Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Senior manager with 15 years hands-on experience working on climate change issues.  Responsible for negotiating with key stakeholders (Government, private, civil society) to design, implement and evaluate effective carbon mitigation and adaptation programs in over 20 countries throughout Latin America. Raised $185 million for a fund which jump-started world-wide carbon trading and catalyzed over 100 renewable energy projects.  Proven expertise in tailoring strategy to meet challenges, analyzing risk, growing programs, team-building, fostering innovation and delivering results. 

Professional Experience
09/2015 to 03/2016 Selection Committee Member Bickford Senior Living | Urbandale, ,


  • Interviewed college seniors throughout the US who exhibit exceptional promise to become our future leaders in politics, the arts and business to receive one year grants for overseas projects. 
07/2011 to 01/2014 Country Director, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela The World Bank | City, , Peru
  • Strategic leadership for $3 billion portfolio of 60 development projects and 80 annual studies on infrastructure, education, health and climate change with 150 experts.
  • Promoted water resource management projects and analysis in Peru and Bolivia focused on glacier melting effects on agriculture and water shortages in key cities, adaptation projects in Ecuador, how to reduce negative social effects of mining operations and energy efficiency measures.  
  • Held frequent meetings with high-level Government and private sector representatives and conducted speeches in Spanish.
07/2007 to 07/2011 Country Director, Nepal The World Bank | City, , Nepal
  • Assessed post-war needs and implemented new strategy to catalyze social inclusion and introduce climate change projects. 
  • Doubled lending portfolio to $750 million, raised $10 million in grant funds. 
  • Sponsored and designed "From Kathmandu to Copenhagen" conference of 200 climate change funders and experts. Introduced comprehensive strategy to promote adaptation to climate change effects including: analysis on the impact of Nepalese melting glaciers on flooding in Northern India and solutions, water storage projects, run-of-the river hydro, solar and methane capture projects and a cross-border transmission line which has dramatically reduced load-shedding during the dry season.   
  • Managed about 80 staff.  
07/2000 to 07/2007 Sector Manager, Latin American Energy, Finance, Private Sector Development The World Bank | City, ,
  • Spearheaded successful turnaround through refocus on climate change issues and democratizing credit.
  • Managed about 100 operations worth $500 million, 60 staff and $15 million administrative budget.
  • Managed Protoype Carbon Fund (PCF): Member of 5 person Host Committee with responsibilities to raise $180 million, help design the facility from its 2001 inception and approve all projects. Funded over 100 projects worldwide, validated methodologies to calculate carbon reductions from different technologies and sold CERs to private companies.  
  • Implemented key PCF and Global Environment Projects including: large methane capture to power, wind and clean energy buses (Mexico), several run-of-the-river hydros (Chile), decentralized solar (Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Nicaragua) and renewable forest to charcoal (Brazil). 
07/1997 to 07/2000 Sector Leader, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru The World Bank | City, ,
  • Developed infrastructure strategies, staffed assignments, conducted regular portfolio monitoring and quality control for about 180 lending and analytical activities. Worked in-country about 40 percent of time. 
07/1988 to 07/1997 Task Manager, Public Administration and Private Sector Development The World Bank | City, ,
  • Designed, supervised and evaluated public administration reform, competitiveness and enterprise development projects in Cameroon, Malawi, Rwanda, Benin, Bolivia, Colombia, Jamaica and Poland.
09/1980 to 06/1988 Consultant/Director Development Alternatives | City, ,
  • Prepared winning proposals, staffed assignments and led teams to design, supervise and evaluate projects in 50 countries for development agencies.
  • Wrote "how to" guide for microenterprise projects.
09/1978 to 09/1980 Evaluation Officer/Resource Mobilization Technoserve | City, STATE,
  • Developed monitoring indicators, conducted impact evaluations to assess progress of activities in Central America and Africa and assisted fundraising for this non-profit enterprise development organization.
09/2017 to 03/2016 | , ,
Expected in Master of Arts | Economic Development Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey GPA:
Development economics, statistics, trade policy
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | South Asian studies Carleton College, Northfield, MN GPA:
South Asian history, economic and political studies.

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  • Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
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  • Selection Committee Member
  • Country Director, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela
  • Country Director, Nepal
  • Sector Manager, Latin American Energy, Finance, Private Sector Development
  • Sector Leader, Bolivia, Paraguay, Peru
  • Task Manager, Public Administration and Private Sector Development
  • Consultant/Director
  • Evaluation Officer/Resource Mobilization


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  • Bachelor of Arts

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