Impact Measurement Advisor

Job categories Finance, Leadership, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5007/26777
Level ICS-11
Department/office GPO, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P4
Duration One year, initially. Renewable subject to programme need, funding availability and satisfactory performance
Application period 22-Sep-2023 to 13-Oct-2023

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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Background Information – The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF) 

Operational since July 2021, SHF is a new and innovative Fund dedicated to achieving access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations. 

The SHF mission is to catalyze vital investment into global sanitation and hygiene services to contribute to the world’s commitment that everyone will have access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene with the specific needs of women and girls, including menstrual health and hygiene (MHH), accounted for. Our presence is critical because global progress on achieving safe sanitation and hygiene is lagging due to insufficient finance and there is an urgent need to create more opportunities for further public and private investment into the sector.

The SHF is utilizing innovative financial approaches to catalyze national sanitation economies. By doing this the SHF supports countries to increase the number of individuals with inclusive and sustainable access to improved sanitation, hygiene and Menstrual Health Hygiene(MHH), by,
 a) Increasing the volume of investments in the sanitation economy and
 b) Realizing the full value of national sanitation economies; delivering inclusive and sustainable goods, services and jobs.

Impact and sustainability

For catalytic financing to be realized, capability in impact and sustainability metrics is critical. Beyond Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) related monitoring and evaluation, impact and sustainability metrics will be used to assess the social, environmental, and economic effects of investable propositions, organizations and projects. These metrics will help evaluate performance, track progress, and identify areas for improvement in terms of sustainability and positive impact. In the context of our objectives, consideration will be given to climate and environmental metrics (e.g. carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the sanitation value chain in rapidly growing cities in low- and middle-income countries, waste to value and waste to energy); social metrics (diversity and inclusion, women’s empowerment, and safe working environments); and economic metrics (revenue and profitability, cost efficiency, job creation, women’s economic power and economic value added).

Role of the Impact Measurement Advisor

SHF is looking for a mission-oriented, collaborative, open minded and agile professional who is knowledgeable and passionate about impact solutions and the contribution that catalytic investment can make to social, economic and environmental sustainability. 

Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, SHF, and working in close collaboration with country, business development and investment focused colleagues, the postholder will develop, refine and apply  metrics to further SHFs contribution to the growth of sanitation and hygiene economies and the menstrual hygiene marketplace in low and middle income countries. The postholder will also provide technical leadership and quality assurance for SHFs evolving  M&E Framework/Strategy and results-based M&E system, ensuring integration of impact and sustainability metrics as appropriate. Further, the postholder will lead SHFs work on assisting stakeholders to understand the expectations (return on investment/social impact) of a new generation of investors seeking viable propositions in low and middle income countries.

Impact and sustainability  Le...

Education: Master’s degree preferably in economics, development econo...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

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