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Biodiversity Financing Officer at Cambodia | Paid Internship || Apply Now

Biodiversity Financing Officer at Cambodia | Paid Internship || Apply Now

Country: Cambodia
City: Phnom-Penh
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Biodiversity Financing Officer at Cambodia | Paid Internship || Apply Now

The Biodiversity Financing Officer will be supervised by Environment Policy Specialist and will work closely with other colleagues from UNDP Cambodia Country Office, UNDP Sustainable Finance Hub, UNDP BIOFIN team, consultants, and partners.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Biodiversity Financing Officer will perform the following key functions:

  • Provide quality technical guidance and support to biodiversity finance activities.
    • Provide technical guidance to all project staff, consultants and project executing partners on biodiversity finance.
    • Carry out analyses that are relevant for the programme/project portfolio.
    • Provide technical inputs to working documents, studies and technical reports related to biodiversity finance.
    • Facilitate expert group meetings, panels, round tables, training seminars, workshops related to biodiversity finance.
    • Contribute to national dialogues on policies and measures on biodiversity finance.
  • Contribute to UNDP’s programming and pipeline formulation related to biodiversity finance.
    • Advise the UNDP Country Office on creation of new partnerships, mobilize finance resources for biodiversity conservation and natural resources management.
    • Advise the national counterparts on creation of new partnerships, mobilize finance resources for biodiversity conservation and natural resources management.
    • Facilitate UNDP’s team to formulate project concept notes, project proposals and full project documents including information materials in consultation with relevant stakeholders among others.
    • Facilitate in creating and maintaining strategic partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
    • Establish and maintain links with other national and international programmes and projects including UNDP-GEF projects.
  • Promote t knowledge management and awareness on biodiversity finance.
    • Facilitate the process of creating and raising level of awareness of Country Office biodiversity finance related activities.
    • Prepare communication material to promote the BIOFIN (and other projects) best practices, results and impacts.
    • Contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Monitor and report on progress in implementing project activities and achieving the targets set.
    • Review the results framework and update the indicators, baselines, and targets of the assigned portfolio. Develop clear strategies and an effective system for data collection, means of verification, and information sharing and reporting.
    • Prepare corporate, donor and government reports in line with the reporting schedule and UNDP and donor requirements.
    • Ensure proper operational and financial closure of the project.

Impact of Results 

  • The key results have an impact on the overall effectiveness and efficiency of UNDP biodiversity finance activities in the country, including short, medium and long-term planning, improved business results, and client services. They also impact on increasing Governments’, partners’, and civil society and communities’ awareness and knowledge of biodiversity finance. Accurate analysis, presentation and knowledge sharing promote timely positioning and readjustment of UNDP programme management.

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Required Skills and Experience:


  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Finance, Economics, Development/Sustainable Financing, or a related field is required; or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in the areas mentioned above in combination with an additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of master’s degree.
  • A minimum of two (2) years (with a master’s degree) or four (4) years (with a bachelor’s degree) of relevant professional and technical work experience in green finance.
  • Experience in green finance (especially biodiversity conservation), or sustainable finance.
  • Exposure to the country’s institutional framework and policies related to biodiversity finance.
  • Experience in working with multi-stakeholders including the government, NGOs, private sector, and CSOs.
  • Experience in Resource mobilization: Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources is an asset.
  • Experience in supporting programmes across the UN agencies and across the Royal Government of Cambodia are definite advantages.
  • Familiarity with government and financial sector operations is desired.

Required Languages:

  • English and Khmer

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline25 June,2024



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