The Organization: The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group, pursues its mission of reducing poverty and improving people s lives by promoting private sector development through investment and advisory services. IFC s Access to Finance business line aims to increase the numbers of people with access to basic financial services, to increase the diversity of financial services available to poor households, and to lower the costs of essential services. In addition, a number of IFC's programs in East Asia and the Pacific address climate change mitigation through a combination of investment and advisory services to financial institutions on sustainable energy finance. The Program: China Utility-Based Energy Efficiency Finance Program (CHUEE) Climate Change is one of the main strategic pillars for IFC in China. The objective of the Program is to increase financing to companies in the area of energy efficiency, renewable energy, cleaner production and emission reduction by mobilizing local financial institutions through the provision of advisory assistance and risk sharing facilities, and by developing marketing partnerships with energy utility companies, energy service companies, equipment vendors, and various other stakeholders, including regulators. The Program was launched in July 2006 and has been highly successful in promoting greater lending to support sustainable development by participating financial institutions. A number of new efforts are underway, including working more in depth at the sub-national level, as well as on product diversification in areas such as SME energy efficiency and water efficiency. Reporting Lines: The position reports jointly to Regional Business Line Leader in Access to Finance and China and Mongolia Country Manager.
Duties and Accountabilities:
The Senior Operations Officer will act as Program Manager for the CHUEE Program and will take overall responsibility for the all aspects of the Program, including design, managerial and financial oversight, day-to-day delivery of advisory services to clients, financial and operational reporting to IFC and donors, and overall quality control of the Program. Specific program deliverables include:
Selection Criteria:Qualifications: The Candidate should be a senior professional with comprehensive and in-depth expertise in project and program management. S/he should be recognized as an expert in the field of sustainable energy finance, and in providing advisory services. S/he routinely leads complex projects and integrates work of other (often multi-disciplinary) professional staff. S/he can interact with clients at the policy level or with senior counterparts in national governments and/or other organizations with confidence. Minimum Requirements
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