East African Development Bank Climate Finance Specialist Jobs in Uganda

East African Development Bank Climate Finance Specialist Jobs in Uganda


  • In this context, RCC Kampala is seeking a Climate Finance Expert for the work on climate finance in the two regions (southern and east Africa).

  • The expert will be guided by both the Regional Lead RCC Kampala (at EADB) and responsible Officer(s)/Manager of the Climate Finance sub-division of the UN Climate Change secretariat (UNFCCC).


    The functions include

  • Provide support to the Needs Based Finance project in Eastern and Southern Africa, in collaboration with partners of the UNFCCC secretariat.

  • Maintain a database of climate finance counterparts in the region to include:
    Ministry of Environment or equivalent e.g. Climate Finance UNFCCC focal points;
    Ministry of Finance or equivalent e.g. National Designated Authorities to the GCF, AF, GEF, CIFs etc;

  • Economic and regional commissions etc;
    Development Banks;

  • Development Financial Institutions such as MDBs and EXIM banks;

  • Commercial Financial Institutions, insurance, foundations, donors, institutional investors;

  • Private sector climate finance experts and consultants;

  • Project financiers, domestic and international;

  • Initiatives and programmes on climate finance capacity building, technology etc.;

  • Investment promotion agencies etc.;

  • Local savings and sources of potential climate finance;

  • CDM and cooperative mechanism projects and developers;

  • Follow developments and monitor target markets, develop and maintain a network of private promoters, borrowers and financial institutions;

  • Prepare presentation materials, draft reports and developed proposals and press releases;

  • Develop partnerships and prepare engagements with agreed outcomes and deliverables;

  • Contribute to sourcing of climate finance and development of suitable financing structures and or screening funding proposals;

  • Support data collection of finance sources and needs;

  • Proactively contribute to the development of the support on finance; propose and implement deliverables with other service providers and partners where appropriate.


  • University degree, preferably at master’s level, in finance/business, environmental or climate change sciences, environmental economics, economics or related discipline.

  • At least seven years of relevant experience in the financial sector, preferably in corporate banking/finance and/or high yield/sub-investment grade debt and/or mezzanine financing as well as venture capital and/or private equity funds and/or philanthropic funds, development-, climate- and/or carbon finance and funds;

  • Strong technical expertise in financial
    analysis/modelling as well as experience in assessment and design of financial structures and lending facilities, including credit enhancement;

  • Proven business development and or investment promotion achievements;

  • Experience in responding to and processing proposals from potential clients and converting them into meaningful work proposals or action plans;

  • Experience in climate policy, including with representatives of government and non-government;

  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel;

  • Excellent knowledge of English, fluency or a good knowledge in other languages would be an advantage;

  • A finance qualification or proven finance, business development or transaction and investment banking or promotion experience and achievements would be a significant advantage.


  • Achievement Drive: continually keeps an eye on performance, focusing on improving it, showing drive and determination to meet short and long-term goals.

  • Change Orientation: Adapts to changes in the environment; takes a flexible approach to reach outcomes.

  • Collaboration: Works cooperatively as part of a team; works collaboratively with peers across organizational boundaries based on a genuine interest in and an accurate understanding of others and their individual perspectives and concerns.

  • Organizational Commitment: Is willing to commit to an organization whose mission is to support implementation of the Paris Agreement and is open to diversity, and to align their behavior with the organization’s needs and intrinsic values, acting with integrity in ways that promote the organization’s mission, policies and rules.

    How to Apply

  • Candidates, whose qualifications and experience match what we are looking for, please send your resume, a letter of motivation(1 page) and cover letter to RCC Kampala (rcckampala@unfccc.int ) by 2 November 2020. Please indicate “Climate Finance Expert” in your email subject.

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