Evidence indicates that Small States and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are already suffering the impacts of climate change in a disproportional way. Their vulnerability is exacerbated by a lack of critical capacity to address those impacts. Although climate finance is being made available to developing countries through a number of international initiatives, these countries often do not have the capacity to access these funds. This was the finding of the 2013 Commonwealth Expert Group on Climate Finance.
The Commonwealth Secretariat is looking to refresh a pool of consultants to be considered for National Climate Finance Adviser opportunities, scheduled to take place in numerous Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Caribbean regions. Any future assignments would be for an initial 12-month period.
Duties and Responsibilities
The National Adviser will have overall responsibility for the main activities of Capacity Building; Knowledge Management; and Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
NOTE: Full details of these activities are provided in the Terms of reference, but activities under the Terms of Reference will vary depending on the circumstances of the government agency and country where the Adviser is placed.
Required Skills and Experience
Please download/refer to the terms of reference below for full details about this role.
We should receive your application by 17:00 GMT on 8 February 2018.
To be considered, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and be able to thrive in our multi-cultural environment.