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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working in partnership with the United Nations, leaders in government, the private sector, financial institutions and civil society with as goal to drive further, faster action toward the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7, which calls for universal access to sustainable energy...
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    Carbon Markets Specialist (Activation Plans)

    Purpose/Objective of the Role

    The main objectives of the role include:

    • Responsible for collaborating closely with member of governments, and other stakeholders, in drafting strategies and plans for the launch and activation of voluntary carbon markets, drafting frameworks and supporting in the identification of policies activating the plans.
    • Integration of the carbon markets activation plans with the Energy Transition and Investment Plans (ETIPs), where appropriate.

    Duties and Accountabilities 

    The main duties and tasks of the role include:

    • Work on a varied portfolio of activities, including: project management support, collaboration with partners, quantitative and qualitative analysis, presentation of analytical results, collaboration with SEforALL and ACMI colleagues.
    • Support the engagement with Senior Government decision makers on issues of strategy and policy around energy transition, carbon markets and climate finance, providing expert inputs to country teams (e.g., leading workshops, facilitating meetings with local and international experts)
    • Develop frameworks, guides, and other communication documents which effectively detail the components and steps involved in establishing carbon market activation plans, and the links of those plans to energy transition in the country.
    • Monitor progresses on engaged countries, ensuring internal and external targets are met; if issues arise, identify solutions and mitigation actions
    • Identify new priority countries to be engaged, and prepare relevant engagement collateral
    • Continue engaging with countries that have expressed interest, through e.g., regional webinars, as a mode of interim support before full support is secured to launch a country activation plan
    • Size funding need for each country and work in collaboration with fundraising manager to identify funding opportunities; support proposal development and reach out to donors on selective opportunities
    • Engage with relevant external stakeholders such as other not-for-profit organizations, donors, media, suppliers, buyers, and agencies, in advocating for carbon markets in Africa
    • Represent SEforALL in external conversations, forums, and partnerships
    • Provide ongoing support to resolve strategic questions as they emerge during Action Programme implementation
    • Supporting Thematic Group meetings, including managing meeting cadence, confirming attendees, prepare briefings and content, managing inputs/advisory received from attendees and coordinating with the Thematic Group Chair

    Specific Competencies for the Role

    • Master's Degree in environmental science, economics, international development or any other related field
    • At least five years of experience in project management, preferably in the field of climate change or environmental management
    • Strong knowledge of the carbon market industry, including international carbon market frameworks, and market-based mechanisms for climate change mitigation
    • Experience in emerging markets and developing countries, with demonstrated expertise working with energy development, political and social issues across Africa
    • Experience in government advisory; experience with engagement at senior levels of government in Africa is a plus
    • Experience in / knowledge of voluntary carbon markets, especially in Africa
    • Experience in working with ambiguity and navigating complex environments
    • Extensive (international) network and up-to-date knowledge about carbon markets, inclusive of strategies for further scaling, funding and social development
    • Strong quantitative and analytical writing skills; advanced proficiency in MS Excel and significant experience in producing concise, executive level reports and presentations, training modules and materials
    • Excellent interpersonal, social and networking skills, ability to engage with governments and the private sector. Prior experience working with governments and other broad partnerships highly desirable.
    • Experience with knowledge management, learning and innovations in access to energy. Ability to raise awareness, coach and provide training to technical and non-technical project and partner staff.
    • Entrepreneurial, result-oriented and driver for change. Ability to be flexible and adaptable.
    • Strong communications and negotiation skills in speaking, writing, as well as presenting materials in variety of media.
    • Expert command of the English language. Fluency in French and Portugese will be an added advantage.

    General Competencies for the Role

    • Innovation and Adaptability: Has proficient skills and commitment to search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities. Is flexible to evolving circumstances, as well as helps others in doing so.
    • Resilience and Emotional Intelligence: Has proficient knowledge in the concepts of resilience and emotional intelligence. Is able to remain calm in challenging situations, to cope with setbacks, is responsive to the emotions of others and maintains a high level of performance.
    • Analytical and Strategic Thinking: Has a proficient level of analytical and strategic thinking skills. Gathers and processes demanding information, develops innovative solutions and contributes by representing topics/approaches in internal working groups/teams.
    • Collaboration and Partnership: Demonstrates proficient initiative and abilities to collaborate and partner with others in own are, and across teams. Identifies, develops, builds and actively promotes partnerships and collaboration, maintaining long-lasting partnerships.
    • Displays team-oriented attitude contributing to creating a positive team spirit.
    • Lead and Empower: Demonstrates initiative and role model behaviour in leading and empowering others. Takes responsibility for own work activities and personal actions and carries out the commitments agreed upon.
    • Political and diplomatic understanding: Has a proficient level of political and diplomatic understanding.
    • Communicating information: Has expert skills in communicating information and uses the skills effectively in own scope of work and in others’ work.
    • Research and Analytics: Has proficient skills in research and analytics and uses the skills effectively in own scope of work.
    • Project Management: Has proficient skills in project management. Plans and organises their own work using project management tools in support of achieving the team’s objectives.
    • Client Orientation / Striving for Excellence: Has proficient skills in client orientation and achieving excellency in work delivery.

    Closing date: 13 April 2023 at 23:59

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