Working closely with the Manager, Strategic Partnerships and Blended Finance, Grant Management, Private Sector Engagement and technical teams as well as Health Finance Specialists in the Country Support and STC Team, the Advisor, Blended Finance and Results Based Finance, Strategic Initiative, will be responsible for:
Technical lead for design and roll out of GF blended finance
Apply hands on experience and deep technical knowledge to shape with partners blended finance deals with a focus on RBF elements;
Lead on development of a streamlined approach to RBF in the context of blended finance, with a focus on innovative finance but linked to provider contracting and mainstreaming of PfR in GF grants
Support the Debt to Health agenda and help trouble shoot and source opportunities for D2H deals working closely with the Specialist, Debt to Health.
Identification of opportunities for blended finance transactions
Work with stakeholders to identify opportunities for blended finance transactions;
Work with stakeholders to conduct scoping and thematic analytics to inform medium-long term opportunities
Work with SFHA and Advisor, Strategic Partnerships, to align with Accelerator priorities and communicate opportunities to partners as needed.
Work to identify opportunities where the IF Strategic Initiative can be leveraged to support the blended finance pipeline
Engagement with multilateral development banks and other relevant partners
Work with stakeholders to support, maintain and develop partnerships with the World bank and regional development banks, IMF, Development Finance Institutions and other relevant partners;
Work with stakeholders to support the shift from opportunistic to more strategic engagement in blended finance;
Work closely with Legal and other stakeholders to agree or further develop framework agreements.
Streamlining of blended finance transactions
Work with transaction leads to develop business cases for blended finance transactions;
Work with transaction leads to project manage transactions through the Idea, Concept, Design and Approval stages of transaction development, including those supported by the Innovative Finance Strategic Initiative
Provide and coordinate technical assistance on Blended Finance transaction development and design;
Support management on decisions to progress, revise or stop transactions at each stage of the transaction development process;
Anticipate risks to transaction approval, proactively develop plans to mitigate these risks, and work to clear roadblocks to execution.
Lead on engagement with Legal, OIG, Finance and Risk to identify bottlenecks and streamline the approval and implementation of BF deals, reducing transaction costs for the Global Fund.
Reporting, monitoring and evaluation
In collaboration with the Strategic Initiative PMO and Senior Technical Advisor, Knowledge Management and Assurance, offer technical input in the evaluation framework for the Innovative Finance Strategic Initiative;
Conduct routine monitoring of the Blended Finance portfolio to inform improvements to processes, policies and ways of working;
Execution of organizational strategy
Ensure smooth execution of organizational strategy impacting blended finance;
Contribute to reinforce a high performing organization culture.
Subject to change by the Executive Director at any time at their sole discretion.
Advanced university (MSc equivalent) degree in economics, finance, development or other relevant discipline.
PhD in development economics or related discipline with strong applied focus
Strong experience and deep knowledge of development financing architecture and approaches (e.g. outcome/results based financing, development impact bonds; debt swaps).
Hands on experience with International Finance Institutions on resource mobilisation for health using blended finance tools
Hands on experience with PfR/RBF out of IFI or global health institution
Understanding of the Global Fund business model, or grant management models more broadly.
Experience working in an advisory capacity and have developed credibility and trust with leaders whilst taking ownership for delivery of key reports, findings, and initiatives.
Strong evidence of successfully leading projects which highlight their project management skills and capabilities.
Ability to flexibly and effectively adapt between operational implementation and strategic thinking.
Ability to manage multiple complex stakeholders and multiple reporting lines with flexibility, resilience and well-developed emotional intelligence.
Business development experience including valuing returns on investment.
Experience working within multi-cultural & international environments/organisations.
Over 4-6 years of relevant work experience
Experience working/living within developing countries supported by the Global Fund.
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 – Level 3
Business – Level 3
Finance – Level 3
Strengthening Systems for Health – Level 2
Geopolitical Awareness – Level 2
Multicultural Understanding – Level 2
Global Public Health – Level 1
Operational Policy – Level 1
Risk – Level 1
Country context – Level 1
Due Diligence – Level 1
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Job Posting End Date16 June 2021