UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Translation and Capacity Building Support Consultant for Vietnam

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    CONTRACTOR
  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
    Climate and Disaster Resilience, Environment and Natural Resources
  • Deadline:
    16/01/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

UNEP Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Translation and Capacity Building Support Consultant for Vietnam
Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 225133
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Environmental Affairs
Category and Level : Consultants, CON
Duty Station : GENEVA
Department/Office : United Nations Environment Programme
Date Posted : Jan 10, 2024
Deadline : Jan 16, 2024

Result of Service
Through the described services, the activities will be able to engage a broad range of financial institutions including the central bank and commercial banks in Vietnam, especially in the areas of climate and sustainable finance. The services will also help promote the full integration of climate considerations into all aspects of the financial sector’s operations and services and help foster private sector investment in the transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient economy, esp. for the topic of climate mitigation target setting. Finally, the services will help UNEP FI to broaden its outreach both within UNEP / UN and external to banks, financial institutions, governments, regulators, private sector and multi-stakeholders.
Work Location
Working remotely
Expected duration
4 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 500 banks, insurers and investors. For over 30 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.

The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) issued the Action Plan of the banking sector for the National Green Growth Strategy for 2021-2030 and the scheme on the tasks and measures implementing the Government of Vietnam’s commitments towards a green, carbon neutral, and circular economy, made at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) with its net-zero target of 2050 and expressed by the Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETP) to formulate the banking sector’s strategies and operations, the monetary policy management, and the credit mechanisms and policies, to manage environmental and social risks and promote green credit and green banking models. SBV has been pursuing to encourage banks in Vietnam to follow its endeavors.

UNEP FI needs a consultant for the tasks to organize, promote, and implement an online capacity building event in Q2 2024 for the topic of climate mitigation target setting, with the provision of the simultaneous translation including the related equipment and the localization of the Net Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA) and event materials reflecting its local context.

Objectives;

The consultant will provide assistance in the following project/tasks for UNEP FI’s event organization, translation, localization, and implementation:

· Translation and localization of event materials
· Support organization and promotion of one online training workshop event
· Implementation of the event with the provision of the simultaneous translation.

Specific tasks and responsibilities;

The consultant will provide assistance in the following project/tasks for UNEP FI’s event organization, translation, localization, and implementation for the topic of climate mitigation target setting:

Translation and localization of event materials, ensured with high-quality

– Complete translation of 3 NZBA documents:

= Net Zero Banking Alliance Commitment (3 pages)

– Foundations of Climate Mitigation Target Setting (18 pages)

-Guidelines for Climate Target Setting for Banks (17 pages)

– Support the event materials by providing the local context using the two documents produced by UNEP FI
Report: Recommendations for a roadmap to adopt sustainable finance framework for banking sector in Vietnam

– Vietnam’s Climate Risks and Best Practices for TCFD Disclosure

– Finish translation of the PPT event materials

– 2 decks up to max. 200 slides

Support organization and promotion of one online training workshop event

– Assist the one online UNEP FI-led capacity building programme event (max. 4 hours)

– Outreach, advertise, and invite the Risk Management Team/ Sustainability Team of central, public, and commercial banks in Vietnam for event speakers and participants up to the minimum 25 and the maximum 50 people.

Implementation of the event with the provision of the simultaneous translation

– Set up simultaneous translation team

– Provide the related equipment and environment for the simultaneous translation

– Implement the event and support the related event follow-up activities.

The consultant shall be under the overall supervision of Head of UNEP FI and report directly to Regional Coordination Manager, UNEP FI
Qualifications/special skills
Education: Master’s degree in interpretation, localization, communications, administration, international relations, financial services, and environmental affairs, or related fields. A First degree could be taken in lieu of advanced degree provided the selected candidate has 7 years of relevant experience.

Professional Experience: At least 5 years’ experience working as a translator or event organizer or workshop implementor, with knowledge of sustainable finance and expertise in sustainable finance in Vietnam. Experience working with banks and/or financial institutions is required. Experience working in global contexts or with international organizations is an advantage. The candidate should have successfully coordinated complex and, ideally, multi-stakeholder-based projects.
Languages
Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is a requirement. Excellent knowledge of Vietnamese is required.

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