Posted on :
11 Feb, 2021
11 Feb, 2021
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 agricultural, climate and earth science to deliver innovative research-based solutions that catalyze positive change towards low-carbon and climate-resilient food systems.
Job Title: Sustainable Finance Originator
CCAFS considers 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 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, 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. Our main areas of work on sustainable finance focus on:
CCAFS is looking for a talented, creative and dynamic sustainable finance professional who is highly driven and has the skills and network required to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our food systems and related water and land systems. The Sustainable Finance Originator will play a crucial role in supporting the implementation and growth of CCAFS sustainable finance work.
As part of on-going advisory work, we are looking for an individual consultant with investment and finance background to assist with market research and pipeline building in Ghana for investment opportunities in sustainable land use agricultural systems . This consultancy could have the opportunity to turn into a full-time investment officer role to support our work with other investment mandates in the region.
Specifically, she/he will focus on:
KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The analysis will be summarized in a final deliverable in the form of a final report, complemented by a database of potential investees and a ‘Deal Book’ of the most promising investment opportunities
THE CANDIDATE SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
This position is globally recruited. It will be hosted by the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT and funded by CCAFS. It will be based in Ghana and homebased work may be considered.
The consultancy contract will be for an initial 21-month period, renewable depending on performance and milestones achieved. We offer a challenging position with remuneration commensurate with experience, high degree of independence and a very flexible and multicultural working environment. The candidate will report to Alberto Millan (Global Lead, Sustainable Finance).
How To Apply
Applications should be submitted before February 28, 2021 to Alberto Millan ( [email protected] ). All applications must include curriculum vitae, cover letter, salary expectations (USD annual salary expectation) and contact information of three professional referees who may be contacted. Please note that applications that do not include all the information described above will not be considered. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.