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Senior Officer, Climate Finance

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability

Bonn, Germany

Responsibilities:

  • Lead on ICLEI’s engagement in facilitating access to finance for local climate projects and establishing a robust project pipeline through the Transformative Actions Program (TAP);
  • Connect the TAP to existing Project Preparation Facilities (PPFs) managed by ICLEI partners and others;
  • Drive outreach of the ICLEI-managed Transformative Action Program (TAP) by engaging in advocacy focusing on national and international enabling framework conditions that can help finance and scaling up local climate action;
  • Develop new and maintain existing TAP partnerships with financing institutions, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and city networks;
  • Represent ICLEI at relevant high level events;
  • Lead capacity building activities for local and subnational governments on finance, using ICLEI-managed tools and materials, coordinating this across multiple ICLEI offices and with partners;
  • Support the development and promotion of ICLEI’s Low Carbon City Agenda, project acquisition and management of projects and initiatives.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of climate change/energy, financing and project management, ideally working with financing institutions;
  • University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as in Financing or Economy. A relevant Master´s or PhD degree is an asset;
  • Thematic knowledge of the Paris agreement and global climate regime is required, an understanding of local climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and policies is recommended;
  • Expertise relevant to managing multiple projects is required;
  • Strong skills in research, analytical thinking, planning and reporting;
  • Experience working with not-for-profit and/or membership organizations is desirable;
  • Creative and pro-active attitude in team work is required;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English; and proficiency in other languages is an asset;
  • Proficiency in office software and internet applications.

The successful candidate:

  • shows enthusiasm for urban low emission and resilient development, and securing access to financing solutions to achieve this;
  • is particularly interested in accelerating climate action, supporting local governments, quality of reported data and sharing knowledge;
  • has an organized working method;
  • shows excellence in communicating ICLEI’s messages to public policy makers, municipal technical staff, financing institutions, and potential donors;
  • is an excellent public speaker, fluent in English (oral and written); and an expert in using office and presentation software.

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