Recruitment of Public and Climate Finance Specialist at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

ORG- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Closing Date- 16th September, 2019

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. They advocate for change and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for them. They provide expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. They promote technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Public and Climate Finance Specialist

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Objectives of Role
  1. Climate Finance Network in India and support actions under the different work streams of CFN
  2. The Municipal Finance and SDG Bonds vertical of the SDG Finance Facility
  3. Support the India Country Office with other requests/ tasks and proposals relating to climate and public finance
  4. Coordinate with the different stakeholders for effective implementation of CFN

Duties and Responsibilities
Climate Finance Network:

  1. Developing a work plan and roadmap that achieves the objectives of the CFN in India
  2. Coordinate and convene stakeholder consultations including at the Federal and State Level
  3. Support in implementation of the CFN activities
  4. Technical support and inputs for development of the project document for submission to the donor
  5. Monitoring and quality assurance of the activities and deliverables under the CFN
SDG Finance Facility:

  1. Liaison and Coordination: Effective liaison between members of the platform – including donor partners, technical partners, government counterparts and other UNDP teams/ UN agencies
  2. Instrument scoping and structuring for Green, SDG and Municipal Bonds which will involve analysis of market potential and viability as well as outlining appropriate structures in consultation with partners; Carrying out basic due diligence, evaluating regulatory constraints (if any), market opportunities and determining overall financial and social attractiveness; Identifying key risks and mitigation factors and providing in-depth strategic and analytical support
  3. Mapping and Landscape Assessment: Using current available information to map, analyze and interpret current and future potential for Green, SDG and Municipal bonds – including identifying trends and areas of growth; Develop and implement strategy for outreach accordingly
  4. Partnerships development: Identify and engage with potential partners for the platform including private sector partners, philanthropic institutions, family held funds, and Government departments.
  5. Investor relations and catalyzing financing for incubated instruments: Mapping landscape and identifying prospects who could invest in instruments being incubated and preparing investment pitches, concept notes, crystallizing the value proposition (social and financial) and engaging in strategic discussions.
Operations related responsibilities:

  1. Preparing periodic (quarterly/ semi-annual) progress reports for donors/ partners
  2. Curate and coordinate various meetings, road shows and workshops conducted by CFLN and SFF
  3. On-going monitoring and coordination
Supporting UNDP India with development of additional SDG Finance Initiatives:
1. Supporting requests from country office colleagues for development of proposals and concepts; and possibly execution of climate and public finance related work

Advanced degree in public administration, finance/ public/ climate finance, public policy or related areas


  1. At least 7 years of directly relevant professional experience in public financial management; financial services or consulting/ advisory (with focus on climate/ public finance)
  2. Practical experience working with or supporting Government Departments and Ministries (Finance/ Planning/ Local Governments/ ULBs)
  3. Ability to work on multiple projects and with different teams
  4. Experience on researching, reporting, writing and editing documents (including drafting status/ progress reports/ minutes etc)
  5. Knowledge of financial markets, debt instruments and innovative financial instruments financial instruments – particularly green and municipal bonds highly desirable
  6. Proven experience in planning and implementation of projects involving multiple stakeholders, in time-bound manner
  7. Extremely task/ detail oriented
  8. Able to communicate clear ideas across a variety of mediums (in-person, phone, email, web, etc)
  9. Proven ability to work independently as well as in teams
Fluency in English is essential.

INR 243,052/- per month (taxable)

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