Country Market Shaping Specialist

Job categories Finance, Health, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2023/B5007/27212
Level ICS-10
Department/office GPO, GVA, Geneva
Duty station Nairobi, Kenya
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P3
Duration One year, initially. Renewable subject to programme need, funding availability and satisfactory performance
Application period 19-Dec-2023 to 09-Jan-2024

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 and the menstrual hygiene marketplace. By doing this the SHF supports countries to increase the number of individuals with inclusive and sustainable access to improved sanitation, hygiene and 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.

The Sanitation and Hygiene Fund (SHF) is a project of UNOPS. 

Role of the Country Markets Shaping Specialist

Reporting to the Country Fund Portfolio Manager, and working cohesively with the SHF team, external stakeholders and third-party service providers, the Country Markets Specialist will support the advancement of  SHFs contribution to the sustainable growth of inclusive sanitation economies and the menstrual hygiene marketplace. The postholder will help SHF to deepen its understanding of and position towards  sanitation economy and the market for menstrual products in priority countries. 

Through this work, SHF will support its stakeholders, including governments, financing institutions and investors, to make data driven decisions that will reform and accelerate markets to improve the delivery of safely managed sanitation and menstrual products to the Base of the Pyramid (BoP). 

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