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IIC Climate Advisory Service Officer

Date Posted
29th March 2017
Land Use & Environmental Management
Job Type
Georgetown, Guyana
Not Disclosed

Job Summary

The candidate will lead advisory service projects and programs to mainstream climate change considerations in IIC work in the country and help it reach its target of doubling climate finance by 2020.

Job Description

The Government of Guyana has indicated their interest in pursuing a green economy future for Guyana. This green economy future will build on previous efforts that included the development of the Low Carbon Development Strategy and the establishment of the Guyana REDD Investment Fund. Given this context, the Climate Advisory Service Officer will help the NFP Team increase its presence in Guyana and support the identification, structuring and supervisions of operations seeking to maximize development impact of private sector loans in the country that contribute to the country’s green economy goal. The candidate will lead advisory service projects and programs to mainstream climate change considerations in IIC work in the country and help it reach its target of doubling climate finance by 2020.  
Main Functions and Responsibilities

The Climate Advisory Service Officer main functions and responsibilities shall include:

  • Support the implementation of an action plan to double climate finance by 2020

  • Provide technical advice and supporting the development of Guyana Country Strategy and the IIC’s multi-year Business Plans for Guyana in relation to climate action and sustainability, helping to identify and overcome relevant specific institutional and regulatory issues; 

  • Support the IIC’s multi-year Business Plans for other countries in the Caribbean region in relation to climate action and sustainability; 

  • Support the design and implementation of a portfolio of advisory services products and services and lead the business development efforts; identify and prioritize potential clients, according to IIC’s priorities;

  • Collaborate with Segment Divisions to originate sustainable investments adding technical assistance related to climate (forestry, renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate smart agriculture) and support throughout the IIC operating cycle to mainstream climate and sustainability considerations; 

  • In collaboration with investment teams from INO segment divisions, support the identification and design of projects where the use of technical assistance and/or blended climate finance is justified and contributing to the structuring of the technical assistance or concessional finance component in such projects;

  • Oversee preparation of lessons learned related to advisory services within and outside the IDBG for the country. Disseminating information to project teams on transaction strengths, weaknesses, risks and risk mitigation options;


Experience in investment management, use of concessional resources, advisory services and climate finance thought leadership with private sector actors is essential. Successful track record in positions both in private sector firms and in development focused institutions will be highly valued. An understanding of the operational work of the IIC or similar multilateral institutions as well as an understanding of the operational frameworks of public sector and/or multilateral institutions (including their special governance, mandates, safeguards, and human resources structures) will be a plus.  

  • Education: An advanced degree (at least Master’s, MBA, or equivalent) in Finance, Business Administration, Engineering, International Development and/or other relevant fields.  

  • Experience: At least 8 years of relevant professional experience in private finance with a proven track record of working with private sector actors and development organizations. Understanding of client needs and challenges, market idiosyncrasies, and drivers of change in Latin America and the Caribbean shall be highly valued.  

  • Language Skills: Oral and written proficiency in English and good command of Spanish; knowledge of Portuguese and/or French is a plus. 


Technical Competencies:

  • Project Design and Structuring – Designs and structures projects that are sustainable, financially and developmentally sound and contribute to the IIC mission.

  • Sector and Thematic Expertise – Develops and applies specialized sector or strategic expertise to projects.

  • Relationship Management – Manages internal or external clients and their needs by building relationships, maintaining contact, and gathering a deep understanding of their function or business. 


Core and Leadership Competencies

  • Innovation and Creativity – Develops imaginative ideas and solutions through creativity, experimentation and critical thinking.

  • Quality and Efficiency in All we do – Creates and/or implements standards of excellence for products and services ensuring consistency, accuracy, reliability and efficiency. Continuously seeks new ways to make processes run smoother and faster to enhance outcomes.

  • Communication, Influence and Accountability – Communicates effectively and leverages relationships and strategies to influence others.

  • Client Focus – Understands client needs and provides services that meet their expectations for quality and performance; meets the IIC’s expectations for ethical behavior.

  • Developing People and Teams to Deliver Results – Builds employee talent and capability and communicates their accountability for development as well as meeting business goals. 

  • Promoting Diversity, Inclusion and Collaboration – Improves and ensures a diverse environment by actively working to build, coach and empower teams with diverse backgrounds (e.g. gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, background, perspective).


The IIC offers a competitive benefits and compensation package. 

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