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Support with Completion of the GFCR Risk Register


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

Coral reefs are some of the most biodiverse, ecologically complex, and valuable ecosystems on the planet. Supporting a quarter of marine species globally, reefs provide vital ecosystem services valued at $2.7 trillion annually including food security, coastal protection, and livelihoods for more than one billion people globally. Despite their immense value, coral reefs are Earth’s most endangered ecosystems. Without urgent action and scaled resources, coral reefs could face extinction by 2050 as a result of climate change and local drivers of degradation. The Global Fund for Coral Reefs (GFCR) is a blended finance mechanism designed to address the SDG14 funding gap and support implementation of the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework. Taking a science-based approach, this United Nations multi-partner initiative focuses on reducing local drivers of degradation in reef ecosystems that exhibit resilience to climate change (i.e., climate refugia). To facilitate blue economic transition the GFCR, with the support of the Green Climate Fund, incubates and scales investable pipelines that accelerate climate resilience for both marine ecosystems and coastal communities. Investable solutions supported by the Fund include sustainable revenue streams for Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), sustainable ocean production (i.e., fisheries and aquaculture), plastic recycling, waste and sewage management, blue carbon credits, as well as sustainable agriculture and eco-tourism. By scaling sustainable revenue streams to save reefs from the brink of extinction, the GFCR supports long-term ocean conservation aims, tackles food insecurity, and mobilises capital for climate adaptation and mitigation.


Entering its fourth year of operation, the Global Fund for Coral Reefs has positioned itself as one of the key players in the Marine Finance Space, with strong alignment with the Global Biodiversity Framework and the Coral Reef Breakthrough. With the financial vehicles in place and the consolidation of the UNGT in Geneva, Switzerland, 2024 marks a critical year for collective action and mobilization of resources. To support this initiative, the Online Volunteer will play a vital role in the further consolidation of the Global Fund for Coral Reefs by equipping the Fund with the tools, processes, and mechanisms to ensure the effective implementation of global programmes. The selected Online Volunteer will be contributing to GFCR organizational goals, including transparency, operational objectives, programmatic and strategic engagement priorities.

Task description

The online volunteer will report directly to the Coordination Support Consultant under the guidance of the Operations & Coordination Analyst with all aspects related to the coordination of the Global Fund for Coral Reefs. The volunteer will support the Coordination Support Consultant by inputting programmatic risk data from 19 global programmes into the GFCR Risk Register, a tool used by the GFCR to assess the extent and nature of the risks faced by the Fund in the implementation of its global programmes.

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