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UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) - Banking and Regional Communications Consultant

Geneva

  • Organization: UN - United Nations
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Environment
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2023-02-07

Result of Service

Assist on the implementation of communications for the Banking Team and the Principles for Responsible Banking, including:

• Content creation for social media for the Principles for Responsible Banking, including analytics for specific campaigns
• Creation and editing of videos for online use
• Management of social media calendar and scheduling of posts across different media using Hootsuite
•Update and management of web content for the UNEP FI site using WordPress
• Support in communications to the banking membership (communications onboarding, member’s journey, etc.)
•Management and edition of the PRB Update newsletter
• Support during the onboarding process for PRB member banks, including maintaining and updating the onboarding communications pack
• Develop communications assets for marketing campaigns (Global Biodiversity Fund, 4th anniversary of the PRB, etc.)
• Update of the communications calendar for the Banking team and for UNEP FI.
• Support with project management for the creation of specific publications and other knowledge products
• Assist in the preparation and production of webinars and other live events
• Support the creation of the communications plan for the Banking team and PRB
• Regional web pages updated and communications assets developed in line with global communications plans.
• Regional Roundtables promotional and follow up materials disseminated.
• Regional updates provided to UNEP FI members and supporting institutions.

Work Location

Working remotely

Expected duration

10 months

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 450 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 has a core banking team, hosting and engaging the 300+ banking signatories of the Principles for Responsible Banking in generating sustainable finance pathways, and the 38 Signatories of the Collective Commitment to Climate Action, the most ambitious global banking sector initiative supporting the transition to a net zero economy by 2050.

Communications, marketing, engagement, website development, social media, and events are important to help generate awareness, visibility and knowledge, identify and share best market practice and engage banks and other financial institutions in actioning UNEP FI’s initiatives.

UNEP FI needs a consultant to support the work of the Communications Lead for the Banking team on all their communications requirements, including digital and web to carry out the stated tasks as shown below and to support regional coordinators communicate on all aspects of UNEP FI’s work.

UNEP FI also communicates to members through regional coordinators in Asia Pacific, Africa & Middle East, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean and North America to support outreach, member engagement and capacity building across industry and thematic workstreams, promote events and communicate regional activities. UNEP FI needs a consultant to support regional communications.

The consultant will provide assistance in the following project/tasks for UNEP FI’s Communications work including key campaigns in 2023

• Social Media & Website
o Update and assist management content on the UNEP FI website
o Assist with the management of social media channels in coordination with communications colleagues
o Assist with production of web and social media analysis
o Write and edit content for all channels on sustainable finance topics (social media, articles, website, newsletters, speeches, video scripts, etc)
o Liaise with the in-house design team for visual identity, social media assets and templates
o Use online tools to create basic videos for social media

• Members & Partner channels
o Help build communications packs for knowledge products related to the Principles for Responsible Banking (reports, studies, etc.), aligned with member’s journeys and key launches
o Ensure clear and coherent messaging for members including communicating on all relevant UNEP FI initiatives such as the Net-Zero Banking Alliance, TCFD for banks, Biodiversity etc.
o Improve the members’ area of the website for member banks
o Manage and edit the Principles for Responsible Banking member updates
o Help maintain connection with banking comms member group, including admin tasks, responding to comms enquiries and organizing regular meetings
o Support the PRB 4-year Anniversary Campaign and the Progress Report

• Webinars & Events
o Assist in prepping speakers for webinars and events, including speech writing and slide creation as required
o Assist in creating communications products for the creation of webinars including flyers, web updates, email marketing and learning products

• Regional communications and knowledge management
o Support regional communication in partnership with regional coordinators (key messages, planning and templates)
o Support regional workshops /capacity building /training communications
o Assist regional website updates considering global and regional activities, including training
o Produce case studies with regional components
o Assist with knowledge management for the regions: ensure that regional coordinators can access the information that is relevant for their regions, are aware of relevant publications, and have clear messaging to help them explain how members can use UNEP FI’s tools and guidance
o Develop and deliver membership and key stakeholder communications plan in regions, aligned with global communications strategy.

UNEP FI needs a consultant to assist with all their communications requirements, including digital, web-based, print and currently does not have the relevant professional expertise internally.

In line with the work programme of the Banking Team and UNEP FI’s Regional Coordinators, and in close cooperation with the Communications Team the consultant will carry out the following project tasks as shown below in 3.2 below. The consultant will Support UNEP FI’s outreach and communications to the wider finance industry via online communications, social media, email campaigns, knowledge management, etc.

Specific tasks and responsibilities:
Assist on the implementation of communications for the Banking Team and the Principles for Responsible Banking, including:

• Content creation for social media for the Principles for Responsible Banking, including analytics for specific campaigns
• Creation and editing of videos for online use
• Management of social media calendar and scheduling of posts across different media using Hootsuite
• Update and management of web content for the UNEP FI site using WordPress
• Support in communications to the banking membership (communications onboarding, member’s journey, etc.)
• Management and edition of the PRB Update newsletter
• Support during the onboarding process for PRB member banks, including maintaining and updating the onboarding communications pack
• Develop communications assets for marketing campaigns (Global Biodiversity Fund, 4th anniversary of the PRB, etc.)
• Update of the communications calendar for the Banking team and for UNEP FI.
• Support with project management for the creation of specific publications and other knowledge products
• Assist in the preparation and production of webinars and other live events
• Support the creation of the communications plan for the Banking team and PRB
• Regional web pages updated and communications assets developed in line with global communications plans.
• Regional Roundtables promotional and follow up materials disseminated.
• Regional updates provided to UNEP FI members and supporting institutions.

The consultant shall be under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager at UNEP FI and in close cooperation with the Governance and Membership Team Lead and the Banking Communications Lead. The consultant will work closely with colleagues in the Banking project team, regional coordinator, and with the wider communications, design and events teams.

Qualifications/special skills

Education: A University degree in communications, marketing, international relations, business, journalism, finance, event management, public relations or a related field, or equivalent education and experience.

Professional Experience: At least 5 years working experience in PR, communications, marketing, journalism and /or events, preferably in a finance-related field. Up-to-date proficiency with communications best practices, including social media, content marketing and project management. Experience in using webinar and online meeting platforms, social media managing tools, email marketing platforms like Sendinblue, Google Analytics, and website updates

Specific skills:
o Able to write and edit engaging content for a range of audiences on the topic of sustainable finance (articles, social media content, email newsletters, etc.)
o Able to plan and execute digital campaigns to promote knowledge products
o Working knowledge of the financial industry, and/or experience in sustainable finance
o Able to create engaging content for social media, manage online channels, and provide campaign analytics (LinkedIn, Twitter, Hootsuite)
o Able to update and manage website content using WordPress
o Understanding of media relations and digital media strategies
o Able to build and develop strong networks with internal and external teams
o Able to plan and manage webinars online for global audiences
o Able to contribute to strategy and take a hands-on approach to delivering work

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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