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Data and Knowledge Management Specialist


  • Organization: GCF - Green Climate Fund
  • Location: Incheon
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Statistics
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
  • Closing Date: 2024-08-04

Grade: IS-4
Deadline: 04 August 2024 (11:59 PM KST)
Job Category: International
Salary: USD 129,400 (plus attractive benefits, that include the following allowances (as applicable): Relocation, dependency, housing, education assistance and home country travel.


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.


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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
The Data and Knowledge Management Specialist will be responsible for leading the implementation of the strategic capture and dissemination of knowledge, especially lessons learnt from the implementation of the portfolio of GCF projects and programmes. In close collaboration with the Knowledge Management Team (KMT) in the Office of the Executive Director (OED), and the Communications Team within the Division of External Affairs (DEA), the specialist will lead the development and dissemination of knowledge products via various platforms including the GCF website. 


In particular, s/he will spearhead the holistic and coherent delivery of information and knowledge from the GCF portfolio which includes funded activities and grants funded through the Readiness Preparatory Support Programme (RPSP). The specialist will support and contribute to institutional learning by distilling, codifying and disseminating lessons learnt and best practices. Specifically, s/he will be responsible for generating and disseminating knowledge products such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), templates, case studies and portfolio analyses through collaborative efforts with various internal or affiliated GCF bodies and entities (i.e. Climate Investment Committee (CIC), independent Technical Advisory Panel (iTAP), Accreditation Panel (AP), accredited entities), and other climate finance institutions in coordination with the knowledge management unit and other relevant divisions. S/he will also lead/coordinate Secretariat-led portfolio level evaluations as required.



  • Lead and coordinate codification and portfolio knowledge capture activities and development of knowledge products from Fund’s implementation experience in collaboration with other work streams in OPM, the Knowledge Management Team in OED and other divisions.
  • Ensure timely information sharing on portfolio status, performance and results including in relation to corporate performance through collaborations with other units/divisions including finance and risk management units. 
  • Synthesize early trends from interim evaluations submitted by accredited entities and generate key findings for management’s consumption.
  • Provide substantive support to Secretariat-led portfolio level evaluations to verify results and lessons learnt from the GCF portfolio of projects/programmes 
  • Capture lessons learned on project/programme implementation to enhance opportunities for transformational planning, programming, adaptive management and course corrections.
  • Support the delivery of data manipulation and visualization 
  • Identifying key knowledge to be captured and monitored through GCF systems 


  • Evangelize value-add of knowledge management and lessons learned by producing briefs etc to inform both internal and external stakeholders such as CIC, iTAP, and AP as well as other climate finance institutions as well as organizing internal workshops on the same
  • Lead the compilation of portfolio related reports and analysis as well as organizational and other support for GCF Board meetings, missions, conferences, and other events pertaining to the functioning of the OPM, e.g. preparing portfolio briefings and documents for the Head of OPM and/or other divisions.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to address portfolio-related information requests, e.g. GCF Board, Conference of the Parties (COP), UN Agencies, OECD, GEF, and other key contributors.
  • Act as a central focal point for portfolio-level knowledge capture across the Secretariat.
  • Lead the organization and documentation of programmes/projects related reports to improve utilization and accessibility of existing documents by a wider range of stakeholders;
  • Deliver webinars or training on portfolio knowledge capture and implementation of lessons learnt.
  • Institutionalize the culture of portfolio-based knowledge capture and lessons via utilization of existing networks and platforms such as GCF website, including direct climate action platform (DCAP).


  • Identify priority knowledge products to be generated in relation to capturing and leveraging lessons learnt early in the project life cycle and lead the implementation of the knowledge production work plan in OPM in collaboration with other members of the Results & Data Management (RDM) team and or divisions.
  • Develop knowledge products integrating lessons learned from portfolio review to support closing the learning loop.
  • Conduct knowledge gap analyses of GCF portfolio and impact results from a data management and learning perspective.
  • Provide support to various types of evaluation methodologies while ensuring lessons and knowledge throughout the project lifecycle are captured and disseminated 


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

  • Master’s degree in information science, management, international studies, or environmental sciences, statistics, or related field; or a Bachelor’s degree plus additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s degree.
  • A minimum of 9 years of relevant work experience.
  • Extensive experience in knowledge management, monitoring, evaluation and learning, results-based management, portfolio performance assessments, especially in the area of climate change related work and programming. 
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate critical insights and lessons learnt effectively with a wide range of GCF stakeholders. 
  • Proficiency in applying and/or analyzing both qualitative and quantitative data 
  • Experience in multilateral climate funds, with UNFCCC, an international setting and/or a startup environment, a distinct advantage.
  • Knowledge of GCF’s working modalities and financial instruments (grants, loans, guarantees and equity) is an added advantage. 
  • Experience in the review, appraisal and/or evaluation of public and private sector operations entailing project finance, financial Institutions, and structured finance a distinct advantage.
  • Strong competence and professional skills with data manipulation and visualization software such as Tableau, Excel and Access. Experience with analyzing and managing complex data sets a distinct advantage

The closing date for application is 04 August 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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