Unit Head (Partner Engagement with Foundations, Corporates and Innovative Financing)

08.07. | Executive po­si­tion | 100%

Unit Head (Partner Engagement with Foundations, Corporates and Innovative Financing)

Unit Head (Partner Engagement with Foundations, Corporates and Innovative Financing) - (2002776)  Grade: P5Contractual Arrangement: Fixed-term appointmentContract Duration (Years, Months, Days): two years: 

Job Posting

: Jul 8, 2020, 1:44:55 PM

Closing Date

: Aug 15, 2020, 9:59:00 PM

Primary Location

: Switzerland-Geneva


: HQ/EXT External Relations and Governance


: Full-time  
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The Department of Coordinated Resource Mobilization leads a global coordinated resource mobilization network to foster strategic, consistent and coordinated resource mobilization sufficient to support of WHO's General Programme of work and its Programme Budget. In so doing it promotes the principles of

(i) alignment of funding to WHO's Programme Budget,

(ii) predictability and flexibility of funding,

(iii) reducing the financial vulnerability of WHO through expansion of the donor base and

(iv) continued enhancement of the transparency and reporting of WHO's funding and associated outcomes.


- Provides leadership, coordination and managerial support within the Department, in the Unit of partner engagement with foundations, corporates and for innovative financing ensuring that activities in this area are carried out efficiently and effectively.


- Develops and proposes new approaches and strategies for implementation, in close collaboration with Regional and Country Offices, and provides advice in developing further the partner engagement with foundations, corporates and for innovative financing.


- Manages the unit in delivering its objectives through efficient managing a small team of staff, financial resources and effective work planning to optimize the Units' deliverables in line with the mandate of the Organization.


- Manages the monitoring and evaluation and reporting of the subject area of work of key performance indicators and reporting requirements and mechanisms to optimize performance of Unit deliverables.


- Builds partnerships with foundations and corporates and other stakeholders to effectively position WHO.


- Represents the area of work at various meetings to advocate for partner engagement with foundations, corporates and for innovative financing.


- Performs all other related duties as assigned.


The incumbent will lead WHO's corporate resource mobilization efforts for foundations and corporates.

The duties further include:

- Together with other CRM Unit Heads, implement the WHO resource mobilization strategy and its promotion at all levels;

- Proactively monitoring, fostering and strengthening of relationships and dialogue with partners and foundations and corporates;

- Communication with foundations and corporates and other contributors on key messages related to financing of WHO; and ensuring their views are well understood by senior management;

- Development and communication of WHO's resource mobilization policy and related business rules;

- Advise and support technical Divisions, Regional Offices and countries on resource mobilization and relations with foundations and corporates, including problem solving in reporting.




: An advanced level university degree in development studies, external relations, management, international relations, public health, economics or other social or health sciences related to the functions of the position.



: A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in the management of external relations combined with experience in resource mobilization related activities, such as philanthropies, and an established network within the contributor/partner community. Experience providing senior level advice and guidance to Senior Management/Decision makers, managing human and financial resources. Experience in the area of developing and establishing policies and strategies. Demonstrated experience managing human and financial resources. Demonstrated experience at the international level.
Desirable: At least 5 years of experience in the UN system.


- Strong skills in the area of developing and establishing polices and strategies.

- Excellent skills and ability in managing diverse teams and financial resources.

- Strong understanding and proven experience in mobilizing resources as well as broad experience in external relations roles.

- Ability to engage, build consensus and communicate effectively and diplomatically with external partners including Ministries, Donor institutions, and other stakeholders.

- Commitment to collaborate effectively with other key partners in the subject area.

WHO Competencies

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond
Setting an example
Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills


: Expert knowledge of English.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French. Intermediate knowledge of another official WHO Language.


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 88,162 (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 6002 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.


  • 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.

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