Launched in 1988, after the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to eradicate polio, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), along with its partners, has helped countries make incredible progress on polio eradication. Since the initiative was founded, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved and millions more have avoided devastating paralysis. Today, the global incidence of polio has decreased by 99.9%; however, reaching the last mile and eradicating the second human disease in history requires a strong push to the finish line. Resources are urgently needed to ensure that we can finish the job on polio and avoid dangerous backsliding amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
The GPEI’s Resource Mobilization Group (RMG) conducts advocacy, resource mobilization and communications efforts to help the GPEI implement its resource mobilization and advocacy strategy. The RMG is Co-Chaired by WHO and UNICEF and includes six working groups. Members of the group include GPEI core partners (WHO, UNICEF, U.S. CDC, Rotary International, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Gavi), civil-society partners, consultants and others. The United Nations Foundation serves as the RMG’s Secretariat. The Secretariat’s purpose is to provide operational and strategic support to the RMG Co-Chairs to ensure smooth functioning of the group.
Working closely with RMG Co-Chairs, UNF polio staff, GPEI partners and other stakeholders, the Polio Resource Mobilization Operations Officer will support the daily work of RMG Co-Chairs (WHO and UNICEF) and coordinate across multiple partners (internal and external to the RMG). The officer will administratively report to UNF’s Senior Director for Global Health. A Polio Resource Mobilization Coordinator is also being recruited to provide the officer with administrative support.
Temporary full-time position with benefits through September 30, 2022 located in Geneva, Washington, DC or New York, NY.
Benefits & Compensation
For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:
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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