Danish Red Cross

Danish Red Cross,


Blended Finance Advisor


Danish Red Cross

Blegdamsvej 27
Tlf: +45 35 25 92 00
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The Danish Red Cross (DRC) is looking for a blended finance consultant to join its newly established  Humanitarian Innovative Finance Hub. The Hub is dedicated to the design and development of alternative financing models that leverage various financial mechanisms (e.g., blended finance, impact bonds, etc) tailored for national societies across the Red Cross Red Crescent (RCRC) movement. 


Do you believe that blended finance can make a positive impact on the life of millions of vulnerable people in the world? Do you have experience with the design and implementation of blended financial tools and/ or  impact investment?


Can you picture yourself part of a global team of experts creating, developing, integrating and scaling-up new and renewed financing concepts, instruments, and practices for greater humanitarian action?


Then this job is for you. 


 Position description


As a blended finance advisor, you will:


  • Support Red Cross Red Crescent partner societies to identify and assess potential blended finance investments/ opportunities that can help bring our solutions to scale 
  • Support the design and implementation of effective solutions for financing sustainable impact (cat bonds, health bonds, debt/equity, carbon credit, etc.)
  • Analyse risks and returns
  • Conduct organization capabilities assessment
  • Identify new business opportunities in collaboration with RCRC partners, industry, researchers, and other stakeholders
  • Perform due diligence
  • Report on progress and performance for projects/ tools
  • Contribute to team as well as organizations knowledge initiatives, including communication products to share information and lessons learned on blended finance projects with internal and external stakeholders


About you


  • Masters or MBA in Business, Finance, Economics, International Affairs, or related
  • Min. 2 years of experience in finance, insurance, impact capital investment, sustainable investment analysis and modelling, debt and/ or equity products loans, and equity
  • A proven track record of designing and/ or implementing finance solutions
  • Strong working knowledge of impact finance trends and investment vehicles
  • Extensive experience with cross-sector partnerships
  • Prior experience grant writing or winning grant awards
  • A good understanding of the international development funding sector
  • Knowledge about ESG and the Sustainable Development Goal
  • Good presentation and facilitation skills


 You have good creative skills and you see opportunities when others see obstacles. Not only you think outside the box, but you are able to influence the thinking of others and get them on board with your ideas.  You can easily navigate in international work environment and are ready to travel often. 


We offer a purpose driven job in an international organisation 


The international Red Cross and?Red Crescent network?is the largest humanitarian network in the world with a presence and activities in almost every country. All Red Cross and?Red Crescent?activities have one central purpose: to help those who suffer, without discrimination, whether during conflict, in response to natural or man-made disasters, or due to conditions of chronic poverty.


The Danish Red Cross HQ is located in Copenhagen. You will work closely with the International Department and will refer to the Head of Global Partnerships.


The blended finance advisor position is a full-time position of 37 working hours per week. 


Salary and employment conditions will comply with Danish Red Crosss collective bargain agreement with HK and AC and will be between DKK 46,500 and 48,500 including allowances and pension depending on experience and qualifications.


Application and further information


We look forward to receiving your application via the Red Cross home page www.rodekors.dk/job  


In case you might need more information, please contact Head of Global Partnerships, Jakob Harbo, jahar@rodekors.dk or Innovative Finance Advisor Lisbeth Stausholm Zacho on lizac@rodekors.dk or  +45 3525 9200.


Application deadline is May 29th. Interviews will take place shortly after this date. Expected date of commencement is August 1st. 

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