Climate Finance Specialist Employment Opportunity – East African Development Bank (EADB)


Job Title:    Climate Finance Specialist

Organization:  East African Development Bank

Duty Station:  Kampala,


About US:

The East African
Development Bank (EADB) is an international development finance institution,
whose mandate is to promote the sustainable economic development of East
Africans. Shareholders of the EADB are Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, the
African Development Bank (AfDB), and other international financial


About RCC:

The Regional
Collaboration Centre (RCC) Kampala was established in 2013 by the United
Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) secretariat and the
East Africa Development Bank (EADB) to provide hands-on climate change support
to stakeholders and governments in Eastern and Southern Africa in collaboration
with partners such as NGOs and the private sector. On climate finance, the RCC
facilitates efforts to scale up climate finance and investment in contributing
to the objectives of the Convention, Protocol and Paris Agreement and support
activities at the country level.


Job Summary:  In this context, RCC Kampala is seeking a
Climate Finance Expert for the work on climate finance in the two regions
(southern and east Africa). The expert will be guided by both the Regional Lead
RCC Kampala (at EADB) and responsible Officer(s)/Manager of the Climate Finance
sub-division of the UN Climate Change secretariat (UNFCCC).


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

support to the Needs Based Finance project in Eastern and Southern Africa, in
collaboration with partners of the UNFCCC secretariat.

a database of climate finance counterparts in the region to include:

of Environment or equivalent e.g. Climate Finance UNFCCC focal points;

of Finance or equivalent e.g. National Designated Authorities to the GCF, AF,
GEF, CIFs etc;

and regional commissions etc;


Financial Institutions such as MDBs and EXIM banks;

Financial Institutions, insurance, foundations, donors, institutional

sector climate finance experts and consultants;

financiers, domestic and international;

and programmes on climate finance capacity building, technology etc.;

promotion agencies etc.;

savings and sources of potential climate finance;

CDM and
cooperative mechanism projects and developers;

developments and monitor target markets, develop and maintain a network of
private promoters, borrowers and financial institutions;

presentation materials, draft reports and developed proposals and press

partnerships and prepare engagements with agreed outcomes and deliverables;

to sourcing of climate finance and development of suitable financing structures
and or screening funding proposals;

data collection of finance sources and needs;

contribute to the development of the support on finance; propose and implement
deliverables with other service providers and partners where appropriate.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

The East
African Development Bank Climate Finance Specialist must hold a University
degree, preferably at master’s level, in finance/business, environmental or
climate change sciences, environmental economics, economics or related

At least
seven years of relevant experience in the financial sector, preferably in
corporate banking/finance and/or high yield/sub-investment grade debt and/or
mezzanine financing as well as venture capital and/or private equity funds
and/or philanthropic funds, development-, climate- and/or carbon finance and

technical expertise in financial analysis/modelling as well as experience in
assessment and design of financial structures and lending facilities, including
credit enhancement;

business development and or investment promotion achievements;

in responding to and processing proposals from potential clients and converting
them into meaningful work proposals or action plans;

in climate policy, including with representatives of government and

computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly MS Word,
PowerPoint and Excel;

knowledge of English, fluency or a good knowledge in other languages would be
an advantage;

finance qualification or proven finance, business development or transaction
and investment banking or promotion experience and achievements would be a
significant advantage.



Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it,
showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.

Orientation: Adapts to changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to
reach outcomes.

Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across
organizational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate
understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.

Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organization whose mission is to support
implementation of the Paris Agreement and is open to diversity, and to align
their behavior with the organization’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with
integrity in ways that promote the organization’s mission, policies and rules.


How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates, whose qualifications and experience match
what we are looking for, please send your resume, a letter of motivation (1
page) and cover letter to RCC Kampala ( ). Please indicate
“Climate Finance Expert” in your email subject.


Only successful
candidates will be contacted.


Deadline: 2nd November 2020


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