Job Opening

Posting Title: Green Finance Platform Analyst
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 08 February 2021 - 14 February 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-149607-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Further expansion of the Green Finance Platform.

Work Location

Remote

Expected duration

The duration of the contract will be from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

UNEP, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), serves as the joint host of the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) Secretariat on behalf of the GGKP Steering Committee (UNEP, GGGI, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of over 70 international organisations, research institutes, and think tanks focused on promoting a green economy transition by:

● identifying major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice and addressing these gaps by promoting collaboration and coordinated research; and

● using world-class knowledge management and communication tools to provide practitioners, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to access, share, and utilize green growth policy analysis, guidance, information, and data.

The GGKP launched the Green Finance Platform (GFP) (www.greenfinanceplatform.org) in 2019. The GFP provides the global financial sector with the latest information, tools, initiatives, emerging good practices, and educational materials to mobilise green finance. Through a partnership of 31 organisations, including leading financial think tanks, the GFP is committed to promoting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors as important determinants of long-term value. Its mission is to increase awareness on how the financial sector can serve the long-term needs of an inclusive, environmentally sustainable economy.

A consultant is sought to assist the GGKP with the further expansion of the Green Finance Platform by managing the GFP’s day-to-day implementation, curating and publishing new knowledge products, liaising with GGKP outreach and communications specialists, and supporting fundraising activities.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to assist the GGKP with the implementation and expansion of the GFP and is expected to include the following tasks:
● Serve as GGKP’s focal point for the GFP and coordinate its day-to-day operations, in liaison with the GGKP Head of Secretariat;
● Engage with GFP knowledge and funding partners, and conduct research to identify potential partners;
● Work with the GGKP knowledge management team to identify, curate, and publish relevant knowledge products on the GFP and the Green Forum;
● Provide technical support in the implementation of a research project on the impact of green financial measures;
● Identify and collaborate with the GGKP communications team to develop communications products to be included on the GFP;
● Collaborate with the GGKP team working on the Green Forum to establish dedicated Groups on specific topics or initiatives, as requested by partners;
● Contribute to GGKP fundraising activities;
● Prepare concept notes and work plans focused on the expansion and enhancement of the GFP;
● Collect data, monitoring, and reporting on GFP activities and milestones for annual reports, impact reports, and project monitoring systems; and
● Any other tasks deemed necessary to achieve the GFP’s objectives.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: ● Minimum advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) in business, finance, economics or a closely related area with substantial coursework in topics related to green finance.
● A combination of a first university degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.
Experience: ● Minimum of 2 years of accumulated work experience in knowledge management or web platform management.
● Experience in the implementation and execution of sustainable finance related programmes, projects and activities would be an asset.
● Proven ability to liaise with external stakeholders in governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
Language: ● English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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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