Project Manager – GCF Readiness Support to Angola
Deadline: (23:59 KST) 29/08/2023
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PROJECT MANAGER ROLE CONTEXT
The Ministry of Environment (MINAMB) in the capacity of National Designated Authority (NDA) for Climate Finance has received grant funding from Green Climate Fund (GCF) to undertake a two-year Readiness project with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) as delivery partner.
The project objectives are to support the development of the criteria and framework to nominate two direct access entities to the GCF; support the strengthening of the systems (including human, technical and institutional capacity) within the NDA in areas relevant to the objectives of the GCF and establish a mechanism and system within the NDA to enable the NDA to fulfil its roles and responsibilities to enhance their ability to access climate finance.
In addition, it will support the enhancement of coordination mechanisms and no objection procedures following multi- stakeholder consensus; develop Angola’s GCF country programme and a strategy for private sector mobilization and a climate finance tagging system for tracking internal and external financial flows. At the final stage, this Readiness grant will develop or improve two concept notes for submission to the GCF.
The Project Manager will lead the implementation of the project “Readiness Support to strengthen Angola NDA’s institutional capacity, mechanism and Country Programming for strategic engagement with GCF” which aims to directly enhance Angola’s readiness to access climate finance and develop the GCF Angola Country Programme. The GCF Project Manager/Lead will be the point of contact and lead the stakeholder engagement with the NDA staff, other key coordinating ministries, Direct Access Entities (DAEs) and potential DAEs, and other in-country key stakeholders.
The Project Manager will provide project management and technical support and lead the supervision of the project operations, implementation, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation; provide oversight to the implementation of the project through coordination and communication with high-level, local, and private sector stakeholders.
This support will be in close collaboration with the Ministry of Environment (MINAMB) which is Angola’s National Designated Authority (NDA) to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The position will report directly to GGGI’s Regional Director for Africa and will be supervised locally by the NDA/Ministry representative/focal point. S/he will be based in Angola upon arrangement with the NDA.
PROJECT MANAGER PURPOSE
- Strengthen country capacity of the NDA by enhancing coordination mechanisms for inter-institutional coordination including engagement with the GCF, establish and operationalise No-Objection Letters procedure at the NDA level and a system for screening, selecting, reviewing, and facilitating climate change projects established.
- Develop NDA’s website containing information on climate finance to strengthen the knowledge of in-country key stakeholders.
- Commence the development of the monitoring and oversight system for GCF support to Angola.
- Support the NDA to establish a broad-based multi-stakeholder engagement process. This includes the development of the GCF Country Programme.
- Support the selection and nomination process for two institutions to become potential direct access entities (DAEs).
- Support the development of a strategy for private sector mobilization and a climate finance tagging system for tracking internal and external financial flows.
- Develop two concept notes for submission to the GCF.
PROJECT MANAGER ENGAGEMENT
Working with the NDA, GGGI, consultants and partners at all stages in the project implementation process by providing technical inputs where needed and ensure alignment with both GCF and GGGI’s strategies and policies as well as assuring the overall direction and integrity of the project, and project administration.
- Maintain regular and constructive contact with other national and international organizations working on climate change projects in Angola.
- Facilitate effective communication and decision-making between GCF, GGGI, NDA and all stakeholders to ensure ongoing stakeholder cohesion and effective process management.
- Represent GGGI externally as delegated by the Regional Director for Africa, including but not limited to donor meetings, project areas etc.
- Assist with the development of the GCF country programme and in the design and development of the two concept notes.
- Facilitate engagement with the private sector as part of development of the strategy for private sector mobilization to improve the availability of finance for climate change projects.
- Support the development of a climate finance tagging system for tracking internal and external financial flows.
- Provision of direction and guidance to project implementation team and responsible parties;
- Identification and obtaining any support and advice required for the management, planning and control of the project.
- Maintain strong working relationships with key officials in government particularly MINAMB and other relevant public and private institutions. Ensure all stakeholders are and remain satisfied with GGGI’s service delivery, contributing positively to GGGI’s reputation.
PROJECT MANAGER DELIVERY
The Project Manager is expected to deliver the following:
- An agreed upon Workplan for the project period for GGGI-NDA cooperation.
- Identification and advice on the need for adjustments to the workplan, opportunities for innovation and new cooperation and project opportunities resulting in adjusted agreed upon Workplans (the workplan will be regularly adjusted by the Candidate and his/her team in close cooperation with NDA)
- All deliverables as agreed upon in the workplan are delivered with high quality, within budget and the agreed upon timeline. This includes (but is not limited to) the design and implementation of the Budget Tracking Policy, the GCF operational mechanism, the GCF Country Programme, the GCF policy and process of proposal/concept reviews and the issuance of the No-Objection-Letters (NOL), the design and development of the GCF project concept notes, the development of the strategy for private sector mobilization, design, and development of the NDA’s website.
- Develop the M&E Framework and tools based on existing and evaluation practices and aligned with GCF requirements. Continuous M&E and risk analysis will be executed to be able to flag and advise upon any necessary deviations from the original workplan.
- The Project Manager candidate is responsible for all deliverables as stated in the proposal submitted and approved by the GCF including all GCF related reporting requirements (both financial and technical).
- Ensure that knowledge exchange, capacity building and relevant mechanisms are successfully implemented ensuring GGGI’s visibility both in Country as well as internationally. This includes multiple capacity building workshops, high-level multi-stakeholder dialogues.
PROJECT MANAGER REQUIREMENTS
PROJECT MANAGER QUALIFICATIONS
- Advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in economics, finance, business administration, climate change / environmental policy, engineering, or a related field.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Portuguese is mandatory.
- Preferably 7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in international climate project management or development.
- Extensive management experience and competencies in leading teams.
- Proven track record in originating and developing climate change adaptation and mitigation projects. Prior success in securing funding from bilateral/multilateral funds is a major plus.
- Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze and synthesize diverse information.
- Ability to work with a range of stakeholders, including academia, banks, non-bank financial institutions, capital markets authorities, microfinance institutions, government officials, project investors, and CSOs.
- Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions.
- Good team player who can work as a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team member, motivate and lead group efforts and network effectively.
- Familiarity in working with international donors and government agencies in Angola is a strong asset.
PROJECT MANAGE FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES
- Experience in policy formulation, capacity building and multi-stakeholder engagement
- A strong track record in undertaking research, analyzing country trends and drawing lessons learned
- A solid understanding of the Climate financing in Angola
- Well-grounded in matters of public services delivery from a public and private sector perspective with an understanding of Government policy and strategy formulation/implementation mechanisms at national and sub-national levels within a multi-sectoral context in Angola.
- Highly developed technical and strategic knowledge of planning, policy and strategy, infrastructure services, alternative financing, institutional reforms and governance.
- Excellent understanding and experience in institutional capacity support.
- Excellent organizational and management understanding and demonstrated experience with successful mainstreaming of safeguards, gender, poverty reduction and social inclusion.
- Demonstrated understanding of principles of green climate financing
- Demonstrated experience in managing projects that are supported and/or implemented by both international and local consultants.
- Experience in mobilization of resources from financial institutions and development partners.
- Experience in participating in the development/preparation of pipeline projects.
- Excellent facilitation and capacity building skills.
PROJECT MANAGER CORPORATE COMPETENCIES
- Understand and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision and values.
- Promote the optimum use of public resources
- Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership.
- Process and share information easily.
- Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.
- Promote creativity and innovation among staff.
- Be able to lead where needed and provide solutions to project-level challenge.
PROJECT MANAGER WORKING CONDITIONS
The Project Manager is an X10 grade level in GGGI’s national salary scale. Determination of base salary is subject to candidate’s experience, academic background, and internal equity. GGGI provides 15% of base salary towards retirement plan/long-term savings, 27 days of annual leave, and private health insurance. This Project Manager role is a national position and does not include relocation benefits.
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