Vacancy at UN Environment Finance Initiative: Programme Officer, Economy Division

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31 July 2017

Closing Date: 15/August/2017
Consultancy: Management and Operational Support Economic and Social Development
Department: Economy Division/Resources&Markets/UNEP Finance Initiative
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Duration: 12 months


This position is located in the UNEP Finance Initiative Unit of the Resources and Markets Branch in the Economy Division in Geneva. The focus of the job is the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the programme, operations and activities in the assigned functional area. The Programme Officer, under the day to day supervision of the Head of the Finance Initiative and in close coordination with the Programme Lead for Ecosystems, will be responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned activities for the Finance Initiative's Thematic Work on Ecosystems, including Sustainable land use and REDD+ activities.  


Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Unit, the officer will support UNEP’s work on the Finance Initiative. The officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Technical expertise
  • Programme management
  • Member relations
  • Partnerships
  • Administration


  • Experience: At least 5 years of professional working experience relating to finance and the environment at the international level. Proven technical skill in the area of Finance and Economics, including but not limited to, Financial Valuation, Financial Risk Management, Environmental Economic Theories and Econometrics. Proven skills in developing work programs for a variety of private and public stakeholders in the finance sector, including capital market players such as financial regulators, commercial and investment banks. Work experience in financial risk management and quantitative finance will be an advantage. Knowledge of the UN system desirable.
  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics, finance, business or a related area. A relevant first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, oral and written fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other United Nations languages, especially French and Spanish, is desirable.


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