Job Requirements


Post-graduate education

Work experience:

7 years

Language skills:


Job Summary

Salary Range:


Contract Type:

Full time

CAP’s primary focus is on advancing solutions to market barriers, and subsequentially raising awareness around those solutions. The project seeks to support innovative solutions. Innovative solutions can be understood as new, first-of-a-kind solutions in a particular market. Where possible, the CAP will prioritize innovative solutions which promise high impact, transform and/or disrupt established approaches.

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has provided initial seed-funding to establish the CAP in the form of an initial grant. UNDP is the project implementing entity and the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI), as a Responsible Party to UNDP, will implement specific pre-identified activities.

The CAP National Coordinator (NC) will be based in Kampala, Uganda, and will support the UNDP Country Office in Uganda and the global CAP Project Team in the successful execution of the CAP project’s in-country activities in Uganda and other regional activities. The NC will also contribute to the implementation of the project’s global offer.

The NC will provide both administrative and technical input for the implementation of CAP in Uganda and will contribute to the CAP global activities. Administratively, the NC will support the day-to-day running of the project’s in-country/in-region activities, while technically, the NC will draw on his/her financial expertise to guide the project’s direction and activities.

As a primary objective, the NC will assist in identifying and bringing together relevant stakeholders (e.g. energy companies, investors, DFIs, government, development partners, etc.) in order to source, assess, and support showcase CAP financial aggregation transactions. The NC will work closely with the CAP Project Coordinator to first define the CAP’s assistance to these transactions (e.g. providing technical assistance related to SPV structuring, regulatory matters, etc.) and thereafter organize and support the delivery of such assistance.

The NC will lead the development of a detailed market assessment providing in-depth analysis and vision for financial aggregation for Uganda. The NC will also contribute to the production of other knowledge products, including national action plans, case studies, blog posts.

The NC will support UNDP CO in Uganda to establish a National Working Group (NWG) consisting of relevant stakeholders in Uganda. The NWG may be embedded as a workstream into an already existing working group, depending on the most appropriate set up identified and existing platforms. The purpose of the working group will be to guide and inform the CAP’s in-country activities, including proposing suitable showcase transactions and providing inputs into the market assessments, CAP national action plans, and CAP market development activities. The working group will also act as a broader forum to facilitate networking, coordination, and sharing of information amongst national actors. The NC may support the secretariat of the NWG.

Masters or equivalent degree in energy, finance, engineering, business administration, or other closely related fields.


–          At least 7 years or more professional experience working in the area of clean energy finance.

–          Experience in financing low-carbon energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, with financial aggregation and securitization transaction experience a significant advantage, particularly if in the PAYG solar market or in Uganda;

–          Experience working in developing country contexts, with experience in Uganda and an existing network of relevant stakeholders in the country, a significant advantage;

–           Experience working with multilateral organizations, development banks, and/or the UN system preferred.


Administrative responsibilities:

• Act as the local representative of the CAP and operate under an approved annual budget with a set of targeted objectives, including around knowledge management, and knowledge product creation activities with inputs from the global CAP team and UNDP Uganda Country Office;

• Support UNDP CO in Uganda in establishing and overseeing the CAP National Working Group and its activities;

• Lead the CAP in-country market development / barrier-removal activities;

• Lead activities related to supporting CAP’s in-country showcase transaction(s);

• Manage CAP knowledge products, including market assessments, CAP national action plans, case studies, etc.

• Liaise and communicate regularly with the global CAP team and assist the implementation of activities related to the project’s global offer, including awareness-raising, knowledge management, and participating in global initiatives;

• Support the coordination of UNDP country offices for the CAP’s in-country activities;

• Closely coordinate and maintain working-level contacts with project partners on project implementation;

• Support the recruitment/procurement and coordination of project consultants or service providers supporting in-country CAP activities;

• Organize working group meetings, workshops, webinars, or other events;

• Contribute to UNDP and GEF monitoring and reporting requirements as needed;

• Assist in preparing and reviewing reports, work plans, info packs, and other materials;

• Assist in managing the project’s financial resources, including reporting, both internally and externally;

• Support the organization of Project Board meetings, including the preparation of board documents and materials;

• Create and maintain a database of relevant stakeholders at the national/regional or global level;

• Support and assist the global CAP team on administrative matters, as and when needed;

• Preparation of project progress reports, annual work plans, and contribution to the Country office reporting requirements.

Technical responsibilities:

• Provide guidance and oversight, and set high standards for the CAP’s technical planning, activities, and products in Uganda. This will include:

o Latest developments – Incorporate an up-to-date technical understanding of financial aggregation for small-scale, low-carbon energy, in Uganda;

o Strategic direction – Ensure a strong and relevant CAP value proposition, responsive to latest developments and financial aggregation opportunities in Uganda, particularly with respect to PAYG solar markets, and other low carbon energy technologies such as clean cooking, e-mobility, and energy efficiency;

o Knowledge products. Utilize market and strategic expertise to contribute to market assessments and CAP national action plans.

• Prospect, develop and manage relationships with the CAP’s partners and relevant stakeholders in Uganda, including but not limited to energy companies, financial institutions (private and public), intermediaries, energy-sector entities, and government ministries;

• Lead the development of a detailed country market assessment on financial aggregation;

• Identify and support in-country showcase financial aggregation transaction(s);

• Develop and update a CAP national action plan setting out specific barrier-removal activities that the CAP will pursue in the particular market.

• Support activities related to market development and barrier removal efforts;

• Develop local partnerships and through a process of active engagement with the key project partners including UNCDF, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, private sector among others, and deliberation, establish an outcome-oriented focused National Working Group (NWG) for the CAP.

• Lead and support the activities of the NWG and depending on the defined structure, support the Secretariat role of the NWG.

• Develop knowledge products, including case studies, and assessment of specific in-country market barriers and solutions for financial aggregation;

• Promote CAP’s vision and role in Uganda, acting as the primary interface with the market and UNDP.

• Represent CAP at industry meetings and events, including delivering talks and presentations in Uganda and more broadly East Africa, and other global locations.

• Contribute to the CAP website content including blogs, transaction announcements, papers, and links to other knowledge products.

• Advise on opportunities to augment the CAP’s initial seed funding, expanding the CAP into new areas and increasing the CAP’s impact;

• Align and create synergies between the CAP activities and other project activities on energy and climate change implemented by UNDP in Uganda as per the Country Programme Document 2021-2025.


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