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Green Bankable Projects (BP) Originator

World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

This is a Full-time position in Lusaka posted 21/04/2022.

Green Bankable Projects (BP) Originator Jobs in World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Lusaka vacancies in Lusaka at World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

# Job Description

Are you a dynamic, innovative and impact driven individual who would like to
contribute to sustainable conservation through sustainable investment that
delivers a green development future. Then you are the candidate that WWF
World Wide Fund for Nature is looking for. WWF is an International Non-
Governmental Organization that deals with conservation of nature. Our mission
is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a
future in which humans live in harmony with nature. WWF-Zambia Country Office
WWF-ZCO is seeking to hire a competent and highly motivated Bankable
Projects BP Originator for a new project to catalyse private sector
companies and producers to transition from unsustainable production to green
and sustainable investments in Zambia with a focus on delivery of bankable
projects in the Kafue Flats in Zambia.

TERMS OF REFERENCE

Position Title: ? Green Bankable Projects BP Originator

Nature of Job: ? Full Time Job

Duration: ? 1 year

Reports to: ?WWF Zambia Private Sector Engagement Manager

Location: ? Lusaka, Zambia

ABOUT WWF

The World-Wide Fund for Nature WWF is the world’s leading independent
conservation organization with a global network in over 100 countries. Our
mission is to stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to
build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. We have been
working in Zambia since 1962 organizing our efforts across Freshwater,
Wildlife, Forests and People.

BACKGROUND-DUTCH FUND FOR CLIMATE AND DEVELOPMENT

Climate change poses an unprecedented threat to humanity in the 21st century.
With notable shortfalls in funding and a dominant focus on climate mitigation
by global financing parties to date, Dutch development bank Nederlandse
Financierings-Maatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. “FMO” has partnered
with Climate Fund Managers “CFM”, Worldwide Fund for Nature Netherlands
“WWF” and SNV Netherlands Development Organisation “SNV” to manage the
Dutch Fund for Climate and Development DFCD. The Netherlands based
consortium will be led by FMO and i provide finance and Technical Assistance
TA to projects with a focus on climate change adaptation; ii mobilize
external private sector funding at scale; and iii align directly with DFCD
Theory of Change ToC. A substantial allocation of investments will be
reserved for OECD DAC Least Developed Countries LDCs and other Netherlands
development cooperation priority countries collectively, ‘the focus
countries’.

Investments made by the consortium parties will seek to improve the wellbeing,
economic prospects and livelihoods of vulnerable groups – particularly women
and children – and, enhance the health of critical ecosystems – from water
basins to rivers, tropical rainforests, marshland and mangroves. The
consortium’s activities will also help protect communities and cities from the
increasing frequency of extreme weather events and benefit depleting
biodiversity in areas that provide people with water, food, medicine and
economic opportunity. To achieve the DFCD mandate the consortium will be
structured with three separate but operationally linked ‘Facilities’ each with
a unique role across the project lifecycle; each with a unique thematic sub-
sector focus.

The Origination Facility OF will be managed by WWF-NL and SNV collectively.
The OF is positioned exclusively for project identification and
pre-feasibility development activities with a cross DFCD thematic subsector
focus. This window will seek to leverage the landscape strategy for activity
sourcing and develop opportunities into viable business cases for the other
two investment facilities. The OF will provide grant funding and TA for its
activities.

The Opportunity

The Bankable Project Originator/ Expert will focus on developing green
business propositions, catalyzing large scale green bankable projects that
will contribute to a sustainable landscape vision and plan. These would
include innovative and concrete projects on climate-smart agriculture,
sustainable water , food security and ecosystem restoration
solutions that deliver measurable economic, sustainable and environmental
returns. These should contribute to climate resilient and inclusive
developments in the landscapes where they are proposed. The role will support
the WWF office in the process of identifying and securing the private sector
to lead these projects. This process has started. WWF facilitates public-
private collaboration and attraction of investments that will scale up such
climate action projects at the landscape level and attract investments both
from investors within and outside of the landscape, while tackling the impacts
of climate change. The Originator will also analyze business opportunities and
existing bottlenecks and contribute to improving the enabling environment to
promote private sector investment in green technologies.

By identifying the right type of projects and supporting those through the
process towards getting realized incl. connecting to adequate funders, WWF
helps to create a direct positive net impact on the river basins and forestry
landscapes that these businesses depend on to make profit and thrive. This
role will also lead the development of a green outcomes fund for Zambia that
will support build a new generation of green smallholder producers and SMEs.
Eventually, via proven green investment, we hope to inspire others to take a
similar approach to creating impact. Also, directing funding into improvements
in basins and landscapes puts pressure on local authorities to improve the
governance.

You’ll be reporting to the Corporate Engagement Manager in WWF Zambia and will
closely coordinate with the DFCD team in WWF NL.

Role and responsibilities

The main tasks of the BP Originator will include the following:

–>Identify and secure the right type of green projects to promote at landscape level that contribute to the landscape finance and investment plan and vision
–>Analyzing business opportunities and existing bottlenecks in order to promote private sector investment in green technologies
–>Build relationships with Local business and secure a pipeline development in following sectors: water, environmental protection, forestry and agriculture aligned with DFCD mandate and WWF national strategies.
–>Project management, incl. coordination, planning, implementation and reporting of DFCD projects.
–>Build relationships and partner with relevant partner organisations in the financial, business and development finance sectors.
–>Regularly monitor and report progress on implementation progress and collect data on indicators and results.
–>Ensure the project is delivering results and contributing towards the objectives and strategies of DFCD
–>Support local WWF office on project origination, engagement with investees, investors and other financial institutions.
–>Training colleagues in conservation departments in the region on concepts of landscape finance and bankable projects.
–>Provide WWF Zambia input into the freshwater, finance and markets practices
–>Support development of business cases for conservation related bankable projects and enabling environment to secure support from financial markets and financial sector players on green financial solutions
–>Identify and lead efforts to secure collective actions by private sector to secure nature or water at catchment levels

Who are you?

The BP Originator must bring a combination of project development and
management experience; including experience in finance, investments or
business corporate sustainability.

Qualifications, experience and competencies required:

–>Master’s degree in the field of Economics, Finance or Business
–>Minimum 5 years of experience in business development, private sector finance and/or impact investment
–>Strong local private and financial sector investments experience
–>Strong financial and budgeting experience
–>Fluent in English.
–>Preferably experience with public donors

Desired Skills and Competencies

–>Analytical, strategic; sees the big picture
–>Proven organizational, diplomatic and negotiating skills that yield positive results on the sustainability agenda, especially as it relates to the finance and business world
–>Strong ability to lead the implementation of large-sized projects, including working with and coordinating funding partners, third parties and users
–>Ability to work effectively as a team member with a wide range of individuals across cultures and time zones
–>Independent worker, pro-active in thinking about opportunities to further improve the work
–>Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
–>Experience of working in emerging markets is an asset
–>Strong interest in nature conservation and the mission of WWF
–>Prior experience in assessing financial institutions and climate risks would be an advantage

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Email:: wwfcareers@wwfzam.org

Applications must include a cover letter and CV with full contact details of
three referees sent as one file with subject line “ Bankable Projects
Originator – Zambia”, to The People, Culture & Operations Manager – Zambia
through **wwfcareers@wwfzam.org** to be received not later than 5th May, 2022

WWF is an equal opportunity employer and committed to having a diverse
workforce.

This job description covers the main tasks and conveys the spirit of the sort
of tasks that are anticipated proactively from staff. Other tasks may be
assigned as necessary according to the project’s/ organization’s needs.

Green Bankable Projects (BP) Originator Jobs in World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Lusaka vacancies in Lusaka at World Wildlife Fund (WWF)

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