Consultant: Climate Finance Consultant

Job Summary:

WRI is seeking a consultant to support the Finance Center’s work on climate finance in Guatemala. S/he will provide research, analysis, and programmatic support to advance the Center’s work on ensuring that the Guatemalan government is able to access and deploy finance for low-carbon, climate-resilient development. Guatemala has developed ambitious plans for climate adaptation and mitigation, and it is seeking to build up its capacity to strategically access funding to meet its Paris Agreement commitments and protect its people from the impacts of climate change.

Job Responsibilities:

The Consultant will help the Guatemalan Government access and manage climate finance through the creation of high-quality research products and effective project management. The Consultant’s main areas of responsibility will include the following. Research & Knowledge:

  • Conducting research and analysis on climate finance in Guatemala, including for example, the role of the multilateral climate finance funds in Guatemala, the selection and prioritization of climate finance investments, mobilizing private capital for climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Managing the development of a Snapshot Report on Climate Finance in Guatemala
  • Providing actionable and insightful advice to Guatemalan government officials on how to access and deploy climate finance Program/Project Management
  • Monitoring project implementation, including planned milestones and budgetary matters
  • Helping with strategic decision-making to ensure project outcomes
  • Completing administrative tasks related to project implementation
    Managing team of 1-2 other consultants

Note: The consultant will be based in Guatemala (or be able to travel there for extended periods) and will be embedded with the Guatemalan Ministry of Finance. S/he will work alongside Guatemalan officials, with technical backing from WRI’s DC office. This is a one-year position.

Job Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, business administration, or similar
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in technical activities related to climate change, climate finance, and environmental policy
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, alongside strong synthesis and strategic thinking skills
  • Ability to interact with senior government officials and a wide range of stakeholders (including private sector) and to facilitate discovery and planning processes
  • Team leadership experience with strong communication skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in both English and Spanish

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with or at public entities in Guatemala
  • An advanced degree (Masters or PHd) in a relevant field such as environmental policy, public policy, public administration, environmental economics, or similar

How to Apply:

Bidders should submit a technical proposal in English including the following:

  1. A cover letter (maximum 800 words).
  2. Consultant’s resume.

Program Overview:

WRI’s Finance Center aims to shift financial flows away from dangerous activities that fuel climate change and towards solutions for an equitable, low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. We have a collaboration agreement with Guatemala’s Ministry of Public Finance (MINFIN) to provide research and analytical support to help the government identify climate funding opportunities from diverse domestic and international sources.

WRI Overview:

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills, and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include integrity, innovation, urgency, independence, and respect.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years, and our operating budget is nearing $200 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of over 1,600 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.  

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.



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