About the Organisation
Clean Tech Hub is a pioneering hybrid hub for the research, development, demonstration and incubation of clean energy technologies in Africa, and their validation for commercial stage development. It is an early start-up incubator for inventions and innovations in clean energy, a consultancy for sustainability and energy efficiency solutions for organizations, and a driver of clean energy investment into Africa. Clean Tech Hub is focused on addressing Africa’s energy poverty, increasing energy access through clean, renewable energy and sustainability.
The Climate Finance Manager will be part of 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. In addition to your position at Clean Tech Hub, 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. Some international travel may also be required. IREX, a global non-profit that has supported more than 50,000 Fellows over 50 years, will implement the fellowship and provide ongoing support to you and your host organization.
About the Job
Clean Tech Hub is seeking to recruit a results-driven Climate Finance Manager with a background in the economics of resilience, who is eager to join the growth of this new area of work in Clean Technology Hub and passionate about accelerating climate resilience and
the energy transition. The Climate Finance Manager will be responsible for supporting CTH in her decarbonization goals, leveraging his/her fields of expertise on climate action and energy transition with focus on the following areas:
Design CTH's overall debt and finance and climate action program.
Lead the "financing architecture" for new climate and finance ecosystem. Building out this ecosystem for more collaboration, cohesion and impact.
Lead on capital and resource mobilization for climate action.
Initiate and set goals for CTH programs according to the strategic objectives of the organization
In collaboration with team members, coordinate the delivery of stakeholders mapping and engagement strategy for just energy transition, mapping of existing policies/legal enabling environment for the just energy transition, develop an initial concept on the just transition framework (social, economy, environment aspects) to guide further consultation process.
Bid for, design, and execute consultancy assignments for donor, corporate, foundation and government clients.
Lead research, regulatory and market watch on emerging trends and best practices on ESG, sustainable finance and Net Zero.
Research and preparation of pitch materials and thought leadership pieces on ESG/sustainable finance, Net Zero and Energy Transition.
Guide the development of financing instruments that will incentivize the private sector to invest in Energy Transition programs and projects.
Provide strategic advice to public and private sector clients on enhancing their resilience to climate and weather-related risks, with a focus on economics, weather and disaster data, and informed by artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Must be committed and passionate about CTH’s goal, objectives and mission.
Masters’ level degrees in Economics, law, Environmental Science, Geography or related fields.
Professional certification such as Chartered Financial Analyst(CFA) or Financial Risk Manager is desirable.
Strong understanding of financial markets and the energy sector.
Demonstrated experience in resilience, with a focus on economics, weather and disaster data, artificial intelligence, and machine learning applied to policy and private sector decisions.
Strong analytical skills and experience in economic modeling, data analytics, and machine learning, with proficiency in relevant software applications.
Proven track record of successfully advising clients on financial matters, particularly in the energy transition sector is an asset.
Demonstrate knowledge of credit capital markets, investment banking, private/public debt and equity capital markets, trade finance, foreign exchange, commercial paper, securitization and financial products.
A passion for energy transition, climate change, sustainability and decarbonisation.
Comfort with quantitative and qualitative research techniques.
Highly knowledgeable in current trends as it relates to the energy transition.Strong networking and negotiation skills.
Experience in building partnerships with local and international development donors.
Extensive leadership experience and proven track record of people skill and motivating team members.
Demonstrable ability to work creatively
Must be legally eligible to work full time in your country of residence.
In order to apply, email your application by Monday 23rd October 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org