Financial Sector Lead – FAST

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research, New York, United States

Skill Required:, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)Policy/ Advocacy and CampaignResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
17th May, 2021

Job Description

  • United Nations University Centre for Policy Research is looking for a committed and enterprising financial sector workstream lead to oversee Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST)’s outreach and engagement with the financial sector entities ranging from banks, investors, to audit firms. This is a newly created position as part of this growing project.
  • This workstream aims at mobilizing, convening, supporting, educating, and partnering with financial sector actors to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking. It is focused on identifying tools and practices that can shift business as usual approaches and, importantly, induce greater interest and cooperation to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking by clarifying risks and emphasizing opportunities in industry practices and processes. This workstream will broaden the community of FAST partners and catalyze interaction amongst existing and new partners in the financial sector.
  • Over the next three years (2021-2023), the financial sector workstream lead will work closely with the FAST Project Director and two other workstream leads to implement a programme of work that aligns with donor expectations and ambitions. The Financial Sector Lead will be responsible for shaping activities to meet the workstream objective to support efforts in the financial sector to reduce modern slavery and human trafficking risk in business activities and processes.

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