Head of Standards and Market Intelligence
- Geneva, Switzerland
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|About Finance for Peace
Finance for Peace (F4P) is a multistakeholder initiative that seeks systemic change in how private and public investment supports peace in developing and fragile contexts. It aims to create networked approaches that can co-develop the market frameworks, political support, partnerships and knowledge required to scale up “peace finance”.
F4P has been incubated by Interpeace, an international peacebuilding organization that has worked on conflict resolution and peacebuilding throughout Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America for over 27 years.
The initiative will have a finance and investment industry orientation and seek to bridge the gap between the related parts of the finance sector, including pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, asset managers, donors and foundations, Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), and other financial institutions, with peace and development actors, including practitioners, civil society, governments, and multilateral institutions. The Initiative will create new partnerships, market intelligence, political and technical support across a diverse array of actors to develop supporting market infrastructure and knowledge to scale peace-responsive investment activity globally.
The initiative is supported by the German Federal Foreign Office and builds on feasibility research supported by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Development Office on a new sustainable investment category called peace bonds.
Learn more at www.financeforpeace.org.
For the full role description, please visit: https://financeforpeace.org/
Duties and Responsibilities
Guided by the strategic direction defined by the Executive Director and Governing Board of the Finance for Peace initiative, the Head provides critical thought leadership in the following areas:
Development of the PFIF and PFS including specific peace bond and equity standards;
The successful candidate should have private or development finance industry experience with exposure to emerging and frontier markets, DFI/blended finance, ESG, Impact and SDG investing as well as understanding of traditional development and peacebuilding approaches. They will have strong political acumen and project management skills to engage both finance and development/peacebuilding professionals.
The Head of Standards and Market Intelligence will report to the Executive Director of the Finance for Peace initiative once that position is filled. The Head of Standard and Market Intelligence coordinates closely with the Head of Policy and Partnerships, Policy Officers and Communications Adviser to ensure that Pillar 1 and 2 outcomes are rightly reflected, anchored and well-communicated throughout all aspects of the initiative’s implementation.
The Head of Standards and Market Intelligence will carry out the following duties and responsibilities:
Manage an ongoing agenda for the Peace Finance Standards Committee to iterate and improve the PFIF and PFS;
Candidates with relevant qualifications, experience, and fluency in English are invited to apply. Relevant experience and qualifications may include:
Advanced degree in development economics, finance, business, marketing, international affairs, political science, or other relevant fields.
At least 7 years of multi-disciplinary experience working in policy, investment and/or knowledge roles in at least one, or some combination of, private finance, a Development Finance Institution, development/peacebuilding or government donor environment.
Ability to develop and lead highly collaborative, co-creative practices internally and in external partnerships.
Strong existing network in the financial sector, and ability to leverage on such network.
Ability to communicate effectively with different audiences.
Collaboration and Weaving
We may be able to consider applications that reach us after the deadline – but encourage you to apply as soon as possible.