Climate Finance Advisor At TBI

Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
TBI is looking for an experienced Climate Finance Advisor with diverse exposure to climate action and climate finance related initiatives. This Advisor will be responsible for broadly acting as technical and operational expert on climate finance, mainly supporting the Center of Government in prioritising and designing concept notes and funding proposals in collaboration with the CoG’s technical teams. However, the Advisor is also expected to coordinate and regularly interact with other government institutions, as well as development partners active in Togo.

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Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist Center of Government (CoG) in attracting climate finance in coordination with other government institutions. This may involve developing a) pipelines of potential climate programmes/projects b) climate programme/project concept notes, and c) structuring feasibility studies for these climate projects with financial, economic, social, gender, environmental and regulatory analysis ready for review by CoG decision makers
  • Support CoG in prioritising climate programmes/projects that could benefit from climate finance facilities
  • Identify technical capacity and overall readiness gaps with respect to accessing climate finance within CoG, to potentially plan and organize for training and knowledge sharing initiatives
  • Support in identifying sources and instruments for financeestablish relationships with climate finance providerspackage priority programmes/projects for application to relevant international funders and donors; engaging stakeholders to fulfil funding proposal requirements; help structure when appropriate to mobilise private investment, analysing financial data and using financial projections to design and recommend suitable financial structures
  • Enhance project implementation process, in coordination with staff and consultants to ensure successful delivery of outputs
  • Support CoG is its external communication strategies to amplify the voices of African government leaders in close coordination with the TBI Energy and Climate Practice, and disseminate the successes of the programme’s advisory activities
  • Provide regular reports and updates on activities and achievements
  • Support the TBI Country Director and other team members on various strategic initiatives, including contributing to skills development of local analysts and other activities
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Person Specification:

We are looking for an outstanding individual with high levels of enthusiasm, drive, resilience, a can-do attitude and ability to consistently achieve results in a fast-paced environment, and track record of delivering successfully. The successful candidate should have signficant experience of working in climate advisory, preferably with development partners and/or governments in Africa. 

The requirements that should be met are:

  • Role must be filled by an individual who can move to, live and work in Togo ; TBI will assist with the work permit;
  • Significant experience working in climate finance, preferably for financial institution or development agency/experience in accessing and structuring finance for climate investments
  • Experience in project management, structuring investments, presenting investment opportunities, investment appraisal
  • Experience working with international climate finance institutions, particularly technical aspects of mitigation and adaptation activities
  • Knowledge of and experience in adhering to internationally agreed environmental and social safeguards (ESS) and gender-sensitive design requirements
  • Knowledge of climate policies applied worldwide and carbon trading schemes and understanding of economic principles such as externalities and how this relates to natural capital valuation
  • Demonstrated ability to formulate project proposals in compliance with requirements of various climate finance funds
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities; ability to develop and assess business plans and carry out financial appraisals
  • Proven ability to independently plan, manage and complete projects that deliver quality outcomes in a timely and inclusive manner
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to deliver products or presentations that are concise, easy to understand and influential
  • Track record of engaging effectively to secure buy in, underpinned by strong listening, trust building, influencing, facilitation and negotiation skills
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  • Capacity to operate across organisational boundaries, and maintain a resilient, positive and results-focused mindset in a dynamic environment
  • Promotes an organisational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership
  • A creative and entrepreneurial approach to overcoming barriers and making change happen, and the ability to cope in an emotionally demanding environment
  • Strong sense of ethics, discretion and perseverance required
  • Willing to living and working in developing countries is desirable
  • Experience interfacing with or working for a government desirable
  • Advanced University degree in economics, finance, business administration or another related field
  • Fluency in English and French is required

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Deadline: 1st March, 2023

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