Apply: DAI Country Lead

Deadline: 18 August 2023

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Development Alternatives Incorporated (DAI) is seeking to fill the position of Country Lead, Greening Financial Systems Technical Assistance.

DAI is an international development company addressing fundamental social and economic development problems caused by inefficient markets, ineffective governance, and instability.


  • Provide guidance and market intelligence in the country
  • Assure leadership and representation of the GFS TA in fora and initiatives that could foster synergies and collaboration
  • Collaborate with the global GFS implementation team
  • Organise and facilitate quarterly country project steering groups (CPSG) which may be virtual, in-person and/or hybrid
  • Check in, through virtual calls or physical meetings, on a monthly basis
  • Develop and maintain good relationships with key public sector stakeholders
  • Work with the Lead KE and TA sub-assignment team leads to fine-tune awareness of climate risk and green finance knowledge and capacity building needs within the financial sector
  • Develop qualitative information on in-country TA sub-assignments for inclusion in DAI GFS semi-annual reports to the EIB
  • oversee the implementation of the communications and visibility plan designed by the ISP and approved by EIB
  • Prepare quarterly short blog posts or briefing notes on interesting national climate risk or green finance developments
  • Support the technical leads in the preparation of blog posts and briefing notes related to specific TA sub-assignments


  • Master’s degree in Financial Management, Business Administration, Sciences, Environmental Economics, Climate Change, Economics, Econometrics, International Relations, or a relevant advanced degree
  • Understanding of both the national and international green and climate finance landscape, including the state of implementation of nationally determined contributions, how national commitments before the Paris Agreement are tracked, and how financial institutions currently approach, and/or which financial institutions are active with respect to climate action, climate risk management and green finance
  • Awareness of national green and climate finance initiatives that fit within the GFS programme and the ability to reach country representatives of those initiatives when and as needed to carry out the functions of the country lead role
  • General understanding of climate risk management, stress tests and scenario building, as well as experience in supporting reporting under the TCFD, IFRS and other standards for climate risk disclosures and reporting
  • Proven capacities in efficient coordination and oversight of complex and simultaneous project activities
  • Ability to provide guidance and oversight to small teams including when such teams are working remotely
  • Experience in designing and delivering training programmes, workshops and presentations for diverse stakeholder groups, preferably with emphasis on financial system stakeholders
  • Understanding of financial markets, commercial bank operations and key elements of credit analysis, particularly with regard to ESG due diligence, and climate finance
  • Knowledge of the activities and programmes of national development banks and specialised public sector lending institutions, and the activities, products and services of domestic financial institutions, especially with respect to the use of green credit lines
  • Capacity to provide strategic and executive insight, including the assessment of promising coordination and synergies with other programmes operating in parallel to the GFS TA programme
  • Ten years, minimum, of experience in serving the financial sector, with proven experience in climate, credit and market risk management, development and use of green, climate and blended finance approaches and tools, reporting and standards, as well as environmental, social and governance best practices
  • Proven experience with institutional and capacity development in the climate change and climate finance sector, including green and climate transactions, standards and reporting
  • Experience in working with regulated financial institutions with respect to green and climate finance, SME finance, strategies, policies, product development and/or general approaches to targeted lending and risk management
  • Experience working in/with bilateral/multilateral programmes
  • Strong presentation, facilitation and report writing skills
  • Proficiency with basic office applications, including MS Office
  • Ability to work under pressure with tight deadlines, including the ability to integrate feedback from team members and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated excellent command of spoken and written English

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