Project Senior Advisor

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Project Senior Advisor

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Project Senior Advisor

Functional Responsibilities

The Senior Advisor (Infrastructure Finance / Private Debt), will work in the projects listed on section 1 focusing on the following results:
Advisory on compliance and implementation of the Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Fund (SIIF)
  • Work closely with the Project Manager and team to develop relationships with key institutions and decision makers in the Honduran government entities, development banks, and other relevant stakeholders;
  •  Establish solid working relationship with the project board, client and key stakeholders such as CABEI and the Green Climate Fund;
  • Advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as financial oversight and portfolio management processes).
Financial strategy, policy and process definition for portfolio strategy in fund management
  • Lead the development of the financial, commercial and overall portfolio procedures and policies, working with the other experts and leadership of the PPP & Infrastructure Finance Advisory Services team.
  •  Deal with the Central American Bank for Economic Integration and other financial institutions to ensure alignment of the services to be provided.
  • Address risk and compliance matters regarding project or portfolio financing and management (Project Preparation Facility or Asset Management Funds); .
  • A Senior Advisor at this level would be expected to provide expert advice on strategic decisions on complex issues and at times, also guide on actual writing or reports and analysis by finance specialists, being flexible and working with all the team to ensure delivery of quality results for our partners and customers.
Work with Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Legal, financial and technical specialists and contractors
  • Work with the team of expert advisors on legal, financial and tax areas on regulation, rules, procedures, risk assessments, regulation and other legal aspects involved in PPP/ Fund management;
  • Work closely with technical experts to ensure the smooth integration of all documentation and impact across the legal and financial documentation;
  • Lead or support the negotiation of shareholder agreements, and any terms and conditions for the implementation of the legal agreements of the Fund.
  • Work with UNOPS own and external auditors in securing compliance and proper risk management.
This position is home-based and depending on the home location, the selected candidate will be required to travel at least 35% of his/her service time.
The Senior Advisor will provide his/her services under the retainer modality (daily rate), therefore the work plan for each project will be agreed with the Project Manager and / or the Country Director.
To obtain detailed information on specific functions, please reviewed attached Terms of References 

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • A third level education degree (master’s degree or equivalent) is required. Preferably in the fields of Finance, Economics, Business Administration (MBA), or other relevant field.
  • A second level education degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance, economic, Business Administration (MBA), or other relevant fields plus additional years of experience on top of minimum years required may be accepted in lieu of the Master´s degree;
  • Formal certifications in accounting (CPA) financial modelling applied to Infrastructure, project finance, portfolio management or accounting is an advantage.

  • A minimum of ten years (or more depending on academic credentials) of relevant experience in the field or infrastructure private debt

The candidate must also have some experience in:

  • Leading deals in asset management,
  • Leading teams of mergers and acquisitions in infrastructure assets.
  • Investing in infrastructure in emerging markets, ideally in a diversified portfolio in different sectors of infrastructure (energy, transport, etc.).
  • Creating or managing infrastructure asset management facilities, with particular experience in debt in Latin America.
  • Working with multilaterals and pension funds.
  • Fluency in English and Spanish is required
  • Fluency in other languages is an asset.

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