The 2016 Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on Antimicrobial Resistance represented a landmark in the world’s commitment to tackling antimicrobial resistance, calling for greater urgency and action in response to its many challenges. Members of the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General, in consultation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) to convene an ad hoc interagency coordination group (IACG), co-chaired by the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General and the Director-General of WHO, to provide practical guidance on the approach needed to ensure sustained and effective global action to address antimicrobial resistance. In April 2019, after global consultations, the IACG presented its report “No time to wait: securing the future from drug-resistant infections” to the UN Secretary-General.
One of the recommendations of the IACG was to strengthen accountability and global governance by establishing three inter-related structures:
- A One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance, supported by a Joint Secretariat managed by the Tripartite Organizations (FAO, OIE and WHO);
- An Independent Panel on Evidence for Action against Antimicrobial Resistance in a One Health context;
- A Multi Stakeholder Partnership Platform to facilitate multi stakeholder engagement on AMR, to include members of the Tripartite Organizations, UN agencies, interested governments, civil society, private sector and academia.
The Department of Global Coordination and Partnership on Antimicrobial Resistance leads and coordinates the global One Health response to AMR in cooperation with FAO, OIE, the United Nations as well as other agencies, civil society, and the private sector, towards a world free from the suffering of drug-resistant infections. The Tripartite Joint Secretariat on AMR is hosted by the Department of Global Coordination and Partnership with dedicated liaison officers in FAO and OIE headquarters. It manages the day-to-day operations of the joint work of the Tripartite organizations on AMR including the Multi-Partner Trust Fund.
Essential: minimum first level university degree in public health, medicine, microbiology, international relations or other related social sciences.
Desirable: second level university degree in one of the abovementioned fields.
Essential: At least five (5) years of professional experience in coordinating or supporting projects and/or initiatives in public health, communicable diseases, or AMR. Experience in facilitating engagement with multi-stakeholder partners, including UN agencies, governments, civil society, and/or private sector.
Desirable: Experience in supporting high-level multi-stakeholder health initiatives and/or partnership platforms. Experience working in UN.
The application deadline is 25th May 2021