Climate Change Specialist – Asian Development Bank(ADB)

Climate Change Specialist – Asian Development Bank(ADB)

Reference Number230420
Position LevelIS 4
DepartmentClimate Change and Sustainable Development Department
DivisionClimate Change, Resilience, and Environment Cluster
LocationAsian Development Bank Headquarters
Date PostedThursday, July 20, 2023
Closing DateThursday, August 3, 2023 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Climate Change Specialist – Asian Development Bank(ADB)

This is a special fixed-term appointment for a period of three (3) years following Section 3.1 (c.) of Administrative Order No. 2.01 (“Recruitment and Appointment’). This appointment is not convertible to a regular appointment. It may be extended on exceptional basis for a further fixed period at the option of ADB. This appointment is open to internal and external applicants.

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Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution headquartered in Manila, Philippines and is composed of 68 members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. ADB combines finance, knowledge, and partnerships to fulfill its expanded vision under its Strategy 2030.

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The position is assigned in the Climate Change, Resilience, and Environment Cluster (CCRE) within the Climate Change and Sustainable Department (CCSD). CCSD provides leadership, innovation, and knowledge sharing for ADB’s sector and thematic work. CCRE leads the Bank’s work in responding to the growing need for innovative policies, institutions, and investments to lead the region to a low-carbon, climate, and disaster resilient future; and supports ADB’s operations departments (ODs) to develop and implement climate and disaster resilience projects, integrate disaster risk and climate change considerations into their broader portfolio of projects, and access climate financing.

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Job Purpose: Climate Change Specialist – Asian Development Bank(ADB)

The Climate Change Specialist will serve as the project development manager of the Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JFJCM or the Fund) and play a key role in assisting the Asian Development Bank in discharging its duties as the Trustee of the Fund by supporting the JFJCM Fund manager and the operations departments to develop JFJCM project pipelines and to meet requirements of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM). The incumbent staff will report to the Director, CCRE and supervise National Staff and Administrative Staff. Incumbent may work closely with national and international consultants supporting the JFJCM operations.

Responsibilities: Climate Change Specialist – Asian Development Bank(ADB)

Support ADB operations in accessing carbon finance through JFJCM;

Assist the JFJCM Fund manager in managing the portfolio of Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) projects supported by the Fund for successfully meeting requirements of JCM, JFJCM and the disbursement of financial grants by the JFJCM in accordance with the implementation guidelines of JFJCM;

Contribute toward the development of greenhouse gas mitigation projects in ADB’s DMCs and enhance portfolio of the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) projects supported by the Fund by tracking ADB’s project pipeline of projects and actively engaging with ADB operations departments to identify and pursue potential opportunities for providing additional financial support from the Fund;

Support development and processing of applications submitted by ADB operations departments to the Fund and coordinate processing of applications with the financing partner

Support financial management of the Fund including disbursement of carbon finance to counterparts contracted by the Fund;

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Support JFJCM Fund manager in the preparation of necessary internal and external reports on the Fund;

Contribute to activities for advocacy, dissemination and knowledge building around issues related to climate change and carbon market;

Supervise the performance of reporting staff and consultants, providing clear direction and regular monitoring and feedback on performance;

Perform other climate change work assigned by the Director CCRE.

Qualifications: Climate Change Specialist – Asian Development Bank(ADB)

Relevant Experience & Requirements

• Master’s degree or equivalent in environment, finance, management or relevant fields. Alternatively, university degree in related fields and at least 5 years specialized experience relevant to the position can be considered.
• At least 8 years of relevant professional experience including international work experience
• Extensive experience in carbon finance with particular focus on the JCM project development and management. Experience of working in ADB’s developing member countries is an advantage.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English is required.
• Please refer to the link for ADB Competency Framework for International Staff Level 4

General Considerations

The selected candidate, if new to ADB, is appointed for an initial term of 3 years coterminous with the life of the Fund.

ADB offers competitive remuneration and a comprehensive benefits package. Actual appointment salary will be based on ADB’s standards and computation, taking into account the selected individual’s qualifications and experience.

ADB seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities to work in an inclusive environment. ADB encourages all qualified candidates to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities. Women are highly encouraged to apply.

Please note that the actual level and salary will be based on qualifications of the selected candidate.



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