DFCD Bankable Regional Advisor
(Duty Station: Santa Cruz - Bolivia)
General Description of the Position
The DFCD Bankable Regional Advisor will support WWF in engaging groups developing green business propositions and supporting these groups to access DFCD. The focus will be on developers with concrete projects on climate-smart agriculture, sustainable water management, food security and ecosystem restoration solutions. These groups should be working towards building climate-resilient and inclusive interventions within the landscapes where they are proposed.
WWF facilitates public-private collaboration that will scale up such climate action projects at the landscape level. These interventions will attract investments both from investors within and outside of the landscape, while tackling the impacts of climate change. The DFCD Bankable Regional Advisor and WWF need to identify partners that they could work within the landscapes, and ensure they are included in the DFCD pipeline starting with the initial engagements and ending with contracts being signed. These groups include impact developers, mainstream companies, funders and funds, and the advisor will also identify existing bottlenecks to promote private sector investment in green technologies and/or ventures.
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies:
- Degree in the field of Project Management, Economics, Finance or Business
- Between 5 and 10 years of experience in project management, business development, private sector finance and/or impact investment
- Good financial and budgeting experience
- Fluent in Spanish and English, excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- Preferably experience with Development Banks or other types of financial institutions
- Good network with our target groups
Desired Skills and Competencies
- Analytical, strategic; sees the big picture
- Proven organizational, diplomatic and negotiating skills that yield positive results on the sustainability agenda, especially as it relates to the finance and business world
- Local and Regional experience
- Strong interest in nature conservation and the mission of WWF
- Prior experience in the following would be an advantage:
- Project management
- Pipeline development
- Working with financial institutions
- Understanding of climate risks
- Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide range of individuals across cultures and time zones
- Independent worker, pro-active in thinking about opportunities to further improve the work
- Demonstrated project management experience, ability to coordinate projects with many variables, set and meet deadlines and manage a timeline under pressure.
- Demonstrates behaviors aligned with the culture of WWF; Collaborate Openly, Listen Deeply, Innovate Fearlessly and Strive for Impact.
- Passion for conservation and adheres to WWF’s values, which are knowledgeable, optimistic, determined and engaged.
If you wish to apply for this position, and you meet the requirements described above, please send your cover letter in English, indicating your motivation for this position and your salary pretention (required), attaching your CV until September 30th, 2021, to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the reference DFCD Bankable Regional Advisor.
Work permit restrictions may apply. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early.
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