Green Finance Officer Job Careers – Uganda Development Bank Ltd

Job Title:  Green Finance Officer

Organisation: Uganda Development Bank Ltd

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Managing Director

About US:

Uganda Development Bank (UDB) is a Development Finance
Institution (DFI) focused on accelerating socio-economic development through
sustainable financial interventions in line with the country’s development
priorities.

Job Summary:   The Green Finance Officer is responsible for the
coordination of a vast array of green financing initiatives in the bank. The
Green Finance Officer is accountable for providing technical support and
providing sound advice the management on green financing options and
activities, ranging the generation of funding proposals and mobilization of
green finance from different financial mechanisms and instruments, to analysis
and identification of low- carbon, and climate resilient investments. (S)he
will play a key role in building strategic knowledge and partnerships in the
arena of green finance, with various stakeholders within and outside the bank.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Scoping technical and commercial market
potential for sustainable green projects (including energy, water, transport
projects, etc.; and understanding the ability for project developers to access,
manage, absorb climate finance and identify opportunities for climate finance
sources to the bank

·       
Developing a practical and operational model for
leveraging green finance from public funders and private financiers

·       
Developing green finance guidelines and
appraisal tools for new investment proposals during the early stage of project
screening and due diligence

·       
Conducting green finance analysis for new
investments and preparing appraisal reports for submission to the relevant
Committees for approval.

·       
Develop green financing monitoring indices to
monitor the progress and consistently track the impact of projects through
regular reporting

·       
Support technical due diligence in line with
GEF, GCF environment standards, and work with relevant internal teams to ensure
contractual conditions include necessary green finance indices.

·       
Conduct portfolio assessment for investment
projects in using relevant tools for Green House Gas accounting, evaluate
finance requirements and match sources to different resilience activities

·       
Provide technical inputs in establishing and
managing partnerships and networking initiatives with key players in the
climate change space to advance the Bank’s Climate finance agenda

·       
Undertaking research for a thorough
understanding of banking, financial institutions and related industry knowledge
for climate investments

·       
Develop a strong pipeline of good quality
investment and advisory opportunities through anticipating market trends and

·       
employing sector/country knowledge

·       
Build and maintain strong relationships with
clients, banking and multilateral partners and government officials to develop
specific investment and advisory opportunities

·       
Support strategies on investment and quality
assistance over activities linked to climate adaptation within the Bank

·       
Lead preparation of analytical work and
knowledge on climate adaptation/mitigation including supporting UDB teams to
incorporate climate adaptation/mitigation throughout the Bank’s portfolio

·       
Develop guidelines to support inclusion of
climate risk and disaster resilience in the Bank’s policies, strategies and
investments

·       
Perform such other roles as may be assigned by
the bank from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s degree in
environmental studies or other related field from a reputable education
institution;

·       
Post graduate qualification and professional
certification in a related field will be an added advantage

·       
Five years of related experience

·       
Sector specific underwriting specialization
and/or experience will be an added advantage

·       
A good understanding of topical green finance,
environmental and social issues

·       
Strong interpersonal and communication skills

·       
Strong planning and organizational skills

·       
Integrity and sound judgment

·       
Strong analytical skills

How to Apply:

All Interested candidates  should send or deliver
their applications and academic documents which shall include an up-to-date
curriculum vitae, certified copies of academic documents and contact addresses
of 3 references to the Director Strategy & Corporate Affairs, 1st Floor
Wing B, Rwenzori Towers, Plot 6 Nakasero Road.

Deadline: 12th February 2020 at 5:00pm.

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