UNEP FI recruits staff, consultants and runs an ongoing internship programme to assist its Secretariat in Geneva and abroad. UNEP FI also issues requests for proposals on an ad hoc basis according to its work programme requirements. All positions including internships are also advertised on the UN’s career website here.

Consultancy Job Openings:

Job title: Sustainable Banking Expert & Principles for Responsible Banking Review & Support Lead

Apply here by 23rd February 2020

Department/Office : United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: Geneva

Job Description:

In order to ensure effective implementation of the Principles for Responsible Banking, there will be an annual review, feedback & support meeting (mostly virtual) between the UNEP FI Secretariat and each Signatory Bank, usually following the Signatory Bank’s annual reporting. In addition to ensuring each bank is making progress at an adequate speed and providing feedback and support, the outcomes and learnings from these meetings will feed into the broader peer learning and support structure all banks benefit from as well as the biennial collective progress report the community of Signatories has agreed to publish through UNEP FI. As Sustainable Banking Expert joining UNEP FI’s growing Banking Team, you would be responsible for leading this feedback & review process. As more Signatories join, we would be looking to build up a small team of Sustainable Banking Experts to take on the increasing workload.

Specific tasks and responsibilities would include: Meeting with the Signatory Banks to review and discuss their progress and provide feedback and support for their further implementations of the Principles. Based on the review and in coordination with the Banking Team Lead, identify cases where banks need to take additional action to be line with their commitments. Lead the production of the biennial collective progress report. Identify case studies and good practices to feed into the systematic peer learning program, which will be set up and implemented by another part of UNEP FI’s Banking Team.

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Job title: Project Coordinator for Sustainable Blue Economy Finance

Apply here by 3rd March 2020

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: Geneva

Position: Job Opening Number 20-United Nations Environment Programme-131724-Consultant

Job Description:

UNEP FI is looking for a consultant to coordinate the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance initiative. The Project Coordinator will work with partners to build a community of practice to share knowledge and expertise, raise awareness among key stakeholders, and oversee the development of resources such as guidance and briefings for the financial sector to implement the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Principles and develop insight into how financial institutions can help align economic activities with the protection of marine ecosystems.

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Job title: Communications consultant for Sustainable Blue Economy Finance initiative, biodiversity and website development

Apply here by 3rd March 2020

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: Geneva

Position: Job Opening Number 20-United Nations Environment Programme-131732-Consultant

Job Description:

UNEP FI is looking for a consultant to work work with partners to develop and implement a communications strategy for the Sustainable Blue Economy Finance initiative (60%), develop a global communications campaign to mainstream biodiversity and ecosystems in the financial sector (20%); and identify requirements and coordinate UNEP FI’s website development (20%).

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Job title: Expert, Alignment of Finance Portfolios with International Climate Goals

Apply here by 9th March 2020

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: Geneva

Job Description:

UNEP FI is looking for an Expert on Alignment of Finance Portfolios with International Climate Goals to work at 50% capacity on the United Nations-Convened Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance (NZAOA) and 50% capacity on the Principles for Responsible Banking’s Collective Commitment to Climate Action (CCCA), in tandem with a Project Management Expert.

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