REGIONAL ADVISOR ON GREEN FINANCE

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UNESCAP - Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

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Org. Setting and Reporting The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote sustainable and inclusive development and regional connectivity in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership with policy-oriented research and analysis, normative support and technical assistance and capacity building, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.

This position is located in the Financing for Development Section, Macroeconomic Policy and Financing for Development Division. The Regional Advisor on Green Finance will report directly to the Chief of Financing for Development Section and the overall supervision of the Director of the Division.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the duties of the Regional Advisor on Green Finance are as follows:

Green finance economic or sector analysis: - Monitors economic developments in an area of green and sustainable finance and identifies recurrent and emerging issues of concern to the United Nations. - Designs, conducts, researches, and analyses studies on financing for development issues particularly related to financing climate adaptation, mitigation and transition and drafts resulting reports contributing to the Section’s publications and analytical products, including the Financing for Development Series. - Develops draft policy recommendations pertaining to the area of green and sustainable finance. - Formulates proposals for development strategies, policies and measures for presentation to intergovernmental bodies and others. - Engages with governments and the private sector to mobilize efforts for directing capital towards green outcomes. - Attends international, regional, and national meetings to advance ESCAP’s green finance agenda, and holds discussions with representatives of governments, development partners and institutions - Organizes expert group meetings, seminars, etc. on green finance issues - Prepares speeches and other inputs for presentations by senior staff.

Technical cooperation and advisory: - Designs, monitors, and implements technical cooperation programme and projects for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific focused on green and sustainable finance, in alignment with country needs and requests. - Plans and undertakes capacity development activities requested by member States related to innovative financing particularly green and sustainability bond issuance. - Provides advice, expertise and substantive inputs to working papers, research and data analysis on green and sustainable finance, ensuring that outputs are aligned with up-to-date market information and government priorities. - Undertakes missions to member states, either alone or as a participant in a diverse team, as part of the ESCAP’s technical cooperation activities. - Conducts training seminars and workshops on green finance issues for government officials and others to support them in adopting green financing strategies, policies and financing mechanisms.

General: - Participates in intra- and inter-Departmental undertakings of broader concern to represent the views or interests of MPFD. - Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the green finance work of the section.

Competencies - PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to apply economic theories and concepts in different sectors of economic and sustainable development. Ability to conduct independent research on economic topics, determine suitability, validity and accuracy of data provided by different sources. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

    Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, development finance or related field. A relevant first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in economic research and analysis, policy formulation, application of economic principles in sustainable development programmes or related area is required.

    Experience in green finance such as green bond issuance and related policy issues such the development of green taxonomies and/or green bond frameworks is required.

    Experience in producing technical research papers in areas of green finance in Asia and the Pacific is required.

    Experience working in developing technical assistance projects and preparation of reports for policy makers is desirable.

    Experience in working with financial regulators and/or the banking and finance sector is desirable.

    Languages English and French are the working language of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Assessment Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.

    Special Notice Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

This is a temporary position and will be available as soon as possible until 31 December 2022. If selected, an internal candidate will be on temporary assignment to the post; an external candidate will initially be offered a temporary appointment. Any extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of the post.

ESCAP is committed to promoting diversity and gender equality within the Secretariat. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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