Helen Clark in running for important aid job

Helen Clark. Photo Reuters
Helen Clark is on the shortlist for an important Switzerland-based aid job . Photo Reuters

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark is in the running for another high-profile aid job based in Geneva, according to reports.

The New York Times has reported that Miss Clark is on a three-person shortlist for director of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Miss Clark is looking for her next challenge after unsuccessfully running for the United Nations Secretary General position last year.

She will step down as head of the UN's Development Programme (UNDP) in April.

A report on the candidates spoke highly of Miss Clark, saying she was "a reformer, driving much greater organisational efficiency and a major decentralisation" at the UNDP.

The Global Fund was worth about US$5 billion ($NZ6.9 billion) a year, the Times reported.

The director job becomes vacant on May 31.

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