Senior Climate Change Specialist at World Bank, Washington, DC, United States

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Deadline: 29 March 2019

The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Climate Change Specialist in Washington, DC, United States. The duration of this post 2 years.

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WBG has set two ambitious goals to push extreme poverty to no more 3 percent by 2030, and to promote shared prosperity and greater equity in the developing world.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Senior Climate Change Specialist will perform the following functions-

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  • Support the management of the GEF’s portfolio of ongoing Sustainable Forest Management projects through implementation, monitoring, and evaluation activities with GEF Agencies and countries.
  • Act as the point person, including for the provision of technical support to GEF staff as needed, for all issues related to the selection and application of methodologies for the calculation and accounting of greenhouse gases emission reductions, removals and/or avoidance in GEF projects/programs within the land use, land use change and forestry sector.
  • Manage reviews of project proposals to be financed by the GEF Trust Fund, according to the agreed project review criteria, provide guidance on major issues involved in the development of project proposals and assist in overall preparation of work programs to be presented to council.
  • Participate in GEF meetings and tasks at global scale on Forest Sustainable Management, in particular those undertaken in the framework of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) and the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF).
  • Participate in the GEF work within the Climate Change Mitigation team, in particular as it relates to the climate mitigation elements of the FOLUR and SFM Impacts Programs.
  • Provide cross-support for forest and climate-related forest activities across other GEF focal areas and programs, including the use of non-grant instruments for financing global environmental benefits.
  • Participate in the political outreach to relevant countries in international fora, with the UNFCCC and other related international instruments.
  • Provide quality inputs to the CEO and GPU Director on country and thematic briefings, talking points, speeches, analytical/strategic documents.
  • Support the design and development of knowledge management products, brochures, outreach and communication material, and provide inputs on the revision of operational processes and procedures, as requested.
  • Support the development and delivery of GEF reports, Council documents, engagement plans, and other work products related to the Climate Change Mitigation Focal Area, as needed.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s with at least 8 years of professional experience, or a Ph.D., with 7 years of experience in the field of landscape management, climate change, natural resources management/environmental sciences, economics, or other relevant discipline.
  • Demonstrate an excellent knowledge of food systems, land use planning, forest landscape restoration and land-based sources of GHGs emissions and corresponding mitigation methodologies, preferably within an international context.
  • Experience with improving sustainability in food systems, integrating climate mitigation solutions, land restoration and biodiversity conservation, into comprehensive landscape planning;
  • Experience with projects and programs in developing countries, Asia, Latin America and/or Africa.
  • Knowledge of existing inter-governmental and private initiatives to combat deforestation and restore degraded land.
  • Ability to deal with a range of stakeholders, international organizations, development agencies, scientific and technical bodies, private sector entities, developing country counterparts, and NGOs would be an advantage.
  • Excellent technical and working knowledge in various sectors.
  • Proven record of constructive and positive engagement in leading a program and policy dialogue with client Governments, donors and other stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to work in teams, both as a team leader and team member
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including ability to communicate complex issues to a wide range of audiences.
  • Second language (French, Spanish or Portuguese) is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work independently on complex tasks on tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a team player within and across teams.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment in an international setting.
  • Work knowledge of the operations of the Global Environment Facility and its Agencies is preferable.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit WBG.