Sanitation and Hygiene Markets Specialist

Job categories Finance, Health, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5007/26778
Level ICS-10
Department/office GPO, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P3
Duration One year, initially. Renewable subject to programme need, funding availability and satisfactory performance
Application period 22-Sep-2023 to 06-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.

Role of the Sanitation and Hygiene Markets Specialist

The SHF is looking for a mission-oriented, collaborative, open minded and agile professional who is knowledgeable and passionate about the ecosystems, financing and enabling environment needed to see sanitation and hygiene markets develop and thrive in different settings in low and middle income countries. 

Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, SHF, and working in close collaboration across the small SHF team, the postholder will further drive SHFs operational and business approach to sanitation and hygiene markets, contributing significantly to growth

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Education: Master’s degree preferably in economics, business administ...

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