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Commonwealth National Climate Finance Adviser – Mozambique

Organization

Commonwealth Secretariat

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Not Specified

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IN_OFFICE

Job Location

Mozambique    

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No Applicant Location Requirements Specified.

Application Deadline

May 22, 2024

Commonwealth National Climate Finance Adviser – Mozambique

LOCATION: Republic of Mozambique
DURATION: 2 years (with the possibility of extension)
FEE: £50,727 plus benefits
CLOSING DATE: 17:00 BST, 22 May 2024

The Commonwealth Secretariat through its Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CCFAH) supports Commonwealth member countries access climate finance to support their climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience efforts. The project “Strengthening gender-responsive climate financing in Commonwealth countries” aims to increase the resilience and to support low carbon development of small and other vulnerable Commonwealth member countries to the adverse impacts of climate change. The project directly supports the Republic of Mozambique, to improve its enabling environment for inclusive climate policymaking, and to enhance access to climate financing for nature positive and inclusive climate change mitigation and adaptation projects.

The role of the Commonwealth National Climate Finance Adviser (CNCFA) is to provide strategic and technical guidance on mobilising climate finance so that civil servants can build the capacity to draw on funds to support the implementation of the NDC and other climate related projects. The CNCFA will be expected to strengthen the enabling environment for inclusive climate adaptation and mitigation policy making and programming at the national level and enhance the capacity of national actors to develop and strengthen climate change related policies, strategies and commitments including for mainstreaming gender and health relevant climate action.

Responsibilities will include achieving: increased awareness and capacity of key stakeholders (officials and institutions) to develop gender, youth and health inclusive climate change projects; enhanced capacity of national actors to develop and strengthen climate change related policies, strategies and commitments (including for mainstreaming gender and health); increased development of gender, youth and health inclusive project proposals at national level to enhance access to climate finance; and increased knowledge of key stakeholders (including government and non-governmental bodies) on climate funding sources and requirements.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for full details.

To be considered, you will need to have a post-graduate qualification (Master’s degree) in any of the following: Climate Change, Environmental Studies/ Economics, Natural Resources Management; Energy; Project Management; Business Studies, or any other related subject.

You will need to have at least 8 years of work experience in climate policy development and management of projects in climate change, energy, forestry, biodiversity, agriculture, and technical assistance initiatives. You will also need to have demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience in the climate finance space, including climate finance readiness, grant proposal writing, climate change capacity building or technology transfer. You will need demonstrated experience in resource mobilization, stakeholder relationship building and collaboration with government agencies, donors and/or international development partners, and non-government organisations. Also required is proven experience in developing knowledge products, including analytical pieces, papers, reports, and related products. Experience in developing countries in general and demonstrated experience in Africa is required. Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.

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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