Job Opening

Posting Title: UNEP FI Coordinator for Implementing the DB Insurance Donor Agreement
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 30 April 2020 - 17 May 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-135176-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The ultimate result of the service will be the development, delivery and dissemination of the Grounding paper on environmental pollution liability insurance which is an activity item in the DB Insurance Donor Agreement under POW 623.3 Aligning private finance with sustainable development.

Work Location

Geneva

Expected duration

The duration of the contract is for 4 Months.

Duties and Responsibilities

Located within the UN Environment Division of Economy, the Resources & Markets Branch (UNEP-RMB) seeks to conserve the environment, reduce poverty, and promote sustainable development by enhancing the capacity of governments, businesses, and civil society to integrate environmental considerations into economic, trade, and financial policies and practices in accordance with the partnership and integrated policy-making approaches of sustainable development.

The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is a strategic partnership between UN Environment and the global financial sector. UNEP FI works with approximately 220 banks, insurers and investors as well as a range of partners and organizations, to develop and promote linkages between the environment, sustainability and financial performance. Through its work-streams and regional activities, comprehensive work programme, training and research, UNEP FI carries out its mission to identify, promote, and realize the adoption of best environmental and sustainability practice at all levels of financial institution strategies and operations.

UNEP FI signed a Donor Agreement with DB Insurance in October 2019. The consultant will contribute to the implementation of the Donor Agreement, specifically coordinating the development of the Grounding paper on environmental pollution liability insurance.

UNEP FI currently does not have the internal capacity to undertake these activities, and hence outside expertise is required for this purpose. As Project Coordinator for the development of the grounding paper on environmental pollution liability insurance, the consultant would manage and coordinate the development, delivery and dissemination of the Grounding paper on environmental pollution liability insurance.

The consultant shall be under the overall supervision of the Head UNEP FI and report directly to the Programme Manager for Asia Pacific Regional Co-ordinator of UNEP FI. Specifically, the project coordinator would be responsible for:

• Develop and execute an agreed project plan.
• Undertake outreach to engage Korean members and non-member financial institutions in the involvement of the project.
• Support translation and dissemination of outputs.
• Inform UNEP FI Secretariat of relevant news and developments.
• Contribute updates to regional web page and latest sustainability reports on UNEP FI website.
• Maintain contacts list of project stakeholders and update status when necessary.
• Through this project, contribute to collaborative agenda setting, knowledge sharing and awareness raising on the sustainable finance agenda with financial centre actors and public bodies and other relevant Korean stakeholders, building on UNEP FI’s network in Korea.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Proven skills in building and managing relationships with a variety of private and public stakeholders. Ability to work in a multicultural environment. Proven knowledge in the fields of sustainable finance and the environment; financial services sector, knowledge/experience of the regional context. Ability to cope with comprehensive work programmes, multiple projects and activities in an organized and timely manner.

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in economics, finance, environmental studies, international relations, business administration or related fields is required.

Experience: A minimum of five years of work experience in international organizations, financial services sector or private sector examining the intersection between sustainability and finance.

Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluency in Korean is required for this position, Knowledge of other United Nations languages are 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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