Fee: £55,000 plus allowances and benefits
Evidence shows that Small States and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) suffer disproportionally from the effects of climate change. Their vulnerability is exacerbated by a lack of critical capacity to address those impacts. Although climate finance is being made available to developing countries through a number of international initiatives, these countries often face difficulties in attracting adequate amounts because of their limited capacity to design viable and implementable climate change projects in compliance with funding criteria established by international financial institutions. This was the finding of the 2013 Commonwealth Expert Group on Climate Finance.
The Commonwealth Secretariat is looking to establish a pool of consultants to be considered for National Climate Finance Adviser opportunities, scheduled to take place in numerous Commonwealth countries in Africa, Asia-Pacific, and Caribbean regions. Any future assignments would be for an initial 12-month period.
Duties and Responsibilities
The National Climate Finance Adviser will have overall responsibility for the main activities of Capacity Building; Knowledge Management; and Stakeholder Engagement and Communication
NOTE: Full details of these activities are provided in the Terms of reference, but activities under the Terms of Reference will vary depending on the circumstances of the government agency and country where the Adviser is placed.
Required Skills and Experience
Please refer to the terms of reference for full details about this opportunity.
We should receive your application by 17:00 BST on 3 July 2019.
To be considered, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and be able to thrive in our multi-cultural environment.