Associate Director, Public Banks and Development


E3G is an independent think tank working globally to achieve a safe climate for all and is
consistently ranked among the world’s most influential environmental think tanks. We have a
strong track record over 15 years of delivering innovative diplomatic, policy and institutional
changes at national and international levels and we are rapidly growing our international

As a recognised global leader in climate diplomacy, geopolitics and international governance we
are increasing our capacity to shape the integration of climate change into geopolitical
relations and make international governance regimes fit for purpose in a climate changed world.

Role and Responsibilities

We are taking our work on Public Banks and Development to the next level and as a result, we
are seeking an experienced development finance practitioner and thought leader to lead our new
Public Banks and Development Programme and the supporting team based in the UK, US and across
the EU. Key to addressing the climate crisis is the question of how to mobilise finance at
scale and pace to support a global transition in all of the world’s countries and this role
will deliver a vital contribution towards achieving this. 

Reporting to the CEO, you will be an active member of the E3G Senior Management Team, working
to ensure E3G has the strategies, systems, capacity and capabilities to deliver its evolving
mission. Setting and leading the strategic direction of the Public Banks and Development Team
you will draw together, coordinate and amplify expertise and research from across E3G
programmes on clean economy, finance and resilience, fossil transition, climate diplomacy, and
political economy to support the shaping of public views in key countries on transformative
reforms to development finance institutions.

Responsible for producing high-quality thought leadership and ongoing analysis, you will lead
and motivate your team in undertaking analysis, developing practical policy and institutional
proposals on multiple issues related to Public Banks and Development. You will use your
connections and expertise to ensure E3G is a regular advisor to governments and international
institutions on political analysis, strategy and diplomatic priorities.

You will manage all activities within your programme portfolio and provide support and guidance
to deliver these to the required quality-time-cost standards for E3G and our funders. You will
be based in either our London or Washington DC offices, although other locations may be
considered for exceptional candidates.

Experience and qualifications 

  • Have 10-15 years of experience working on issues related to public banks and/or development
    and/or UNFCCC finance issues; covering leadership, analytical and management roles. Experience
    of climate issues is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Demonstrate a solid grasp of global geopolitical trends, dynamics and developments and have a
    good understanding of how international institutions work and evolve. Ideally, you have been
    directly involved in major multilateral diplomatic processes at a high level.
  • Demonstrate a significant track record of achievements, thought leadership and
    problem-solving including experience in building consensus inside and between organisations
    around sensitive issues, creating and facilitating dialogue and agreement.
  • Operate confidently at high and “expert” level, in the worlds of government, business, the
    media and civil society.
  • With experience of major complex projects, you can demonstrate how you have successfully
    built and managed teams, delivered collective outputs and managed budgets. Experience of
    managing multi-national teams across different locations would be a distinct advantage.
  • Experience of fundraising from philanthropic and/or government sources would be an advantage.
  • You will be used to operating internationally, with a high degree of cultural sensitivity and
    possessing strong personal networks at an international level would be an advantage.
  • You will possess and be able to demonstrate your passion for innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Be an inspirational leader capable of motivating and facilitating teams.
  • Have strong written and spoken English. Good knowledge of at least one other language would
    be an advantage.

Further Details

E3G offers flexible working arrangements and operates a hybrid-based working approach. We
require candidates to demonstrate that they have the right to live and work in the jurisdiction
in which E3G employs them, unfortunately, E3G is unable to provide relocation assistance or
visa support.

Salary – up to £100,000 (more may be available for an exceptional candidate). Benefits include
25 days of vacation annually plus additional leave between Christmas and New Year, travel and
hospitalisation insurance and pension contributions.

Application information

Please submit your application in English and include: 

  • A CV of a maximum of two pages;
  • A cover letter of maximum one page outlining your motivation for applying

The deadline for applications is November 20, 2023.

Due to the volume of responses we receive we will not be able to reply to every applicant.
Therefore, unfortunately, if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date,
please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates
regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.
We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and
actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

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