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Posting Title:Regional Climate Finance Adviser
Job Location: South Africa
Skill Required: Project Management,
Preferred Experience: Above 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 21th Dec, 2021

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Job Description

The Commonwealth Regional Climate Finance Adviser (CRCFA) for the African region will be hosted by the AUDA-NEPAD’s Technical Cooperation and Programme Funding Directorate to support member countries in enhancing their capacities to access green finance, particularly climate finance. The Adviser will support in building human and institutional capacities for enhanced climate action, policy support, and development of a pipeline of projects focused on low-carbon and climate-resilient development of member countries. The Adviser will work on regional green and climate finance issues including the provision of support to the Commonwealth National Climate Finance Advisers (CNCFAs) in the region, facilitation of knowledge sharing within and across regions, as well as promotion of the CCFAH and its work in Africa.

The CRCFA must be familiar with the African context and have an in-depth understanding of climate finance readiness, accreditation, proposal development, and capacity-building aspects. Furthermore, through his/her knowledge and expertise of the three Rio Conventions on climate change, biodiversity, and desertification the CRCFA will lead on how synergies can be made across these for maximizing benefits, including enhancing access to climate finance for the region.

The CRCFA will assume the following main responsibilities and activities, including Capacity Building & Project/Programme Development Support; Knowledge Management; and Stakeholder Engagement and Communication.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to have a post-graduate qualification (master’s degree essential) in any of the following: Climate Change, Environmental Studies, Environmental Engineering, Natural sciences; Energy; Environmental Economics; Project Management; and Business Studies or any other related subject.

You will also need:

  • At least 10 years of work experience in the development and management of projects in the area of climate change, energy, forestry, biodiversity, agriculture, and technical assistance initiatives.
  • Previous experience in resource mobilization, stakeholder relationship building and collaborating with government agencies, donors and/international development partners, and non-government organisations.
  • Demonstrated experience in climate finance readiness, grant proposal writing, and/or climate change capacity building or technology transfer.
  • Experience managing technical assistance and teams of experts.
  • Experience in developing countries in general and demonstrated experience in the African region.
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.
  • Knowledge of a relevant additional language is desirable.


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