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Adviser and Manager, Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CCFAH)

Location: Port Louis, Mauritius
Closing date: 21 October 2021
Contract duration: 2 years (with the possibility of extension)

Fee: £70,000 + benefits

The Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CCFAH) aims to improve and strengthen the climate resilience of small and other vulnerable Commonwealth countries through improving their access to climate finance. The mandate of the CCFAH emanates from the Commonwealth Heads of Government’s endorsement of November 2015 in Malta, and the Hub has been operational since 2016.

The CCFAH seeks to strengthen the capacity (human and institutional) of key ministries and agencies mandated to attract and manage climate finance in small and other vulnerable states; support the development of a pipeline of climate change projects in these countries; increase the evidence base on climate finance, with particular focus on small and other vulnerable states; and advance the Secretariat’s climate finance advocacy. The project also aims to enable member states to realise the targets set out in the Paris Climate Change Agreement and catalyse the attainment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

As of July 2021, the CCFAH has supported member countries in mobilising approximately USD 43.8 million of climate finance with USD 762.8 million in the pipeline. This Adviser and Manager position is poised to further scale up such delivery of technical assistance towards enhancing climate finance access across the Commonwealth.

Duties and responsibilities include institutional development and enhancement of the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub (CCFAH), management and administration, and development of a knowledge management Component. Please refer to the Terms of Reference for full information.

To be considered, you will need to have a Master’s degree or equivalent in Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Environmental Economics, Natural Sciences, Project Management, Public Administration, or any other related subject. A PhD in Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Environmental Economics, Natural Sciences, Project Management is desirable.

You will need to have at least 15 years of proven experience in climate change including the development and implementation of donor-funded projects. You will also need to have proven management and institutional development experience, with a track record of designing and scaling up programme functions; a proven track record of building and managing high performing teams; an in-depth understanding of climate finance issues, at the international and regional scales, with experience of the current climate finance landscape. 

Experience and understanding of country-level issues in SIDS and LDCs, and concerns in access to resources and developing in-country capacity development and needs is required, as is experience of designing and implementing gender and youth sensitive processes and policies. You will also need to have knowledge of key stakeholders/actors engaged in climate finance for small and vulnerable countries; demonstrated ability to work and deal successfully with stakeholder groups from a wide variety of technical and cultural backgrounds; and experience working with a cross-section of stakeholders, including senior government officials in small and vulnerable states (SIDS and LDCs), donor governments and organisations, as well as regional organisations.

You will also need to demonstrate experience in institutional and skill-based capacity development; good communication skills and result orientation; financial management experience in projects and programmes; and strong IT literacy and competency with MS Office, and the ability to set up and manage processes.

Please apply by submitting a cover letter with your CV, outlining your experience and suitability for the role. To be considered you must be a Commonwealth citizen.

Closing Date: 21 October 2021, at 17:00 BST

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