Project Manager – Global Climate Finance Initiative
Lead an Impactful Global Climate Finance Project with World Climate Foundation!
If you have a keen interest in climate, finance and sustainable investments and would like to learn more about managing international projects, we would like to connect with you!
The World Climate Foundation (WCF), headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a dedicated team of specialists working on a global platform to drive action and impact in climate, biodiversity, and health resilience. Over the past decade, we have facilitated large-scale collaborations among governments, businesses, financial institutions, and international organizations, accelerating the transition to a green economy. Through powerful cross-sector partnerships, we foster innovation and investment in sustainable solutions. You will be part of a team based at WCF to act as Project Manager of the Investment Mobilisation Collaboration Arrangement (IMCA) 2023-2026.
The project manager will lead WCF’s role as Operating Partner for IMCA, which is being coordinated by WCF in Copenhagen, Denmark. The role involves coordinating a large-scale and highly impactful global project, supporting the mobilisation of climate finance for emerging markets and developing economies. You will be collaborating with public and private sector stakeholders, to engage them in the project and supporting to meet the initiatives high-level objectives and outputs. As the Operating Partner for IMCA, WCF aims to support partner countries and the private sector finance sphere join forces in the creation of blended finance vehicles to invest in climate-related projects in emerging markets. This involves creating shared information on project pipelines, collaboration on calls for proposals on climate financing and an eventual collaboration on calls for proposals on broader thematic areas.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Responsible for the management of a global cross-sectoral project, with tasks including maintaining and updating working project databases and plans, delegating action points across the team and broader partners on the project and keeping an overview on project and budget status for reporting to partners.
Create and maintain new global and local partnerships with public and private sector organisations.
Conduct outreach to leading global stakeholders from the public and private sectors to engage in the initiative.
Manage and coordinate high-level events relating to the project, including announcements, workshops and meetings.
Coordinate sub-tasks within the project, covering global information sharing, climate finance vehicle creation (supported by other partners) and outreach for engagement.
3+ years of experience in a project management role, managing complex projects
Experience with private equity/ asset management and its role in financing the green transition & ESG in general
Experience in a Sustainable or Responsible Investment role, including analytics, including exclusions, a variety of climate change metrics, UN SDGs, country risk, blended finance, etc.
Previous experience working in climate finance related projects on emerging markets and international development would be considered a strong advantage
Excellent communications skills (both written and oral), fluency in English is a requirement
Strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
Well organised, proactive, self-motivated and flexible and have the ability to work independently, but also as part of a larger team.
Comfortable coordinating multiple tasks at once, while demonstrating excellent time management and organisational skills in a fast-paced deadline driven team environment.
Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Previous experience in event/workshop coordination considered a strong advantage.
Passion and interest in more recent developments in finance for nature and biodiversity is a plus
We can offer you:
Experience working on international projects/events and with high-level international clients such as international organisations, governments, Fortune 500, financial institutions, etc.
Good working conditions in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
Opportunity to develop professionally in an international organisation with many new initiatives in the planning.
Starts date: as soon as possible. We will review the applications and call candidates for interviews on a rolling basis, so be sure to send it today!
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Please send your applications to: email@example.com with subject: Climate Finance Project Manager.
Applications should be written in English and consist of a short CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience (no more than 2 pages).
WCF is an equal opportunity employer, and we consider all applicants on the basis of qualifications and competencies regardless of and not limited to race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and/or marital status. We are committed to ensuring diversity and equality within our organization and applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Full-time, Special Project