Junior Climate Finance Officer, Guatemala
The Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute (WRI) is seeking a Junior Climate Finance Officer to support our work on climate finance in Guatemala. The mission of the Sustainable Finance Center is to promote the shift of finance away from environmentally unsustainable activities towards environmentally sustainable ones. The Center does this through deep, multi-year partnerships with other WRI Programs and key external organizations. The Center recently launched a partnership to provide research and analytical support to the Guatemalan Ministry of Finance.
WRI is seeking a Junior Climate Finance Officer to sit within the Directorate of Public Credit at the Ministry of Finance. As the Junior Climate Finance Officer, you will help to develop and coordinate the climate finance programs and policies, identify a robust pipeline of climate projects, provide updates on regional and international climate finance circumstances, and assist in formulating country positions on international climate finance. You will work in collaboration with WRI’s country manager for climate finance.
This position is based in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Guatemalan citizens are strongly preferred. This is a two-year position.
With support and guidance from WRI colleagues:
- Help the Guatemalan government develop, launch, and successfully mainstream relevant national climate finance policies and strategies into Government planning processes.
- Support the development of a pipeline of climate change projects that are eligible for funding from multilateral, regional, and/or national sources.
- Help identify opportunities to improve the monitoring and evaluation of climate finance flows in Guatemala.
- Contribute to the Guatemalan Government’s knowledge base with statistical analysis, briefs and other knowledge products.
- Contribute to WRI publications and communication products.
- Assist in the organizing of meetings, consultations, and special events.
- Bachelor’s degree in accounting, financing, economics, climate change policy, or similar
- Desire to learn about climate change and climate resilient development
- Desire to learn about financial reporting standards and financial regulations
- Demonstrated ability to be responsive to employer needs
- Excellent communication skills (written and oral) in English and Spanish
- Possess strong technical, analytical, data interpretation, and computer skills
- Guatemalan citizenship is strongly preferred
- Postgraduate degree in relevant field
- Experience working on climate change and climate resilient development
- Experience working on financial reporting standards and financial regulations
- Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment and see the implications of proposed changes
- Demonstrated ability to be creative and open to change
- Demonstrated ability to identify issues and negotiate successful outcomes
How to Apply
Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.
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