vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: UNEP FI – Environmental and Social Finance Expert
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: GENEVA
Période de candidature: 31 décembre 2021 - 06 janvier 2022
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-171776-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

The ultimate result of the service will be (i) the design, formulation and implementation of an effective financial ecosystem engagement strategy in each of the GEF 6 IAP partner countries, which includes advancing financial institutions’ level of awareness of the importance of natural capital and sustainable land management (ii) by developing an ESG decision support framework, (iii) by establishing a roadmap in collaboration with government agencies and regulatory authorities for the integration of that framework in the operations of the bank and (iv) by sensitizing the different departments across the bank through a series of training programs and outreach programs tailored to respond to their operational and commercial.

The services will be an integral part of implementing UNEP FI’s work plan under UNEP´s Project 62-P2 indicated below.

Work Location

Working Remotely

Expected duration

The duration of the contract should be for 10.5 months.

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 over 400 financial institutions, signatories to UNEP Statement of Commitment by Financial Institutions on Sustainable Development, and a range of partners and organizations, to embed environmental, social and governance considerations in financial decision-making. Through its industry, thematic and regional activities, UNEP FI promotes the adoption of sustainability practices by financial institutions and the finance sector at large.

In that capacity, UNEP FI has been mandated by the Ecosystems division to execute the finance component of one of the GEF (Global Environment Facility) three Integrated Approach Programs, the Good Growth Partnership, aimed at taking deforestation out of commodity supply chains. The primary role of UNEP FI in that program is to encourage the financial sector to adopt policies and measures in support of sustainable agricultural models, through a combination of interventions, ranging from capacity building to the elaboration of integrated ESG and risk management policies with a strong environmental and social focus.

The adoption and implementation of these interventions by the banking sector greatly hinges on the ability of the project team to understand and accommodate the banks’ needs and specificities and as a result, requires the assistance of consultants highly knowledgeable in finance, sustainability and agriculture.

In that context, UNEP FI is looking for an exceptional and experienced environmental and social (E&S) finance specialist, with expertise from the finance industry, who can lead the work with our finance institution partners (and other public/private stakeholders) to ensure that environmental and social impact is created as part of these projects by using his/her network, knowledge and experience.

The specific objectives of the consultancy include:
• Design a delivery system for the portfolio of GGP training programs that is easily accessible and provides effective outreach;
• Developing a dissemination strategy for the GGP training programs, including partner engagement strategy, visibility, branding and inclusion in UNEP’s knowledge management strategy;
• Formulating a strategy for a successful transition between GGP and the GEF7 FOLUR training program;
• Contributing insights and recommendations into fiscal policy reforms that can accelerate and support the transition to deforestation and conversion-free practices in countries with high rates of deforestation and degradation;
• Disseminating the recommendations through an active engagement process with the investment community and financial institutions more broadly.
• Supporting the Project Manager in ensuring effective coordination with the partner IAP implementing agencies.
• Contributing general backstopping to support the work of in-country consultants related to ESG integration.
• Reinforcing the coordination and implementation of the global and country ESG training programs through the establishment of new local and international partnerships.
• Taking stock and summarizing opportunities for financial innovation to contribute to shift to sustainable production models.
• Making recommendations for financial market regulation and norm changes (in GGP countries and globally) to stimulate capital reallocation in favor of sustainable agricultural investments.
• Elaborating fiscal incentive policy recommendations to promote the accelerated adoption of sustainable beef and soy production models.
• Incorporating gender equality considerations in ESG recommendations to the financial sector.

The consultant will provide advice, analytical skills and expertise in the area of ESG finance to contribute to the overall objectives of the program. The consultant’s main tasks will include:
• Produce a technical and functional specification of the delivery platform to be used to deliver the consolidated global training program;
• Prepare a brief outlining the dissemination strategy for the GGP training programs, including partner engagement strategy, visibility, branding and inclusion in UNEP’s knowledge management strategy;
• Assess training opportunities for inclusion in GEF7 FOLUR program;
• Take stock of fiscal policies in GGP countries conducive to deforestation and conversion free practices in the agricultural sectors.
• Highlight possible fiscal policy reforms that could help increase the amount of capital aligned with DCF practices in Indonesia and Paraguay;
• Formulate course of action for the adoption of the recommendations of the training program in Brazil;
• Identify opportunities for leveraging the results and impacts of the GEF IAP program through existing partnerships in the partner countries.
• Identify resource mobilization opportunities with to deliver the outcomes of the portfolio of work associated with mitigating deforestation risk.
• Help draft project briefs, proposals and other materials related to the overall Program as they align with the consultant’s program of work.
• Reinforce the coordination and implementation of the global and country ESG training programs through the establishment of new local and international partnerships.
• Develop documents or presentations taking stock and highlighting innovation in sustainable finance and its role in accelerating the transition to green agricultural practices.
• Make recommendations for financial market regulation and norm changes (in GGP countries and globally) to stimulate capital reallocation in favor of sustainable agricultural investments.
• Elaborate fiscal incentive policy recommendations to promote the accelerated adoption of sustainable beef, soy and palm oil production models.
• Incorporate gender equality considerations in ESG recommendations to the financial sector.

Deliverables:
• Technical and functional specification of the delivery platform to be used to deliver the consolidated global training program;
• Brief outlining the dissemination strategy for the GGP training programs, including partner engagement strategy, visibility, branding and inclusion in UNEP’s knowledge management strategy;
• Brief evaluating training opportunities for inclusion in GEF7 FOLUR program;
• Brief taking stock of fiscal policies in GGP countries conducive to deforestation and conversion free practices in the agricultural sectors.
• For Indonesia and Paraguay, short briefs highlighting possible fiscal policy reforms that could help increase the amount of capital aligned with DCF practices;
• For Brazil, brief stating course of action for the adoption of the recommendations of the training program;
• Monthly project implementation progress reports;

The consultant shall be under the overall supervision, Head of UNEP FI and report directly to the Programme Officer at UNEP FI. The consultant should take direction from the Ecosystems Services Programme Officer at UNEP FI who will review and approve deliverables.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: The ideal candidate should have exceptional expertise in sustainable finance and the integration of ESG criteria for the financial sector through previous experience in assisting banks in their integration efforts. Knowledge of the UN system, REDD+, zero deforestation commodity supply chains, and other landscape investments would also be an asset. Experience with the Global Environment Facility, including its Integrated Approach Programs, a plus.

Academic Qualifications: Master’s Degree in one or several of the following areas: economics, finance, business administration, international relations, development studies or environmental management or studies.

Experience: At least ten years of work experience, working in the area of sustainable finance either in the qualiprivate sector, or an international or non-governmental organization working on environmental finance.

Language: English is the working language of the Secretariat and the only language required for this consultancy.

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