Result of Service
The ultimate outcome of this project is ‘to improve rural livelihoods in Indonesia with a focus on women’. This ultimate outcome will be facilitated through intermediate outcomes which are: (i) increased longer term (>5yr) investment in climate smart agricultural and forestry practices in Indonesia, (ii) reduced or avoided GHG emissions from the agricultural sector in Indonesia, and (iii) enhanced access to employment opportunities for women in climate-smart agricultural and forestry supply chains in Indonesia.Work Location
The contract will be for 12 months on a full-time basis.Duties and Responsibilities
UNEP is the voice for the environment within the United Nations system. UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnerships in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. In Indonesia, UNEP in partnerships with ICRAF (the recipient in this Agreement), BNP Paribas and ADM Capital has established the Tropical Landscapes Finance Facility (TLFF) since 2016. As a Government of Indonesia supported initiative, TLFF provides long-term funding at scale, largely for rural smallholder livelihood and renewable energy projects for marginalized communities. The TLFF is intended to bridge the gap between the government, private sector and communities, coordinating cross-functionally to bring about large-scale positive change. TLFF responsibilities are currently under UNEP.
The Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is supporting UNEP/TLFF through its TLFF Grant Fund (TLGF) window to disburse conventional grants to potential applicants, which will help them become bankable and facilitate the mobilization of investment capital. It will be closely link with the objectives of FIAP and Canada’s feminist approach to climate finance by demonstrating the business case for investments at the nexus of gender and climate change and building a market for gender responsive climate projects. The ultimate outcome of this project is ‘to improve rural livelihoods in Indonesia with a focus on women’. This ultimate outcome will be facilitated through intermediate outcomes which are: (i) increased longer term (>5yr) investment in climate smart agricultural and forestry practices in Indonesia, (ii) reduced or avoided GHG emissions from the agricultural sector in Indonesia, and (iii) enhanced access to employment opportunities for women in climate-smart agricultural and forestry supply chains in Indonesia. The project scope is within Indonesia and closely affiliated and shares its objectives to the Land Use Finance Unit and UNREDD Program. As such, it is fully aligned with UNEP’s Climate Change sub-programs and contribute to the Government of Indonesia’s Medium-Term Plan Strategy.
2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
Investment Coordinator supports implementation of Grant Fund and TLFF sustainable finance programs. The overall objective of the Investment Coordinator is to build partnerships with relevant development agencies and private sectors to identify investment opportunities, coordinate research into project financial capabilities and the investment risks, capitalization, and others, and support the Head of TLFF Secretariat and the Investment Principals in developing and managing the blended finance and sustainable investment pipeline. The Investment Coordinator supports the overall TLFF investment programs and project concept developments. During project selection and implementation, the Investment Coordinator liaise with the ESG officers and other functions to ensure the investment goals are aligned with overall development objectives of the TLFF. The Investment Coordinator may support the fundraising activities for the TLFF project pipeline and support the Investment Principals in managing investment deal cycle. The personnel will be based in Jakarta and work under supervision of the Head of TLFF Secretariat and Investment Principals of ADM Capital group
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1.Project Delivery and Performance
• Supports efforts to document office activities and conduct associated outreach/communication; including event summaries of proceedings, newsletter articles, other publications as required
• Helps originate and execute project debt transactions
• Rechecking and consolidating database of sustainable development stakeholders in Indonesia
• Support TLFF Management on resource mobilization activities
• Contribute data and analysis to the development of TLGF’s project pipeline
• Examine and assess market trends, financial statements and various other indicators and factors to determine suitable investment strategies
• Build solid and sustainable relationships with clients
• Conduct data research and contribute to study/paper development
• Work closely together with the TLLF Fund Manager (ADM Capital)’s Hong Kong team on origination and execution
• Supports the compilation of credit analysis reports and financial models to allow the investment committee to make informed decisions on new investment opportunities
• Contribute to research to support the platform’s investment programmes
• Consolidate data collection and archive for further analysis
• Support in data analysis and presentation using qualitative tools
• Contribute to scooping exercise to identify renewable energy, agriculture and marine programs
• Support TLFF management on resource mobilization
3. Stakeholder Management:
• Maintenance of close contact with financial institutions, think-tanks and individuals that undertake socially responsible investment in Indonesia
• Liaison with key stakeholders, including international and local non-government organizations, and interest groups and opinion shapers in and outside Indonesia
• Collaborates with a wide array of partners and their sustainable investment focal points in the field of sustainable development
4. Personnel Management:
• Promote teamwork, collaboration, and diversity
• Foster a positive work environment, respectful of both men and women, and ensure that the highest standards of conduct are observed.
• Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
• Actively interact with other team members and/or other UN, INGO’s officials, private sectors, and financial institutions to share case studies, lessons learned and best practice on the Knowledge System.
• Plays a supporting role in ensuring smooth, timely preparation and publication of TLFF’s regular newsletter, fact sheets, articles and annual report.
• Development of advocacy and briefing materials for the TLFF Secretariat for use in engagement with donors, partners and other stakeholders
• Depending on the evolving priorities the TLFF Secretariat, the incumbent may also be required to work on other tasks as assigned by the Head of TLFF Secretariat and Investment Principals of ADM Capital group.
Academic Qualifications: • A diploma in Business Administration, finance, development economics, or equivalent. A Bachelor’s and/or Master Degree would be an asset.
Experience: • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in project development, research, consulting, and/or financial institutions
• Experience in developing a professional business plan and financial analysis to support decision making and problem-solving process
• Experience in initiating and managing programs and teams.
• Experience in coordinating events/activities with various international organizations, partner institutions and stakeholders.
• Knowledge on climate change and development issues in general.
d. Other Skills
• Good analytical skills, fully proficient computer skills and use of relevant software and other applications
• Familiarity with the UN system is an asset
e. Functional competencies:
• Ability to work under extreme pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural hazards and humanitarian crisis).
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural environment.
• Ability to manage, organize, plan and implement work assignments
• Cope effectively with competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and non-negotiable deadlines.
Language: • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English and Bahasa is required.
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