KE 1 - Team Leader/ Climate Change Specialist

Job Details
Friday, April 12, 2019
Friday, May 3, 2019
Approx. 360 working days
The KE1 will assist FONPLATA to build capacity for the identification, appraisal and monitoring of climate change investment opportunities that could be financed by EIB. He or she will work closely with FONPLATA PIU to coordinate on reporting and communications regarding EIB financed projects.
Task description: 
  • Together with FONPLATA PIU define the work plan and task for the TA and regularly update as needed.
  • Report to FONPLATA and EIB on the progress of the TA activities and results and provide inputs to assess TA implementation.
  • Support FONPLATA in the discussion with potential beneficiaries to identify climate change investment opportunities
  • During appraisal stages, provide recommendations on how to integrate climate change considerations in project design and how to estimate climate change cost/contribution of investments
  • Promote the development of training activities for FONPLATA staff in climate change adaptation in basic infrastructure investments, including in water supply, transport, and urban planning.
  • Assist FONPLATA in identify opportunities to conduct climate risk and vulnerability assessments and the preparation of terms of reference.
  • Quality assurance of project fiche and reporting documents to be submitted by FONPLATA to EIB.
  • Coordinate the international team of experts and provide support to FONPLATA as needed to ensure EIB financed projects meet the conditions set in the finance contract.
  • Assist to elaborate and prepare the workshops to be organised during the TA with the collaboration of FONPLATA and the EIB’s supervision.
  • Assist in any other tasks required to ensure the quality of the project.

Qualifications and skills

  • University degree, preferably at Masters’ level, in Civil Engineering or Business Management or related field or equivalent
  • Proven Project management skills
  • Computer literacy including ability to use the advanced functions of MS office to create reports and customised spreadsheets for financial analysis and management reporting purposes;
  • Fluency in Spanish, and excellent speaking and drafting skills in English are mandatory. Knowledge of Portuguese would be an advantage.

General Professional Experience

  • At least 15 years of related professional experience (Note that international experience is considered as professional experience gained outside the expert’s country of nationality or, when the case, of long-term (over 10 years) residence).
  • At least 5 years of experience of working in a project management position, including management of staff or experts.
  • Management experience accumulated in IFIs-financed projects would be an asset.

Specific Professional experience

  • Professional experience in at least two projects multi-sector projects at urban or regional levels in public and social infrastructure and social cohesion preferably in Latin American countries.
  • Proven experience in training/capacity building/institutional development and/or support to PIU/PMU;
  • Extensive experience on coordinating procurement, environmental, social and governance standards in projects and/or programmes, as evidenced by at least 3 years of relevant professional experience;
  • Extensive experience on climate change projects as evidenced in the participation of three elaboration of climate risk and vulnerability assessments or the application on climate change adaptation in at least three projects
  • Knowledge of EIB and international policies, rules and guidelines in the areas of procurement, environment, social and governance would be an advantage.
  • Experience working with Multilateral Development Banks (MDB) would be an advantage.
How to apply: 

If you are interested in this position, please send us your application by email. The application should contain the following documents and information:

  • Your CV in English, preferably in EU format.
  • A list of reference persons with their contact details, if they are not already included in the CV.
  • Signed Privacy Statement (see attachment).
  • Your salary expectations in EUR.

Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Contact person: 

Mariamelia Abellan Perez