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Senior Fellow - Sustainable Finance, Climate Program

Organisation Name The Japan Climate Alliance (JCA)
Location Tokyo, Japan
Date Posted 2023-10-04
Job Type Full time hybrid
Job Number 1113526
  • Build your sustainable finance and ESG career
  • Work with the international climate network, learn about energy transition
  • Hybrid role; native Japanese skills and fluent English required


The Organization

The Japan Climate Alliance (JCA), established in 2022 is a non-profit organization with a vision of a just and prosperous society powered by renewable energy.  Although Japan is the fifth largest emitter of greenhouse gases it is yet to demonstrate leadership in tackling climate change, in part due to a severe shortage of well-motivated professionals with the ambition and expertise to work on solving the climate crisis. 

Via its Climate Fellows Program (CFP) the JCA recruits and trains for the Japanese and Asian non-profit sector, Senior Fellows of Sustainable Finance from a wide range of professions, utilizing candidates’ expertise in a variety of fields to take on the challenge of solving the climate crisis. 

Culture and Benefits
  • Paid Fellowship training program on climate change ecosystems and the non-profit sector.
  • Enjoy a collaborative, open, progressive culture with a thriving network of fellows and the alliance itself.
  • Enjoy flexible hybrid working, including partly from the shared office in Toranomon Hills Business Tower, CIC Tokyo.
  • Receive valuable knowledge, build networks, and complete a Fellowship (approx. one year).
  • Be seconded to work in the regional climate action network in sustainable finance role.
The Role

Under this fully compensated Climate Fellows Program, your role will contribute towards the mission to help solve the climate crisis in Japan and Asia. As a Senior Fellow of Sustainable Finance, you will lead financial transformation aiming to achieve net zero.  You will also:
  • Collaborate with financial services organisations and the corporate sector
  • Share your finance sector expertise to strategize climate change initiatives
  • Promote projects related to sustainable finance
  • Cooperate with the fellows and with external partners to maximize engagement capacity
  • Perform other duties as required to advance the Alliance’s agenda
Skills Required

You have at least three to five years of experience in financial/ESG investment and/or sustainable finance related organisations or finance positions, and ideally some knowledge of decarbonization trends in public and private sectors, financial institutions, institutional investors, government agencies, think tanks, etc.
Additionally, you have:
  • A strong interest in the field of clean energy transition
  • Capacity to collaborate with domestic and international climate organizations
  • Native-level Japanese language skills and business-level English proficiency
  • Deep understanding of business etiquette in Japan and overseas
  • Strong motivation to advance your fellowship and work in a think tank or NGO
  • A valid work permit for Japan and native-level Japanese language skills
If you want to use your finance sector expertise to help achieve net zero, please send your resume and cover letter in English, and Japanese addressing the skills required above, quoting reference # 1113526, or call Divya Parmar from NGO Recruitment in Sydney on +61 (0)2 8243 0570 to discuss your interest.

NGO Recruitment values equitable recruitment practices and is committed to representing candidates reflective of the diverse organisations and communities we work with. We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds, ages, and identities, and are happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs. If you are interested in this position and have most of the skills or experience we are looking for, please go ahead and apply.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.