The purpose of this position is to support the implementation of a three year project “Mobilizing Development Finance for Adaptation”. Climate Finance is increasingly becoming a key area of focus for most African governments. The African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) has been at the Centre of implementing a number of climate finance research and capacity building projects. The three-year (2019-2021) “Mobilizing Development Finance for Strategic and Scaled-up Investment in Climate Adaptation” research project is implemented by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) in partnership with ACTS in Kenya, Prakriti Research Centre in Nepal, and Libélula Instituto para el Cambio Global in Peru. The project is supported by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC). A Project Advisory Committee – comprised of representatives from the African Development Bank; Asian Development Bank; Inter-American Development Bank; World Bank; Governments of Kenya, Nepal and Peru; IDRC and Institute for Climate Economics – provides strategic advice on the research directions and outputs.
The project explores common challenges to scaling up adaptation finance across different contexts, leading to the identification of new opportunities and insights. It examines processes in Multilateral Development Banks and select developing countries to identify barriers that limit the use of development financing to address national adaptation priorities and opportunities to overcome these constraints.
We are seeking highly qualified candidates for position of intern – climate finance to support the implementation of the project and other relevant initiatives. The position provides commensurate remuneration and a career growth opportunity in the area of research and development.
Support the review of in-country data on the country-level MDB climate and investment portfolios
Support the review and analysis of the processes through which developing countries engage with the multi-national Development Banks (MDBs)
Support the development and drafting key recommendations on how developing countries could effectively engage with MDBs in supporting adaptation plans.
Support potential role of MDBs in addressing priority adaptation actions emerging from country-driven strategies, and how developing countries engage with MDBs,
Support the review and identification of innovative financial instruments supportive to adaptation actions in developing countries
Support the development of financial models that might work that could be used to increase funding for actions identified in the strategies to mobilize resources for adaptation
Support the identification of potentially viable innovative financial instruments that could be considered by MDBs to increase private sector investment in adaptation.
Any other duties and assignments that maybe given from time to time by the supervisor.
: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience
: 2 years
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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