• Organization TypeFunding Agencies, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff51-100
  • Development Budget100 Million - 500 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2006
UNITAID raises money through innovative financing to shape markets for HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis in low-income countries. The bulk of UNITAID’s resources come from a small levy on airline tickets in several countries, while the rest is provided primarily by multi-year contributions from governments. This long-term and predictable stream of funding allows UNITAID to provide incentives for manufacturers to supply quality public health products at a reduced price and bring new formulations to market. UNITAID complements the work of other global health agencies by targeting underserved markets such as paediatric HIV treatments or cutting-edge diagnostic tools. Funds are then strategically channelled to correct shortcomings in these markets through UNITAID’s implementers on the ground. Implementers ensure that those in need have access to improved and affordable products. They then report to UNITAID on the public health impact of their actions and use of the funds. UNITAID was established in 2006 by the governments of Brazil, Chile, France, Norway and the United Kingdom. Today it is backed by a formidable “North-South” membership, including Cyprus, Korea, Luxembourg, Spain and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation alongside Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius and Niger. Civil society groups also govern UNITAID, giving a voice to non-governmental organisations and communities living with HIV, malaria and tuberculosis. Based in Geneva and hosted by the World Health Organization, UNITAID has been entrusted by these members to use innovative financing– the world’s first “solidarity contribution” – for innovative impact.   

Where is UNITAID
Staff4Location of current staff
Jobs1Location of open jobs


1Current job
52Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Consultant (Support to Review Plasmodium Vivax Malaria Proposals)
  • Consultancy for development of the Procurement and Supply Management standard operating...
  • Consultancy support to Communications Team for up to 6 months
    Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Consultant to support strategy recommendations for Unitaid's mid-term review

Staff at UNITAID have experience in


  • reproductive health
  • health systems
  • research & development
  • logistics / supplies
  • development


  • unitaid
  • bloomberg philantrophies


  • swaziland
  • united states
  • botswana
  • brazil
  • south africa


  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas


Current staff

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Former staff

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Company Offices
  • Switzerland (headquarters)
  • Geneva
  • World Health Organization 20, avenue Appia CH-1211


Primary sectors

Infectious Disease
Monitoring / Evaluation
Procurement Process
Reproductive Health
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Market Research
Financial Services
Economic Policy