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Feb 15 / BARD CEP

Manager, Developing Country Projects-Washington, DC

Organization: Center for Clean Air Policy

Position Title: Manager, Developing Country Projects

Location: Washington, DC

Hours & Compensation: Full time. 90,000 – 110,000/annual

Application Deadline: Not listed



The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is hiring for a Manager of Developing Country Projects, to be based in Washington, D.C. Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, non-profit think-tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, national and international levels. CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.


The Manager will be an integral part of CCAP’s cornerstone project, the three-year Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN). Through dialogues/workshops, video conferences, research and on-the-ground policy assistance, MAIN is primarily focused on helping developing countries in Latin America and Asia to develop Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) to reduce greenhouse gases and promote sustainable development. The Manager will be responsible for leading the development and financing of climate mitigation actions in Latin America and Asia. Expected salary range is 90,000 – 110,000 USD per annum depending on individual’s qualifications and experience. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with host countries to identify and design NAMAs by overseeing technical, economic and policy analyses to support and inform the NAMAs
  • Engage in key stakeholder outreach, especially with senior-level policy makers in the host country
  • Lead the financial design of various NAMAs being developed by CCAP
  • Work with international and regional development banks and financial institutions to arrange possible financing for at least one of the NAMAs.
  • Strike partnerships with local financial institutions to leverage international climate financing for the NAMAs.
  • Help shape and disseminate CCAP’s positions on climate finance policy


The successful candidate for the position will be an articulate professional with sophistication, intelligence, drive and experience in infrastructure finance and international development or climate policy. Ideal applicants will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:

  • Minimum of 8 years of international finance & policy analysis experience, with Master’s degree in Business, Public Policy, Law or a related field;
  • Ability to engage with high-level officials from governments, financial institutions and the private sector to advance NAMAs and CCAP’s finance policy vision;
  • In-depth knowledge of various financial mechanisms, trends in international finance and solutions to overcome specific financial barriers and/or influence policy barriers;
  • Experience in drafting, negotiating and analyzing project investment proposals, credit analysis reports, feasibility studies, business plans etc. in the infrastructure sector;
  • Track record of successfully executing financing of infrastructure projects preferably under a public-private partnership model;
  • Ability to create sophisticated financial models in order to design the financing plan for proposed mitigation actions and communicate the results to a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated expertise in at least two of the following sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste, transport
  • Experience working in Latin America and Asia;
  • Developing country experience in preparing techno-economic feasibility studies, by engaging local consultants/experts when necessary, with a view to designing a comprehensive financing or business plan;
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience bringing major deliverables to completion in a team environment with minimal oversight;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English with the ability to write for both policy and analytic audiences and present at conferences. Fluency in Spanish preferred but not mandatory;
  • Experience in fundraising and proposal writing;
  • The flexibility and proven ability to work in a collaborative environment and strong people skills;
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 40% of time for periods up to 2 weeks at a stretch for stakeholder outreach, conducting research, interviews, etc;
  • A sense of humor, adaptability, humility and creativity.


Applications, including a cover letter describing your qualifications, your resume (in Word or PDF format), and one writing sample (containing quantitative or technical analysis including spreadsheet, if possible) should be sent to: Please also reference where you learned of the position. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “Manager, Developing Country Projects” 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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