of One Health National Action Plans for Member States and facilitate the mainstreaming of effective strategies and actions including on the prevention and control of infection, antimicrobial stewardship, awareness creation and communication, research and development in their health and development agendas in partnership with FAO, OIE and other key partners. The Department of Global Coordination and Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance leads and coordinates the global One Health response to antimicrobial resistance through facilitating and managing strategic and innovative partnerships and providing secretariat services to global governance mechanisms on antimicrobial resistance in collaboration with the FAO, OIE and other UN and international agencies as well as Member States and partners including the civil society and private sector. The Department facilitates the implementation of the recommendations of the UN Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial resistance, strengthens evidence-based and coordinated response against antimicrobial resistance across the One Health spectrum in humans, animals, plants, food, feed and the environment through the development and implementation of global vision, goals and targets, political advocacy and engagement, and facilitating innovative partnerships and contributes towards the achievement of the SDGs. It also promotes synergy, set priorities and advocates to unblock bottlenecks for research and development for antimicrobial resistance across the One Health spectrum.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
• Provide strategic leadership on effective engagement and management of innovative partnerships with a wide range of multisectoral stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector, to establish a shared global vision on antimicrobial resistance;
• Manage and promote synergies and strategic alignments of innovative partnerships across the One Health spectrum including in the human and animal health interface to contribute towards the containment of antimicrobial resistance and implementation of national One Health Action Plans;
• Manage and coordinate the development of tools and policies to promote innovative and effective partnerships for antimicrobial resistance across the One Health spectrum and contribute to enhance continuous improvement of the global response against antimicrobial resistance;
• Provide strategic vision, management and implementation of advocacy, information and knowledge management activities across the One Health spectrum and enhance social and policy change on antimicrobial resistance.
• Perform all other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Education
Essential: Advanced level university degree in public health, health and related sciences, or social sciences.
Desirable: Documented knowledge of communicable diseases and extensive experience of working at global, regional and country levels including in antimicrobial drug resistance.
Experience
Essential: At least 10 years of progressive professional experience in communicable diseases or health or development out of which at least 5 years is at global level. Demonstrated experience in engagement of partners including the civil society and private sector will be an asset.
Desirable:
• Extensive experience and technical knowledge on communicable diseases and programmes particularly related to antimicrobial resistance both at global and country level.
• Experience or good understanding of international relations and UN cross-cutting development work.
Skills
The work involves extensive collaboration and cooperation with counterparts within WHO and the Tripartite organizations as well as broader multisectoral stakeholders to deliver results. Effective skills are required to work with partners on coordination and cooperation and soliciting input and support for a shared goal and vision. Highly developed communication and writing skills, as well as interpersonal, diplomatic and negotiation skills are required.
WHO Competencies
• Teamwork
• Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
• Communication
• Driving the Organization’s Position in Health Leadership
• Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
• Creating an empowering and motivating environment
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: –
REMUNERATION
WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 87,108 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 5568 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level
• Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
• A written test may be used as a form of screening.
• In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: http://www.whed.net/. Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review.
• Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual.
• Staff members in other duty stations are encouraged to apply.
• For information on WHO’s operations please visit: http://www.who.int.
• WHO is committed to workforce diversity.
• WHO’s workforce adheres to the WHO Values Charter and is committed to put the WHO Values into practice.
• WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco.
• WHO has a mobility policy which can be found at the following link: http://www.who.int/employment/en/. Candidates appointed to an international post with WHO are subject to mobility and may be assigned to any activity or duty station of the Organization throughout the world.
• Applications from women and from nationals of non and underrepresented Member States are particularly encouraged.

Purpose of the post:

Under the supervision of the Director of the Department of Global Coordination and Partnership (GCP) on Antimicrobial Resistance the incumbent provides technical support to ensure strategic engagement and management of effective partnerships with multisectoral stakeholders across the One Health spectrum including with governments, UN, multilateral agencies and development banks, bilateral donors, civil society and the private sector in close collaboration with the tripartite organizations.


Objectives of the Programme and of the immediate unit or field activity (Overview of the programme):

The mission of the Antimicrobial Resistance Division is to define, advance, promote and monitor comprehensive policies and strategies that prevent, reduce, and mitigate drug-resistant infections and the overall impact of antimicrobial resistance globally based on the Global Action Plan on antimicrobial resistance and the 13th General Programme of Work of WHO and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It also provides global direction and strategic leadership for the global response to antimicrobial resistance in coordination with Food and Agriculture of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and other UN and international agencies and facilitates the creation of common goal and vision through innovative partnerships, political engagement and promoting multisectoral engagement and synergy across the One Health spectrum in humans, animals, plants, food, feed and the environment. Its main objective is to support the development, implementation, and monitoring of One Health National Action Plans for Member States and facilitate the mainstreaming of effective strategies and actions including on the prevention and control of infection, antimicrobial stewardship, awareness creation and communication, research and development in their health and development agendas in partnership with FAO, OIE and other key partners.

 

The Department of Global Coordination and Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance leads and coordinates the global One Health response to antimicrobial resistance through facilitating and managing strategic and innovative partnerships and providing secretariat services to global governance mechanisms on antimicrobial resistance in collaboration with the FAO, OIE  and other UN and international agencies as well as Member States and partners including the civil society and private sector. The Department facilitates the implementation of the recommendations of the UN Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial resistance, strengthen evidence-based and coordinated response against antimicrobial resistance across the One Health spectrum in humans, animals, plants, food, feed and the environment through the development and implementation of global vision, goals and targets, political advocacy and engagement, and facilitating innovative partnerships and contributes towards the achievement of the SDGs. It also promotes synergy, sets priorities and advocates to unblock bottlenecks for research and development for antimicrobial resistance across the One Health spectrum

Organizational Context (Describe the work environment, the role of the individual within the team – team member, specialist, adviser, facilitator, coordinator/manager, representative, expert, authority in the field, etc) available guidelines and degree of independence in decision making, and nature and purpose of contact within and outside the Organization.

Reporting to the Director of Global Coordination and Partnership, the work involves providing strategic vision, leadership and coordination of the partnership strengthening working closely with the Tripartite organisations and other multisectoral stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector including implementation of the UN Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) recommendations; and coordination and implementation of the related global advocacy activities.

Summary of Assigned Duties (Describe what the incumbent has to do to achieve main objectives):
  • Provide strategic leadership on effective engagement and management of innovative partnerships with a wide range of multisectoral stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector, to establish a shared global vision on antimicrobial resistance;
  • Manage and promote synergies and strategic alignments of innovative partnerships across the One Health spectrum including in the human and animal health interface to contribute towards the containment of antimicrobial resistance and implementation of national One Health Action Plans;
  • Manage and coordinate the development of tools and policies to promote innovative and effective partnerships for antimicrobial resistance across the One Health spectrum and contribute to enhance continuous improvement of the global response against antimicrobial resistance; 
  • Provide strategic vision, management and implementation of advocacy, information and knowledge management activities across the One Health spectrum and enhance social and policy change on antimicrobial resistance.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.

 

 Competencies:

  1. Promoting WHO’s position in health leadership

  2. Building and promoting partnerships across the Organization and beyond

 3. Communicating in a credible way to explain new ideas and approaches to a of staff, colleagues, partners and donors;

 4. Producing Results especially in an environment of conflicting priorities and limited resources;

 5. Managing and ensuring the effective use of resources

 

Functional Skills and Knowledge:

The work involves extensive collaboration and cooperation with counterparts within WHO and the Tripartite organizations as well as broader multisectoral stakeholders to deliver results. Effective skills are required to work with partners on coordination and cooperation and soliciting input and support for a shared goal and vision. Highly developed communication and writing skills, as well as interpersonal, diplomatic and negotiation skills are required

 

Education (Qualifications):

   Essential: Advanced university degree in public health, health and related sciences, or social sciences.

  Desirable: Documented knowledge of communicable diseases and extensive experience of working at global, regional and country levels including in antimicrobial drug resistance.

 

Experience:

  Essential: At least 10 years of progressive professional experience in communicable diseases  or health or development out of which at least 5 years is at global level. Demonstrated experience in engagement of partners including the civil society and private sector will be an asset.  

 Desirable: Extensive experience and technical knowledge on communicable diseases and   programmes particularly related to antimicrobial resistance both at global and country levels.  Experience or good understanding of international relations and UN cross-cutting development work.


Languages:

  Essential: Expert knowledge of English

  Desirable:
Knowledge of French of any other UN language

 

 Other Skills (e.g. IT):

 Computer Literacy

 Excellent communication, writing and presentation
skills.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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