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Posting Title: UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) – Good Growth Partnership ESG Training design and communications Expert for the Banking Sector
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 13 October 2020 - 21 October 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-142976-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 strengthened the capabilities of the regulatory supervisors as well as the personnel in charge of evaluating, controlling and monitoring compliance with resolution 08 and ESMS , and the establishment of enhanced ESG policies, processes and procedures by the banks that will take part in the training programme, which will try to translate the importance to capture deforestation risks in their books and portfolios. Trained with better tools and techniques to understand the scope of the risks they are exposed to, the target public entities as well as banks will be allowed to develop and implement appropriate strategies to reduce their contribution to the economic activities driving deforestation in the palm oil, beef and soy production sectors.

The services will be an integral part of implementing UNEP FI’s work plan under UNEP´s Project 623.3.

Work Location

Working Remotely

Expected duration

The duration of the contract is for 3 Months.

Duties and Responsibilities

UNEP Finance Initiative in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation and in partnership with UNDP, WWF US and Conservation International, is executing a GEF funded project on enabling transactions for removing deforestation from commodity supply chains (“Good Growth Partnership”, hereinafter referred to as GGP) with a focus on palm oil in Indonesia and Liberia, soy in Brazil and beef in Paraguay. The project is comprised of three components:

1) Support to commercial transactions
2) Support to Financial Markets & Institutions
3) Support to Governments

In a rapidly evolving operating environment that increasingly recognize the importance of forests in supporting the functioning of agricultural commodity supply chains, risks created by unsustainable deforestation present a considerable threat for the long-term value of companies producing, transforming, transporting and selling these commodities.

For the financial institutions that invest in these companies, the misperception and even ignorance of these risks can result in a suboptimal allocation of the assets under their management and in imperfectly hedged and therefore not recoverable losses.

This consultancy will focus on GGP activities in support of the training programme in Paraguay and Brazil. The consultancy is two-fold. On the one hand, it will consist of providing technical expertise into the design and editing of the national training programmes in Paraguay and Brazil. This will entail developing a cohesive visual identity Lastly, the consultant will develop marketing and communications materials for the promotion of the GGP Training program for wide dissemination.

The consultancy is in support of the implementation UNEP Finance Initiative work plan under the GGP Programme, which will allow the delivery of specific trainings on the implementation process of the new Resolution 08 for the Central Bank supervisors in Paraguay and three banking associations in Brazil. The audience for the training programmes is varied in its understanding of deforestation risk management. It is critical to be able to present the information to this audience in a uniform, professional and easy to understand format. The consultancy will design and edit all training materials such as power point presentations, videos and explanatory documents. The consultancy will also produce marketing materials for the training programme to reach a wide audience, this includes brochures and marketing videos.

Under this track, the consultant will have to: (i) Review and provide technical advice on how to present the Good Growth Partnership training materials for the Central Bank of Paraguay and three banking associations in Brazil (ii) Develop a visual identify, including logos and other branding elements for the training programme modules (iii) Translate text into visually appealing and concise graphs for the modules to explain ESG training concepts iv) Develop a set of presentations for the modules for the training modules in Brazil and Paraguay, totalling 75-100 slides per module for a total of 10 modules (v) edit video recordings to be presented in the training program and (vi) develop marketing materials such as a short 5 min video capturing the benefits of participating in the training programme for wide dissemination.

The consultant will be in charge of: (1) liaising with the Good Growth Partnership coordinators for Paraguay and Brazil and the project managers to obtain content to translate into presentations, brochures and other training materials (2) delivery of final version of training modules for two countries, totalling no more than 10 modules (3) development of a visual identify for the training program for GGP and (4) providing technical support on the marketing and communication of the training programme, including development of a marketing video to promote the programme.

The specific objectives of the consultancy include:
1. Provide technical expertise on marketing and communication of the training programme for promotion, including channels of promotion such as social media.
2. Design of online training programme for three Brazilian banking associations to be delivered by.
3. Design of online training programme for Central Bank of Paraguay and potentially members of the Paraguayan financial sector.
4. Editing of videos that will be delivered as part of the online training to ensure cohesive and concise message of trainers.
5. Support the Project Manager to develop a marketing and communications strategy for the training programme, including the editing and delivery of a short marketing video capturing the benefits of the training programme.

The consultant will provide advice and expertise in developing a visual brand for the training programme for the Good Growth Partnership and will deliver on a designed set of training materials. The consultant’s main tasks will include:
1. Coordinate with the Good Growth Partnership project manager and Paraguay and Brazil coordinators to ensure effective incorporation of feedback into the visual brand of the training materials.
2. Design the training materials in collaboration with the GGP team members, including graphs and other visuals to ensure a concise and cohesive delivery of the training.
3. Provide advice on the marketing and communication aspects of the delivery of the training, including mechanisms for promotion.
4. Participate in regular update calls with the respective country and global teams.

Deliverables:
• First draft of the visual brand to be delivered for review and approval by project managers by November 2020.
• First draft of a marketing and communications strategy for the promoting of the training programme to be delivered by December 2020.
• Design of the Brazil training modules by November 2020.
• Design of the Paraguay training modules by December 2020.
• Editing of videos to be used as part of the online training undertaken from November - December 2020.
• Develop a 1-page proposal for a marketing video highlighting benefits of the training program by December 2020.
• Edit and deliver a 5 min marketing video by January 2021.

The consultant shall be under the overall supervision of Head UNEP FI (Eric Usher) and report directly to UNEP FI Signatory Programme Officer (Liesel van Ast). The consultant should take direction from the Programme Officer while final deliverables shall also be approved by Head of UNEP FI.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Bachelors Degree is required or specialized training in technical field of graphic design, advertising, marketing or other related fields, relevant experience could be taken in lieu.

Experience: At least five years of work experience is required, working in sustainable finance either in the private sector, or an international or non-governmental organization working on building visual brands and marketing on topics related to conservation, climate change and other environmental topics is preferred.

Language: English is a working language of UNEP FI. Fluency in Portuguese is a requirement for this position.

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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