Terms of Reference – Climate Finance Advisor

Role:  Climate Finance Advisor 
Function:  Contributing to the implementation of the V20’s work plan in assisting the V20 members with their cooperation, advocacy and partnerships activities as relate to the V20 in DC
Principal Program:Financing & Implementation
Start Date:  01 May 2023
Duration:Two years
Compensation/Benefits:Internationally competitive 
Occupation Rate:Full-Time
SupervisorSenior Manager Financing and Implementation 
Contract Type:International Consultancy

Organizational Context

Aroha was established with its seat in Geneva in 2017 as an independent, international non-profit organization operating worldwide. Aroha aims to avert climate chaos by mobilizing actions towards limiting global warming to 1.5ºC, enhancing protection of vulnerable communities and ecosystems, and maximizing benefits of the transition to a climate resilient future. Towards these objectives, Aroha operates in partnership with public and private entities across four principal work domains:

  • Policy Shift: Contributing to the development of policies to ensure action consistent with averting climate chaos
  • Financing and Implementation: Contributing to the effective financing and supporting the implementation of actions to avert climate chaos, including through the work of the Financial Future Center (FFC), hosted at Aroha
  • Communications and Partnerships: Contributing to awareness and understanding and developing and sustaining partnerships vital to averting climate chaos
  • Administration: Supporting Aroha’s programs in the policy, financing and implementation, and communications and partnerships domains with effective internal finance and administration systems

Through a dedicated partnership agreement with the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA), Managing Partner and secretariat host of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20), Aroha collaborates to deliver advice and support to activities of the CVF and V20, inclusive the domains of policy and analysis, partnerships and communications, events organization and administration.

Furthermore, the Financial Futures Center, which is hosted in Aroha, aims to support developing country governments, civil society/development partners, and the investment community with different types of economic and financial climate risk-based analysis and data to support informed decision-making on investment and technological pathways to achieve maximal resilience and high shares of renewable energy.

Position Purpose

The Climate Finance Advisor role is primarily focused on contributing to the implementation of the V20’s work plan in assisting the V20 members with their cooperation, advocacy and partnerships activities as related to the V20.

Reporting Relationships 

The Climate Finance Advisor will report to the Senior Manager Financing and Implementation. 

Duties and Responsibilities

As detailed below, the Climate Finance Advisor will focus on contributing to the following V20 activities by performing the following core duties:

●  Work alongside V20 advisors with ED offices in the World Bank and IMF to corral more political capital for climate vulnerable countries within the World Bank and the IMF on issues relating to development positive climate action such as Climate Prosperity Plans for adaptation, loss and damage, carbon financing and the low-carbon transition, etc.

●  Support efforts of coalition building with ED offices in the World Bank and IMF to course-correct the Bretton Woods System with climate vulnerable economies represented in global governance and implementation rules

●  Support the V20 and V20 Secretariat to facilitate engagements that strengthen/increase participation of Finance Ministries across the V20, G24, G7 and G20 in climate action

●  Advance the vision of the V20 amongst major stakeholders such as the Accra-Marrakech agenda

●  Liaise with Deal Teams on the development of the pipeline of projects for CPPs

●  Liaise with Deal Teams on the financing of CPP projects from public and private sources

●  Working with the V20 Secretariat to track the implementation of CPPs and assessing their effectiveness in achieving intended goals

●  Engage with international financial institutions in Washington DC including the Global Environment Facility as a key implementer of the V20 Loss and Damage Funding Program

●  Engage with US government and civil society allies to support V20 advocacy and needs

●  Work alongside CVF/V20 colleagues in Washington DC-related engagement

All Aroha personnel will be expected to contribute, from time to time, to responsibilities and duties outside of their core functions during specific phases of work where major events and activities demand contributions of all or much of the organization’s personnel. Work during such phases may also be subject to alternative direction and supervision.



Holder of a master’s degree or equivalent (advanced degree) in Finance, Economics or related fields.


Over 10 years of previous relevant professional work experience and a demonstrated interest in sustainable development, climate change, sustainable finance and/or environmental protection policy projects. Experience engaging with multilateral development banks is a distinct asset.

Competencies, Skills & Languages

●  Understanding of critical issues in sustainable development, international climate change policy, and climate finance;

●  Demonstrated understanding of the administrative and political functioning of multilateral institutions;

●  Ability to write reports and produce briefing materials for high-level officials;

●  Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Google Suite;

●  Strong organizational skills, including the ability to identify clear objectives, prioritize effectively, and use time efficiently;

●  Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills;

●  Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, as well as individually;

●  Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines; and

●  Proficiency in English is required.


Contract Duration

The initial contract duration stated in the Summary section may be subject to extension, although any extension is dependent on work performance, program needs, available finance and other factors.

Working Hours & Modalities

The yearly compensation for the Assignment is set at the Summary section.

The Climate Finance Advisor is expected to work during core business hours of 10am – 4pm (local time).


An industry-competitive remuneration at international rates will be provided based on the candidate’s experience and working location.  

How to Apply

  • Contact : [email protected]; [email protected]
  • Include a resume (CV) and cover note explaining your interest and motivation for this post. Please send your documents under the following file name: CV_Lastname.pdf
  • CoverLetter_Lastname.pdf
  • Indicate any flexibility or constraints with respect to the start date

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. References and copies of university degrees/vocational certificates may be requested.

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