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Innovative Finance Consultant- UNHCR

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UNHCR is seeking a consultant who will be working as part of the Private Partnerships and
Philanthropy Section. Under the supervision of the Senior Innovative Finance Officer, who has
overall oversight of innovative financing projects, the consultant will mainly be responsible for
developing and implementing new financing modalities. This will be done in close collaboration
with relevant internal units, within and outside PSP, such as DFAM (Division of Financial and
Administrative Management), Legal Affairs Service (LAS), Donor Relations and Resource
Mobilization Service (DRRM) and Division of Resilience and Solutions (DRS), as well as
relevant field-based colleagues and technical staff.
This work will also include the development of alliances with key external stakeholders,
including international organizations, international financial institutions, donor governments,
refugee-hosting governments, as well as potential private sector investor

Duties and responsibilities:
Under the direct supervision of the Senior Innovative Finance Officer, the consultant will
perform the following responsibilities:
• Investigate and develop innovative finance mechanisms from idea stage to
implementation, including (but not limited to):
 Examining feasibility of ideas through analysis and research
 Engaging with DFAM, LAS, DRRM, DRS, and other technical and field-based
colleagues to co-design each innovative finance mechanism
 Evaluating and/or crystallizing the business case involved in potential
 Conducting partnership conversations with donors and private sector
 Writing business plans
 Conducting financial modelling
 Serving as project manager for deal development and execution
• Develop recommendations on whether potential deals are worth pursuing to Senior
Innovative Finance Officer (Head of Unit) and other senior managers/leaders of
• Help with regular ongoing engagement with all key external partners in the UN and
NGO community, multilateral development banks (MDBs), and within the government
donor community
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Essential minimum qualifications and professional
experience required
The ideal candidate will possess the qualification and experiences listed below:
• Basic university degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or other
related field combined with relevant work experience of at least 4 years, or at least 2
years with a Master’s degree;
• Professional experience as a business development or finance expert in an
auditor/consulting firm, social enterprise, or the private sector, with some experience
with humanitarian/development issues preferred;
• Excellent business analysis / business case development ability, including
demonstrated experience doing business case development in development,
humanitarian, or social enterprise settings;
• Excellent financial modelling skills, including being able to independently construct an
income and cash flow model and run financial sensitivities; accounting & finance
background a plus;

Demonstrated experience in project coordination and management, in particular, in
managing complex, multi-stakeholder, and fast-moving projects which are crossdisciplinary and require a certain degree of expert knowledge;
• Fluency in English
• Knowledge of humanitarian and/or international development agency context and UN
• environment preferred
• Ability to thrive in a team environment, and to work within an international multi-cultural
• Understanding of the complexities of working with an international organization with
• geographical operational sites
• Knowledge of a second UN language

This position is home-based.
Under this contract the Individual Consultant is expected to work a maximum of 128 days within
the assigned period. Upon completion of project and receipt of invoice, payment will be issued
for the actual hours worked.
Recruitment as a UNHCR staff member and engagement under a UNHCR affiliate scheme or
as an intern is subject to proof of vaccination against Covid-19.
To apply
Interested applicants should submit their letter of motivation, Personal History Form (PHF) and
CV to indicating “Innovative Finance Consultant” & Surname in the
subject of the email.
Personal History Forms are available at PHP Form/Supplementary sheet

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Job Status: Closed

Job Sectors: Innovative Finance Consultant

Job Type: Contract

Regions: Remote

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