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Adviser and Manager, Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub

Organization

Commonwealth Secretariat

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Not Specified

Job Location Type

IN_OFFICE

Job Location

Port Louis, Mauritius    

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No Applicant Location Requirements Specified.

Application Deadline

May 27, 2024

Adviser and Manager, Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub

DURATION: 2 years (with the possibility of extension)
FEE: £62,000plus benefits
CLOSING DATE: 17:00 BST, 27 May 2024

The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CCFAH) aims to improve and strengthen the climate resilience of small and other vulnerable Commonwealth countries through improving their access to climate finance.

The CCFAH seeks to strengthen the capacity (human and institutional) of key ministries and agencies mandated to attract and manage climate finance in small and other vulnerable states; support the development of a pipeline of climate change projects in these countries; increase the evidence base on climate finance, with particular focus on small and other vulnerable states; and advance the Secretariat’s climate finance advocacy. The Hub also aims to enable member states to realise the targets set out in the Paris Climate Change Agreement and catalyse the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Adviser and Manager will be responsible for institutional development and enhancement of the CCFAH. This will involve working in close coordination with the climate change section to develop and strengthen relevant technical instruments and procedures. The post-holder will develop a comprehensive stakeholder engagement plan, strengthen and maintain strategic relationships with CCFAH beneficiary countries, identify and implement innovative and cost-effective ways of enhancing the capacity of beneficiary countries and entry points for other Commonwealth Member States to benefit from CCFAH, and build relationships with the various institutions that provide climate finance and, establish partnerships with other institutions involved in capacity building for climate finance.

The successful candidate will be responsible for management and administration of the team, supervising Commonwealth Regional Climate Finance Advisers, leading on recruitment processes, strengthening and building upon existing procedures and instruments, and ensuring that CCFAH outputs meet high standards. Knowledge management and operational management are also key elements of the role.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will need a Master’s degree or equivalent in Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Environmental Economics, Natural Sciences, Project Management, Public Administration, or any other related subject. You will need to have 15 years proven experience in climate change including development and implementation of donor funded projects. You will also need to have proven management and institutional development experience, an in-depth understanding of climate finance issues, experience of country level issues in SIDS and LDCs, knowledge of key stakeholders and actors involved in climate finance, and financial management experience in projects and programmes.

Please refer to the terms of reference for full details.

Please apply by submitting a cover letter with your CV, outlining your experience and suitability for the role. To be considered you must be a Commonwealth citizen.

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