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CLIMATE FINANCE VACANCIES

Opportunities for finance professionals to work in climate change

To apply email your CV, a motivation letter, and a completed biosummary form to the address on the job advert.

Action Appointments (on behalf of IREX) is recruiting candidates with finance backgrounds not currently employed in the climate change sector to take part in the Climate Finance Fellowship, a pilot initiative providing pathways for finance professionals to transition to climate finance careers with the goal of accelerating organizations leading the energy transition financing movement in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. As a Fellow you will benefit from climate change, energy finance, and leadership development training, as well as building your global network of likeminded professionals.

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Climate Finance Associate

Nigerian Off Grid Market Accelerator Program
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Nigeria
Closing Date:
Monday, 11 December 2023
Open

We are seeking to hire a Climate Finance Associate to research, design and implement innovative climate financing initiatives and instruments to advance the delivery of off-grid clean energy solutions to un-served and under-served persons in Nigeria.

Key Responsibilities:

Ideate and design a variety of financing instruments and innovative climate financing mechanisms for off-grid clean energy access initiatives.
Support fundraising efforts, including the development of climate finance expressions of interest, project proposals and concept notes.
Undertaking research for a thorough understanding of banking, financial institutions, and related industry knowledge for climate investments in Nigeria

Key Requirements:

5-10 years of professional experience working in climate finance, development finance, ESG, or related sector. Knowledge of the energy space is an advantage.
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines. (Master’s degree or/and MBA in a relevant discipline is desirable)

Project Manager

Sustainable Finance Institute Asia
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Any major Asian financial market (Malaysia or Singapore preferred)
Closing Date:
Monday, 11 December 2023
Open

The PM will work within a team, as part of the bigger SFIA family, that strives to provide unbiased and credible policy recommendations and implementation support to countries in the region, particularly ASEAN nations. Given this, it is crucial for the PM to be well informed on the regional developments in the area of sustainability and sustainable finance, and have the ability to manage multiple tasks to support the delivery of the sustainability agenda.

Key Responsibilities:

Supporting the Project Director in key projects for SFIA’s core deliverables, including overseeing any and all associated project deliverables
Coordinate and manage engagements as part of developing initiatives at the ASEAN level

Key Requirements:

At least 5 – 7 years work experience in relevant fields, with a Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification in Economics, Sustainable Finance, Energy/Climate Policy, Sustainability, Climate Finance, International Relations/Political Science, Finance/Accountancy/Banking, Journalism/Writing/Communications, Business Studies, Commerce, or related areas.
Native-level proficiency in English, with proficiency in another ASEAN language considered as an advantage.

Monetary Policy Strategist

Sunrise Project
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Remotely in Japan
Closing Date:
Monday, 20 November 2023
Open

This is a new role to support the Financial Regulation program’s expansion in Asia with a specific focus on monetary policy. This position will also share advice, expertise and contacts with the Sunrise Project's Japanese insurance program and if needed other programs, at 20% of their time.

Key Responsibilities:

You’ll need to be able to map policy processes, gaps, opportunities and leverage points in order for us to be able to prioritise and create the strategy for us to meet our goals.
You’ll need to contribute a political analysis to be able to help us create context specific strategies in Asia, and specifically in Japan
You’ll create spaces with policy makers and relevant stakeholders to help scale and speed up the clean transition

Key Requirements:

Experience in a similar or related field including unpaid, or lived experience;
It is essential to speak and write both Japanese and English;
A passion for action on climate change and a commitment to social justice;

Senior Technical Analyst

Climate Bonds
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Any ASEAN country
Closing Date:
Friday, 10 November 2023
Open

Reporting to the Head of ASEAN Programme, this role will support the implementation of the Climate Bonds ASEAN Programme, which aims in promoting sustainable finance markets in the ASEAN region. The position shall develop and maintain both internal and external relationships to effectively serve the implementation of the assigned projects under the ASEAN project pipeline with a particular focus on Indonesia.

Key Responsibilities:

Conduct technical assistance and capacity building activities in the areas of green and sustainable finance with a focus on promoting financial instruments, such as green bonds and thematic bonds in ASEAN, in line with international and regional regulations and guidelines with proven knowledge of and experience in implementing green bond principle, climate bonds standard, climate bonds taxonomy, etc.
Engage with stakeholders and beneficiaries in financial and associated sectors in ASEAN in collaboration with the ASEAN team

Key Requirements:

University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent is preferable) in economics, international development, finance /sustainable finance or in a relevant subject with insightful knowledge of green bond principle, climate bond standard, climate bond taxonomy, etc.
Knowledge of the ASEAN regions and the ASEAN countries
Fluency in English (writing, reading, and verbal communication)

Fellow

Council on Economic Policies
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Any major Asian financial market
Closing Date:
Monday, 23 October 2023
Open

A 1-year fellowship position based in any major Asian financial working with market central banks and financial supervisors in Asia to expand our engagement centered on the alignment of monetary policy and financial supervision in key Asian economies with the objective of building an affordable, secure and clean energy future, supporting a net-zero transition of the economy to limiting global warming, and adapting to climate change.

Key Responsibilities:

developing policy proposals and engaging in public debates on governing finance, climate change and Asia’s energy future,
building and deepening partnerships in the field of monetary policy and financial supervision,
collaborating with core partners,

Key Requirements:

shares our aim to strengthen the alignment of economic policies with the objective of sustainable prosperity,
brings along substantial experience from either a central bank or a financial supervisor as well as experience in providing policy advice to and interacting with senior officials,
has strong self-organization skills and is keen to coordinate closely with team members, whilst delivering core work and program goals independently,

Investor Engagement Senior Manager, Japan

Asia Research and Engagement (ARE)
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Remotely in Japan or ASEAN country
Closing Date:
Friday, 3 November 2023
Open

ARE is looking for a senior member of the team to focus on designing and delivering effective investor membership services and ensure clients’ success in collaborative engagement. The role holder will manage all of our investor members and work closely with members of the Programme teams.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop relationships with Global and Regional institutional investors with a focus on Japan (around 80%) and Singapore/Hong Kong (around 20%).
Develop a revenue strategy for our work with investors, to create a new revenue source in Japan for the company.
Provide support for relationship development and engagement with collaborative target companies including selling platform memberships, arranging meetings and research.

Key Requirements:

Minimum 10 years’ sales experience with institutional investors.
Preferable: At least three to five years’ experience as equity/fixed-income analyst in either buy-side or sell-side, ideally with a focus in energy, mining, oil & gas, commodities or other high emitting sectors.
Experience of producing and delivering pitches, creating feedback loop to provide bespoke service.

Investor Engagement Senior Manager

Asia Research and Engagement (ARE)
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Remotely in Singapore or Hong Kong
Closing Date:
Monday, 23 October 2023
Open

ARE is looking for a senior member of the team to focus on designing and delivering effective investor membership services and ensure clients’ success in collaborative engagement. The role holder will manage all of our investor members and work closely with members of the Programme teams.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop relationships with institutional investors in Singapore, Hong Kong and possibly China.
Develop a revenue strategy for our work with investors, to create a new revenue source for the company.
Provide support for relationship development and engagement with collaborative target companies.

Key Requirements:

At least three to five years’ experience as equity/fixed-income analyst in either buy-side or sell-side, ideally with a focus in energy, mining, oil & gas, commodities or other high emitting sectors.
Minimum 10 years’ sales experience with institutional investors.
Experience of producing and delivering pitches, creating feedback loop to provide bespoke service.

Sustainable Finance Strategist

Sunrise Project
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Remotely in Singapore or South Korea
Closing Date:
Monday, 23 October 2023
Open

You will work closely with our team members and partners to develop strategies to support decarbonization initiatives with the goal of accelerating renewable energy deployment and just transition. You will identify leaders in financial institutions who are committed to climate actions and create plans to further amplify their voice for stronger climate action by all the players in the sector.

Key Responsibilities:

Works closely with the Senior Strategists in the Investors and Insurance Program and our key partners to co-develop, coordinate, and implement campaign strategies and tactics aimed at bringing ambitious climate action by financial institutions in Korea and Japan;
Researches, analyses and monitors policy processes, gaps, opportunities and leverage points in Korea and Japan and other Asian countries to identify opportunities and strategic interventions in the region;

Key Requirements:

An understanding of the financial system in Asia;
An understanding of socio-economic system and political culture in Asia;
A strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to clearly articulate complex issues to a wide range of audience in Korean and English;

Strategist, East Asia

Sunrise Project
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Any major East Asian financial market
Closing Date:
Monday, 23 October 2023
Open

The strategist works as part of a team with the aim of strengthening networks of NGOs and other partners to collaboratively work towards unleashing the transformative potential of Chinese energy finance. The position will report to the Senior Strategist in our China Energy Program.

Key Responsibilities:

Develop and implement practical strategies to promote Chinese finance in the overseas renewable energy industry, under collaboration with networks of NGOs and other partners;
Analyze the developments in China’s energy and climate finance, interpret policies and data;

Key Requirements:

At least five years of professional experience working in finance and/or energy;
Excellent collaboration and facilitation skills, including the ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders;
Excellent analytical and research skills, subject expertise in Chinese development/energy finance a plus;

Senior Taxonomy Analyst

Climate Bonds
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Remotely in an ASEAN country
Closing Date:
Monday, 23 October 2023
Open

Reporting to the Head of Taxonomies, the Senior Taxonomy Analyst will support the day-to-day coordination of the work of the Taxonomy Team in order to create a centralised hub for all taxonomy-related work at the Climate Bonds Initiative. The Senior Taxomony Analyst will work very closely with regional teams to deliver any work/deliverables relating to taxonomies and indentify any strategic areas be developed in the future.

Key Responsibilities:

Work closely with the Standards Team to develop frameworks and science-based criteria to define credible Taxonomy approaches for climate finance investment
Collaborate with the Regional ASEAN Teams in the development of Taxonomy frameworks and approaches for transition
Jointly with Market Intelligence and Partnerships Team, support the creation of decision-useful guidance and tools for the application and usability of Taxonomies targeting investors and potential issuers

Key Requirements:

Motivation to support CBI’s mission and the development of green capital markets with a passion for climate science
Experience with Taxonomy development frameworks, science-based technical criteria and low carbon pathways, familiarity with the current taxonomy universe including the EU Taxonomy and its multi-layered requirements including Do No Significant Harm.
Demonstrated capacity to lead cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders, to build relationships across diverse groups, and to facilitate processes within a complex matrix environment

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