Director, Office of the DG Envoy for Multilateral Affairs

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This is a D-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 16 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 252,679 USD and 304,544 USD.

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In line with GPW13's focus on strategic shifts, the DG's Envoy advocates for health at the highest political level - distinct from day-to-day External Relations operations and directly reporting to DG - lifts WHO's profile, leads negotiations in multilateral and intergovernmental settings. The DG's Envoy ensures high-level representation on behalf of the DG, and an assertive united voice and effective brokering of deals on behalf of theOrganizationand provides political and diplomatic leadership for key strategic initiatives.


Generic duties

- Leads the DG'sEnvoy Office in providing technical expertise to Member States and other Stakeholders with guidance and technical data required for the development, implementation, and monitoring of national and/or globalpolicies and programmes.

- Provides the overall leadership, management accountability, and direction of the Department in delivering its objectives through managing and galvanizing a diverse workforce and financial resources to optimize the department deliverables and mandate.

- Provides senior level technical advice and expertise to Senior Management in the area of assigned responsibilities in order to position the Department and Organization as a leader in the respective area.

- Oversees the monitoring and evaluation and reporting of the Department's area of work to ensure development of key performance indicators and global reporting requirements and mechanisms to ensure optimal performance of Department deliverables.

- Promotes the integration of Regional Country Office perspectives and operational capacities into the Department's programme area of work.

- Builds strong partnerships and fosters consensus building with External Partners, Member States, International organizations, multilateral forums and other stakeholders in the subject area to politically position the Organization.

- Represents the Organization and Department area of work in a diverse array of global fora to position WHO as a leader in the global health community.

- Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Specific duties

- Advocates for health at the highest political level and represents the Director General as his/her Envoy for Multilateral Affairs.

- Leads, supports, facilitates and coordinates deepening of existing and fostering new relations and implementation of engagement strategies with multilateral actors, including global and regional international intergovernmental organizations.

- Promotes high-level policy priorities in political negotiation positions and ensures a consistent voice across engagement opportunities, featuring emerging health issues and shaping health priorities in global/regional intergovernmental foras.

- Ensures internal Organizational coherent and consistent voice and engagement at the political level, in collaboration with outposted and regional offices.



Essential: An advanced university degree in international relations, health, economics, international law, management, social sciences, or related field. Desirable: A PhD in one of the above-mentioned fields.


Essential: A minimum of 15 years of professional experience in the management of international relations, sustainable development and/or global health, including experience providing senior level advice and guidance to Senior Management/Decision makers, managing human and financial resources, as well as experience in the area of developing and establishing policies and strategies. Demonstrated experience at the international level. Desirable: Experience in diplomacy as well as in depth experience working in WHO, the UN common system, other international organizations or global programmes.


Strong skills in the area of developing and establishing policesand strategies.

Strong skills in diplomacy and proven experience in engaging inpolitical discussions and negotiation processes.

Excellent skills and ability in managing diverse teams andfinancial resources.

Ability to engage, build consensus and communicate effectively and diplomatically with Member States, partners and media.

Commitment to collaborate effectively withother key partners in the global health.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond Driving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Expert knowledge of English. Desirable: Expert knowledge of French.


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 113,621 (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 7878 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
  • This selection may be subject to special selection procedures. Further details of these procedures shall be made available upon request to Cécile Morfin, [email protected]

  • 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: 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.

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