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Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely; energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.
The Vice Presidency for ‘Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth’ is a Sector Complex focusing on the Bank’s Ten Years Strategy of transitioning Africa to green growth and the High 5s priority of “Light up and Power Africa”. The role of the Bank’s Power Energy Climate and Green Growth Vice Presidency is to oversee strategy and policy development in the energy systems space; provide deep technical expertise to the regions; develop new, innovative financing instruments; and build alignment and represent the Bank with external stakeholders in the fields of climate finance, climate change and green growth.
THE HIRING DEPARTMENT:
The Climate Change and Green Growth Department has broad objectives of:
The Department consists of two divisions, Climate and Green Growth Division, and Climate Finance Division and a Special Fund, the ClimDev-Special Fund.
THE HIRING DIVISION:
The Climate Information for Development in Africa (Climdev-Africa) initiative was established as a partnership between the Bank, UNECA and the AUC in 2008 and endorsed by African Union Heads of State and Government. The ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF) forms one of the three elements of ClimDev-Africa, the others being the African Climate Policy Center at UNECA, and the Climate Change and Desertification Control Unit at the AUC.
The ClimDev-Africa Special Fund (CDSF) in the Climate Change and Green Growth Department is a demand-led Fund that finances investment activities on the ground across Africa for the generation and use of climate information for climate-resilient development. The ultimate goal of the CDSF is to ensure that development policies and practices in Africa take full account of climate risks and opportunities at all levels through: : i) strengthening the scientific and institutional capacities of regional and national climate centres to generate, widely disseminate and use reliable and high quality climate information for development in Africa; ii) Enhance the capacity of policy makers and policy support institutions through the generation of quality analysis and evidence on climate change and its implications for Africa; and iii) support the implementation of adaptation and resilience practices that demonstrate the value of mainstreaming climate information and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in development planning and practices.
The African Development Bank manages the CDSF in close collaboration with the other pan-African institutions, the AUC and the UNECA. The ClimDev-Africa Program Steering Committee (CDSC) provides the general policy direction and technical oversight over the CDSF.
As Coordinator of the CDSF, the job holder, will manage the Fund in order to ensure its smooth and efficient functioning, that African countries, the civil society, private sector and non-governmental organizations have efficient and predictable access to climate funds offered by the CDSF to deliver climate information services to the African continent. The Coordinator will lead efforts to mobilize resources for the Fund and build partnerships with existing initiatives on climate information services for Africa. The CDSF will support African nations in adapting to climate change and implementing their commitments to the Paris Agreement and be instrumental in building capacity to enable the Bank to channel funds to achieve the High 5s and achieve its climate finance target of USD25 billion from 2020 and 2025.
Under the overall supervision and general guidance of the Director – Climate Change and Green Growth Department, the Coordinator of the ClimDev-Africa Special Fund will perform the following tasks:
Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience
THIS POSITION IS CLASSIFIED INTERNATIONAL STATUS AND ATTRACTS INTERNATIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT.
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To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.
Applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are considered for interview will be contacted. Only online applications submitted with a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV) and copies of the required degrees will be considered. The President, AfDB, reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. www.afdb.org
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