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Climate Finance Specialist (Junior)

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Location: Basel, Switzerland.

Schedule: Full-time

Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension

Start date: As soon as possible

Deadline for applications: Friday 8 August 2021

A Swiss work permit or EU citizenship is required. EU work permits or student visas for nonEuropeans are not eligible.


About BASE

The Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) is a Swiss not-for-profit foundation and a Specialised Partner of United Nations Environment. BASE was established in 2001 with the objective of mobilising investment and finance into sustainable energy and climate change solutions. BASE is one of the few organisations fully dedicated to developing innovative business models, smart financing and out-of-the box-approaches to drive investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency and green solutions. BASE combines expertise in technology, markets, economics, finance and business development to deliver effective solutions for every project and builds bridges between sectors and actors at the nexus between climate solutions, finance and international development.

Description

We are seeking a dedicated Climate Finance Specialist (Junior) to support and join the BASE’s team working on climate change mitigation and adaptation finance projects in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America. The candidate will be responsible for conducting research and analysis, drafting reports and participating in stakeholder engagement efforts for sustainable energy finance projects; drafting project proposals to support BASE’s fundraising efforts; and supporting interactions with a wide range of experts and entities including development agencies, multilateral and national financial institutions, sustainable energy technology providers, enterprises and others. The role may involve some travel abroad.

Professional requirements

  • A post-graduate university degree in a relevant field (environmental science, climate finance, sustainable energy engineering, development economics, or similar).
  • Masters and PhD holders (or international equivalents) are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Relevant professional experience in roles related to mitigation and adaptation climate finance, energy efficiency, renewable energy, green investments, finance, climate change is a strong advantage.
  • Experience in developing countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia or Latin America is a strong advantage.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills in energy engineering, finance or economics is a strong advantage.
  • Proven excellence in written and verbal communication.
  • Fluency in English is essential. Fluency in Spanish or French is a strong advantage. Fluency in other languages is also an advantage.

Personal attributes

  • A high degree of self-motivation, positive attitude, drive and the ability to contribute to a multicultural, team-based work environment.
  • Enthusiasm for, and commitment to climate change and international development work. Experience working in developing countries is a plus.
  • Strong networking capacity, and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask, work flexibly, creatively and under pressure in response to client needs or changing demands.
  • Extremely well organised. Highest ethical standards.

Location: Basel, Switzerland.

Schedule: Full-time

Duration: 12 months with the possibility of extension

Start date: As soon as possible

Deadline for applications: Friday 8 August 2021

A Swiss work permit or EU citizenship is required. EU work…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in Switzerland
Associated Location
22 Elisabethenstrasse, Basel, BS 4051, Switzerland

How to Apply

Applications to be submitted electronically to: vacancies@energy-base.org prior to the deadline. Please include the following documents in word or pdf format (applications should be a maximum of four pages):

  • Motivation letter briefly outlining your qualifications and experience as it relates to the position.
  • CV with name and contact details of 3 references who may be contacted by BASE.

Applications to be submitted electronically to: vacancies@energy-base.org prior to the deadline. Please include the following documents in word or pdf format (applications…

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