Green Investment Officer

Global Green Growth Institute

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Experience: 5 to 10 Years

Skill Required: Accounts and Finance

Based in Santo Domingo, the Investment Officer will assist the origination, evaluation, structuring, negotiation and closing of sustainable finance transactions to mobilize international climate finance and private investments for low-carbon development in the Dominican Republic.

This position reports to the GGGI Regional Investment Lead for LAC.

Purpose:

  • Manage investments projects cycle, including origination, evaluation, structuring, negotiating, and financial advisory until financial close of transactions
  • Lead the origination and structuring of green investment opportunities, including bankable projects, financial instruments, financing mechanism and risk reduction instruments
  • Support the Dominican Republic to design and develop new and innovative climate finance instruments, such as thematic bonds, debt for climate swaps and climate-smart PPPs
  • Support the development of concept notes and funding proposals for international climate funds, including the Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund and Global Environment Facility
  • Participate to the development of content for knowledge, training, and communication materials on green investments
  • Lead business development efforts by collecting and analyzing market data to support identification of new business opportunities
  • Support sustainable banking efforts, including capacity building and technical assistance to local financial institutions to promote the adoption of environmental, social and governance standards

Engagement:

  • Organize and deliver consultation and validation workshops to validate products and activities 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with public and private sector counterparts, financial institutions, project developers, banking and multilateral partners and government officials
  • Engage with focal points, accredited entities and executing entities of international climate funds, including the Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund and Global Environment Facility
  • Support the Regional Lead with go to market engagement activities, including mapping, engagement and negotiation with investors

Delivery:

  • Support the development of the Dominican Republic Climate Finance Strategy
  • Lead the development of investment plans for prioritized sectors providing actionable short-term recommendations for the implementation of the National Climate Finance Strategy across prioritized sectors and projects
  • Coordinate and support the development of the Dominican Republic Green Bond Framework for the issuance of thematic bonds in national and international capital markets
  • Coordinate the development of the Government of Dominican Republic´s Debt for Climate Swap strategy defining the process, actors and steps involved in a transaction
  • Support development of concept notes and funding proposals to raise finance from national and international, private, and public investors and finance providers
  • Develop deal documentation, including financial models, investment teasers, investor pitch decks and information memorandums
  • Perform financial modeling and financial projections (including valuation) to design/recommend suitable financial structures, identify project issues, opportunities, and risk/reward factors
  • Analyze financial data and use financial projections to design and recommend suitable financial structures, with a focus on blended finance mechanisms.

Requirements :

Qualifications:

  • Advanced university degree in economics, finance, business administration or another related field.
  • Preferably 5-6 years of experience working in climate finance, preferably for financial institution or development agency
  • Prior working experience with thematic bonds, green loans, climate-smart PPPs, sustainable banking or development of mitigation/adaptation projects is a plus
  • Verbal and written fluency in English and Spanish
  • Must be a national of the Dominican Republic.

Source: https://careers.gggi.org/vacancy/green-investment-officer-507409.html