Associate Risk Officer, P2
Job Opening 159869
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Secretary-General is responsible for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The Secretary-General has delegated this responsibility to the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF (RSG). The RSG heads the Office of Investment Management (OIM), which manages a $60+ billion multi-asset class, global investment portfolio, about 85% of which is actively managed in-house. Asset classes under management comprise global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, timber and commodities. OIM’s staff are all based in New York but come from over 30 countries. For more information please visit OIM's website at https://oim.unjspf.org/.
This position is located in Risk and Compliance. The incumbent reports to the Risk Officer.
Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Associate Risk Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Works with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes specific aspects of programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
• Ensures the follow-up of the relationship with different data providers (Master Record Keeper, indexes providers, performance and risk management system….)
• Carries out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities, etc., to include collecting, cleaning, treating, rationalizing, analyzing, interpreting and presenting various financial, market and statistical data coming from diverse sources.
• Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies. Takes part into the GIPS certification process.
• Assists in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
• Participates in survey initiatives; assists with design of data collection tools; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions. Participates to the implementation of the Risk and Performance softwares.
• Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. This includes the preparation, automation, verification of regular performance measurement and risk-related reports for various internal and external stakeholders as well as for controlling and regulatory entity bodies.
• Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
• Undertakes outreach activities; participates in the development of training workshops, seminars, etc.; participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Performs other duties as required.
A first-level university degree in business administration, management, economics or a related field. CIPM or CFA qualification is desirable.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, administration or related area is required.
A minimum of two years of experience in the asset /investment management industry is required.
Experience using performance measurement methodologies and techniques for all asset classes (equities, fixed income, private markets) is required.
Experience using advanced functions in Microsoft Excel (such as redaction of complex formulas, and Pivot Tables) is required.
Experience using programming languages such as Python, VBA and SQL is desirable.
Experience with the implementation of risk and performance software is desirable.
Experience using Data Management techniques and analysis is desirable.
Experience using Bloomberg is desirable.
Experience with GIPS (Global Investment Performance Standards) is desirable.
Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, Inspira. Please go to https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=159869&Lang=en-US to apply.