The $8.3 billion Climate Investment Funds (CIF) is providing 72 developing and middle income countries with urgently needed resources to manage the challenges of climate change and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Since 2008, the CIF has been leading efforts to empower transformations in the energy, climate resilience, transport and forestry sectors.
CIF concessional financing offers flexibility to test new business models and approaches, build track records in unproven markets, and boost investor confidence to unlock additional finance from other sources, particularly the private sector and the multilateral development banks that implement CIF funding. Total CIF pledges of $8.3 billion are expected to attract an additional $58 billion of co-financing for a portfolio of over 300 projects and counting.
Most recently, looking to the future, CIF’s trust fund committee members have invited a thorough review of CIF with a view to making the funds even more effective as a mechanism for deploying public finance to accelerate the flow of capital into climate-related activities.
The CIF’s success is premised on a solid partnership with national governments, citizen groups and communities, private sector sponsors, the CIF governing bodies, and the five multilateral development banks that serve as co-financiers and implementing agencies of the CIF.
At the center of this collaboration is the CIF Administrative Unit (AU), a 30-person secretariat hosted by the World Bank in Washington, D.C. The CIF AU supports the work of the CIF governing bodies, manages internal and external institutional relations, supports strategy, policy and program development, and oversees the CIF corporate management systems.
This is a two-year term position. If an open-ended regular staff is selected, (s)he will keep her/ his status provided a re-entry guarantee is obtained from the releasing unit.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Note: If the selected candidate is a current Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 2 year term appointment.
Essential roles and responsibilities:
• Lead cross-functional initiatives of the CIF AU as agreed with the Program Manager with a focus on functional integration for higher quality results
• Ensure timely execution of the overall work program and the key initiatives in particular
• Create awareness, understanding and support for core business priorities and process improvements
• Support the identification, prioritization and implementation of key business and workflow improvements in the CIF AU work
• Plan, guide and oversee the development and implementation of administrative systems and procedures for handling, storage and use of data and information relating to all aspects of the work program
• Drive and align necessary change management and learning support across the CIF AU
• Provide guidance on complex tasks performed by the CIF AU
• Review reports to inform the CIF AU Program Manager and provide necessary controls for timely completion of tasks
• In close collaboration with the Lead Finance Specialist and under the guidance of the Program Manager lead the annual cycle of developing, implementing, updating and reviewing the CIF Business Plan and annual administrative budgets
• Oversee the portfolio management function within the CIF AU and ensure continuous enhancements
• Provide guidance and support key deliverables under the Evaluation for Learning and Knowledge Management functional areas
• Collaborate with the Program Manager in the management of the team members
• Represent the CIF on internal meetings and events as requested by the Program Manager
• Coach, mentor and guide team members to encourage them to apply and adopt best practices and innovative thinking
• Perform any duties as required by the Program Manager
b) Demonstrated ability and political judgment to work at a corporate level to advance institutional goals
c) Demonstrated ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams in planning and executing agreed work in an efficient and collaborative manner
d) Working experience in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation, its relationship to development and climate finance is desirable
e) Demonstrated experience in managing effective relations with a wide range of stakeholders at a senior level (Governments, international organizations, multilateral and bilateral development agencies, developing country partners, NGOs, indigenous groups, private sector, scientific communities)
f) Knowledge of the broad policies and general operational processes of Multilateral Development Banks
g) Excellent oral and written communications and editing skills with strong command of English. Additional languages are desirable
h) Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues
Leadership Values and Managerial Behaviors
a) Leadership of Self: Role model the change and values for the CIF and each of its partners, including the WBG; Demonstrate courage of convictions, ownership and self-mastery within the organization in accordance to our values.
b) People Leadership: Lead and inspire staff to perform and deliver for better results; Help others achieve their fullest potential through coaching and mentorship.
c) Collaborative Leadership: Work across MDBs and with clients and partners to achieve better results.
d) Client Solutions Leadership: Be the leading provider of development solutions for country clients; Provide leadership in both knowledge generation and knowledge sharing.
e) Decisive Leadership: Take informed risks and make decisions in a transparent manner resulting in transformative impact for clients; Commit to decisions once they have been made.
f) Courage of your convictions; Leading Teams for impact; Influencing across boundaries; Fostering openness to new ideas; and Building talent for the future competencies.
g) Client orientation – Translates insight into practice across disciplines, hierarchies, geographies and organizational units in service of clients.
i) Drive for results – Ensures successful implementation and delivery of key programs and projects, ensuring that outputs positively impact results.
ii) Teamwork (Collaboration) and Inclusion – Creates a team climate of practical and innovative action, facilitating collaboration between competing interests and stakeholders.
i) Knowledge, learning and communication — Demonstrates command of all forms of communication and presents in a clear, objective and engaging manner in high level settings; ensures knowledge is captured and shared in a variety of ways; and
j) Business Judgment and Analytical Decision Making – Serves as a trusted advisor to others on their decisions, ensuring alignment across units and optimal impact on the organization as a whole.
The World Bank Group is committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.