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  • POSTED ON 03/10/18

    Analyst, Investments Team (Maternity Cover)

    Central London

    Position:                     Maternity Cover: Analyst, Investments Team

    Contract:                    Fixed Term Contract – 9 months (December 2018 – August 2019)

    Hours:                        Full time (37.5 hours per week)

    Location:                    London based

    Salary:                        £27,000 p.a. pro-rata

    Reports to:                 Director of Investments

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:       03/11/2018

     

    ABOUT THE POWER OF NUTRITION

    The Power of Nutrition is a UK-based charitable foundation formed by like-minded investors and implementers committed to ending the cycle of undernutrition and helping children grow to their full potential through new financing and focused action. Our vision is to be a leader in the global efforts to eradicate stunting.

    Undernutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of all child mortality. In Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, nearly 4 in 10 children are growing up with stunted bodies and brains.  Putting a stop to undernutrition is one of the best means we have to transform children’s health, education and livelihoods.

    The Power of Nutrition is working to unlock $1 billion in new financing to transform children’s futures on a scale that few can achieve alone, including substantial co-financing at country level. The Power of Nutrition has a unique matching model in which it matches any dollar raised to make investments in support of national government nutrition programmes, further leveraging funding from implementing partners. The fund launched in April 2015 with support from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development and our first implementing agency partners includes the World Bank Group and UNICEF. In 2018, The Power of Nutrition is developing partnerships with international NGOs to complement its portfolio with the World Bank and UNICEF.

    To date, The Power of Nutrition has raised $50 million and co-financed a $360 million of programmes in Tanzania, Liberia, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Cote D’Ivoire and Rwanda. The Power of Nutrition is building a healthy pipeline for future investments, including an increasing footprint in Asia.

     

     JOB PURPOSE

    The Analyst will join the team responsible for ensuring The Power of Nutrition Investments are achieving lasting change for children at scale. S/he will be responsible for:

    1. Supporting the development and management of a portfolio of investments
    2. Ensuring all The Power of Nutrition investments are underpinned by robust country analysis
    3. Ensuring programme successes and learning are effectively collated and disseminated
    4. Ensuring new implementing partners undergo robust due diligence and are effectively inducted into The Power of Nutrition Investment policies and processes
    5. Supporting the management of The Power of Nutrition’s Technical Advisory Panel and induction of new members.

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Programme Development, Delivery and Portfolio Management

    • Undertake thorough country analysis to inform new investments under consideration by The Power of Nutrition
    • Undertake annual country analysis on active investments to inform robust portfolio management
    • Conduct a global analysis on key emerging trends and impact evidence in the nutrition sector
    • Support the due diligence and the preparation and submission of Board materials seeking the approval of the programme (currently under design) in Indonesia
    • Support the programme design process of a new programme – likely in Malawi – including country due diligence, review and input into the Programme Document, and balancing different stakeholder expectations
    • Undertake analysis of nutrition-specific and -sensitive focus/interest of investors in the advanced pipeline state to inform The Power of Nutrition strategy for new investments
    • Manage Expression of Interest / bidding process for selection of implementing partners for new programmes
    • Update The Power of Nutrition Eligible Country List
    • Under the supervision of the Senior Nutrition Specialist, develop new products for The Power of Nutrition (e.g. Nutrition Index)
    • Assist the Director and other technical specialists as and when required

    Fundraising

    • Collate data and impact evidence in short briefs to support colleagues in Partnership & Brands in presentations to prospective donors
    • Support colleagues in Partnerships & Brands with donor relationship management

    Reporting & Communication

    • Collate data and impact evidence in short briefs to support Communications Director with dissemination of successes from The Power of Nutrition Investments
    • Simplify content from bi-annual investments reporting to facilitate effective communication in bi-annual reporting to The Power of Nutrition donors and Board
    • Co-author blogs, papers, etc., to influence regional and global policy and practice.
    • Act as focal point for Communications Director for maintenance of website from Investments Team perspective
    • Update The Power of Nutrition’s International Aid Transparency Initiative reporting on regular basis
    • Support regular and ad hoc submissions to the Board of Trustees
    • Develop professional and effective communications materials to support meetings with different partners, presenting accurate and technical information in a concise and digestible format

    Working with Implementing Partners

    • Support the Director of Investments in:
      • Conducting due diligence on new implementing partners
      • Ensuring new implementing partners are effectively inducted into The Power of Nutrition and have a sound understanding of key investment policies, strategies and guidance documents
      • Developing Board Papers to justify selection of new partners
    • Ensure that legal documentation underpins new partnerships, and support negotiation between different stakeholders where applicable

    Sector knowledge and profile-building

    • Keep abreast of developments within the nutrition sector and update colleagues as appropriate
    • Represent The Power of Nutrition in public fora (as appropriate) and raise the profile of the organisation.

    Membership of the team

    • Comfortable working flexibly and effectively in a focused team structure
    • Commit to continuing the advancement of The Power of Nutrition brand, messaging and communications

     

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    Essential requirements:

    • Masters’ degree or equivalent level of academic and professional experience in nutrition, health science, public health and international relations/development
    • Knowledge, experience of the development sector, INGOs and Foundations
    • Strong independent research and analytical skills and an ability to apply strong problem-solving frameworks to issues.
    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
    • Strong communication skills – written and verbal – with a proven ability to taper style for both technically literate and non-technical audiences.
    • Strong relationship building and relationship management abilities
    • A strong interest in building a career in the international development sector
    • An ability to work in French will be an asset

     

    Based in London, this position might involve travel.

     

    Please apply with CV and Cover Letter: martin@powerofnutrition.org

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  • POSTED ON 03/10/18

    Associate Director Investments

    Central London with a requirement to travel internationally (approximately 6 weeks / year)

    Contract                     Permanent

    Hours                          Full time (37.5 per week)

    Location                    Central London with a requirement to travel internationally (approximately 6 weeks / year)

    Salary                         Circa £60,000 p.a. + Discretionary Bonus, Life Insurance, Private Health Care and Pension (5% non-contributory)

    Reports to                  Director, Investments

    Direct Reports           Interns

    CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:       03/11/2018

     

    CONTEXT

    The Power of Nutrition is a UK-based charitable foundation formed by like-minded investors and implementers committed to ending the cycle of undernutrition and helping children grow to their full potential through new financing and focused action. Our vision is to be a leader in the global efforts to eradicate stunting.

    Undernutrition is the underlying cause of 45% of all child mortality. In Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, nearly 4 in 10 children are growing up with stunted bodies and brains.  Putting a stop to undernutrition is one of the best means we have to transform children’s health, education and livelihoods.

    The Power of Nutrition is working to unlock $1 billion in new financing to transform children’s futures on a scale that few can achieve alone, including substantial co-financing at country level. The Power of Nutrition has a unique matching model in which it matches any dollar raised to make investments in support of national government nutrition programmes, further leveraging funding from implementing partners. The fund launched in April 2015 with support from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, UBS Optimus Foundation and the UK’s Department for International Development and our first implementing agency partners include the World Bank Group and UNICEF. In 2018, The Power of Nutrition is developing partnerships with international NGOs to complement its portfolio with the World Bank and UNICEF.

    To date, The Power of Nutrition has raised $50 million and co-financed a $360 million of programmes in Tanzania, Liberia, Ethiopia Madagascar, Cote d’Ivoire and Rwanda. The Power of Nutrition is building a healthy pipeline for future investments, including an increasing footprint in Asia. Further information can be viewed at www.powerofnutrition.org

     

    JOB PURPOSE

    The candidate will join the team responsible for ensuring The Power of Nutrition’s investments are achieving lasting change for children at scale. S/he will be responsible for:

    1. the management of a portfolio of co-investments in support of national governments nutrition programmes
    2. ensuring all Power of Nutrition investments are structured with a clear theory of change, rationale for investment, operational model/plan and budget, in line with The Power of Nutrition’s investment policies and following its due diligence process.
    3. collaborating with colleagues in the Investments Team to undertake the necessary due diligence on all new investment opportunities and support the review and management of ongoing investments.
    4. managing relationships with implementing partners and partner governments for programme development and management through programme reviews.
    5. supporting fundraising efforts of the Partnerships & Brands team through participating in meetings with potential new financing partners, technical input in proposals, and biannual reporting of progress on programme portfolio.
    6. leading new initiatives of The Power of Nutrition; such as: review of internal strategy and processes; review of innovations in programmes and new innovative financing mechanisms; and selection of new implementing partners.

     

    JOB DESCRIPTION

    Programme development, delivery and portfolio management

    • Be a key member of the team managing a portfolio of investments
    • Lead the oversight of 3-4 investments in Africa or Asia (estimated grant value $50-85 million).
    • In partnerships with implementing partners ensure new investments are developed in line with The Power of Nutrition’s Theory of Change and Investment Criteria.
    • Ensure programmes include robust programme management and monitoring approach.
    • Ensure effective management of The Power of Nutrition’s investment portfolio
    • Collaborate with implementing partners to identify innovative new ways to realise sustainable scale up of nutrition interventions at a national level
    • Contribute effectively to policy dialogue with key stakeholders in implementing partners and national governments on the sustainable scale-up of The Power of Nutrition Investments
    • Work with implementing partners to develop cutting edge approaches to monitor and evaluate the impact of the governance and systemic reform components of The Power of Nutrition’s investments

     

    Reporting

    • Work with implementing partners to ensure that 6-monthly financial and operational reports for programme portfolio are submitted on time and in accordance with agreed reporting and results frameworks.
    • Monitor programme results to identify needs for course correction in collaboration with partners.
    • Support the preparation of report content for investors in collaboration with the Partnerships & Brands team.
    • Prepare content on investments and progress for the foundation’s website and other external communication needs.

     

    Fundraising

    • Support colleagues in Partnership & Brands in presentations to prospective donors.
    • Support the development of proposals for prospective investors.
    • Support reporting on programme portfolio to co-investors.

     

    Strategic development

    • Support the Director of Investments in developing new approaches for investing in nutrition, including using innovative financing mechanisms (e.g. development impact bonds, impact investment approaches). .
    • In collaboration with the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, ensure The Power of Nutrition has robust data from investment evaluations for innovation components of programmes.

    Sector knowledge and profile-building

    • Have an in-depth understanding of the health and nutrition landscape in countries where The Power of Nutrition is investing
    • Keep abreast of developments within the nutrition and international development sectors, and particularly in countries where The Power of Nutrition is working.
    • Act as The Power of Nutrition’s leading source of knowledge on current and emerging innovations in programme delivery and innovative finance tools for international development and nutrition.
    • With a variety of external audiences, act as a knowledgeable resource about The Power of Nutrition’s programmes and priority areas.

    Membership of the team

    • Comfortable working flexibly and effectively in a focussed team structure.
    • Provide support to colleagues, as required, to help build skills, confidence and capability in particular areas, processes or procedures.
    • Line manage interns
    • Commit to continuing the advancement of The Power of Nutrition brand, messaging and communication.

     

    PERSON SPECIFICATION

    Essential requirements:

    • Masters’ degree or equivalent level of academic and professional experience in nutrition, health science, public health, political science, international relations, public administration, management, accounting or finance, law or development studies.
    • Demonstrable experience in analysis and due diligence across multiple high value programmes
    • Knowledge of evidence-based approaches to programme design and implementation in health, nutrition and related sectors and belief in the importance of evidence-based decision making.
    • Experience of policy development, programme planning and programme management in Africa and Asia.
    • Experience managing large scale grants and/or projects as a donor or implementer.
    • Strong understanding of nutrition interventions in an international development context. Experience in nutrition programming will be an asset.
    • Excellent partnership and relationship building skills
    • Experience working within government systems and/or experience influencing the policies of government agencies, private sector organizations or donor organisations
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. PowerPoint skills will be an asset. A self-starter, with resilience, pace, drive, interpersonal flexibility and a high degree of organisational skills.

    Desirable:

    • Familiarity with a variety of impact measurement, programme monitoring and evaluation approaches.
    • Experience supporting fundraising for international development projects.
    • Demonstration of an ability to influence beyond authority.
    • Experience of working with multilateral  organisations (e.g. World Bank & UNICEF), Bilaterals (e.g.  DFID), Foundations (e.g. CIFF and BMGF) and private sector donors.
    • Working knowledge of French

     

    Based in London, this position involves travel

    Please apply with CV and Cover Letter: martin@powerofnutrition.org

     

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  • POSTED ON 18/06/18

    Senior Nutrition Governance & Systems Reform Specialist

    London, UK

    Salary: £55,000 – 65,000

    Summary

    Oxford HR have been retained as an executive search consultancy to appoint a new Senior Nutrition Governance & Systems Reform Specialist for The Power of Nutrition. This is a new role and offers a great opportunity to broaden your skills and experience, work within a creative and innovative UK-based charitable foundation with a clear focus on delivering a sustainable impact for children in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

    The Power of Nutrition was established through strong support from the UK’s Department for International Development, CIFF and the UBS Optimus Fund, UNICEF and the World Bank, which catalyse their opportunity to deliver nutritional interventions at scale, that can make a significant positive impact on undernutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia – which is the underlying cause of 45% of all child mortality, nearly 4 in 10 children with stunting (chronic form of undernutrition) and  one of the best interventions to transform children’s health, education and livelihoods.

    Role Profile

    The Senior Nutrition Governance & Systems Reform Specialist is a key appointment for The Power of Nutrition. S/he will work within the Investments team to ensure that all investments are robust, and well-structured to satisfy good governance criteria and to achieve a sustainable impact for children at scale. S/he will also collaborate closely with colleagues across the organisation to undertake the necessary due diligence on all new investment opportunities and support the review and management of ongoing investments.

    All the investments and programmes are complex, and this individual will need to interact with numerous stakeholders – investors (private, corporate, high net worth and institutional donors) and governments and their respective departments (particularly ministries of health and finance) in the UK and overseas. S/he will need to have a good understanding of health and / or nutrition, and public finance management / economics with a broad understanding of the environment in which the above stakeholders operate.

    Experience

    • Extensive experience in systemic reform and/or public finance management in the nutrition or health sector will be an asset
    • Evidence of expertise in political economy analysis and an established track and credibility in working on systemic reform issues in the nutrition and/or health sectors in fragile and conflict, developing and/or emerging economy context
    • Familiarity or experience engaging with global governance structures/coordinating mechanisms within the nutrition sector will be an asset (Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, Council on Food Security, Nutrition 4 Growth initiative, UN REACH, etc.)
    • Proven programme development and programme management experience
    • Demonstrable experience in influencing policies and reforms at senior levels of government and influencing bilateral and multilateral donors

    Skills and abilities

    • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
    • Excellent writing and analytical skills – a publication record is desirable, but not required
    • Outstanding networking and communication skills with a proven ability to work globally and effectively with diverse groups of individuals. Experience with large bilateral donors such as DFID, multilaterals such as the World Bank and UNICEF, and the private sector such as CIFF and UBS Optimus Foundation is desirable
    • Excellent political awareness and judgment on sensitive governance matters
    • Strong understanding of nutrition interventions in an international development context
    • Strategic and results-oriented
    • A proven ability to solve problems and make decisions including challenging ones
    • Masters’ degree or equivalent level of academic and professional experience in nutrition, health science, public health, political science, international relations, public administration, management, accounting or finance, law or development studies
    • An ability to work in French is desirable

    Application Instructions

    In order to apply please read the Application Pack through the following link: http://oxfordhr.co.uk/jobs/senior-nutrition-governance-systems-reform-specialist/.

    You will be asked to complete an application form by attaching an updated CV and supporting statement for this role.

    For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Ana Fernandes, Principal Consultant at power-of-nutrition@oxfordhr.co.uk

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DIVERSITY

We value, promote, welcome, encourage and celebrate the diversity of everyone that engages with The Power of Nutrition

  • From our donors, trustees and partners, to our beneficiaries and employees, our aim is to be relevant to everyone regardless of their gender, race, age, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation or cultural identity;
  • Different backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, career paths and diversity of thought can add considerable value to the way we work as an organisation, thus all our stakeholders will be encouraged to draw on their background to inform our work;
  • People from all backgrounds will be actively encouraged to apply as employees and trustees so that we reflect the vibrant diversity of today’s society. We’ll also monitor the diversity of applicants and, wherever we can, take positive steps towards ensuring we appeal to all kinds of people from all walks of life;
  • We will ensure that there are equal opportunities for career development for our employees;
  • Furthermore, we will continue to work to maintain the trust of our stakeholders by making ourselves accessible and accountable and providing a high level of transparency and performance in all our activities and processes.