The Climate Gender Equity Fund (CGEF) is seeking 2-5 Industry Leaders to join its Advisory Council (remote positions): Apply!!!

Climate Gender Equity Fund (CGEF) Advisory Council Industry Leaders

Location: Global (remote)

Deadline is April 26, 2024.

About CGEF

At COP27, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), with the support of Amazon, launched the Climate Gender Equity Fund (CGEF) as one of the first major activities under USAID’s Climate Finance for Development Accelerator, a $250 million initiative designed to mobilise $2.5 billion in public and private climate investments by 2030 to fund a range of climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions. CGEF is an innovative public-private partnership that seeks to increase access to climate finance for gender-responsive, women-led, and women-benefitting organisations that address climate change.

In its first year, CGEF raised over $20 million and welcomed founding partners Reckitt, The UPS Foundation, and the Visa Foundation alongside USAID and Amazon. CGEF’s grantmaking is managed by 2X Global, an international non-profit membership organisation and the leading global industry body working at the nexus of climate and gender finance.

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About the Role

The CGEF Advisory Council (AC) is made up of CGEF funding partners and independent industry experts at the nexus of climate and gender finance. The purpose of the AC is to drive the strategic vision and direction of CGEF, ensuring that CGEF’s mission to catalyse gender equity in climate finance remains core to all activities.

CGEF is actively seeking 2-5 industry leaders to join its Advisory Council, with a strong emphasis on representation from the Global South. These individuals will encompass a diverse spectrum of national and local actors from the countries where CGEF operates, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies. They will possess significant experience working directly with various relevant entities such as civil society organisations, private sector firms, indigenous groups, and women’s associations. Their invaluable insights will contribute to a comprehensive understanding of the regional, national, and subnational contexts of climate and gender investments within CGEF’s scope.

Their main role involves advising CGEF’s AC members on matters such as the terms of reference for the Request for Proposals (RFP), reviewing reports submitted to the AC, and sharing insights on current trends, opportunities, and challenges in climate and gender investments within CGEF-eligible countries. 

The term of these experts is two years and will be renewed annually, with their appointment and review being the responsibility of CGEF funding contributors and the Executive Management Team. The selection of these industry experts will be carried out by 2X Global.

  • Applications should be submitted online to cgef(at) please use the subject line: “CGEF Advisory Council Industry Experts Application”. Ensure to include a 1-page motivation and your CV as part of your application submission CV as part of your application submission. 2X Global will not receive any applications submitted after Apr 26, 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic guidance on the development of RFPs, ensuring they align with regional and global climate and gender priorities.
  • Analyse and review project proposals, offering constructive feedback to enhance their effectiveness and alignment with CGEF goals.
  • Serve as a liaison between the Advisory Council and relevant local and international stakeholders, facilitating information exchange.
  • Contribute to the development of CGEF’s strategic plans and policies by providing expert insights into regional climate and gender issues.
  • Participate in relevant AC meetings and workshops, offering informed perspectives on various agenda items.


  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in climate change, gender equity, or related fields.
  • A (post)graduate degree in social sciences, economics, engineering, environmental studies, agriculture/forestry, or a related discipline.
  • Extensive experience working with civil society, private sector, indigenous groups, or women’s associations in developing countries or emerging economies.
  • Proficiency in English is essential; additional language skills in Spanish, French, or other UN languages are highly valued.
  • Strong understanding of the intricacies of climate finance and gender issues in a global context.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide strategic advice and constructive feedback in a multicultural setting and proven stakeholder management skills.

Remuneration and expected workload

The AC Industry experts will be offered a US$ 1,000 (one thousand)/day consultancy fee. The expected amount of work is around three days/year per person, which equates to attending 2 – 3 one-hour virtual AC meetings annually, alongside related preparation work for the meeting. While no travel is expected for this assignment, if travel is required all expenses will be covered by 2X Global. 

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted online to cgef(at) please use the subject line: “CGEF Advisory Council Industry Experts Application”. Ensure to include a 1-page motivation and your CV as part of your application submission CV as part of your application submission. 2X Global will not receive any applications submitted after Apr 26, 2024.

About 2X Global

2X Global is a membership and field-building organisation focused on unlocking gender-smart capital at scale. We engage the full spectrum of investment actors, capital providers, and intermediaries working in public and private markets, across both developed and emerging economies towards this mission. Through a broad and diverse set of activities we activate and engage our global community to advance intersectional investment agendas, scale the field, shift mindsets, and facilitate capital deployment. 

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