Job Opening

Posting Title: UNEP FI – Consultant for the Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course in English,
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 05 September 2019 - 12 September 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-122427-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

UNEP FI’s sustainable finance training services are part of its efforts to fulfill the mission of UNEP FI to "identify, promote, and realise the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution operations". The primary aim of these services is to raise awareness and to build capacity in sustainable finance amongst UNEP FI Signatories and other financial institutions, as well as relevant stakeholders in governments, NGOs and academia, especially in developing countries and emerging markets. These services will be an integral part of the UNEP FI Work Programme which was agreed upon by signatories to the Initiative at their Annual General Meeting in October 2018.

Work Location

Working Remotely.

Expected duration

The duration of the contract will be for 1 Month.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a strategic public-private partnership between UNEP and the global financial sector. UNEP FI works with approximately 250 financial institutions, which are signatories to the UNEP FI Statements of Environmental Commitment, and a range of partners and organisations, to develop and promote linkages between the environment, sustainability and financial performance.

The Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Training Programme has been developed over time by UNEP FI and its partners to offer lending practitioners across the globe a comprehensive set of trainings on how to establish and implement effective environmental and social risk management systems within their banks.

UNEP FI needs 1 Tutor to carry out 1 Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) Online Course in English. UNEP FI currently does not have the expertise in-house to undertake the below mentioned tasks, therefore it requires the assistance of one consultant. The course will take place in September 2019.

The consultant (Tutor) is responsible for assisting and directing in the managing all training-related aspects of the course offered in English within the ESRA Online Training Programme.

It is the Tutor’s responsibility to:
- assist in orienting, advising and supporting participants throughout each course
- he/she will explain the course objectives and methodology, provide course materials, establish a study timeframe
- he/she will moderate forum sessions, mark exercises and respond to participants’ queries (Online Course is made up of 24 participants).

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: The consultant should have knowledge of social and environmental responsibility and how this relates to financial sector operations. Knowledge of and experience in environmental and social risk analysis. Knowledge of and experience with the financial sector as well as training or other pedagogical experience.

Academic Qualifications: A University degree in economics, finance, environmental studies, international relations, business administration or related fields is required.

Experience: 5 years of experience in international organisations, the financial services sector, private sector or NGOs examining the intersection between sustainable development and finance is required.

Language: English is the working language of UNEP FI. English is mandatory for this consultancy. Knowledge of other United Nations languages is an asset.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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