International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Consultant (Green Buildings)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Job Description

  IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest Global Development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2020, we invested $22 billion in private companies and Financial Institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end Extreme Poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org IFC’s Green Buildings Market Transformation Program (GBMTP) aims to catalyze a virtuous cycle of supply and demand for resource-efficient building construction and ownership. A main thrust of the GBMTP is to create a paradigm shift by setting a metrics-driven standard of what constitutes a green building, and to reward property developers for meeting these standards through IFC’s green building certification program called EDGE – (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies). IFC works through third party certification providers to administer and confirm compliance with the EDGE standard. IFC, together with its certification providers, works to educate the real estate market on the value of designing and certifying their buildings as green with the aim of promoting the rapid growth of the green building market. The GBMTP is currently active and has footholds in four regions including Latin America and the Caribbean (in Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico and Peru), East Asia (in China, Indonesia, Philippines and Vietnam), South Asia (in India) and Africa (in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa). The goal of the GBMTP program is to increase the percentage of energy efficient buildings that are constructed in a region or sector. The program is funded by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) as the Market Accelerator for Green Construction (MAGC) program. The focus of the MAGC program is to incentivize Financial institutions to offer green products to the construction industry and the end home buyer and to build the market for green construction. This position requires a technically-inclined consultant comfortable with the quantitative side of high-performance buildings. The Green Buildings Operations Officer will help the GBMTP team to put in place the measures necessary to successfully develop EDGE technical development, Building Resilience Index development, Global Training Platform, relevant technical knowledge development and global EDGE partner support. The candidate should be able to work independently and as a team player. Role & Responsibilities: The Operations Officer will work with the Green building Industry Specialist, Global Operations Lead and the Country Leads on delivering his/her tasks. The Operations Officer will report to the Green Building Industry Specialist. And assist on other initiatives under GBMTP as the need arises. The position is based in Washington, D.C., with occasional international travel. Green and Resilience Buildings: • Lead the technical development of EDGE and Buildings Resilience Index on including but not limited to building retrofits, existing buildings, new technologies and new building sectors; • Produce, review and implement processes and strategy to expand and deepen the technical documents; • Support green building clients globally on variety of projects such as technical advice, engineering support and design; • Manage cost studies for green and resilient buildings including but not limited to cost of measures and cost of utilities globally; • Improve the EDGE baseline data for all countries; and • Improve materials embodied carbon data for EDGE data base. Scale up training and improved exam systems: • Green buildings training end to end strategy development and implementation; and • Update and grow the EDGE testing and exam delivery systems globally. Technical Support/capacity buildings to EDGE partners: • Work with EDGE reviewers, auditors and EDGE Experts to improve quality of service to EDGE clients. Quality control of technical content including publications, and reporting: • Publications will be in multiple formats such as white papers, knowledge materials, presentations, technical demos, videos, user guides and reports. Selection Criteria • MSc or PhD degree in engineering, architecture, green buildings, resilience or other related fields with a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience; • Experience with IT product development or App development is a plus; • Proven experience in green buildings and new products with deep knowledge of the sector; • Prior experience in working on multinational projects especially in emerging markets is a plus; • Experience in providing training in green buildings; • Experience with green building certification systems and an understanding of how the EDGE APP and LEED and BREEAM systems function is a plus; • Being an EDGE Expert or Auditor is a plus; • Excellent verbal, written and visual communication skills; • Experience in working with diversified stakeholders and clients; • Excellent organizational, planning, and project management skills; • Ability to thrive under pressure and function effectively under tight deadlines, while managing multiple projects simultaneously; • Spoken and written fluency in English; • Knowledge of additional languages is a plus. Note: The selected candidate will be offered a one-year appointment, renewable for an additional one year, at the discretion of the World Bank Group, and subject to a lifetime maximum ET Appointment of two years. If an ET appointment ends before a full year, it is considered as a full year toward the lifetime maximum. Former and current ET staff who have completed all or any portion of their second-year ET appointment are not eligible for future ET appointments. Poverty has no borders, neither does excellence. We succeed because of our differences and we continuously search for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds from around the globe.
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