Job Opening

Posting Title: Green Finance Platform Senior Advisor Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 20 June 2022 - 26 June 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-184263-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Result of Service

The GEF Aligning the Financial System and Infrastructure Investments with Sustainable Development - a Transformational Approach project is successfully delivered by addressing countries’ technical assistance needs and the reporting requirements of the UNEP GEF Climate Unit. Completion of this consultancy will serve GFP in advancing policy advocacy on green and sustainable finance.

Work Location


Expected duration

5 months (August 2022 – December 2022)

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Background

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 ( 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 90 international organisations, research institutes and non-governmental organisations 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 (GFP) 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 36 organizations, including leading financial think tanks, the GFP is committed to promote 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 and environmentally sustainable economy.

A consultant is sought to support the GFP’s efforts to complete the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Aligning the Financial System and Infrastructure Investments with Sustainable Development - a Transformational Approach project. The consultant will act as senior advisor to the GFP and liaise closely with relevant GGKP teams and GFP knowledge partners.

2. Specific tasks and responsibilities

To deliver the above outputs, the consultant will engage in the following activities:
• Manage the Aligning the Financial System and Infrastructure Investments with Sustainable Development - a Transformational Approach project, by supporting the implementation of policy recommendations in the regulatory landscape of Nigeria (sustainable banking) and Mongolia (ESG disclosure requirements for listed companies), monitoring the implementation of policy recommendations of the other roadmaps (China, India, Kazakhstan, Mexico) and monitoring capacity building as per their roadmaps;
• Manage the project engagement of the six countries in terms of cooperation and coordination with international networks and global events as per the communication strategy;
• Provide advice on the development of systematic and coherent approaches to sustainable finance polices building on the work of the six countries;
• Support the reporting requirements of the project;
• Support the outreach work of the project with regards to replicating the roadmap in other countries;
• Support the fundraising activities of the GFP;
• Assist in other operational tasks as needed.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
• Master’s degree or equivalent in engineering, finance, economics or a closely related field with green finance, green business, or international cooperation component is required.

• A minimum of fifteen years of accumulated work experience closely related to the outlined outputs/tasks is required.
• Prior experience with UN agencies and International Finance Institutions is desired.
• Strong ability in drafting and editing complex and technical contents for the public is required.

• English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

No Fee


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