CGIAR Research Programs on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and Water Land and Ecosystems (WLE) led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), are looking for a talented, creative and dynamic sustainable finance professional who is highly driven and have the skills and network required to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our food systems and related water and land systems.
The Senior Sustainable Finance Specialist will play a crucial role in implementing and growing CCAFS and WLE sustainable finance work.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) is led by the Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), one of the 15 research centers of CGIAR.
We bring together the world’s best researchers in agriculture, climate, water and earth science to deliver innovative research-based solutions that catalyze positive change towards low-carbon and climate-resilient food systems.
As part of its sustainable finance work, CCAFS collaborates closely with the CGIAR Research program on Water Land and Ecosystems (WLE), led by the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) a CGIAR research centre, in collaboration with eight partners.
CCAFS and WLE consider sustainable finance as a key lever for change in the sustainability agenda and a crucial driver to support the transition to sustainable and climate-resilient food systems and landscapes.
Greater engagement on sustainable finance will contribute to reducing poverty, improvements in food and nutrition security, water risk reduction and protection and regeneration of natural resources and ecosystem services.
To that end, we work with governments, international financial institutions, asset owners, asset managers and corporates to help reorient and leverage capital flows towards innovative investments in sustainable food systems.
This is a key growth area for CCAFS and WLE, as we receive greater demand from public and private investors for our cutting-edge research, advisory services, global operational capacity and innovation focus.
We focus on providing innovative science-based solutions that drive sustainable economic growth while delivering positive climate and development outcomes.
Main areas of work on sustainable finance focus on :
Key duties and responsibilities
to accelerate investments in sustainable food systems and related land and water resources
Applications should include curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted, if you are shortlisted.
This vacancy is open until May 22, 2020, however, applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. It is recommended that interested candidates apply as early as possible.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The candidate shall have the following competencies, skills and experience :
This position is globally recruited. It will be hosted by IWMI and funded by CCAFS and WLE. It will be based in Europe and home-based work may be considered.
The consultancy contract will be for an initial one-year period, renewable depending on performance and milestones achieved.
We offer a challenging position with remuneration commensurate with experience, incentives based on performance, a high degree of independence and a very flexible and multicultural working environment.