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Partnership and Outreach Officer

Incheon

  • Organization: GCF - Green Climate Fund
  • Location: Incheon
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Public, Private Partnership
  • Closing Date: 2024-06-06

Grade: IS-2
Deadline: 06 June 2024 (11:59 PM KST)
Job Category: International
Salary: USD 96,200 (plus attractive benefits, that include the following allowances (as applicable): Relocation, dependency, housing, education assistance and home country travel.

 

Introduction
The Green Climate Fund is the world’s largest dedicated multilateral climate fund and invests in impactful, innovative, catalytic programs and projects in developing countries across the globe. By the end of 2023, GCF had a portfolio of 243 projects in 129 countries, committing a total of USD 13.5 billion to date. 


In 2023, an additional USD 12.8 billion was pledged, to support our new strategic and programming cycle from 2024-2027; our ambition is to grow to become at least a USD 50 billion fund by 2030. Rooted in the core objectives of impact and efficiency, access and a focus on the most vulnerable, and mobilizing a much higher scale of public and private sector financial flows for climate action we have an unparalleled scale of resources, which, together with our risk appetite and flexibility allows us to bring together different partners and stakeholders in innovative partnerships for profound impact. 


GCF is seeking a top-tier individual with a demonstrable track record of harnessing experience, energy and networks to tackle complex global climate change challenges. You will be committed to making a positive, measurable difference through a mission-driven role, and thrive in a fast-paced, diverse environment.  


You will be able to quickly scan and analyze complex, competing issues and lead significant sized teams to find solutions in evolving contexts, across multiple geographic locations. 


You will be a nurturer of people: recognizing and growing the talent around you, exemplifying values of transparency, respect and innovation.


You will be committed to learning, knowledge-sharing, convening and communicating with partners to work together to ideate, develop and implement climate action initiatives that make a profound difference to people and planet.


You will join a team of talented, committed individuals representing almost 80 nationalities contributing skills and experience from academic, scientific, private, government and nonprofit backgrounds.  Together, we work with governments, communities and civil society, technical agencies, and the private sector across the world.

 

Interested in more information? 
Learn about working for GCF: https://www.greenclimate.fund/about/careers 
View current vacancies: https://jobs.greenclimate.fund/

 

About the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Set up in 2010 by the 194 countries who are Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), GCF takes its responsibility as the world’s largest dedicated multilateral climate fund to heart.  GCF funds transformative climate projects across the developing world, supporting countries in their responses and actions to tackle climate change while fostering sustainable development within their communities. 


Our country-driven approach ensures that our actions are tailored to the unique circumstances and national aspirations of each nation we support. Besides channeling public and private sector investment through a broad range of financing instruments, GCF builds the capacity of developing countries to take climate action through an extensive Readiness Programme ensuring countries are increasingly well-equipped and financed to manage their climate futures.


Headquartered in the Republic of Korea, GCF operates with a diverse and talented workforce of over 300 people. 
 

Position Objective
Reporting to the Deputy Director of External Affairs, the Partnerships and Outreach Officer will be instrumental in identifying opportunities for partnerships with key stakeholders (government, inter-governmental, multilateral, civil society, private sector, and academia among others) and global leaders. The associate will conceive of and pursue outreach events and engagements to promote the credibility and visibility of the Fund as a key partner in climate action. They will also support efforts to establish and reinforce a strategic and coherent partnership approach in the Fund.

 

Purpose 

  • Support the implementation of the Partnership Strategy including the development of policies relating to partnerships and outreach
  • Identify global and regional fora and opportunities for the strategic and high-level engagement of the Fund and provide consolidated analytical tools to prioritise outreach and engagement 
  • Support the development of advocacy tools and knowledge products considering political, strategic and operational issues of relevance for GCF’s engagement
  • Identify and contribute to key quantitative and qualitative partnership tools to assess partners’ perceptions and opportunities to reinforce GCF as a reliable and credible partner 

 

Engagement

  • Manage and/or provide substantive inputs to organize high-impact events for the Fund including through collaboration with other divisions and sections in the Fund
  • Interact with diverse partners of the Fund to assess needs and provide services to facilitate collaboration and leverage shared outcomes
  • Manage key stakeholder relationships and contribute to effective relationship management 

 

Delivery

  • Establish and maintain systems/tools to monitor implementation of the Partnership Strategy including supporting key deliverables Develop and manage stakeholder engagement plans including targeted partnership management tools 
  • Support the establishment of due diligence procedures to help to prioritize partnership engagements and maximize impact of partnerships
  • Contribute to partnership tools including MoUs 
  • Evaluate partnership activities to capture lessons and organize knowledge sharing forums to improve engagement with stakeholders 

 

Requirements (Education, experience, technical competencies required of the job)

 

  • Master’s degree in humanities, international relations, business, communications, sustainable development, climate policy, environmental sciences, or related fields, or a Bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of professional experience;
  • Minimum 4 years of experience in an international organization, government, private or non-profit sector, with experience delivering high level partnership and communication engagements.
  • Good understanding of multilateral processes, international protocol and climate finance. Good political judgment, and specialized in policy writing, stakeholder engagement and relationship management.
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English (Native level); knowledge of another UN language an advantage.
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain relationships with key partners, including ability to represent GCF and interface effectively with senior government, multilateral organisations, private-sector and CSO officials. Diplomatic experience an advantage.
  • Experience working with colleagues from different functions and cultures (cultural sensitivity required).
     

The closing date for application is 06 June 2024. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be considered.

 

*The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. Selection among short-listed candidates will also take into account performance at interview, appropriate testing, and references. 

 

Applications from women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

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