Finance for Peace Initiative

Ref: 6351

Finance for Peace Initiative

The Executive Director would ideally be based in Geneva, Switzerland with planned travel to the US, Europe and Africa.

Role Managed by:

Clara Nelson Strachan

Principal Researcher & Head of Research, Social Impact & Environment Practice

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6204

e: clara.nelsonstrachan@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: The position comes with salary and benefits that reflect the responsibilities of the position.

Closing Date: 06/02/2023

Appointment of Executive Director - Finance for Peace Initiative

Finance for Peace is a new independent initiative that seeks systemic change in how private and public investment supports peace in the world’s developing and fragile contexts. It aims to create multistakeholder approaches that can co-develop the critical market frameworks, networks of political support, partnerships and knowledge required to scale Peace Finance - investment that has an intentional and positive impact on peace. Peace Finance seeks to reduce risks for both investors and communities and bring high levels of additionality.

Finance for Peace has been incubated by Interpeace, an International Peacebuilding organisation that has worked on conflict resolution and peacebuilding throughout Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America for over 27 years. The initiative is seeking an Executive Director to lead the initiative, scale up its capacities and staff and establish a long-term strategy and funding model to scale its impact through eventual development into a fully independent entity.

Since April 2022, the Finance for Peace Initiative has established a Peace Impact Lab and Peace Standards Lab to kickstart a process of harmonising metrics, norms, guidance and standards on how the private sector can positively impact peace in fragile and conflict-affected places. These are critical pillars of knowledge and guidance required to grow the market for Peace Finance in ways that are conflict-sensitive and potentially peace responsive. The Initiative seeks to develop new partnerships, market intelligence, political and technical support across a diverse array of actors including DFIs, Donors, researchers, scholars, peacebuilding and civil society organisations, as well as the finance sector to develop supporting market infrastructure and knowledge to scale peace responsive private sector activity.

The successful candidate will bring significant finance industry experience with exposure to emerging and frontier markets, DFI/blended finance, ESG, Impact and SDG investing as well as strong political acumen to engage diverse communities from government, private industry to civil society.

You will have a strong existing network, knowledge and commitment to the concept of Peace Finance and be able to build significant credibility with both the private sector and finance industry as well as government, DFIs, peacebuilding and civil society communities. You will have a track record leading and managing teams and ideally in developing and growing teams and/or organisations. You will have strong relationship building and resource mobilisation skills and bring a track record of securing funding from a range of sources internationally. Moreover, you will be a compelling ambassador with the ability to represent Finance for Peace at the highest levels, promoting and positioning Finance for Peace with confidence and credibility to key stakeholders.

To apply please send a CV along with a covering letter to ExecutiveDirector@FinanceforPeaceRecruitment.com quoting reference 6351.

The deadline for applications is Monday 6th February at 09:00 CET.

The position comes with salary and benefits that reflect the responsibilities of the position. The Executive Director would ideally be based in Geneva, Switzerland with planned travel to the US, Europe and Africa.

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims to achieve gender equality both through gender parity at all levels of the organisation and promoting a gender dimension in all its work. We welcome applications from women and men, and those with disabilities.