Job Opening

Posting Title: Green Finance Platform Community Engagement Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 25 August 2021 - 14 September 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-162505-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The GFP’s mission will be successfully delivered by addressing GFP community engagement and communications needs for partners and stakeholders. Completion of this consultancy will serve GFP in advancing outreach and knowledge sharing on green and sustainable finance.

Work Location

Remote

Expected duration

1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022

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.

The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is hosted by UNEP, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). These organizations serve as the joint hosts of the GGKP Secretariat (www.greengrowthknowledge.org) on behalf of the GGKP Steering Committee Members (UNEP, GGGI, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of over 70 international organizations, 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 through the promotion of 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 (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 mobilize green finance. Through a partnership of 31 organizations, including leading financial think tanks, the GFP is committed to promote 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 fill the need of the Resources and Markets Branch to assist with the GFP’s efforts to expand its community engagement and outreach efforts. The consultant will act as the community engagement and communications focal point for the GFP and liaise closely with relevant GGKP teams and GFP’s knowledge partners.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

To produce the above outputs, the consultant will engage in the following activities:

• Develop and deliver communication and outreach efforts targeting external partners, clients, audiences and other stakeholders of the Green Finance Platform (GFP);
• Manage online, digital and social media communication and outreach channels of the GFP, including through creation and publishing of new content, exploring new channels for target audience engagement, identification of innovative content, and performing analytics on communication and outreach efforts;
• Assist the client relationship management of the GFP, including through proactive engagement with GFP’s current and potential knowledge partners and the broader green finance network, as well as management of various lists of partners, contacts and events;
• Assist in the identification, design and implementation of new knowledge sharing processes for the GFP;
• Monitor and regularly update the GFP content on GFP and other GGKP websites to ensure high quality and visibility of contents; and
• Assist in other operational tasks as necessary.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, marketing, business, international studies, finance, economics, public relations, journalism or a related field with significant green finance, green business, or international cooperation component.
Experience: A minimum of two years of accumulated work experience closely related to the outlined outputs/tasks.

The following background will be an asset:
- Experience developing and deploying major outreach and communications efforts;
- Experience managing relationships with partners in international organization or cooperation settings;
- Experience managing social media accounts; and/or
- Experience in sustainable finance.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English, especially superior ability in drafting and editing complex and technical content for the public, is required and may be tested through written assessments. 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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