BIOFIN Environmental Finance Officer job at UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Vacancy title:
BIOFIN Environmental Finance Officer

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Nonprofit, and NGO , Category: Accounting & Finance ]

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UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Deadline of this Job:
22 June 2023  

Duty Station:
Within Zambia , Lusaka , South - Central Africa

Date Posted: Friday, June 09, 2023 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN) is a global project implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with financial support from the Government of Flanders, Belgium, Germany, EU, Norway, and Switzerland. BIOFIN supports countries with a methodology that provides innovative steps to measure current biodiversity expenditures, assess financial needs, identify the most suitable finance solutions, and supports implementation of these solutions to help achieve national biodiversity targets. In Zambia, the BIOFIN project is implemented at the national level by UNDP in partnership with the Ministries of Green Economy and Environment as well as the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources. At present, some of the core activities of BIOFIN Zambia is working with the financial sector towards mainstreaming of green finance into the financial sector. Specific work streams include work on green bonds and green loans market development, green finance policy formulation for the financial sector as well as green finance tagging and reporting. BIOFIN Zambia seeks to recruit an Environmental Finance Officer who will work under the guidance of the Programme Specialist (Team lead). She/he will be responsible for data mining related to biodiversity finance and related facets such as climate change and land degradation.

Task description
• Under the direct supervision of the BIOFIN Country Team Lead, the BIOFIN Environmental Finance Officer will undertake the following tasks:
• Lead on data mining and research on various data requirements needed for policy formulation related to biodiversity finance and other related environmental facets such as climate change and land degradation;
• Assist the BIOFIN Zambia Programme Specialist in undertaking various consultations within the financial sector and other key stakeholders such as Government, international development institutions, academia, etc. on steps towards full development of Zambia’s green finance agenda;
• Assist the BIOFIN Zambia Team Lead in analyzing and proposing policy options to promote biodiversity investment and direct expenditure/budget decisions to support biodiversity and ecosystems management;
• Assist the BIOFIN Programme Specialist in the preparation for workshops, meetings, networking and presentations on a range of topics;
• Assist the BIOFIN Team Lead in report writing and document preparation, such as policy and information notes to communicate BIOFIN objectives and results to key stakeholders;
• Responsible for periodic reporting to stakeholders notably the BIOFIN Global Office, UNDP Country Office, Green Finance Mainstreaming Working Group and the Government of Zambia.

Required experience

• 3 years of experience in
• At least 1 year experience as an economist, development or sustainable finance professional with evident experience in research preferably in natural resources;
• Experience of working in biodiversity finance, climate finance;
• Experience of working with Governmental, academia, and international organizations/institutions; knowledge of UN/UNDP;
• Experience working with financial sector regulators i.e., banking, capital markets, pension, and insurance will be an added advantage.

Area(s) of expertise
• Volunteer management, Natural and life sciences, Crisis and emergency response
• Driving license


• English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

• Bachelor degree or equivalent in
• Development or sustainable finance;
• Economics, or a closely related subject;
• Including specialization in biodiversity and climate finance.

Competencies and values

• Accountability
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Building trust
• Client orientation
• Commitment and motivation Commitment to continuous learning
• Communication
• Ethics and values Integrity
• Planning and organizing
• Professionalism Respect for diversity
• Working in teams

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education:
Bachelor Degree

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Job Info
Job Category: Accounting/ Finance jobs in Zambia
Job Type: Full-time
Deadline of this Job: 22 June 2023
Duty Station: Lusaka
Posted: 09-06-2023
No of Jobs: 1
Start Publishing: 09-06-2023
Stop Publishing (Put date of 2030): 09-06-2067
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