CRSPC Senior Officer 300 views

Job Summary
Grade: P2, Entry Professional
Employment Type: Full-time
Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
Closing Date: 25 Dec 2019


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. 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 deaths have been cut by more than half, saving 7 million lives, primarily among children less than 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, RBM Partnership to End Malaria has been central to the global fight against malaria. It has been essential to mobilizing resources and scaling up innovative interventions, putting the world onto a path towards eliminating malaria. The Partnership comprises more than 500 partners committed to end malaria, 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 RBM Partnership’s Vision is of a world free from the burden of malaria. The RBM Partnership is based in Geneva and hosted by UNOPS.

The role provides coordination, logistical, and policy support to the Country and Regional Support Partner Committee (CRSPC) Manager and Co-Chairs to achieve the core objectives and strategic priorities of the Partnership and the Committee. The staff member should ensure an environment of professionalism and teamwork at all times, setting exemplary standards of conduct for the RBM Secretariat and external partners.

Communications and Networking

  • Participates in establishing an effective network and exchange of information with partners
  • Maintains efficient communication and collaboration with the CRSPC Sub-Regional offices and the National Malaria Control Programmes in countries, anticipating and providing timely support and engaging all parties in the relevant dialogues and activities
  • Serves as a communication point of contact for the CRSPC, following up on all professional correspondence, responding to requests, and referring queries as appropriate
  • As advised by the CRSPC Manager and Co-Chairs, reaches out to prospective partners, identifies relevant contact persons and areas of potential collaboration
  • Contributes to delivering effective external communications prior to and after RBM events

Coordination and Logistics Support

  • Coordinates technical assistance to countries through CRSPC Consultants, by supporting mission logistics and following up on mission reporting and consultant remuneration
  • Prepares briefing materials for appointments, conference calls, meetings and missions, coordinates such requests, takes minutes and ensures relevant follow-up actions
  • Effectively manages queries received via the general CRSPC email address and provides follow-up with relevant colleagues as required. Maintains and updates the CRSPC contacts database and distribution lists
  • Coordinates, in collaboration with the RBM Travel Assistant, consultant advance travel planning and advises on respective budgeting, as per the CRSPC Workplan
  • Manages the CRSPC manager’s mission and representation schedule, as well as related travel arrangements
  • Coordinates RBM events, workshops and other events for the CRSPC, including corresponding with participants and facilitating participant travel if required.
  • Extensive travel to CRSPC events to provide on-site coordination and support during workshops and events, including taking minutes and supporting logistical coordination
  • Participate in the development of CRSPC work plans, and implementation strategies including quarterly plans
  • Participates in all other tasks designated by the CRSPC Manager and Co-Chairs as required

Analysis and Documentation

  • Produces regular updates on CRSPC activities and achievements including reports, as well as any other informative / promotional materials as required
  • Undertakes research for CRSPC activities and workshops, contributes to concept notes, reports and other documents / materials in coordination with CRSPC Manager and Co-Chairs
  • Contributes to the documentation of knowledge by proposing examples of best practices and success stories, as well as replicable strategies and approaches, and actively sharing this knowledge
  • Drafts and coordinates the dissemination of the monthly email CRSPC newsletter
  • Develops and updates CRSPC-related materials on the RBM website

Advanced university degree in Public Health, Business, Public Administration, Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Sciences, or related field.

Bachelor’s degree in these fields will be accepted with an additional 2 year of relevant experience.

Minimum 2 years of experience in operational, consulting, external relations, public affairs or international development cooperation is required.

Fluent spoken and written English and French is required.

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

  1. Contract type – FTA (Fixed-Term staff contract)
  2. Contract level – P2
  3. Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability’

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  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

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