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 Sanitation and Hygiene Fund is a UNOPS Trust Fund committed to saving lives and improving the well-being of people by improving access to sanitation, hygiene and menstrual health hygiene. The Fund will invest in country-led programmes to accelerate progress and sustainable impact toward the achievement of SDG 6.2.
The Fund will maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of international development assistance and national investment. Staff at the Fund manage grants and other financial modalities, coordinate with partners, support countries, monitor and evaluate results, report on progress, manage donor relations and raise funds.
At the core of the new architecture is a country funding model designed to be an efficient and effective mechanism that can operate at scale and deliver impact supported by a suite of policies that define how funding is to be invested. The SHF uses development, impact and innovative finance mechanisms, including co-financing by recipient countries, to secure sustainable funding and the long-term sustainability of its programs.
The SHF is looking for mission-oriented, collaborative, open-minded and flexible candidates who are passionate about global development.
Role of the Country Portfolio and Grants Analyst
Reporting to the Country Fund Portfolio Manager and maintaining close collaboration with functional teams, the Country Portfolio and Grants Analyst will provide technical input to manage countries’ progression throughout the SHF grant life cycle and engagement processes and contribute to supporting the risk management processes of the portfolio at the country level.
The Analyst will also support procurements, grants and contracts management, as well as other related matters. They would also advise on UNOPS rules and regulations in the above-mentioned areas to ensure a fully compliant and effective service of the Sanitation and Hygiene Fund.
2. Contracts Management
3. Capacity Strengthening and Risk Management:
4. Knowledge, , Grant Systems Administration and Documentation
|Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
|Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
|Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
|Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
|Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
|Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
|Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment (FTA – UN Staff Contract)
Contract level: ICS-9 / NOB
Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
This is a local position, therefore only Nationals of the duty station or applicants who are legally entitled (i.e. those with valid residence/work permit) to be employed in the duty station will be considered.
For more details about United Nations staff contracts, please follow this link:
Terms and Conditions