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NDC Partnership Climate Finance Specialist in Cambodia


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Phnom Penh, Cambodia    

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Application Deadline

May 14, 2024

Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment has worked with line ministries to identify a long list of projects supporting NDC implementation. The Government is now seeking the support of a Climate Finance Specialist to work in-country to develop a subset of these projects to access international and domestic sources of public and private finance, and structure finance for investment in these projects, and build the capacity of civil servants, supporting line ministries to develop their own project concept notes and ensuring lasting capacity in-country through knowledge transfer to government officials. The Specialist will also be required to provide expert insights on climate finance and external negotiations to the ministry.

The climate finance advisor will be embedded in the Department of Climate Change, General Directorate of Policy and Strategy under the Ministry of Environment. As the leading entity of the national climate agenda, Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment coordinates activities related to the fulfilment of climate commitments, including the Nationally Determined Contributions. He/she will support the focal point of the Partnership in climate finance-related issues. The embedded facilitator will implement all tasks under the direct supervision of the Partnerships Development Senior Manager and in collaboration with the NDC Partnership Focal Point in the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Economy and Finance. He/she will also work in close collaboration with the NDC Partnership Support Unit. He/she will need to bring his/her own laptop to the ministry’s duty station.

This is a retainer national vacancy/position for twelve 12 months period based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for a maximum of 220 working days.

Special Requirements
Education – An advanced degree (Masters or higher) in business, finance, law, public policy, public finance, sustainable development, environment management, or a similar relevant field. – Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline in combination with an additional 2 years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. Experience Required – At least 5 years of experience working in international development and development finance with a track of structuring, design and implementation of projects in climate change mitigation and adaptation, particularly in energy, waste, agriculture, forestry and other land use, and industry. – Familiarity with access modalities, project management frameworks, and investment criteria of MDBs and prominent global climate funds such as the GCF, IKI, MAF, GCF, GEF, and/or AF. – Willingness and ability to commit to in-country work and travel as required and where possible. Assets – Knowledge about the UNFCCC, the Paris Agreement, NDCs and SDGs; – Experience in mobilizing resources for the implementation of NDCs. – Experience in accessing and structuring finance for climate investments, including technical and financial development, particularly those that engage the private sector and development institutions. Language – Proficiency in English is required. – Excellent language skills in Khmer in writing, speaking, and reading is required.

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