Deadline: 28 January 2021
The World Bank Group (WBG) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Associate Industry Specialist – Climate in Washington, DC, United States. The duration of this post is 2 years.
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 Job Responsibilities
The Associate Industry Specialist – Climate will perform the following functions-
- Overall objective of the position is to develop new investment business for FIG by developing the climate smart agri and climate risk business lines.
- This creation of new investment business will be the key deliverable.
- Support the global and regional specialist initiatives to gather market data concerning climate smart agriculture investment opportunities that are relevant to FI/NBFI business and provide technical and specialist support using the data for investment related decisions.
- Work with external consultants and Manufacturing and Services Dept. (MAS) teams to undertake CSA sector studies and generate knowledge as needed to support business development.
- Cooperate with MAS and Climate Business Department (CBD) in developing/improving relevant tools for CSA impact measurement, and in identifying opportunities for joint AS/IS projects of FIG and MAS.
- As Associate Industry Specialist help develop and provide technical advice to global and regional teams on climate risk screening criteria for FIG projects and transactions.
- Support the climate team’s implementation of donor-funded projects that are designed to support CSA finance and climate risk management in FIs by providing specialist advice to improve quality.
- Organize external/internal knowledge events/workshops/seminars/webinars to share IFC/WBG experience in CSA area with FIG clients and development partners.
- Help develop value propositions and pitchbooks for FIG CSA finance and advisory services with focus on specialist aspects of the climate business.
- Work with CBD in developing technical training materials on CSA taxonomies, climate risk management for FIs, carbon accounting and disclosure in FIs/NBFIs.
- Participate in delivering CSA advisory services and Climate risk advisory services to regional clients as needed.
- Support cross product/ cross theme collaboration to strengthen FIG/IFC value added to clients (i.e. Agri- Clean Energy nexus, CSA-Gender nexus, CSA-MSMEs nexus).
Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree in engineering, finance, business, environmental sciences, or economics with at least 5-8 years of relevant experience in agri finance and/or carbon accounting and climate risk measurement/modelling.
- Experience in developing new business lines that create new investment opportunities.
- Expertise/ familiarity with metrics and tools for tracking climate investments, including GHG accounting methodology and tools.
- Awareness/familiarity with IFC Climate Definitions and Guidance Notes, Green Bond Principles, and donor and bilateral programs in Climate Finance including the capacity building and technical advisory initiatives.
- Good understanding of financial structures used to finance climate friendly projects as well as how banks, insurance companies, capital markets, and other financial intermediaries typically work in the area of climate friendly financing.
- Good knowledge of agri sector and climate mitigation and climate resilience themes.
- Good understanding of the perspective of the private commercial banks, insurance companies, and supply chains in emerging markets.
- Demonstrate active listening skills by paying full attention and asking questions to clarify client and stakeholder needs and gather required information.
- Ability to interact effectively with internal and external clients and stakeholders by acting professionally, responding to their requests and inquiries, delivering what is promised, and meeting deadlines.
- Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills to effectively influence the perception and support of clients/stakeholders.
- Ability to speak other major languages such as Spanish or French would be a plus.
- Ability to draft documents and reports that are concise, well-organized, and appropriately focused on most critical points that are relevant to the target audience.
- Utilize charts, graphs, and other presentation techniques to simply communicate complex data and concepts.
- Ability to share valid opinions and new observations relevant to project outcomes with project leaders in a manner that is concise, cohesive, and focused.
- Ability to tailor explanations of IFC’s value proposition to specific clients and share relevant information on industry practices.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit WBG.