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Fund Management Advisor - Retainer (Multiple Positions)

Closing: Apr 23, 2024

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Published: Mar 27, 2024 (26 days ago)

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Education/Experience/Language requirements:

Education

  • Masters’ Degree preferably in Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, International Relations, Political / Security / Development Studies, or related relevant discipline is required
  • Bachelor's Degree in combination with 2 additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • PM Certification such as MSP® foundation or P3M3 assessment is an advantage.

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible programme implementation/fund management experience is required.
  • Experience of managing government and donor relations while working for an international organization or related experience is required.
  • Within the required 7 years of experience, a minimum of 3 years’ experience in design or management or turnaround of single or multi-donor fund is required.
  • Experience in strategic and development planning and implementation in governance, institutional capacity building, stakeholder and partners management experience will be considered as asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment, including communication skills and the ability to work independently, as well as in a team setting will be an asset
  • Knowledge of grants and blended finance is an asset
  • Prior related experience in the UN system is an asset
  • Prior knowledge of mobilizing climate/green financing is an asset

Language

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in Arabic or French or Spanish is an asset.


Responsibilities

Education/Experience/Language requirements:

Education

  • Masters’ Degree preferably in Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, International Relations, Political / Security / Development Studies, or related relevant discipline is required
  • Bachelor's Degree in combination with 2 additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • PM Certification such as MSP® foundation or P3M3 assessment is an advantage.

Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible programme implementation/fund management experience is required.
  • Experience of managing government and donor relations while working for an international organization or related experience is required.
  • Within the required 7 years of experience, a minimum of 3 years’ experience in design or management or turnaround of single or multi-donor fund is required.
  • Experience in strategic and development planning and implementation in governance, institutional capacity building, stakeholder and partners management experience will be considered as asset
  • Strong interpersonal skills in a multicultural environment, including communication skills and the ability to work independently, as well as in a team setting will be an asset
  • Knowledge of grants and blended finance is an asset
  • Prior related experience in the UN system is an asset
  • Prior knowledge of mobilizing climate/green financing is an asset

Language

  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in Arabic or French or Spanish is an asset.


  • Under the direct supervision of Head of Programme Management Office/CFM, the Fund Management Advisor will be responsible to advise and support UNOPS Programmes on a need basis, and as defined in the task notes, covering but not limited to negotiate, design, advise, start up or turn-around single and multi-donor pooled funds. Support needed will mostly be for programmes in Asia but may also include assignments from other UNOPS regions. Such assignments may be home-based or require travel to specific country offices.
  • The Fund Management Advisor will have a thorough understanding of the terms, conditions, and the respective roles and responsibilities of the partners/stakeholders to ensure the programmes managed by UNOPS are capable of meeting the business cases of both UNOPS and its donors.
  • The Fund Management Advisor will broadly carry out the following tasks, in accordance with UNOPS policies, procedures and practices based on needs expressed by country offices.

Fund/Programme design

  • Participate in donor negotiations for designing new funds/programmes when requested by country offices
  • Draft concept notes/project proposals/budgets for designing financing mechanisms
  • Draft programme/fund related documentation such as operational guidelines, governance architecture, safeguards policies and strategy
  • Support offices in designing fund’s organogram and terms of reference
  • Provide surge capacity to new funds during start up in leadership or support roles when needed
  • Conceptualize innovative financing approaches to meet donor requirements

Fund Management/Programme Management

  • Provide diagnostic assessment of ongoing funds and provide advice on turnaround, especially with regards to strategy, governance, grants model, risk management etc.
  • Provide on-going assurance/peer review on active funds to country office or regional office
  • Propose strategies to attract further funding for ongoing funds
  • Any other related tasks on programme management cycle as needed

Knowledge Management:

  • Understand and manage UNOPS pricing policy and related corporate charges as they apply to the Fund
  • Contribute to CFM’s publications and knowledge management initiatives by documenting best practices
  • Actively interact with other stakeholder to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on UNOPS Communities


The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Impact of Results


  • The effective and successful achievement of results by the Fund Management Advisor impacts on the strategic management and performance of the programmes managed by UNOPS, demonstrating UNOPS as an effective service provider in project services and management and consequently strengthens the credibility of the organization.


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