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Position:         Director of Partnerships

Reporting to:  Chief Executive Officer

Location:        London or Geneva (flexible)    


World Heart Federation is a global organisation whose purpose is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) through leadership, advocacy and the strength of over 200 member organisations across the globe. We strive for a world where these are at least 25% fewer premature deaths from CVD by 2025.

As part of our new “Achieving 25x25 Together” campaign, we are seeking a Director of Partnerships to join our small team, to lead the growth and development of our multi-stakeholder partnerships, uniting and coordinating efforts, resource and know-how among the private, public and NGO sectors. A key new role in the organisation, the  focus will be on developing relationships, securing income, identifying practical and high impact ways for members and private sector partners to work together and ensuring successful implementation of the 25x25 partner activities, including CVD Roadmaps and Round Tables.  An exciting opportunity for someone with a strong interest in shared value partnerships, the candidate will have significant multi-sector and marketing  experience in an international context, combined with a strong interest in public health.  The position will be based in either London or at our headquarters in Geneva. 



  • Develop and oversee corporate and member partnerships for the World Heart Federation’s three year strategy   
  • Set funding targets and plan calendar and approach to achieve those targets 
  • Ensure coherence between Congress sponsorship and corporate sponsorship of other World Heart Federation initiatives
  • Private sector partnerships to support implementation of CVD roadmaps in key markets  
  • Oversee fundraising for and in BRICS


  • Significant experience in marketing, preferably with corporate outreach
  • Private sector and international experience preferred
  • Excellent English written and oral communications skills. Fluent French or other WHO language preferred
  • Willingness to travel
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, team spirit
  • Negotiation skills
  • An interest in global health

The World Heart Federation is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated professional with a strong interest in shared value partnerships, plus significant multi-sector and marketing experience in an international context.

  • Negotiable based on experience and location
  • 40 hours per week
  • Permanent
  • Flexible: Preferably London or our headquarters in Geneva

A letter of motivation accompanied by a CV should be sent to hr(at)
Closing Date: 24th October
Interviews:  3rd and 4th November


We open several Intern positions through the year. If you are interested in an internship at the World Heart Federation in communications, advocacy or research, please contact us at info(at) Priority given to Swiss citizens and Swiss permit holders.

My internship at the World Heart Federation was a very well-rounded, fresh and educational experience. With the support of my supervisor and encouragement of my colleagues, I was able to gain a great deal of knowledge in the areas of communications and noncommunicable diseases that I will carry with me throughout my academic and professional careers. Deepti V., WHF intern in 2014

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