Practice Manager: Finance Mobilization for the Climate Change Group

The World Bank
Posted On:
June 14, 2024
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Full Time
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Washington, DC,United States
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Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit

Planet Practice Group and the Climate Change Group 

The Planet Practice Group helps countries address their most complex challenges in the areas of Agriculture and Food; Climate Change; Environment; Natural Resources & Blue Economy; Social Sustainability and Inclusion; and Water.
The Climate Change Group (CCG) is part of the Planet PG and has as key function to support the mainstreaming of climate change across the WBG, in client countries, and with development partners. CCG works across the Bank with Global Practices and Regional Operations to ensure climate considerations are integrated in analytical work, sector and country strategies, development planning and operations. In this manner, CCG enabling the Bank to meet the targets outlined in its Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) 2021-25, and other Corporate Commitments, including those of the new corporate scorecard and the Global Challenges Programs, as well the World Bank Engagement Roadmap for Carbon Markets. CCG supports the Bank and clients mobilize public and private finance, provides technical assistance and operational support, undertakes analytical work and utilizes its convening power to help countries in their transition to low-carbon, climate-resilient development pathways. 

The Climate Finance Mobilization Unit:

Within the CCG, the Climate Finance Mobilization Unit (SCCFM) supports countries to access and leverage effective, inclusive and innovative climate financing solutions integrated with World Bank operations. The primary focus of SCCFM is in the development of policies, technical approaches, and instruments for mainstreaming results-based climate finance and Emissions Reductions Programs in WBG investment operations through the Bank’s regions and global practices. The unit also mobilizes climate finance through long-standing carbon trust funds that deliver innovative, scalable climate action. It supports analytical work and builds partnerships. The unit serves as a “one-stop” shop for the delivery of the Bank’s carbon funds, including: the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), Bio Carbon Fund Initiative for Sustainable Forest Landscapes (BioCF ISFL), Transformative Carbon Asset Facility (TCAF), Carbon Partnership Facility (CPF), and Carbon Initiative for Development (Ci-Dev). It oversees implementation of these programs by the WB; financial and trust fund reporting; asset management; donor relations; mobilization of other sources of finance and manages the overall Umbrella TF issues (SEFF, FINs etc). A new Umbrella Trust Fund has been established recently to cover all result-based carbon/climate finance, Scaling Climate Action by Lowering Emissions and its associated trust fund EnABLE – Enhancing Access to Benefits while Lowering Emissions. SCCFM is developing innovative ways to capitalize this facility. In addition to traditional donors, it will target philanthropies and the private sector. Finally, a Bank-wide working group is exploring innovative financing mechanisms, geared towards crowding in private finance to carbon crediting and results-based finance. SCCFM plays a critical role in shaping and ground-truthing new approaches to mobilizing finance in this area.


CCG is hiring a Practice Manager (PM) for SCCFM, who will manage about 35 staff and report to the Climate Change Global Director. The PM will be part of a cohesive CCG department, including four technical units and a small Front Office team. The PM will also be a member of a collaborative CCG Management Team, the CCG Leadership team and the Climate Change Talent Board.

The Practice Manager will be responsible for:
• Managing the unit staff, setting with each staff member their annual objectives, providing performance feedback throughout the year, and supporting staff in their career development.
• Collectively setting the unit strategy, as part of the broader one-CCG approach, and leading the broad-based team to support delivery, innovation and integration of Results-Based Climate Finance in WBG operations.
• Ensuring the delivery of commitments across the carbon funds, with emphasis on high environmental and social integrity of results. The PM is expected to consolidate and increase the efficiency in the management of these trust funds.
• Developing and providing technical assistance on new methodologies, MRV approaches, approaches to results measurement for mitigation, resilience and adaptation, and other necessary elements relevant for results-based financing further mainstreaming and deepening climate finance and carbon markets across regions and WBG.
• Coordinating across CCG, GPs and Regions in piloting and scaling up climate/ carbon financing in operational dialogue and programs. The PM will do so by providing the enabling environment, supporting analytics and technical assistance across sectors, including for example, in energy, macro-fiscal, and agriculture, and landscapes.
• Playing a lead role in building donor partnerships, coordination and fund-raising for the funds managed by SCCFM in coordination with CCG.
• Ensuring the delivery of high-quality, just-in-time corporate reporting on a continuous basis.
• Working as one-CCG, ensuring coherence and synergies across the four units and contribute to shaping the Climate Agenda for the Bank.
• Substantively contributing to the design and delivery of training programs for Bank staff and clients, focused on but not-limited to delivering the supply of high integrity results-based carbon credits and climate finance.
• Actively participating in Leadership Team and Talent Board, including for Workforce Planning of CCG staff and supporting the careers of Climate-mapped staff across the Bank.

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The World Bank
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Our vision is to create a world without poverty on a livable planet.We are not a bank in the common sense; we are made up of two unique development institutions owned by 189 member countries: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA).Each institution plays a different but collaborative role in advancing the vision of inclusive and sustainable globalization. The IBRD aims to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries, while IDA focuses on the world's poorest countries.Their work is complemented by that of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).Together, we provide low-interest loans, interest-free credits and grants to developing countries for a wide array of purposes that include investments in education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture and environmental and natural resource management.
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