Advocacy and Resource Mobilisation Senior Officer

  • Entry-level, Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 17 June 2020

Job Description

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 coordination 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 ECR.

The role provides administrative, logistical, and policy support to the Advocacy and Resource Mobilisation Partner Committee (ARMPC) 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

  • Supports establishment of an effective network and exchange of information with partners

  • Serves as a communication point of contact for the ARMPC, following up on all professional correspondence, responding to requests, and referring queries as appropriate

  • Coordinates with prospective partners, identifies relevant contact persons and areas of potential collaboration

  • Contributes to delivering effective external communications prior to and after RBM events

Administrative & Logistics Support

  • Effectively manages queries received via the general ARMPC email address and provides follow-up with relevant colleagues as required

  • Prepares briefing materials for appointments, conference calls, meetings and missions, coordinates such requests, takes minutes and ensures relevant follow-up actions

  • Coordinates ARMPC conference calls, writes and disseminates meeting minutes

  • Manages the ARMPC manager’s mission and representation schedule, as well as related travel arrangements

  • Coordinates RBM events, workshops and other events for the ARMPC, including corresponding with participants and facilitating participant travel if required. Provides on-site support during workshops and events, including taking minutes and supporting logistical coordination

  • Supports inclusion of ARMPC events in the RBM calendar of events in coordination with RBM Secretariat Team and the other Partner Committees

  • Maintains and updates the ARMPC contacts database and distribution lists

  • Assists with other related tasks for the RBM Secretariat as required/needed

Analysis and Documentation

  • Supports ARMPC consultancy and grant management processes

  • Supports ARMPC budget and work plan management

  • Produces regular updates on ARMPC activities and achievements, as well as any other informative / promotional materials as required

  • Conducts background research and analysis, and prepares briefing notes for the ARMPC

  • 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 ARMPC newsletter

  • Develops and updates ARMPC-related materials on the RBM website and social media

Impact of Results

Contribute to the goals and objectives of the Advocacy and Resource Mobilisation Partner Committee, and more broadly the mission of the RBM Partnership.

About the Organization

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.


With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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