Climate Finance Specialist At Fsd Kenya

Climate Finance Specialist At Fsd Kenya
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Fsd Kenya


Climate Finance Specialist At Fsd Kenya

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The Kenya Financial Sector Deepening (FSD) programme, FSD Kenya, was established in early 2005 to support the development of inclusive financial markets in Kenya. FSD understands inclusive finance as being about harnessing the power of markets to improve people’s lives. Exceptional gains have been made in expanding access to finance over the last decade in Kenya. FSD’s current strategy is to build on this foundation to create real value for low-income people through better financial solutions. Drawing on a detailed understanding of market systems and a clear vision of the future, FSD looks to address identified systemic constraints and bring about large-scale and sustainable change.
FSD is an independent Trust under the supervision of professional trustees, with policy guidance from the Programme Investment Committee (PIC). Finance is provided by development partners working with the Government of Kenya (GoK). Funders include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).
OBJECTIVE
The Climate Finance Specialist will be responsible for leading FSD Kenya’s activity in Climate Finance both in strategy and implementation.
ROLE
Strategic and Technical Functions
Generate relevant cases on how finance (public, private, DFI etc.) can be successfully leveraged for climate change mitigation and adaptation measures
Structure climate finance interventions with an understanding of global, regional, and national climate financing issues
Integrate climate finance with FSD Kenya’s broader strategic vision
Execution and Delivery
Lead in developing and managing the implementation of climate finance interventions and delivering on anticipated outputs and outcomes
Manage relationships with partners and funders such that FSD Kenya’s climate finance strategy objectives are met
Knowledge Generation and Management
Collaborate with national, regional and international organisations to facilitate the transfer of expertise on climate finance
Develop, strengthen and/or maintain links and mechanisms for sharing knowledge and experience on climate finance particularly at county level
Support information sharing, knowledge exchange and lessons learned with regional, national and sub-national governments, civil society and private sector stakeholders
Generate and disseminate new ideas on how finance can innovate to support a climate change mitigation agenda.
Capacity Building
Develop and implement plans of action for enhancing skills and expertise of staff in public and private sector organisations to strengthen institutional capacity to absorb and deploy climate financing opportunities at national and county level
Facilitate domestic processes for strengthening the role and potential of climate finance in both public and private sector planning and action
Partnership management
Identify focal points to engage with regional, national and county government, civil society and private sector on climate finance opportunities
Develop and strengthen partnerships between local, national and international climate finance stakeholders

CONDUCT OF WORK
The Climate Finance Specialist will work as a full-time member of the FSD Kenya team, reporting to the relevant project strategy team (PST). In line with FSD’s strategy, the Climate Finance Specialist is expected to work across a number of areas and different projects. S/He will ensure stewardship for the Trust’s resources and adhere to policies and procedures. It is expected that s/he has gravitas, credibility and ability to influence at the senior management level.
Working arrangements will be flexible with the approach taken driven by the demands of the role. Communication and collaboration are of paramount importance to the FSD team’s effectiveness. Guidelines on effective remote working and flexitime are set out in FSD’s policies and procedures which should be strictly adhered to. Use of timesheet is mandatory and salaries will only be processed upon confirmation of updated timesheets by 20th of each month. Successful remote and flexible working requires liaison with PST and task teams and the full adoption of FSD’s technology-based communication tools.
An initial 6-month probationary period is envisaged and subject to satisfactory performance appointment made for a period of 2 years in line with the employment terms of the FSD Trust. This includes 30 days annual leave, personal accident insurance, comprehensive medical cover as well as flexible working hours.


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