Senior Climate Finance Technical Officer

Global Green Growth Institute, Kampala, Uganda

Skill Required:, Business Development/ Resource MobilizationFinance and AccountsPolicy/ Advocacy and Campaign
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th February, 2021

Job Description


The Senior Climate Finance Technical Officer will be part of the Team of both in-country and GGGI HQ based experts to support the GoU and will in this regard:

Contribute to analysis on enhancement of the institutional and technical capacity of MoFPED to coordinate climate finance.
Assess national financing needs and provide proposals for climate action in consultation with Ministry of Water and Environment (Climate Change Department) and the National Planning Authority.
Contribute to and/ advise on-going work related to resource mobilization of financial resources from national and international sources including the private sector.


The Senior Climate Finance Technical Officer shall play a critical role in fostering collaboration among colleagues within GGGI as well as Government Ministries and other expertise from agencies and private sectors to support the establishment of the technical, environmental, social, and financial feasibility of priority and approved concept notes through feasibility studies. This will include conduct initial due diligence of project proposals and assessment of bankability[1] based on on-going initiatives, review and update the key strategies and investment plans related to climate action with the view of developing viable financing solutions, undertake a policy and institutional gap analysis on coherent mobilization of public and private finance for climate action, propose, strengthen, and expand national financing mechanisms e.g., through; innovative financing instruments such as tax instruments, penalties and fines, Green bonds, Carbon pricing – carbon taxation systems, blended finance windows and de-risking mechanisms ,and transition the knowledge and capacity to mobilize and manage climate finance in the MoFPED.


  • A Master’s degree in Environment, Climate Change (Policy), Environment Finance; Natural Resource Management, Development studies, Public Administration, or other related field.
  • 7 years of professional experience in public and private sectors, ideally related to infrastructure and project finance, public Investment, project development, and fundraising.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in these relevant fields with 9 years of relevant experience is also acceptable.
  • 5 years of experience in developing project proposals with renown development partners such as World Bank, African Development Bank, Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility, European Union, among others.
  • 3years of substantial experience in business development, capital raising, and/or developing public-private partnerships with a successful track record in climate finance related activities.
  • Experience working with government stakeholders in national and/or regional policy development and implementation in climate change activities.
  • Experience across multiple contexts, and an understanding of international policy debates and challenges in climate finance and economics


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