Uganda – Senior Climate Finance Technical Officer

The Senior Climate Finance Technical Officer who will be embedded at MoFPED shall provide on demand driven technical and advisory services to enhance the coordination and mobilization of climate financing in the context of NDC implementation and supporting the Country’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.


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.


Government of Uganda, in pursuit to enhance and realize its ambitious climate goals and sustainable development goals (SDGs), in collaboration with NDC Partnership, developed a 3 year Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Partnership Plan (2018-2021) hinged on 5 outcomes: 1) efficient, operational and gender-responsive policy and institutional framework for the effective governance of climate change in Uganda strengthened; 2) financing for climate change increased and reflected in relevant  planning and budgeting frameworks at national and local levels; 3) effective and institutionalized measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) system for monitoring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and gender responsive adaptation measures; 4) strengthened capacity of government officials, civil society, private sector and academia to effectively integrate NDC-SDG commitment with a gender lens  into existing and future programs and 5) accelerated project financing for NDC implementation.


In line with the foregoing, GGGI has been requested by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) to provide Climate Finance Advisory Services which is financially facilitated by the NDC Partnership Support Unit and GGGI Core Funds with the aim to strengthen and contribute to the Country’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.


To provide this support, GGGI wishes to obtain the services of an experienced locally based Climate Finance practitioner to complement the team of both in-country and GGGI HQ based experts to support the GoU in this regard.


The project takes advantage of GGGI Uganda country program’s achievements so far and established relationship with key government partners. Moreover, it is also complemented by GGGI’s ongoing efforts on mainstreaming green growth and green city development in the country.



The Senior Climate Finance Technical Officer will be part of the Team of both in-country and GGGI HQ based experts to support the GoU and will in this regard:

  • Contribute to analysis on enhancement of the institutional and technical capacity of MoFPED to coordinate climate finance.
  • Assess national financing needs and provide proposals for climate action in consultation with Ministry of Water and Environment (Climate Change Department) and the National Planning Authority.
  • Contribute to and/ advise on-going work related to resource mobilization of financial resources from national and international sources including the private sector.




The Senior Climate Finance Technical Officer shall play a critical role in fostering collaboration among colleagues within GGGI as well as Government Ministries and other expertise from agencies and private sectors to support the establishment of the technical, environmental, social, and financial feasibility of priority and approved concept notes through feasibility studies. This will include conduct initial due diligence of project proposals and assessment of bankability[1] based on on-going initiatives, review and update the key strategies and investment plans related to climate action with the view of developing viable financing solutions, undertake a policy and institutional gap analysis on coherent mobilization of public and private finance for climate action, propose, strengthen, and expand national financing mechanisms e.g., through; innovative financing instruments such as tax instruments, penalties and fines, Green bonds, Carbon pricing – carbon taxation systems, blended finance windows and de-risking mechanisms ,and transition the knowledge and capacity to mobilize and manage climate finance in the MoFPED.




  • Ensure successful completion of the project deliverables detailed in the Scope of Work as agreed between GoU, NDC-P, GGGI and as summarized below:
    • Output UG1.1: A situational analysis report on public and private finance for climate action and a database of climate finance related projects and their level of bankability.
    • Output UG 2.1: A policy paper on viable tax instruments, penalties and fines under climate legal regime to inform the elaboration of a National Green financing vehicle, considering all possible innovative sources.
    • Output UG 3.1: Two (2) feasibility studies for MOPFPED approved project concepts
    • Output UG 4.1: Two (2) Project Idea Notes from Concept Notes developed with Netherlands support to NPA.
  • Identify project delivery issues and ensure effective coordination of project activities and resources to ensure attainment of objectives against established timeframes.
  • Develop execution modality and documents for any proposal. Capture lessons learned to support refinement/improvement of the execution modality.
  • Safeguards, Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion are key for this Project and need to be mainstreamed and/or applied in all deliveries and outputs.






  • A Master’s degree in Environment, Climate Change (Policy), Environment Finance; Natural Resource Management, Development studies, Public Administration, or other related field.
  • 7 years of professional experience in public and private sectors, ideally related to infrastructure and project finance, public Investment, project development, and fundraising.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in these relevant fields with 9 years of relevant experience is also acceptable.
  • 5 years of experience in developing project proposals with renown development partners such as World Bank, African Development Bank, Green Climate Fund, Global Environment Facility, European Union, among others.
  • 3years of substantial experience in business development, capital raising, and/or developing public-private partnerships with a successful track record in climate finance related activities.
  • Experience working with government stakeholders in national and/or regional policy development and implementation in climate change activities.
  • Experience across multiple contexts, and an understanding of international policy debates and challenges in climate finance and economics




  • Proven strong network within Uganda within the required themes,
  • Good understanding of the Ugandan and regional financial markets in relation the Green Growth Development, with direct experience, an advantage.
  • Good understanding of the local context and the relevant policy environment.
  • Detail-oriented striving for quality and consistency in all outputs and communications.
  • Output-oriented, demonstrating creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurial drive.
  • Highly organized and able to effectively and efficiently multi-task and prioritize.
  • Ability to engage multiplicity of stakeholders.
  • Comfortable working both in a team and independently.
  • Understanding of green (climate) financing.
  • Experience in mobilization of resources from financial institutions and development partners is a benefit.
  • Understanding of or experience with the GCF project cycle including Accreditation processes (for other global funds is also possible), Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV) frameworks would be an added advantage.





  • Strategic thinker and solutions-oriented person with good ability to multitask and work in a matrix environment.
  • Ready to anticipate and provide necessary support to the team leader and those who need support.
  • Understand and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect, and partnership.
  • Excels at problem solving, ask questions and seeks support when needed, easily shares information and knowledge with others both internally as externally.
  • Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.
  • Strong ability to work independently and/or remotely, while maintaining productivity.
  • Excellent English oral and written communication skills (a written assignment might be part of the selection process)
  • Experience and strong public speaking skills is an advantage.
  • GGGI Uganda has a Host Country Agreement in place with the Government of Uganda.
  • The selected candidate will report directly to the Deputy Country Representative based in Kampala who is also the Project Manager for the work as being executed in partnership with MoFPED and the NDC Partnership. The candidate will be based in Kampala.
  • For more information on GGGI’s terms and conditions (allowances, health care, education etc) please familiarize yourself with GGGI’s Rules and Regulations that can be found here:
  • The expected starting date for the Technical Advisor Climate Finance is the 1st of March 2021 or as soon as possible.
  • The staff member will report to the Deputy Country Representative, who is also the project Manager for the work as being executed in partnership with MoFPED and the NDC Partnership. The candidate will be based in Kampala.

The signing of the contract is subject to donor approval expected January 2021, the extension is also subject to donor approval expected Q3 2021.