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Senior Climate Finance Advisor – Ethiopia

Organization

NDC Partnership

Department

Not Specified

Job Location Type

IN_OFFICE

Job Location

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia    

Applicant Location Requirements

No Applicant Location Requirements Specified.

Application Deadline

May 22, 2024

Ethiopia has submitted its second updated NDC (2021-2030) to UNFCCC in July 2021 that aims at reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 68.8 percent by 2030 through supporting climate mitigation actions in the sectors of agriculture (livestock and managed soils), land use change and forestry, energy, industry, and waste sectors. Moreover, the revised NDC builds upon several national climate and development policy initiatives including the first NDC, the emerging 2050 Long-Term Low Emission Development Strategy (LT-LEDS), the Green Legacy Initiative, and Ethiopia’s 10-Year Development Plan (10YDP) which considers CRGE as one of its strategic pillars for the period 2020-2030. The finances required for implementing the updated NDC is estimated at USD 316 billion (87 % for mitigation and about 13 % for adaptation) with 20% of the total resources planned to be domestically financed while the remaining 80% shall be financed by international support.

Ethiopia has put in place multifaceted institutional architecture to implement its climate strategies and plans and main institutions responsible for implementing CRGE/NDC are those entities responsible for priority economic sectors, i.e., Agriculture, Forestry, Water and energy, Mining, Transport, Industry, and Construction and urban development. Following the restructuring of public institutions in October 2021, the Ministry of Planning and Development (MoPD) of the Federal Government of Ethiopia has been mandated as the lead institution for coordinating national climate actions and the focal point (FP) and main interface between Ethiopia and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), and Nationally Designated Authority (NDA) for Green Climate Fund (GCF), Global Environment Facility (GEF), and Adaptation Fund (AF).

MoPD has established an Environment and Climate Change Main Department (ECCMD) and developed a revised national guideline on new institutional governance and Coordination systems and structures. ECCMD will serve as climate arm of MoPD to lead on its new national climate mandate including coordination of climate change international negotiation and communication, planning and implementation of climate policy and strategy initiatives such as the updated NDC implementation and LT-LED Strategy, ensuring national compliance to the UNFCCC’s requirements (such as the enhanced transparency framework), and mainstreaming climate into the sectoral development plans and budgeting processes.

To strengthen the technical capacity of the newly established Environment and Climate Change Main Department (ECCMD), MoPD has requested the NDC Partnership for short term assignment of a Senior Climate Finance Advisor that will be embedded within MoPD/ECCMD team. As a team member of the ECCMD, the Advisor will provide high level technical assistance and policy advice to MoPD in the implementation of the updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC), capacity building of MoPD/ECCMD and the CRGE Facility/MoFED, climate finance mobilisations, strengthening climate governance and coordination system and structures, and facilitating dialogues and building partnerships with climate sector actors including international and regional Development Partners and financiers, private sector institutions, and civil society Organisations and ongoing initiative to establish a nationally-integrated MRV system/Enhanced Transparency Framework.

The Senior Climate Finance Adviser will primarily contribute to the delivery of all outputs planned for 2023/24/25 and assist MoPD/ ECCMD and the CRGE Facility/MoFED in addressing capacity challenges limiting climate sector institutions access to finance for implementing NDC initiatives they have identified.

Special Requirements
Education – Advanced degree and experience in climate change finance, Environmental economics, Development finance and investment. – 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 professional experience in public and private sectors, international organisations, ideally working on climate finance, infrastructure/project finance and/or blended financing in development institutions, equity and impact funds, other financial institutions, and advisory firms; – 5 years of substantial experience in concept notes/proposal/project pipeline/business development, capital raising, and/or developing public-private partnerships with a successful track record in climate finance related activities across multiple contexts in a multi-cultural environment; – Understanding of climate change and resilience issues in Ethiopia at both field and policy levels and institutional architecture/landscape; – Track record in successful business development/fundraising from different funding instruments and donors such as GCF, USAID, FCDO, European Commission, Corporate and Private Sector and Corporate Foundations;

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