Lead on strategy and policy development, as well as operationalization of the GF’s blended finance (BF) agenda, in order to enhance volume, quality, strategic focus and VfM (reduced transaction cost) of BF projects channeling borrowing and debt relief through GF to translate into better health outcomes –through joint funding platforms for shared programmatic priorities and multi-country debt swaps (e.g. Debt to Health)
In coordination with the Head and the Deputy Head and Senior Manager Country Support & STC, shape a healthy pipeline of BF projects (joint funding and debt swaps), co-lead, with internal and external partners, on their design, supervise their execution, and evaluate the impact of BF deals, which aim to address tangible programmatic priorities of implementer countries and leverage additional resources for health, all alongside Grant Management Division Country Teams (CT), through the HF Country Support and STC Team
Oversee the Global Fund PfR agenda in relation to the BF portfolio and offer broader technical insight in grant performance assessment design and implementation working with HF focal points and CTs
Oversee the delivery, working in tandem with the HF Specialists in the Country Support and STC Team, of targeted technical assistance and implementation support to CTs leading on BF deals and debt to health deals
Work with Risk, Legal, Finance, OIG, GMD and other Depts/Divisions to identify bottlenecks and streamline the shaping and delivery of BF deals including implementing the WB cofinancing agreement and scoping out and signing new ones with MDBs/IFIs
Promote, lead and manage global and regional partnerships and partnership forums on health financing, working closely with the Country Support and STC Team and CTs on country level partnership engagements to ensure alignment and impact on the ground
To establish and nurture strategic links with IFIs with a view to promoting the GF HF agenda
To review and help assure quality of the delivery of technical projects by external suppliers and oversee the relationship with select technical partners
Ensure seamless linkages between Strategic Partnerships and Blended Finance and advocacy, and Strategic Partnerships and Blended Finance and Grant Management Division (GMD) via strong collaboration with HF Specialists who will act as focal points for the department
Manage seamless coordination of Strategic Partnerships and BF technical capacity across the Department and as needed to inform dialogues and global and regional fora
Co-own and facilitate together with GMD Department Heads/Regional Managers the relationship with MDB counterparts and regional practice managers on innovative/blended finance matters and support Fund Portfolio Managers in their engagement with WB country teams
Technical and management support and communication:
Assure quality of innovative finance projects, including by actively managing Strategic Partnerships team and external consultants and working closely with Finance, Legal, OIG, as needed
Serve as BF spokesperson for GF and resource to stakeholders; offering strategic advice and technical content to Head of HF, MEC members and ED
Oversee the running of BF projects, including by setting up KPIs, M&E and risk controls as needed
Lead for the Innovative Finance Strategic Initiative
Help inform through analysis and strategic advice senior management decisions on innovative/blended finance investments
The Manager will also perform people management responsibilities.
Subject to change by the Executive Director at any time at their sole discretion.
Advanced university degree in statistics, economics, management, business administration, public health, public policy, finance or a related field
PhD in development economics or related discipline with strong applied focus
Extensive experience working in an IFI with a health/social policy focus on blended finance
Deep technical understanding and practical experience in designing, negotiating and implementing blended finance instruments for social policy, in preference in the context of a major international financing institution.
Extensive experience in performance management
Strong analytical and conceptual skills and abilities to effectively use evidence to inform complex decisions
Extensive experience in strategy and policy formulation and track record preferably in international development
Extensive professional experience at the management level in health or international development
Knowledge of the three pandemics AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria
Ability to work effectively with programs, systems and practices at all levels of complexity
Strong managerial skills and proven ability to lead and collaborate effectively in a complex, multi-disciplinary and diverse environments
Strong influencing skills and exceptional professional credibility
Excellent networking, collaboration and team work skills.
15 years of working in an IFI with a health/social policy focus on BF with progressively increasing responsibilities
Private sector experience in social impact investment
Over 4 years of people management responsibilities
An excellent knowledge of English and preferably a good working knowledge of French. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset.
Global Fund awareness and mind-set
Drive for results
Analytical – Expert Level
Business – Expert Level
Country context – Foundation Level
Due Diligence – Mastery Level
Finance – Expert Level
Geopolitical Awareness – Expert Level
Global Public Health – Expert Level
Legal – Foundation Level
Multicultural Understanding – Mastery Level
Negotiations – Expert Level
Operational Policy – Foundation Level
Risk – Foundation Level
Strengthening Systems for Health – Expert Level
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Job Posting End Date16 June 2021