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Manager, Climate Finance Tracking

London

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager will have overall responsibility for developing, and rendering a success, the Climate Finance Tracking workstream of CPI Climate Finance’s work program. S/he will demonstrably build CPI’s reputation for impactful analysis and unrivaled support to key stakeholders in support of the transition to a low-carbon, climate resilient global economy.

ABOUT CPI’S CLIMATE FINANCE TRACKING WORKSTREAM

Since 2011, CPI has published the Global Landscape of Climate Finance series which has been the global benchmark for robust information about climate finance, cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report, and the UNFCCC’s Biennial Assessment among others. CPI has developed similar tracking analysis focused on national and regional development finance, SDG goals, land use finance, adaptation and renewable energy working with partners such as the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and European Forestry Institute (EFI).

At national level, CPI has supported the development of national climate finance tracking analysis in Germany, Indonesia and Cote d’Ivoire as well as the development of a toolkit to support domestic analysis of land use finance flows.

The ROLE

The Manager of the Climate Finance Tracking workstream is responsible for the development and management of new and existing initiatives, projects, products and analytical approaches related to climate finance tracking and measuring progress toward a zero carbon and climate resilient transition.

S/he will guide and coordinate analysts and project managers working in his/her program area and generate ideas for business and product development. S/he will actively encourage excellence and innovation as well as mentor, support and build a strong sense of commitment and motivation within the team, working in close partnership with the Associate Director/Director. S/he will ensure that project managers and analysts deliver high quality outputs on time and within budget, working closely with analysts to ensure robust and careful analysis, applying, developing and refining methodologies, drawing from micro- and macroeconomics, public policy, regulatory economics, finance, behavioral science, risk management, statistics, law, engineering, and other academic and commercial disciplines. Managers therefore perform a highly important quality control and assurance function for the organization.

The Manager will identify and pursue funding and business development opportunities for CPI related to climate finance tracking, advising and reporting to the Associate Director / Director. Managers will cultivate productive and positive working relations with key local and international partners from the policy, finance, and corporate spheres, as well as with CPI teams throughout the world.

The position also has a strong stakeholder engagement function. The Manager will be responsible for maintaining excellent relations with a selection of key practitioners and (potential) clients and funders active in the tracking space, in close partnership with the Associate Director / Director, who coordinates overall stakeholder and client relations.

This position reports to the Associate Director / Director.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Includes the following and others as assigned:

  • Coordinate the climate finance tracking technical workstream, including oversight of all projects falling within the program
  • Provide quality assurance to CPI outputs, ensuring deliverables meet CPI’s high-quality standards and analysis is robust and thorough
  • Oversee budgets and resources for projects within assigned work program and ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget
  • Support senior management in staff time allocation
  • Lead the development of client-targeted, new and existing analytical approaches, initiatives, projects and products related to understanding climate finance flows and stocks at international and national levels and measuring progress toward a zero carbon and climate resilient transition.
  • Provide guidance to junior staff on professional work practices and lead by example, building a strong sense of commitment and motivation in the team
  • Work with senior management to support the personal development of junior staff through mentorship, project opportunities, and training
  • Support senior management in recruitment efforts as required
  • Contribute to annual business planning and fundraising strategy
  • Identify and pursue funding and business development opportunities for CPI, advising and reporting to the Associate Director / Director
  • Maintain excellent relations with a selection of key stakeholders and (potential) clients, as agreed with and reporting to the Associate Director / Director and Executive Director
QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE
  • BS or BA required in the fields of international and/or domestic policymaking; economics; finance; business administration; urban planning; or a relevant related discipline. Advanced degree desirable.
  • At least 8 years senior and progressive professional experience managing projects and teams in government, business, and/or NGOs
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis of zero carbon and climate resilient transitions and green finance flows and financial markets.
  • Internationally recognized Project Management qualification and experience desirable.
COMPETENCIES AND PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
  • Exceptional project management skills
  • Extensive experience working with external stakeholders; strong client and funder relations skills at a senior level
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, time management, and prioritization skills, and an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively with different types of organizations (commercial finance, NGOs, national governments, researchers, cities, etc.) and coordinate seamlessly across different levels of seniority
  • Ability to confidently work autonomously while seeking strategic guidance and input
  • Comfortable operating with incomplete or contradictory inputs from stakeholders
  • Independent, analytical mind with a track record of applying sound financial, political and strategic judgment in complex situations.
  • Calm, diplomatic approach, demonstrating resilience under pressure and a positive outlook to work effectively in a challenging context managing a diverse and dispersed set of stakeholders.
  • Deep commitment to the mission and values of CPI.
  • Fluency in English required (written and verbal); other language skills highly desirable
TITLE & COMPENSATION

CPI is hiring for one full-time position with an expected start date of May 2019. The initial contract will be for a fixed term of 2 years with the potential for extension. The position will be located in London and will require occasional international travel. CPI offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation will be based on experience.

TO APPLY

Visit this link which must include your CV, minimum 2-page example of your own writing, and a cover letter outlining your interest in this position and how your skills and experience match the above criteria.

Applications will be evaluated on a continuous basis as received. Applications received before close midnight 28th  April 2019 BST will be prioritized.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK or US.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted

Climate Policy Initiative is an equal opportunity employer