The purpose of this job is to ensure efficient and
predictable access to green and climate finance to enable the Bank to
channel funds to achieve the High 5s, bring more climate and environment
finance to the Continent and achieve its climate finance target 40% by
    The incumbent will be a core member
of the climate finance team, supporting the various climate funds for which
the Bank is an implementing entity.
    The job serves all of the
Operational Vice Presidencies in order to ensure that climate and green finance
are made available and successfully accessed by all of the Operational
    He/she will also contribute to
achieve the objectives of the Bank’s Climate Change Action Plan
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision and general guidance of
the Division Manager – Climate and Environment Finance, the Climate Finance
Officer will perform the following:
    Manages access to external and
internal climate change funds such as the Green Climate Fund, Global
Environment Facility, Adaptation Fund, Africa Climate Change Fund by
meeting operational, accreditation and reporting requirements and following
appropriate modalities and procedures;
    Creates opportunities to co-finance
projects and leverage new and additional funding sources to achieve the
Bank’s climate finance targets by liaising with other Divisions
within the Bank, Donors and Development Partners;
    Actively communicates with the Fund
Secretariats and other participating accredited entities, National Designated
Authorities and Focal Points, and other relevant stakeholders to advance
the Bank’s interests and secure project approvals;
    Attends and represents the Bank at
Fund Meetings and other events where requested;
    Advises all Operational Vice Presidencies
on accessing climate finance, by building strong links with Officers and
Task Managers within the Bank and communicating regularly;
    Ensures that the Bank fulfils
internal and external quality control and reporting obligations to the
climate funds by ensuring that reports are prepared in a timely and
accurate manner;
    Contributes actively to the
development, management and administration of climate funds, by responding
to calls for input, attending meetings and conference calls and making innovative
proposals to scale up finance;
    Supports Bank’s efforts to
allocate at least 40% of its approvals per year by 2020 and beyond, and
support African countries to benefit from the global commitments to raise
USD 100 billion per year for climate finance;
    Actively works with project teams to
develop bankable projects for climate finance;
    Works in close coordination with
existing climate finance structures under the UNFCCC, the MDBs and other
relevant institutions, with the view to advocate for enhanced
Africa’s access to climate and green finance;
    Provides technical support on
climate finance in contribution to all High 5 activities and support RMCs,
in helping them achieve their climate finance targets under the Paris
Agreement, and particularly their Nationally Determined Contributions;
    Develop financing instruments that
will incentivize the private sector to invest in climate change adaptation
and mitigation programs and projects;
    Provides advisory and investment
services to all Bank’s sector and regional operations on issues
related to the access to GCF resources;
    Assist in increasing access to
finance through the development of innovative financing instruments
Selection Criteria
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
    At least a Master’s Degree in
International Development Studies, Climate Change, Climate Finance,
Environmental Management, Finance, Economics;
    A minimum of Four (4) years for PL
6; Five (5) years for PL 5 and Six (6) Years for PL 4 experience in climate
or green finance; trust fund management; multilateral development bank
procedures, and a combination of project development and management
experience; private sector experience;
    Strong experience in Infrastructure
finance and in blended finance;
    Knowledge and experience on climate
finance, and on multilateral climate governance framework and global
climate finance architecture,
    Understanding of climate and green finance
issues, challenges and practices relating to Africa;
    Experience in the provision of
climate finance resources for lending and non-lending operations;
    Experience in the area of climate
change adaptation and mitigation, with a particular emphasis on scaling up
climate finance for Africa;
    Experience in developing and
implementing innovative climate finance instruments;
    Knowledge and experience in policy
dialogue and cross-institutional collaboration at the highest level,
including with representatives of government and non-government partners.
    Understanding of critical issues in
sustainable development, international climate change policy, and climate
finance; and
    Further experience in financial
accounting and reporting, green and inclusive growth accounting and
reporting (triple bottom line), risk management, and portfolio management.
    Experience in private sector will be
an added advantage
    Ability to communicate orally and in
writing effectively in French or English, with a working knowledge of the
other language.
    Competence in the use of standard
Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint). Knowledge
of SAP and Bank-Wide Program Processing Schedule (BPPS) is desirable.
Application Closing Date
20th March, 2018.

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