As part of the Gender and Inclusion Team, the Associate, Gender GEFF Coordinator shall act as the EBRD focal point on Gender and Energy Efficiency Climate Change (E2C2) issues and will design, implement, manage and lead the gender mainstreaming activities as initially outlined in the GEFF Gender Action Plan. S/he will ensure that gender activities in each of the Programme countries or in each GEFF meet the objectives set. The Associate, Gender GEFF Coordinator will provide conceptual and technical guidance and analytical support to locally-based gender experts and implementation consultants in delivering Facility-specific activities. The Associate, Gender GEFF Coordinator shall liaise with internal and external stakeholders and clients to establish partnerships and coalitions to support the effective mainstreaming of gender in the EBRD’s green agenda.
Accountabilities & Responsibilities
The Associate, Gender GEFF Coordinator shall be responsible for the following:
Acting as operational leader for EBRD-led Technical Cooperation (TC) to implement the GEFF Gender Action Plan and ensure delivery of all outputs (interact with the Grant Unit; procurement, contracting, and TC management and monitoring; etc.);
Manage the design and implementation of the gender mainstreaming activities outlined under the GEFF Gender Action Plan;
Promote awareness about the GEFF credit lines among both men and women potential sub-borrowers and ensure the equitable access to climate finance by providing support to outreach activities;
Design online and offline training activities for participating financial institutions (PFIs) in collaboration with the E2C2 department; engage with the PFI Senior Management and hold gender training sessions;
Manage the development of knowledge products - printed, multimedia or other format - and relevant communications and educational materials to disseminate lessons learnt, including providing technical advice and support in the design and implementation of a marketing strategy to disseminate study findings and promote new products identified by baseline assessments; and develop a training module for PB staff based on the results of the assessment; ensure the quality of Facility-level marketing or knowledge products on gender-related issues;
Develop the indicators to be collected at the Programmatic level alongside the relevant templates and ensure the data collection process is streamlined and that the data is collected at the aggregate level;
Reporting functions to GCF and other donors;
Ensure visibility of the gender mainstreaming activities under the Action Plan and the Programme by (i) representing the EBRD during relevant events on gender issues at a country and regional level or during meetings with donors and government agencies; (ii) drafting various press releases, communication materials – e.g. factsheets and brochures for internal and external audience.
Support the delivery of the wider objectives of the SPGE in relation gender mainstreaming in partnership with key programme stakeholders.
Capacity building of E2C2 banking, sectoral banking and gender teams and other EBRD staff on gender in the GEFFs, including through on-the-job technical assistance, tool development, design and delivery of training modules and capacity building events, as needed;
Knowledge management and development in the area of gender and climate change including knowledge and communications and relevant communications and other learning materials;
Knowledge, Skills, Experience & Qualifications
Advanced university degree related to gender issues, climate change, finance or communication will be preferred - namely in Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Geography, Environmental Science, Law, Finance and Communications;
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience working on gender issues – ideally on women’s entrepreneurship and women’s access to finance, climate change, development, microfinance or SME finance;
In-depth understanding of climate change and its differentiated impact on women and men in the context of the EBRD countries of operations;
Experience in the EBRD’s projects with local financial institutions – e.g. Green Economy Financing Facilities, Women in Business, etc. - and their operational procedures, and/or in the EBRD's countries of operations, and/or in the commercial banking sector, and/or in the monitoring and evaluation of donor-funded or government projects would be an advantage;
Experience working in other IFIs, with a focus on the private sector;
Excellent project management and problem-solving skills, and ability to think innovatively and strategically;
Aptitude to lead diverse teams; excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to engage effectively with clients from diverse backgrounds; client-oriented mind-sets
Solid experience in qualitative research methods and analysis; agile learner;
Excellent oral and written English language skills; knowledge of Arabic, French, Russian, or any language of EBRD’s Countries of operations would be an advantage;
Good IT skills, including MS EXCEL, MS PowerPoint and statistical software programmes.
Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does. A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.