Vice President, Global Health

Full Time
Employment Opportunity
Senior Executive

Position Overview

The UN Foundation has prioritized global health since its inception, serving as a catalyst, convener, and innovator in collective action solutions to drive progress on global health goals. UNF has channeled over $1.34 billion in grants to the UN work on global health, marshalled collective action platforms to help the UN solve global health problems, built savvy advocacy campaigns, enhanced partnership reach of the UN, and forged strong and diversified relationships across a range of sectors and geographies, from diplomats to civil society.

The Vice President, Global Health is a dynamic and proven professional ready to lead the next generation of global health policy innovation and partnership to support the United Nations and UN causes. The Vice President, Global Health is responsible for overseeing the work of UNF’s Global Health team and advising on the Global Health dimensions of UNF campaigns and initiatives.

The Vice President, Global Health is a member of the Global Health team and UNF Leadership Team. The Vice President, Global Health reports directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer and works closely with leadership and staff across all teams.

This position is based in Washington, DC or global. Global candidates are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

Strategic Leadership

  • Lead UNF’s strategy and approach on global health. Generate ideas for policy, advocacy, coalitions, and other initiatives to shape UNF’s contribution to effective multilateral delivery of global health policy and progress.
  • Help build, strengthen, and diversify UNF engagement with key global health partners in the UN, governments, academia, civil society, philanthropy, and the private sector.
  • Drawing on expertise in the team, across the foundation and external partners, lead UNF’s global health policy priorities and planning, identifying pathways to best contribute to advancing longstanding commitments to immunization, malaria, universal health coverage, pandemic preparedness and response, and antimicrobial resistance.
  • Oversee an annual operating budget of approximately $4.5M and a grant portfolio of several dozen grants/year to UN system and related partners.
  • Cultivate strong donor relationships and lead fundraising for UNF’s global health work.
  • Advise UNF executive leadership team on global health issues.
  • Serve as strategic, content-oriented internal advisor on UNF’s branded campaigns and initiatives related to global health.
  • Plan and convene meetings, workshops, and consultations to support the development of UNF global health efforts.
  • Represent UNF on internal and external advisory boards, as needed.
  • Represent the Foundation at outside meetings and professional gatherings.


  • Oversee annual planning, monitoring, and learning, budgeting, and reporting activities for the Global Health team.
  • Manage a high-functioning team of at least ten professionals, evaluate delivery with emphasis on continual improvement, and ensure building of an effective team dynamic that models good communication, inclusive interaction, intellectual integrity, and high standards of professionalism.
  • Oversee management of global health-related fiduciaries and grants into the UN system.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the UNF agreement process (for both contracts and grants), and when to utilize the proper templates accordingly. (As applicable to the role)
  • Draft and review agreements and maintain an understanding of all agreement terms and applicable flow-downs, consulting with UNF’s finance/contracts team as needed. (As applicable to the role)
  • Attend training sessions provided by UNF’s contracts team to maintain and keep up to date with UNF’s current policies and procedures. (As applicable to the role)
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of UNF’s Salesforce database to be able to process and track agreements, extract information, and prepare reports. (As applicable to the role)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Selection Criteria

  • Master’s degree in public health, international affairs, international development, or related field required.
  • At least 15 years of progressively senior experience in global health, including at least 5 years of experience in a significant leadership role. Familiarity and experience in the multilateral space is required.
  • High degree of intellectual and policy versatility across top issues in the global health agenda, with in-depth, practical experience in at least one relevant policy area to UNF’s existing global health portfolio.
  • Reputation for exceptional representational skills with external audiences and proven ability to cultivate and maintain relationships with a variety of partners, including diplomats, government leaders, civil society, and other stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, including ability to mentor staff and motivate diverse teams, ability to drive projects from inception to implementation with attention to detail, a proven ability to work across teams, geographies, organizations, and partnerships to accomplish mission.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and teamwork skills required.
  • Commitment to continuous learning, openness to critical debate and ability to synthesize diverse perspectives and views.
  • Eagerness to work within a dynamic and changing work environment, self-starter, flexible and team player a must.
  • Proven fundraiser, with well-established networks, desired.
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
  • Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.

Benefits & Compensation 

For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:

  • a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
  • dental insurance
  • vision insurance
  • flexible spending accounts
  • 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
  • group term and supplemental life insurance
  • short-term disability
  • long-term disability
  • health club discounts
  • commuter subsidy
  • back-up care
  • employee assistance program

Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.


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