The Climate Change Contractual will manage the design and implementation of climate change and sustainability advisory services in the Central American Region.
The Climate Change Contractual main functions and responsibilities shall include:
- Support the development of the Climate change and sustainability advisory services strategy to complement and expand the impact of the IIC investments with a particular focus on climate change adaptation and mitigation in Central America. Primary areas of focus include climate smart agriculture and forestry, renewable energy and energy efficiency, sustainable tourism, green finance;
- Support the Advisory Services Team’s industry and market research on climate change challenges and opportunities in the region. Keep abreast of industry dynamics, innovation being introduced in the market by competitors and of developments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Review practice of other multilateral development banks (MDBs) in the provision of advisory services, sharing market intelligence across segments and within the IDBG as relevant;
- Develop a partnership and resource mobilization strategy to implement the IIC’s climate change programs in Central America. Lead efforts to mobilize resources from donors.
Advisory Services and Investment
- Support the design a portfolio of advisory services products and services and lead the business development efforts in Central America; identify and prioritize potential clients, according to IIC’s priorities;
- Coordinate the origination of advisory service projects to help IIC clients enhance their ability to address climate change challenges;
- Coordinate the collaboration with Segment Divisions to originate sustainable investments and assist in the design of investment opportunities and support transaction execution to mainstream corporate sustainability considerations;
- Provide guidance to IIC teams on the types of climate/concessional funding available, the parameters and requirements for accessing such funding, and provide guidance on the suitability of proposed activities/investments for funding;
- Support the design, development and structuring of IIC operations utilizing climate/concessional funding. Provide suggestions to improve project design and alignment with objectives of funding sources.
- Support the implementation of a Communications Strategy for the Advisory Services team;
- Prepare lessons learned related to climate change within and outside the IDBG. Disseminating information to project teams on transaction strengths, weaknesses, risks and risk mitigation options;
- Play a significant role in the climate change community in Central America by liaising with industry experts and potential clients, partners and stakeholders. Seeking to build new relationships to generate new business opportunities;
- Prepare donor reports related to the programs in the region.
Academic Degree/Level & years of professional experience:
Graduate degree (at least Master’s, MBA, or equivalent) in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, International Development and/or other relevant fields. At least six (6) years of professional in advisory services with a proven track record of working with private sector actors and development organizations. Understanding of client needs and challenges, market idiosyncrasies, and drivers of change in Latin America and the Caribbean shall be highly valued.
Proficiency in English and Spanish; working knowledge of French a plus.
Areas of expertise:
In-depth knowledge of corporate sustainability.
Ability to write and speak clearly and concisely, to write clear and precise analytical documents and to adapt communication style to different audiences; demonstrated ability to contribute to multidisciplinary and multicultural project teams; experience independently negotiating retainer agreements and managing external contractuals. Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to take initiative to assist others; share knowledge and information; express disagreements tactfully and work toward win/win solutions. Initiative and Adaptability: Ability to act independently and resourcefully in responding to work demands, adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and change. Communication: Ability to convey facts and ideas clearly and in an organized manner in writing and verbally. Listens to others’ points of view and is able to produce summarized reports. Building Bonds: Ability to proactively cultivate networks with people across a variety of functions and locations within and outside the Bank. Works effectively and cooperatively with all stakeholders.
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