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.

New Job Opening:

Apply here by 20th November 2019

Department/Office : United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: Geneva

Position: Programme Management Officer – Ecosystems

Job Description:

UNEP FI is seeking a Programme Management Officer to lead its ecosystems work stream. The role which is Geneva-based includes programme management to develop and implement a programme of work to integrate biodiversity, ecosystems and water-related issues into financial decision-making. This includes oversight of projects on sustainable blue economy finance, biodiversity target-setting and natural capital. The role will include engaging banks, insurers and investors on managing risks and opportunities related to UNEP’s ecosystems  agenda to scale up the financial sector’s contribution to environmental protection.

The Programme Management Officer will ensure ecosystems activities support implementation of industry frameworks including the Principles for Responsible Banking and Principles for Sustainable Insurance, in close liaison with the UNEP FI Secretariat and members.

Strong interpersonal skills are required to establish and maintain strategic partnerships and manage stakeholder relations. Technical understanding of biodiversity/ecosystems issues and knowledge of integrating environmental issues into financial decision-making are required. An ability to understand and capture the potential for innovation to advance knowledge and enhance capacity in the financial sector and mainstream biodiversity/ecosystems across financial institutions worldwide is desirable.

The role includes administrative, budget management and reporting duties, donor liaising and managing consultants to deliver results-driven projects.

Apply for the position here by 20 November 2019: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=125197&Lang=en-US

Open Position For Researcher/Writer

Closing date for applications: 19 November 2019

UNEP FI is seeking a researcher/writer to undertake a global study on risks and opportunities related to financing a circular economy. The consultant would undertake primary and secondary research, writing, editing and integration of stakeholder feedback during peer reviews/consultations to deliver the scoping report on key opportunities and mechanisms to advance circularity through the financial sector. Key deliverables include a scoping report on key opportunities and mechanisms to advance circularity through the financial sector, with the following outcomes:

1. Market intelligence to provide the financial sector with an understanding of the implications and role of the financial sector in accelerating circularity.
2. Recommendations for strategies and actions that banks, insurers and investors to boost financing of circularity.
3. Recommendations on potential interventions and mechanisms from finance sector policymakers, regulators and supervisors to create an enabling environment for the financial sector to accelerate financing for circularity.

Apply for the position here by 19 November 2019.

New Internship Opportunity at the UNEP FI Banking Programme based in Geneva

Apply here by 5th November 2019


UNEP FI is seeking an intern for the banking program. The intern will support communication with banking members and external stakeholders, carry out research on Sustainable Banking topics, maintain the Banking Programme’s web-presence and participate in meetings and calls with member banks and other stakeholders. The intern will also support the organization of events, both logistically and in terms of content. Over the course of the internship, the intern will gradually be given increasing opportunity to manage tasks and small projects independently.

Strong communication and team work skills are required.

Apply for the position here by 5th November 2019https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=125527&Lang=en-US