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Climate Finance Director

Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy, helping policymakers around the world develop, promote, and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests. CCAP is a collegial, non-hierarchical organization known for its emphasis on cutting edge analyses, productive policy dialogues, and on-the-ground delivery of transformative policy programs and projects. This is a unique opportunity for the right person to make a significant contribution to achieving pragmatic and effective policy change in a variety of policy environments around the world. 

Position Description

CCAP is seeking a proactive, creative policy thinker with outstanding analytic ability, well developed people skills, and experience developing new project ideas, raising the requisite funds, and managing successful delivery of work products.  

The Climate Finance program vision is to accelerate transformative climate finance by mobilizing financial resources from the public and private sector and raising ambition to drive the decarbonization pathway and net-zero emissions in 2050. The Program mission is to provide integrated solutions and insights on climate finance including:

  • Decarbonization and Low-carbon Transition solutions

  • Sustainable Finance

  • Access to climate finance

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop and direct technical, economic and policy analyses on climate mitigation strategies in developing countries in collaboration with host country decision makers and key stakeholders;

  • Oversee/manage the Climate Finance team, and provide thought leadership on climate finance in coordination with CCAP programs heads to reach CCAP strategic vision across program areas (e.g. carbon markets and climate action);

  • Help to develop and write CCAP’s positions on international climate policy and climate finance, particularly in relation to international climate funds (e.g. CIF, GCF, NAMA Facility, GEF);

  • Engage international, regional, and national development banks and public and private financial institutions in financing transformational mitigation programs and projects;

  • Further CCAP’s position in the international climate finance landscape;

  • Advocate on climate finance positions and agenda with the international negotiations process;

  • Proactively liaise with outside technical consultants, experts, and international policymakers on various assignments;

  • Represent CCAP at international conferences and trainings;

  • Fundraise and strategic planning for the program; and

  • Other duties as assigned. 


The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience conducting technical, economic and policy analyses with a view to designing a comprehensive project proposal with minimal oversight. In addition, s/he will have an in-depth understanding of current international climate policy issues as well as strong resource and project management, analytic and communication skills. Qualified candidates should possess the following attributes and experiences:

  • At least 10 years of demonstrated experience conducting technical, economic and policy analyses to inform climate change and/or energy policy or project planning;

  • Proven ability to engage with high-level officials from governments, financial institutions and the private sector; 

  • In-depth knowledge of current international climate finance forums and issues, especially access to international climate funds, Article 2.1.c and Article 13 of the Paris Agreement. In addition, candidates should be familiar with various climate finance instruments and mechanisms and how they can be used to enhance the enabling conditions of markets;

  • Superior quantitative skills a plus, oral and written communication skills in English with the ability to write for both policy and technical audiences;

  • Fluency in Spanish and/or French a plus;

  • Master’s degree in public policy, environmental economics, business, finance or related field; 

  • Ability to travel internationally up to 20% for periods of up to 2 weeks at a time;

  • The flexibility and proven ability to be a team player in a collaborative environment; and

  •  Strong people skills including a sense of humor, adaptability, humility, and creativity. 


Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications on leading the Climate Finance program, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample (e.g. publication or technical report) should be sent to:  Please type “Climate Finance Director” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. 

The Center for Clean Air Policy is an equal opportunity employer. 

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