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This is a P-3 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 5 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 123,544 USD and 161,771 USD.

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The Board of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH), under the leadership of its Chair Dr Michelle Bachelet, held a Retreat in Stockholm on 29-30 August 2018 to finalize the development of the PMNCH 2018-2020 Business Plan. The Board agreed at this meeting that PMNCH with its broad multi-stakeholder platform is well fit to engage leaders and champions globally and regionally to mobilize for more and better aligned political and financial commitments for the achievement of the Global Strategy goals as well as the related SDGs.Women's, children's and adolescents' health and well-being (WCAH) risks getting lost in a shift in political and development landscape. We need to make sure it remains central in the SDG3 agenda; the UHC, the Human Capital - We need to ensure that PMNCH's convening, orchestrating and advocacy roles for better synergies, coordination and smarter engagement works with and within these related agendas. Political engagement needs to reflect efforts at global, regional and national levels - all in support of change at local and country level. It is critical to develop effective political engagement strategy and mechanism that cut across our work streams and facilitate delivering PMNCH 2018-2020 Business Plan. The Board consists of thirty members and thirty alternates representing PMNCH's ten constituencies, ensuring there is a balance between maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and between national and international institutions as well as a mix of geographical representation. The Board has a Chair and two vice-Chairs who act in support of, and in the absence of, the Chair. Three committees report to the Board, namely: Executive Committee, Strategy and Finance Committee, and Governance and Nominations Committee.)


To support the Partnership's governance processes, such as the Executive Committee (EC), the different Constituencies and the Partnership's Board, including implementation of the governance reform, bylaws and standard operating procedures. To contribute to the planning and project management of annual governance events, making use of the appropriate online tool(s).To support preparations for Board Meetings, retreats and governance events. This includes, but is not limited to, support to Board relations, planning Board rotations and seats, drafting speaking notes for example, to Board members, Chair and Secretariat leadership, to facilitate the conducting of Board Meetings, and preparing presentations. To support the coordination of governance events and the governing bodies on site. To analyze, provide progress reports and other materials, for example content for the PMNCH website to the supervisory line, when required. To conduct research and prepare statistics to support the Executive Committee and Board in their decision-making, as necessary. Perform other duties as required.



Essential: First level university degree in international relations, law political sciences, public relations or a related field.


Essential: At least 5 years' experience supporting the operation of a governing body in a not-for-profit environment; Including in the 5 years: at least 3 years' experience in preparing documents related to governance operations and/or strategy; at least 3 years' experience in supporting organizations with a focus on global health, including women's, children's and adolescents' health; at least 2 years' experience in supporting high level political champions. Demonstrated experience at the international level. Desirable: Experience working in a UN organization; experience working in a multi-stakeholder partnership organization.


Ability to carry-out assignments in accordance with instructions and guidance. Ability to analyses and derive information for decision making from data. Solid organizational skills. Ability to work harmoniously by use of interpersonal skills, in a highly dynamic work environment. Ability to conceptualize, plan, coordinate and conduct work. Ability to work on own initiative, as well as function collaboratively as a team member. Excellent analytical skills. Ability to quickly understand and internalize complex and sensitive political situations. Demonstrated diplomatic skills and excellent interpersonal skills with sensitivity to cultural and political differences. An understanding of consensus decision making processes and building organizational consensus.

WHO Competencies

Teamwork Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences Communication Producing results Knowing and managing yourself

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 62,120 (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 4297 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.


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