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Technical and Data Analyst

Technical and Data Analyst

9 February 2024

Are you passionate about leveraging your technical skills to drive positive change in the financial sector and biodiversity? We seek a skilled Technical and Data Analyst to join our dynamic team dedicated to advancing sustainable practices at the intersection of finance and biodiversity.

Location: Remote (preference for EU/UK time zone)
Start date: As soon as possible

About the role
In this role, you will join and support the growing FfB Foundation Team and the overall mission to support a call to action and collaboration among financial institutions to reverse nature loss this decade.
Overall, you will follow the rapid developments in assessment, measurement, and data on biodiversity for the finance sector, and engage and work with tool and data providers and other partners.
Day-to-day you will be assisting and contributing to the activities of the Impact Assessment, Engagement with Companies, and Target Setting working groups. You will also support the Technical Advisory Group of the Nature Action 100 initiative in the
near future. You will work closely with the Head of Engagement and Data and the Technical Director of the FfB Foundation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Technical and project management assistance in our Impact Assessment, Engagement with Companies and Target Setting working groups, including producing technical materials and deliverables in collaboration with the working group coordinators.
  • Provide technical support for developing new parts and next version of the Target Setting Framework for Asset Owners and Asset Managers.
  • Research on sector-specific guidance and developing company profiles for investors for the Engagement with Companies working group.
  • Contribute to the ever-evolving biodiversity measurement field and approaches for the financial sector (see also the next steps chapter in the Guide on biodiversity measurement approaches) from a finance practitioner’s point of view.
  • Conduct research and stay up to date with current and coming new frameworks, methodologies, tools and datasets on biodiversity measurement for the finance sector.
  • Set up and facilitate internal and external meetings and webinars on biodiversity measurement, engagement with companies, target setting and other work areas.

Skills and experience

We seek candidates with expertise in biodiversity, nature, or environmental sciences and experience in the finance and corporate sectors. The ideal candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • An ability to work online collaboratively and independently in our high-performing team;
  • Structured worker, results-focused and efficient, who is self-starting and able to work at a fast pace;
  • Passionate about contributing to sustainability and nature recovery;
  • Understanding the interplay between biodiversity and the finance sector, including knowledge of the relationship between businesses and biodiversity.
  • Prior experience in measuring biodiversity (both impacts and dependencies) and familiarity with the biodiversity data landscape, including sources, key stakeholders, and associated challenges, will be highly advantageous;
  • Currently pursuing or possessing a Master’s degree in a relevant environmental
    field;
  • Proficiency in English speaking and excellent written skills.

Contract

  • Initial one-year fixed-term contract with the potential for continued employment
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • You would work 4 or 5 days per week

Apply

  • Apply here
  • Send your motivation letter and resume by 14 March at the latest.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Anita de Horde, board@financeforbiodiversity.org
  • Online interviews will take place on 27 March between 16.00 and 17.30 CET and 28 March between 10.00 and 12.30 CET

 

Background information About the FfB Foundation

The Finance for Biodiversity Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to fostering a call to action among 163 financial institutions across 25 countries that endorsed the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge. Our membership network boasts nearly 80 active financial institutions sharing knowledge and collaborating on biodiversity actions via our five working groups focused on company engagement, advocacy for public policy, impact assessment, target setting, and promoting positive impact.

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