The secretariat of UNITAID is responsible for carrying out and managing day-to-day operations and for coordinating implementation of the work plan. The Secretariat manages relationships with partners, and coordinates their activities, in order to ensure programme and financial monitoring and reporting.
The secretariat implements the policy set by the Executive Board and provides support to the Consultative Forum. It prepares project reports and budgets for approval by the Board, and reports on the results of the actions undertaken and the use of resources.
More information on the functions of the Secretariat can be found in the By-Laws [PDF, 35KB] of UNITAID section.
The secretariat is headed by Dr Denis Broun, Executive Director. It currently consists of 44 people of 25 different nationalities. The working languages are English and French.
Expenses related to the Secretariat of UNITAID are modest. Since its establishment in 2006, the UNITAID Secretariats running costs have stood at US$ 3.1 million per year, or 0.81% of the overall budget, thus fulfilling the mandate to operate in a manner that minimizes overhead costs.
The Secretariat of UNITAID is hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The operations of the Secretariat (including recruitment, procurement, financial matters and management of the Trust Fund, UNITAID) are administered in accordance with the Constitution of UNITAID and WHO rules. There are authorized adaptations or exceptions to WHO administrative procedures and practices in order to meet the specific needs of UNITAID.
Current vacancies in UNITAID Secretariat
Senior Management at UNITAID Secretariat
To contact the secretariat
20, avenue Appia
CH-1211 Geneva 27
Telephone: +41 22 791 55 03
Fax: +41 22 791 48 90