Type d'offre
Poste terrain

Type de contrat

Domaines d'expertises
Développement durable ; Stabilisation et résilience ; Gouvernance économique et financière

Date limite de candidature
10/10/2023 23:59


12 months (renewable until the end of the project)

Description de la mission

The position is part of the Colombo-based Implementation Team which will be responsible for: (i) defining and implementing the intervention strategy; (ii) overall project coordination and monitoring; (iii) stakeholder’s information and consultation; and (iv) the administrative and financial management of the project.

The Green Funding Mobilisation Specialist will be part of the team based in Colombo. She/he will take the lead in the implementation of all activities directly related to supporting the Government of Sri Lanka (GOSL) in developing a pipeline of Green projects and, more broadly speaking, increasing the access of the public to Green funding. She/he will also lead the implementation of all activities related to increasing and facilitating the access of the private sector to sustainable finance. Indicative tasks to be carried out would include:

Main Tasks

  • Proactively advise and identify gaps to bridge in order to achieve the objectives of the project.
  • Develop and lead the implementation of activities to address these needs.
  • Provide advice and support to the GOSL and other stakeholders in the identification of opportunities and the development of projects which could be funded by Development Partners.
  • Support the GOSL in the coordination of European Development Financial Institutions (EDFIs).
  • Lead the implementation of activities related with increasing the pool of private sustainable finance.
  • Liaise with and provide advice to senior national government officials and other high-level and technical policy stakeholders, including the financial industry and private sector, on green finance issues. Manage, supervise and coordinate the work of related short-term experts and service providers.
  • And any other related activities.

Description du projet ou contexte

The EU Green Recovery Facility seeks to use the current economic crisis as an opportunity to support Sri Lanka towards a more sustainable growth trajectory. The ultimate goal would entail achieving a green (and blue) economy that is circular, carbon neutral, and socially inclusive; which, not only, would be more respectful of biodiversity resources and socio-economic/demographic context, but would also provide much needed macroeconomic stability.

In this context, the project would harness policy experiences and knowledge from the EU (e.g. the European Green Deal), along national and regional ones, to contribute to the inclusive green recovery (medium term) and transition (long term) of the Sri-Lankan economy and society.

Sri-Lankan based stakeholders point out the abundance of policy instruments, but regret the lack of implementation of these given policies.

In this context, the Project would more specifically support the mainstreaming of IGE challenges and objectives in the Sri Lankan policy landscape, as well as the facilitation of bringing IGE policy to action by contributing to the following specific objectives (SO):

  • SO1: Support the development and implementation of inclusive national green, blue and sustainable public policies, with participation of women and men in all their diversity.
  • SO2: Improve the business and investment climate in view of promoting an inclusive circular economy (both green and blue).
  • SO3: Increase accessibility and availability to green and sustainable finance.

The specific objectives are designed to complement each other at different levels of implementation, considering the needs emerging from the current context in the country. Together, these three specific objectives should contribute to address Sri Lanka’s challenges for effective IGE policy reform and implementation. The Project should perform a catalytic function on several sides – public sector as well as private sector and civil society organizations (CSOs) – as designed via SO1 to SO3.

Profil souhaité


Bachelors’ degree in Engineering, Environment, Development Economics, Business Administration or equivalent. Any other profile in line with the tasks to be performed can also be considered.

A Master’s degree would be a strong asset.

Proven Experience

  • At least 6 years of overall experience in the following fields: International Cooperation, NGOs and/or Consultancy.
  • At least 3 years of overall experience in Sustainable Development.
  • At least 4 years of experience in the formulation of proposals for and implementation of Green/Sustainable projects.
  • Experience working in close collaboration with governmental institutions for the development (including gap analysis) and implementation of activities.
  • Experience working with Development Partners, in particular with EDFIs.
  • Experience in leading capacity building programmes and/or activities is a strong asset.
  • Experience in structuring sustainable finance operations blended and not blended (bonds issuance, credit lines, equity investments, etc.) is a strong asset.
  • Experience working with emerging markets is a strong asset.
  • Experience in South Asia is an asset.
  • Experience working with Green vertical funds (GCF, GEF, Adaptation Fund, etc.) is an asset.
  • Experience in engaging with senior management in the Finance Industry to advocate for the development of ESG/impact investment strategies and operations is an asset.

Qualification and skills

  • Full professional proficiency in English is mandatory.
  • Professional working proficiency in French is an asset.
  • Knowledge of the EU Sustainable Finance Strategy, Green Financing Taxonomy and related policies is an asset.
  • Strong teamwork skills, initiative, organizational skills and autonomy.
  • Ability to communicate well and reach out, both verbally and in writing, with a wide range of stakeholders including with high level policy makers.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Rigor and ability to write in a clear, precise and concise manner.
  • Personal qualities: analytical and conceptual skills, independent and objective thinking, strong interpersonal skills (e.g. discretion, empathy, inclusiveness, and sensitivity), high personal integrity and professionalism, good organisational and coordination skills.
  • Results and solution-oriented.
  • Strong ability to build, foster and maintain relationships and partnerships.

Informations complémentaires

Form of contract:

  • Full-time.
  • For Sri Lankan candidates: Wage portage.
  • For non Sri Lankan candidates: French law employment contract (CDDU).

Estimated start date: 01/03/2024.

Remuneration: based on profile.

Localisation: Expertise France’s offices at the centre of Colombo

Deadline to apply: 10/10/2023 – 11:59 pm (Paris time). Expertise France reserves the right to select a candidate before this date.

To apply, please send your resume (max. 5 pages) and cover letter (max. 2 pages) via the link below.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Date limite de candidature : 10/10/2023 23:59

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