This Project will provide assistance to The Maldives to enhance accessibility to Climate Finance by strengthening and, where necessary, supporting the establishment of institutional mechanisms and modalities to seek, receive and utilise international climate finance.
This project will also support the country with wider efforts to mainstream climate change across national plans by enhancing the skills and expertise of staff in the host ministry and other relevant ministries and agencies. The Adviser will provide guidance, support, and coordination in accessing climate finance, and support the development of a pipeline of climate change projects into full proposals for submission to potential funders.
This technical assistance is delivered under the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub which deploys long-term technical experts to help small and other vulnerable Commonwealth member countries to access international climate finance to support their adaptation and mitigation goal, as well as develop local capacity and South-South cooperation.
The role of the National Climate Finance Adviser is to develop Project proposals developed in response to relevant climate finance funding envelopes, prepare Investor Outreach and Engagement strategy and proposals, Support the implementation of the Climate Change Fund, Development of climate insurance mechanisms for vulnerable communities and economic sectors in the country, and contribute to Capacity-building efforts and knowledge transfer.
To be considered, you will need to have a post-graduate qualification (Master’s degree) in any of the following: Climate Change, Environmental Studies/ Economics, Natural Resources Management; Energy; Project Management; and Business Studies, or any other related subject.
You will need to have at least 5 years of work experience in climate policy development and management of projects in climate change, energy, forestry, biodiversity, agriculture, and technical assistance initiatives. You will also need to have demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience in the climate finance space, including climate finance readiness, grant proposal writing, climate change capacity building or technology transfer. You will need demonstrated experience in resource mobilization, stakeholder relationship building and collaboration with government agencies, donors and/or international development partners, and non-government organisations. Also required is proven experience in developing knowledge products, including analytical pieces, papers, reports and related products. Experience in developing countries in general and demonstrated experience in Africa is required. Fluency in both written and spoken English is essential.
Please apply for 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.