Climate Finance Principal

London, England, United Kingdom
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract type
Full time
Requisition ID

Office Country
United Kingdom

Office City


Dept. / Bus. Group
OSP, Energy Efficiency & Climate Change

Business Unit
Climate Finance

Contract Type
Fixed Term

Contract Length
3 years

Posting End Date

Purpose of Job

The Climate Finance Principal will support the Head of Climate Finance and Carbon Market in the business development, the implementation and administration of projects for the Green Economy Transition (GET) Initiative in EBRD.

Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Pipeline Development
    • Ensure to be fully up to date with the eligibility criteria and conditions for the key climate finance instruments (GCF, GEF,CIF). Keep an up to date presentation (market overview) on the climate finance and carbon market opportunities.
    • Enable and support the review of the EBRD pipeline, to identify potential leads for climate finance and/or carbon asset potential aligned with the GET objectives
    • Support the development of climate finance funding proposals to the key climate funds, participate in negotiations on these proposals and assist in the closing of the related funding agreements.
  • Portfolio Management
    Support CMCF Portfolio Management, in close co-operation with operation leaders from banking teams and Donor Co-financing Unit.
    • Ensure an up to date tracking system for projects under agreement.
    • Ensure the meeting of delivery milestones, including drafting reports (active information gathering).
    • Co-ordinate the delivery of related technical co-operation packages.
    • Develop and maintain a forecasting approach, so that the delivery of CMCF supported activities can be forecasted and reported in management reports in terms of finance, results and delivery on a monthly basis.
  • Policy Dialogue
    • Contribute to the policy dialogue, with a focus on climate finance, e.g. by showcasing best practices. An example is to review and make recommendations on the Paris Agreement transparency framework to ensure that the resulting regulations could be implementable.
    • Review and provide critical comment on policy documents prepared under policy dialogue assignments.
    • Identify potential policy dialogue interventions. Communications
    • Support the development of appropriate communications instruments, e.g. presentations, press releases and social media entries.
  • Donor relations
    • Assist the Head CFCM in managing relations with external donors (bilateral and multilateral donors, and climate finance mechanisms) in order to secure co-financing for sustainable energy and resources investments, policy activities and technical cooperation. Particular activities include:
    • Assist the Head with regular reviews of policy dialogue TC requirements.
    • Assist the E2C2 team and the Donor Co-Financing (DCF) with the identification of suitable donors.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Education
    • Industrial Business, Engineering, Environmental or Society and Technology degree with a focus on Energy & Environmental or Resource Policy.
    • Environmental and/or Energy Economics.
  • Required Experience
    • Experience in tracking policy and regulatory developments and translation of such into actionable projects.
    • Experience with setting up and using portfolio management tools.
    • Experience in managing projects and consultants.
    • Experience of communicating complex policy and technical issues to a wide range of stakeholders.
    • Experience in emerging markets, including the transition economies, Turkey, or MENA.
  • Desirable Experience
    • Experience of development finance, in particular climate finance and/or carbon markets.
  • Language/Technical
    • Excellent English, and either Russian, French, Turkish, Arabic would be advantageous.
    • Computer literate (advanced Excel/Powerpoint, MS Word).

Diversity is one of the Bank's core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

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