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:

Consultancy Position: UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Regional Coordinator Africa

Apply here by 25th January 2020

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: Africa (reporting to Geneva)

Job Description:

UNEP FI is looking for a consultant to assist as coordinator for the Africa region. The role involves developing and implementing UNEP FI’s coordination plan for sub-Saraha Africa, in support of UNEP FI’s global Banking, Insurance and Investment work plans. The Africa coordinator will focus on Eastern, Central, Southern and Western Africa, working in co-operation with UNEP FI’s Middle East and North Africa co-ordinator.

The Africa coordinator will: be responsible outreach to banks to become signatories to the Principles for Responsible Banking and insurers to join the Principles for Sustainable Insurance, be responsible for relationship management with UNEP FI members to engage them to participate in UNEP FI’s work programme, promote leadership, raise awareness and share knowledge, liaise with industry associations, regulators and supervisors, relevant networks and other key stakeholders in the region, as well as co-ordinating events and convening meetings with financial institutions and contribute to UNEP FI’s communications by developing content  on emerging regulatory and voluntary initiatives on sustainable finance in the region and maintaining regional information on UNEP FI’s website.

For the full job description and to apply for the position, click here: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=128978&Lang=en-US


Consultancy Position: UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) – Consultant to manage UNEP FI’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative (PSI) TCFD Pilot Project

Apply here by 30th January

Duty Station: Geneva

Job Description:

UNEP FI is hiring a part-time consultant, at 80%-time availability, to act as the PSI project manager and focal point for activities related to building scenarios and analytical approaches for (re)insurers to assess climate-related risks and opportunities. The consultant will act as the focal point for the 23 (re)insurers in the pilot group and third-party experts engaged for the project. The consultant will review, engage, and coordinate with the pilot group members and ensure that the pilot’s outcomes provide guidance to the wider insurance industry.

For the full job description and to apply for the position, click here: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=128983&Lang=en-US


Consultancy Position: Sustainable Banking Expert & Principles for Responsible Banking Review & Support Lead

Apply here by 2 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.

For the full job description and to apply for the position, click here