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Head Of Green Finance Center Papua New Guinea

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Global Green Growth Institute

Global Green Growth Institute Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea

1 month ago

GGI and the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG) have recognized the importance of enhancing access to credit for individuals and organizations involved in inclusive and environmentally friendly growth endeavors. To address the lack of a standardized framework for identifying environmentally sustainable activities, BPNG, in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI), GGGI, and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), has taken the initiative to develop an Integrated Green Finance Policy (IGFP) specifically tailored to the Papua New Guinea (PNG) context.

The primary objective of the IGFP is to define the concept of green finance within the PNG context, providing clear guidance to government agencies, financial institutions, and private sector entities regarding environmentally responsible initiatives. By establishing a dedicated Green Finance Centre (GFC from now on), this joint effort aims to implement the IGFP effectively and bring... about a fundamental transformation of PNG's financial sector. The envisioned outcome is a financial system that is not only sustainable and resilient but also inclusive, encompassing the diverse needs of the nation.


The Head of the GFC will lead the development and promotion of this initiative. The Head of GFC will undertake preparatory activities for the successful establishment of the GFC, among other activities, such as:
• Provide visionary leadership and strategic direction for the establishment and promotion of the Green Finance Centre (GFC).
• Drive preparatory activities for the successful establishment of the GFC, including developing governing documents, staffing, and creating effective communication platforms.
• Advocate for the value and impact of partnerships with key stakeholders such as the Bank of Papua New Guinea (BPNG), Centre for Excellence in Financial Inclusion (CEFI), in driving inclusive and sustainable financial initiatives with GGGI.
• Provide insight to guide the establishment of the GFC organization which will enable the GFC to govern itself internally, create roles and functions, and mobilize its own resources.


The Head of GFC will be responsible of the following activities:
• Introduce GFC governing documents including mission statement, organizational structure, areas of work, policy manual, strategic plan, charter and bylaws where relevant which define the structure, purpose, and rules of the GFC.
• Develop a five-year GFC strategic plan that incorporate the following areas of work – resource mobilization; communications, partnerships and outreach; and research and knowledge dissemination;
• Organize a GFC budget and work plan for 2023 – 2027 and effective program monitoring ensuring delivery consistent with established and agreed timeframes of the IGFP and other supporting projects and programs of the GFC;
• Organize membership and terms of reference of the Steering Committee and Technical Working Group(s) of the GFC to ensure effective guidance and direction of the GFC;
• Establish a communication plan promoting and advocating the GFC as a trusted advisor on inclusive green finance in PNG to ensure effective awareness and advocacy of the GFC and its services with all stakeholders and the public;
• Organize knowledge management resources and tools to strengthen the quality of GFC services to ensure alignment with GFC mission statement.
• Lead the implementation of the Inclusive Green Finance Policy, ensuring effective coordination and collaboration among stakeholders.
• Secretariat lead for the Inclusive Green Finance Policy Steering Committee and Inclusive Green Finance Technical Working Group;
• Lead in the coordination of the Inclusive Green Finance Policy Implementation Roadmap
• Identify and pursue potential further funding streams to assist deliver of program and unit outcomes
• Contribute to further activities related to GGGI’s PNG Office.

• At least 10 years of experience in the financial sector, preferably in the Pacific region. Candidates should have had leadership roles in a major organization or have overseen significant organizational changes.
• Strong understanding of green/inclusive finance and the challenges faced by borrowers, lenders, and regulators in implementing green/inclusive finance programs in developing countries.
• In-depth knowledge of business models of commercial banks, microfinance institutions, savings and loan societies, and the banking industry in general.
• Excellent communication skills with experience in oversight of communication plans and platforms.
• Proven track record in investor relations and/or resource mobilization.
• Demonstrated ability to build a team, department/division, or organization from the ground up.
• Fluency in English (spoken and written) is a must; familiarity with Tok Pisin is an advantage, and excellence in public speaking.

Papua New Guinea

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