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Kiribati: Climate Finance Advisor Consultant


  • Organization: GGGI - Global Green Growth Institute
  • Location: Suva
  • Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: Closed

Kiribati: Climate Finance Advisor Consultant


Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change. 

The Climate Finance Access Network (CFAN) was established to support developing countries in accessing finance to achieve their climate objectives. By cultivating a network of highly trained climate finance advisors, CFAN builds the capacity of developing countries to (1) identify the sources and instruments for delivering climate finance, (2) establish relationships with climate finance providers, and (3) structure financing for mitigation and adaptation investments. CFAN works across developing countries with a focus on Least Developed Countries and Small Island Developing States and is funded with an initial CAD $9.5 million contribution from the Government of Canada.

The CFAN advisor consultant will be hired by the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) to join a global cohort of climate finance advisors. The postholder will attend a multi-week, cohort-based training program, which includes a technical training as well as relationship-building with public and private finance institutions. The CFAN advisor will take part in the CFAN network and the management of CFAN program/projects, particularly in relation to projects centered on finance, investment and investment planning and related capacity building and training.

The position has an opportunity to be extended to a long-term position based on performance, funding availability and GGGI’s HR process.



The consultant is expected to build a strong project pipeline and complete at least 2 concept notes successfully submitted to Kiribati Government focal point and GGGI. The consultant will also provide 2 training/workshop for Government/civil servants.



GGGI is looking for a consultant who applies his/her specialized knowledge of project concept and project pipeline development, project risk assessment for investing into climate change adaptation and mitigation projects and who has the ability to understand and apply various funding institutions such as GCF and Adaptation Fund.

Tasks of the consultant include but are not limited to:

    • Provide technical support to the Government of Kiribati for accessing the international climate funds
    • Developing a project pipeline and concept notes and supporting submission to relevant funding bodies and investors
    • Analyze financial data and use financial projections to design and recommend suitable financial structures.
    • Coordinate between national ministries to accelerate projects through the investment pipeline.
    • Support both on-going and new project origination activities and actively contribute to accelerating and adding to the green investment project pipeline.
    • Conduct (pre) feasibility assessment of green investment/infrastructure projects and programs engaging all relevant stakeholders and/or supervise other consultants to conduct pre-feasibility study with support from the Regional Lead
    • Perform financial, economic, and regulatory analysis throughout project concept and design stages in collaboration with the country teams and government counterparts.
    • Any other analytical work to ensure that deliverables are provided in a timely manner to support subsequent work and consistent with work plan.
    • Support of building, maintaining, and strengthening partnerships with government counterparts and international/local stakeholders in the public, Non-government Organizations and private sectors.
    • Conduct at least two climate finance workshop for civil servants, on a relevant topic to be decided with Kiribati stakeholders, to ensure building of capacity in-country through knowledge transfer to government officials.
    • Serve as an active member of the CFAN community, including by representing CFAN at events and external meetings, as well as by advancing CFAN’s value-add through peer-to-peer learning, knowledge exchange, and cohort activities.
    • Develop and deliver two tailored capacity building workshops in-country to civil servants and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Support and provide advice where needed on projects and in meetings in Fiji
    • Participate and successfully complete CFAN’s Advisor Training Program

The Consultant will be deployed in the Climate Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development for at least one month if located in Fiji with a targeted mandate to access international and domestic sources of public and private finance and support the ministry in structuring finance for investment in their host country’s priority mitigation and adaptation projects.

Any costs for domestic travel, meetings and workshop venues and catering will be covered separately from this contract. 

The Consultant will organize regular weekly meetings with GGGI Regional Technical Lead to review progress against activities, discuss and plan immediate next steps, pose questions which may arise and receive feedback and guidance.






amount of contract 


Workplan, stakeholder mapping and shortlist of projects report 

February 28, 2023 

USD 2,500


Stakeholder meetings report

March 30, 2023

USD 2,500


First draft of first concept note or funding proposal

April 30, 2023  

USD 7,500


First capacity building training provided to Government/Civil Servant (report)

May 30, 2023

USD 5,000


 First Draft of the second concept note or funding proposal

June 30, 2023

USD 7,500


  First concept note or funding proposal submitted and signed off by Government focal point

July 30, 2023

USD 15,000


Second capacity building training provided to Government/Civil Servant (report)

August 30, 2023

USD 5,000


Second concept note or funding proposal submitted and signed off by Government focal point  

September 30, 2023

USD 15,000




USD 60,000






    • Masters Degree in Finance, Economics, Business, International Development, Climate Change or an area related to the relevant sectors (marine, adaptation, agriculture, forestry, coastal resilience, oceans, etc.); 
    • Minimum 5 years of total experience in relevant areas with significant applied experience in at least one of the sectors in marine, adaptation, agriculture, forestry, coastal resilience, oceans, wastewater, mangrove, nature-based solutions, etc.  
    • Demonstrated know-how in project identification and risk assessment, developing investment plans and/or business case development, financial and/or economic analysis for projects (such as cost-benefit analysis or least cost analysis);  
    • Strong understanding of global landscape of climate change policy and finance, including a deep understanding of the Green Climate Fund mandate, functions and requirements for uses of funding, and the preparation of GCF Funding Proposals; 
    • Experience in day-to-day engagement with Government ministries and agencies and private sector in particular with national development banks; 
    • Demonstrated ability to build and strengthen partnerships, and be responsive to employer needs;  
    • Experience in providing training in project development and climate finance would be an advantage; 
    • Experience working in Kiribati is an advantage
    • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications skills in English are essential as well as excellent team building and interpersonal skills;  
    • Demonstrated ability to identify issues and negotiate successful outcomes; 
    • Experience working in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural and/or cross-sector teams. 
    • Experience coordinating working groups and following-up on actions 
    • Knowledge of environmental and social safeguards would be an advantage 
    • Commitment to gender equality and awareness of gender aspects of sustainable development 
    • Fluency in written and spoken English



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