Project Director and Head of Secretariat - Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST)

  • United States of America
  • Master's
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Length of Commitment:
More than two years

The UNU Centre for Policy Research is looking for a visionary and dynamic project director to oversee the FAST initiative which was launched in mid-2018 as a public-private partnership in response to calls from the G7, the G20 and the United Nations General Assembly to mobilize the private sector in the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. In under two years, the initiative has already had substantial impact, having trained thousands of financial sector professionals in more than 130 countries, mobilized institutional investors with more than USD 8 trillion assets under management to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking, developed risk analysis tools for the sector, and provided input into a range of multilateral and regulatory policy processes. It has also organized a coalition of banks and survivor support organizations to provide survivors with improved access to financial services. 

Over the next three years (2021-2023), the FAST Project Director will work closely with the FAST Steering Group and UNU-CPR's Executive Director to design and implement a programme of work that aligns with donor expectations and ambitions. The Project Director will have significant autonomy in shaping the project team, as well as the scope of collaborations to meet the overarching project objective: mobilizing the financial sector to reduce the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.

United Nations University Centre for Policy Research in New York is an independent think tank within the United Nations system. The Centre combines research excellence with deep knowledge of the multilateral system to generate innovative solutions to current and future global public policy challenges.