UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) - Facilitator Banking Team Retreat

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Result of Service UNEP FI is seeking a facilitator for its second Banking Team retreat. The role of the facilitator is to help design and implement processes that enable the group to generate ideas, make strategic decisions, and build cohesion.

The ultimate result of the service will be improved strategic planning, team cohesion and team coordination. This will improve secretariat function and strategic direction.

Work Location Retreat preparation remotely, retreat in person - Geneva, Switzerland

Expected duration 1 month

Duties and Responsibilities The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

The overall objective of the UNEP’s Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities.

The United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) is the strategic partnership between the United Nations and over 400 banks, insurers and investors. For over 28 years UNEP FI has been shaping and driving the international sustainable finance agenda, setting global standards and growing a global network of leading financial institutions. Through its work-streams and regional activities, peer learning, methodology development, training and research, UNEP FI promotes sustainable finance and helps the financial industry align with and contribute to the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.

UNEP FI’s Banking Team is responsible for the initiative’s work with its over 300 member banks around the world. This includes overseeing and supporting the implementation of the Principles for Responsible Banking.

On 22nd September 2019, UNEP FI member banks representing USD 47 trillion and with that over a third of the global banking industry officially signed and launched the Principles for Responsible Banking together with UN Secretary General Guterres. The Principles for Responsible Banking guide the change towards a new, sustainable global banking industry that takes on a key role in helping society to achieve its goals for a sustainable future. With these Principles, banks commit to strategically align their business with and scale up their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals and the objectives of the Paris Agreement on Climate. The Principles are supported by a strong implementation framework that defines clear accountabilities and requires each bank to set, publish and work towards ambitious targets and report publicly on their positive and negative impacts and progress in implementing their commitments. Banks that are not in line with their commitments can be removed from the list of signatories.

UNEP FI needs a consultant to assist with the facilitation of the UNEP FI Banking Team’s retreat.

The objective of this initiative is to help plan an agenda and carry out facilitation for the Banking Team Retreat and to document the outcomes of the retreat. The objectives of the retreat are to build team cohesion and improve teamwork, strengthen team members understanding of the team’s role and their role and develop a shared vision and strategy for 2023.

The consultant is expected to design the retreat agenda based on input and feedback form the Banking Team, undertake preparation to and facilitate 3 days of the retreat.

The consultant will:

  • Conduct two preparation calls with the banking task team for the banking team retreat
  • Conduct two preparation calls with the Banking Team Leads
  • Have calls/exchanges with the Banking Team Assistant on retreat logistics as needed
  • Develop a first draft retreat agenda based on the expectations & inputs from the Banking Team at least three weeks before the retreat.
  • Deliver a final agenda at least 10 days before the retreat, following a round of feedback
  • Prepare his/her retreat facilitation to support the Banking Team in meeting its retreat objectives
  • Deliver three full days of retreat facilitation

The consultant shall be under the overall supervision of the Head of UNEP FI and report directly to the Programme Management Officer and Banking Team Lead.

Qualifications/special skills Education: Master’s degree in finance, environmental studies, international relations, business administration or related field. A First degree could be taken in lieu of advanced degree provided the selected candidate has 7 years of relevant experience.

Working experience: At least five years of work experience, in the area of business development, facilitation or strategy. Experience in the environment or finance sectors and in international organizations would be a strong advantage.

Skills & knowledge: Proven knowledge in the fields of strategic planning, meeting design, meeting facilitation, team building, event documentation. An ability to cope and assist with multiple projects and activities in an organised and timely manner is important; proven conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills; excellent communication (spoken and written) skills are also required. Knowledge of the United Nations and its structures.

Languages Languages: English is the working language of UNEP FI. Knowledge of other United Nations languages is an asset.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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