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Adaptation Finance Advisor (Climate Finance for Development Accelerator (CFDA) Pakistan Climate Financing Activity (PCFA) Buy-In)

Job title: Adaptation Finance Advisor (Climate Finance for Development Accelerator (CFDA) Pakistan Climate Financing Activity (PCFA) Buy-In)

Company: Chemonics International Inc

Job description: Program Overview

Chemonics International, a US-based international development firm, is implementing the USAID Climate Finance for Development Accelerator (CFDA). CFDA is accepting applications from qualified professionals for the buy-in activity, the Pakistan Climate Financing Activity (PCFA). PCFA aims to mobilize public and private, domestic and international finance for increasing clean energy generation, clean energy systems’ resilience, and adaptation efforts through policy reform, awareness raising, and targeted activities to enhance the role of the private sector in Pakistan. PCFA has two primary objectives. Objective 1 will de-risk and catalyze investments in climate mitigation and climate smart projects including interventions in clean energy that align with national/local priorities and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), working with private enterprises, project developers, and local authorities to enhance their capacity to develop and appraise high quality proposals and link them with potential funding sources. Objective 2 aims to unlock and catalyze public and private finance to strengthen the climate resilience, catalyze investment for adaptation and climate-resilient projects that align with the country’s National Adaptation Plan.

Chemonics seeks a senior international development professional to serve as the Adaptation Finance Advisor of this activity.

The Adaptation Finance Advisor will play a critical role in helping Pakistan strengthen the climate resilience of key sectors, including energy and infrastructure. S/he will lead a team of experts under Objective 2 to develop and implement interventions to improve the enabling conditions for investment in climate-smart projects and mobilize public and private finance for adaptation and resilience.

II. Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and implementation of PCFA’s strategy to strengthen climate resilience and create awareness among various institutions for better adaptation to climate change issues.
  • Work with private enterprises and project developers and facilitate linkages with sources of domestic and international climate finance for adaptation and resilience.
  • Work with the government, financial institutions, and investors to design innovative financing tools and mechanisms for adaptation projects.
  • Support USAID and public and private sector actors to design and implement approaches to de-risking private investments in adaptation and resilience.
  • Apply comprehensive social and environmental safeguards to the initial screening and the oversight of all supported activities, prioritizing investments that increase inclusion and equity in implementation and benefits.
  • Track and monitor the progress of each project/firm in close collaboration with the project’s MEL team and assess the adoption and impact of PCFA interventions.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned by the PCFA Director, the Chief of Party, or the Project Management Unit which are consistent with the qualifications, scope of work and general requirements of PCFA.
  • Conduct all business in a manner that respects local culture.
  • Maintain high ethical standards at all times, avoiding any actual or perceived conflicts of interest.
  • Abide by all local laws, USAID regulations, and US Embassy/USAID project directives.

III. Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in finance, business administration, economics, climate change, or a related field. Advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of technically relevant work experience in climate change adaptation, resilience, climate science, climate finance, and/or private sector development required. Demonstrated experience in financing adaptation and resilience projects in developing economy context is strongly preferred.
  • Proven track record of success in developing and implementing projects to promote investment and financing of climate adaptation projects. Experience managing or supporting USAID projects preferred.
  • Experience providing investment advisory services to enterprises and/or project developers to secure finance for climate resilient projects and/or infrastructure.
  • Experience working with private enterprises, investors, and/or local authorities to develop high-quality proposals for multilateral climate funds (i.e., GCF, GEF, AF) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, concisely, and persuasively both orally and in writing, and deliver presentations, training, and facilitate meetings effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently, as well as in collaboration with multiple stakeholders and project implementation teams.
  • Strong commitment to Chemonics values including integrity.
  • Ability to foster and demonstrate a workplace inclusive of creating opportunity, serving others, building trust, innovation, and exceeding expectations.
  • Advanced English and Fluent Urdu required.

IV. Reporting Position Location

The Adaptation Finance Advisor will report to the PCFA Director. The position will be based in Islamabad, Pakistan, with intermittent travel in country.

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Interested applicants should kindly submit a Resume and Cover Letter with the subject line: Adaptation Finance Advisor to , 5:00 PM January 15, 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted.

Chemonics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

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Location: Islamabad

Job date: Sat, 06 Jan 2024 23:16:14 GMT

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