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Climate Finance Specialist

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

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About Asian Disaster Preparedness Center

ADPC is an autonomous international organization with a vision to reduce disaster and climate risk impacts on communities and countries in Asia and the Pacific by working with all key stakeholders.

Established in 1986 as a technical capacity building center, ADPC has grown and expanded its role to be for scientific, educational, developmental and humanitarian purposes. ADPC employs a wide range of professional expertise typically required for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and Climate Resilience (CR) in an effective manner.

ADPC develops and implements cross-sectoral projects/programs on the strategic themes of risk governance, urban resilience, climate resilience, health risk management, preparedness for response and resilient recovery. Our strategic themes are complemented and underpinned by the cross-cutting themes of gender and diversity, regional and transboundary cooperation as well as poverty and livelihoods.

Through its work, ADPC supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the New Urban Agenda, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the agenda defined at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, and other relevant international frameworks

For details, please refer to ADPC website at

Department introduction

The Risk Governance Department of ADPC aims to support countries in the region to strengthening risk governance systems, strategy, policy and planning, and institutional competency on their resilient development pathways. This includes improving disaster risk management systems, mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate resilience (CR) aspects and considerations into development planning processes and implementation, enhancing synergy and coherent actions across multi-layer risk governance and development sectors; and integrating risk in investment decisions and public finance. We also provide technical support to national and local governments, communities, and private sector organizations to make strides in establishing innovative, evidence-based and tested methods, tools and practices, for effective, inclusive and targeted risk reduction, employing multidisciplinary DRR and CR knowhow. 

The Department also works to improve regional and cross-boundary cooperation for DRR and CR. Through regional mechanisms and platforms, we support in building and sustaining momentum to achieve coherent policy and strategy, amplifying good practices through south-south knowledge exchange and sharing of lesson learned, as well as leveraging and facilitating multi-stakeholder collaboration and potential partnership among countries and a wide array of DRR and CR stakeholders and development partners in Asia and the Pacific.

Statement of intent

The Climate Finance Specialist will provide technical inputs in ADPC’s projects with various International Financial Institutions (IFI’s) project on public and private climate finance, and to contribute to ADPC’s work on climate change in the region. The Climate Finance Specialist will provide support remotely and face-to-face with country team and consultants. 

The Climate Finance Specialist will be based in Bangkok, Thailand. 


It is not the intent of this Position Description to cover every aspect of the position requirements, rather to highlight the most important areas of personal and joint responsibilities. 

Duties and responsibilities

The Climate Finance Specialist will provide the following:

  • Lead Climate Finance initiatives across various ADPC projects, offering expertise on climate public finance and climate finance topics to staff, national counterparts, and partners.
  • Direct the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Project implemented in Mongolia, supporting technical and national teams with policy-based loans and climate policy reform implementation.
  • Lead and facilitate the trainings on Financing for Climate and Disaster Resilience in collaboration with ADPC Academy.
  • Develop key knowledge products: Research Analysis of Public Finance Management systems in Nepal and Pakistan, Climate Policy Actions and Briefs in Mongolia, and other policy scenarios to be used to enhance capacity to develop high-quality proposals.
  • Contribute and coordinate the implementation of related topics on climate public investments, climate finance, local adaptation plan of action (LAPA) for the World Bank Project – CARE for South Asia Project and deliver key outputs and actions under this project.
  • Lead the coordination of GCF related discussions with key member countries GCF-related discussions with member countries and lead the development of Readiness Proposals to foster a pipeline of climate investments.
  • Support ADPC in the accreditation process for the Green Climate Fund.
  • Develop and prepare training and information materials, and implement capacity building activities related to climate public finance under projects (CARE for South Asia and ADB Climate Policy Actions in Mongolia)
  • Facilitate in the preparation of concept notes, and project documents.
  • Perform other relevant tasks as assigned by the Director of Risk Governance, and the Senior Project Manager, Climate and Disaster Resilience


ADPC Core competencies:

  • Integrity: Demonstrates the highest level of commitment and demonstrates respect for persons of concern to ADPC, partners and colleagues in all aspects of work. Ensures that personal and professional behavior is of the highest standard.
  • Diversity Awareness: Able to embrace the uniqueness of all individuals along several dimensions such as race, religious beliefs, ethnicity, age, gender, physical abilities, political beliefs, socio-economic status, disability, political conviction, or any other distinguishing features.
  • Equality Awareness: Understands that each individual has an equal opportunity to make decisions, participate in social activities, perform any work at the organization and to make the most of her/ his life and talents.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration: Works constructively within a team and across teams in ways that allow the achievement of shared objectives. Works effectively with colleagues and partners. Fosters a positive and collaborative environment.

Risk Governance Department functional competencies: 

  • Teamwork and Collaboration - Works constructively within a team and across teams in ways that allow the achievement of shared objectives. Works effectively with colleagues and partners. Fosters a positive and collaborative environment.
  • Results Orientation - Focuses on the delivery of agreed results through the effective management of internal and external resources to achieve results. Demonstrates a commitment to both personal and organizational excellence, with an emphasis on results.
  • Adaptability - Demonstrates flexibility, both intellectually and behaviorally, to adapt to and work effectively in a variety of situations, often under demanding conditions, and to cope with the unforeseen or unexpected. Looks for opportunities presented by change and is not "paralyzed" by new and unusual scenarios. Creates opportunities to improve the way in which they work.
  • Diversity Awareness - Able to embrace the uniqueness of all individuals along several dimensions such as race, religious beliefs, ethnicity, age, gender, physical abilities, political beliefs, socio-economic status, disability, political conviction, or any other distinguishing features.


  • A master or equivalent qualification in the field of climate public finance, economics, environmental science, natural resource management climate change adaptation or any related fields
  • At least 6 years of proven experience in climate public finance in Asia
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the climate public finance and policy-based loans in the region, well as knowledge of financial institutions and their operations
  • Good knowledge of the climate public finance and policy sector in the region and developed ability to identify and engage relevant stakeholders, both public and private.
  • Strong technical understanding on climate public finance and innovative instruments (e.g policy-based loan) especially related to IFI’s workspace in Asia-Pacific
  • Strong technical understanding and knowledge of green economy and climate change
  • Direct experience in the accreditation process of GCF would be an asset.
  • Strong analytical skills and solid understanding of climate responsive public investments program systems, public finance management and climate change budget tagging, climate metrics (e.g taxonomies), climate-informed policies and planning frameworks and sectoral interventions
  • Familiar with inter-governmental and multi-lateral organization work
  • Proven ability to work in a team with strong communication skills and capacity to work under pressure and short deadlines
  • Cross cultural awareness and ability to work amongst a diverse group of staff, and partners
  • Required computer proficiencies: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams
  • Experience in training and capacity building would be an asset
  • Excellent English proficiency in oral and written communication, including a demonstrated track record in technical report writing and ability to communicate technical matters effectively to general audience.

Reporting and relationships

The Climate Finance Specialist will report to Director, Risk Governance Department, with technical oversight from the Senior Project Manager, Climate and Disaster Resilience.

Selection method 

The candidate will be selected in accordance with ADPC’s recruitment process and policy guidelines.

How to apply

Interested Candidates can submit the completed ADPC application form, (downloadable from, resume, copy of degrees/certificate(s) together with a cover letter, to: within 2 January 2024 midnight Bangkok time.

Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

ADPC encourage diversity in its workplace and support an inclusive work environment.


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