The African Development Bank, established in 1964, is the premier pan-African development institution promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent.
The Climate and Green Growth Division is responsible for ensuring that all efforts within the Bank are focused on minimizing and reversing the effects of Climate Change on the continent. Their duties also cover educating Regional Member Countries on climate and green growth policies and strategies.
The position holder would be supervised by the Manager, Green Growth and Climate Adaptation. He or She would assist in ensuring that the Bank’s commitments as stated in the Climate Change Action Plan are met. The position holder will work with Task Managers and Investment Officers to ensure that all projects are based on climate-informed design and that climate change opportunities are recognized in each project.
- At least a Master’s Degree in any of the following; Climate Change, Environment and Development, Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Development, Engineering, Energy economics and policy, Environmental Policy or related disciplines.
- A minimum of Six (6) Years work experience in a combination of climate change related areas
- An excellent knowledge and practice of mainstreaming climate change and green growth as well as a good understanding of project operations of multilateral development banks or equivalent institutions
- Experience in mobilizing climate finance for project implementation, climate risk management, and project management;
- Field operational experience in the area of implementing environmental policies, climate change adaptation and mitigation and green growth;
- Well-rounded understanding of critical issues in sustainable development, emerging climate change issues, green growth and sustainability concerns;
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing effectively in French, with a working knowledge of English.
- Competence in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications.
Deadline: March 15th, 2018
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Company: Africa Development Bank (AfDB)
Position title: Principal Climate Change and Green Growth Officer