Technical Advisor - Climate Change

(Grade A2-A4)
€78,000 to €111,600 (tax free) + Benefits
(Four year fixed-term contract with possibility of renewal)

Climate change is the world's greatest challenge.
You'll be our greatest asset in mitigating it.

Are you highly skilled in carrying out climate-related, environmental and social risk and impact assessments for multinational projects? Do you have expert understanding of the latest methodologies and best practice regarding Environmental and Social Safeguards Policy (ESSP) and/or Environmental and Social standards (E&S) ? Then you can significantly strengthen the Environmental and Social Sustainability Unit of our Technical Assessment and Monitoring Directorate, focusing on the climate change and environmental aspects of the crucial projects we lead and support.

Bringing together 42 member countries, the CEB finances and responds to emergency situations and actively enhances the living conditions of the most disadvantaged groups. Strengthening social cohesion and building thriving communities in Europe, we drive inclusive growth, bolster economic sustainability - and create exceptional careers.

Shaping our sustainability framework, you will ensure we effectively manage climate-related risks at project level whilst actively identifying opportunities for investments in improving resilience. At the same time, you will fine-tune our methodologies in line with the Paris Agreement, develop a project pipeline for our Green Social Investment Fund and maximise donor contributions to bring about positive change, giving you considerable variety and an extremely high profile.

To join us, you should possess:

  • A postgraduate qualification, preferably in engineering, environmental management, environmental science or environmental economics.
  • Extensive professional experience in a similar role, ideally including some exposure to multilateral financial institutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of international standards and best practice, such as EU Taxonomy, Paris Alignment approaches, and environmental and social safeguards.
  • The interpersonal and technical skills to monitor and influence borrowers' management of climate-related issues.
  • Outstanding analytical and problem-solving skills and proven ability to take clear and considered decisions.
  • Full fluency in English backed by a good command of French (or willingness to learn).

In return, you can expect an excellent tax-free salary and a comprehensive package of benefits, including a contributory pension plan, medical and personal insurance, family allowances where appropriate, and potentially reimbursement of relocation expenses.

Applications should be made in English or French using the Council of Europe Development Bank online application system at https://ceb.profils.org before the deadline of 22 August 2021.

published: 25 June 2021     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.