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Senior Nutrition Financing Advisor


  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Senior level - IICA-4, International Individual Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Economics
    • Banking and Finance
    • Nutrition
  • Closing Date: Closed

Hosted Entities Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN)
Job categories Finance, Health, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2024/B5007/27749
Level ICS-12
Department/office GPO, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-4
Duration Open-ended
Application period 15-Mar-2024 to 15-Apr-2024
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Functional Responsibilities

1.  National Implementation of Financing for Nutrition 

Working in close collaboration with the SMS Regional Hubs and SUN finance stakeholders:

  • Facilitate nutrition financing support by the SMS and wider SUN Movement to SUN countries through stronger domestic and external resource mobilization and innovative financing solutions, including private sector financingStrengthen multi-stakeholder and multisector approaches at the local and national level through strong partnerships and alliances on financing between in-country SUN members and other national, regional and global partners. 

  • Broker and support the development of and resource mobilization for bankable projects for nutrition in SUN countries

  • Provide policy advice and technical support to SUN Countries for the integration of nutrition in national development budgets.

  • Act as the liaison point for the SUN Finance Capacity Building Platform.

2. Global Policy, Partnerships and Advocacy
  • Advise and implement strategic engagement and positioning of nutrition in intergovernmental processes

  • Lead engagement with  IFIs, MDBs, global funds and private sector investors for enhanced engagement and funding for nutrition . 

  • Facilitate the development and implementation of targeted initiatives and projects with SUN finance partners  to support and accelerate financing for nutrition.

  • Lead and support the preparation of finance related meetings, conferences, workshops etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and resource mobilization

  • Provide strategic advice on financing related matters to the SUN Coordinator and SMS senior management

  • Provide substantive inputs for finance related advocacy, including engagement of SUN governance bodies, advocates and champions

3. Knowledge management, reporting and innovation
  • Support the development and maintenance of a SUN repository on nutrition finance related tools and information

  • Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure the SMS is continually incorporating best practice approaches.

  • Lead the preparation of nutrition financing technical reports, policy papers, annual reports and other written outputs including for SMS senior management and SUN governance bodies.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education:
  • A Master degree in financing, business administration or economics, development finance or related fields is required
  • A Bachelor degree in   the above  relevant fields with two additional years of relevant experience may be acceptable in lieu of the advanced degree
B. Work Experience:
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience in development financing, resource mobilization and/or international donor relations is required.
  • Within these 10 years, a minimum three (3) years in a development agency, IFI or other relevant public or private financing organization is required.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing development or climate finance projects is required
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating and managing external stakeholder relationships is required.
  • Work experience in the nutrition or health or food or agriculture field  is an advantage.
  • Work experience in an international setting, with experience working in developing countries or a field setting desired.
  • Experience in managing relations with governance bodies  of international organizations and international financial institutions is desired.
C. Language:
  • Fluency in English Language ( Writing, Reading and Speaking) is required.
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language, particularly French or Spanish, is an asset.
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