United Nations University Centre for Policy Research is looking for a committed and enterprising Sustainable Finance Analyst to contribute to the Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) initiative’s outreach and engagement with the financial sector ranging from banks, insurance companies, digital finance providers, investors, and audit firms.
The Sustainable Finance Analyst will significantly contribute to mobilizing, convening, supporting, educating, and partnering with financial sector actors to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. The role is focused on identifying tools and practices that can shift ‘business as usual’ approaches and, importantly, induce greater interest and cooperation to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking by clarifying risks and emphasizing opportunities in industry practices and processes. This role will broaden the community of FAST partners and catalyze interaction amongst existing and new partners in the financial sector.
Over the next years, the Sustainable Finance Analyst will work closely with the FAST Project Director and the FAST project team to implement a programme of work that aligns with donor expectations and ambitions. The Sustainable Finance Analyst will be responsible for shaping activities to support efforts in the financial sector to reduce modern slavery and human trafficking risk in business activities and processes.
You are an experienced sustainable finance professional with a thorough understanding of the identification and management of risks, ideally including those related to modern slavery. You are familiar with sustainable finance initiatives and environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in banking, lending and investment practices, as well as compliance and regulatory regimes, financial technology, and the global business and human rights landscape. You value and are also familiar with existing initiatives, research and policy related to these themes and are keen to be part of a team that is able to leverage the transformative potential of this agenda.
You have a proven track record of being involved in ESG or Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that influence practice and decision-making. Your relationship-building and people skills enable you to work collaboratively with others, including through direct outreach and engagement at senior levels. You thrive in innovative and purpose-oriented settings and are committed to diversity, equality, and building a workplace that values excellence, empathy, and individual growth equally.
You are proactive and motivated by the prospect of collaborating with the rich constellation of public and private partnerships developed by the UNU Centre for Policy Research to be part of a bold and impactful programme of work that will extend the capacity of financial institutions, governments and other key stakeholders to reduce the prevalence of modern slavery.
The Sustainable Finance Analyst will report to the FAST Project Director and will be expected to:
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The successful candidate will be employed under an international PSA contract. UNU offers an attractive compensation package including an annual net salary in the range of USD 85,000 to USD 95,000, commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the candidate. Benefits include 30 days annual leave and a health insurance scheme.
UNU will cover the cost of travel of the individual to the duty station. Travel costs are covered only in the event that the function will be undertaken physically in the duty station and excludes working from home arrangements.
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