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CGIAR considers sustainable finance as a key lever for change in the sustainability agenda and a crucial driver to support the transition to sustainable and climate resilient food systems. Greater engagement in sustainable finance will contribute to reducing poverty, improvements in food and nutrition security and protection and regeneration of natural resources and ecosystem services. To that end, we work with governments, international financial institutions, asset owners, asset managers and corporates to help reorient and leverage capital flows towards innovative investments in sustainable food systems.


Requirements
  • Advanced degree in Economics, Finance or Business Administration required
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in sustainable finance, climate finance, impact investing and/or venture capital
  • Sound experience working with asset owners, asset managers, corporates, public and private donors etc.
  • Experience working in East and Southern Africa
  • Sound experience providing hands-on support to businesses, and in particular agribusinessesSolid knowledge of innovative financial instruments and in particular sustainable land use and climate smart food systems
  • Good understanding of food systems and climate related challenges in developing countries, and how environmental and social issues relate to business risks and opportunities


Responsibilities
CGIAR considers sustainable finance as a key lever for change in the sustainability agenda and a crucial driver to support the transition to sustainable and climate resilient food systems. Greater engagement in sustainable finance will contribute to reducing poverty, improvements in food and nutrition security and protection and regeneration of natural resources and ecosystem services. To that end, we work with governments, international financial institutions, asset owners, asset managers and corporates to help reorient and leverage capital flows towards innovative investments in sustainable food systems.


Requirements
  • Advanced degree in Economics, Finance or Business Administration required
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in sustainable finance, climate finance, impact investing and/or venture capital
  • Sound experience working with asset owners, asset managers, corporates, public and private donors etc.
  • Experience working in East and Southern Africa
  • Sound experience providing hands-on support to businesses, and in particular agribusinessesSolid knowledge of innovative financial instruments and in particular sustainable land use and climate smart food systems
  • Good understanding of food systems and climate related challenges in developing countries, and how environmental and social issues relate to business risks and opportunities


  • Support AICCRA to work with public and specifically private investors to develop and execute innovative strategies and investment solutions for sustainable food systems
  • Design of financial mechanisms and delivery channels that can accelerate deployment of larger pools of private capital in sustainable and resilient food systems.    
  • Support accelerator program mes to identify a pipeline of commercially attractive business models (SMEs) to link with private investment 
  • Manage and implement complex research assignments. This will include collaborating with AICCRA scientists and technical experts to outline draft proposals, conduct complex analysis, and take responsibility for the deliverable of final high-quality work products.
  • Keep abreast of the latest innovations on sustainable finance and sustainable food systems.


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