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- BY Nicole Pelette
Background Information - Job-specific:
The Defeat-NCD Partnership was established in January 2018 to help tackle the most significant global health problem of the age: premature death, sickness, disability, and the associated social and economic impacts of selected non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These are projected to cost tens of billions of dollars with the most adverse consequences falling upon the poorer countries and communities.
D-NCD vision is that of a world in which there is universal health coverage for NCDs. This is a direct contribution to the transformational 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to which all nations subscribe.
D-NCD mission is to enable and assist the approximately 100 lower-income and lesser-developed countries to scale-up sustained action against NCDs so that they can progress SDG 3 on ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages and, more specifically, to achieve target 3.4 to reduce, by one-third, premature mortality from NCDs by 2030. D-NCD initial focus is on diabetes and hypertension with expansion to other NCDs in due course probably starting with the early detection and treatment of cervical and breast cancer.
D-NCD is a ‘public-private-people’ Partnership that is an autonomous inclusive programme of the United Nations system. D-NCD membership and governance include governments, multilateral agencies, civil society, academia, philanthropic foundations, and the business sector. D-NCD subscribes to the ethical principles of the United Nations Global Compact. D-NCD follows the technical norms and guidance issued by the World Health Organization. D-NCD operating procedures derive from United Nations rules but are designed to be fast and responsive. D-NCD works in a complementary and coordinated way with other health and development actors at all levels.
The D-NCD Partnership is hosted by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). The secretariat of the D-NCD Partnership is located in Geneva, Switzerland.
UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS’ 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.
Working in some of the world's most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners' expectations. 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 UNOPS can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
The Analyst will assist the Defeat-NCD Partnership Team. S/he will be a dynamic and highly motivated professional with global health experience. S/he will support the Deputy Chief Executive (Deputy CEO) and relevant Programme and Operations personnel in the development, implementation, and monitoring of country strategy and activities of The Defeat-NCD Partnership, as well as contribute to global knowledge sharing. S/he will support interaction at country, regional, and global levels with a wide range of people within and outside the United Nations system, across member states, civil society, and the business community as well as with the many other stakeholders in The Defeat-NCD Partnership. The position requires good technical and programming design judgement, excellent interpersonal diplomatic skills, and problem solving capability, advocacy and an aptitude for partnership development. This should be underpinned with an analytical mind, clear writing skills and ability to distill strategic debates and options.
The Analyst will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy CEO and in collaboration with other members of The Defeat-NCD Partnership Programmes and Operations teams, and external stakeholders and partners to ensure scaling-up of the action against NCDs at country level, and the distilling and sharing of knowledge and experience at the global level.
The Analyst will perform the following functions:
Coordination and facilitation:
Political and global health analysis and reporting:
Education: A Master’s Degree in global health or health related discipline is required.
Languages: English and French are the working languages at the United Nations. For this position fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French would be an asset.