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Senior Portfolio Specialist


Senior Portfolio Specialist Grade IS – Senior Specialist Duty station Songdo, Incheon - Korea Contract type 3 years Number of posts 1 Recruitment type International

Unit Portfolio Management Unit Closing date 28 March 2017 Reporting to Head of Portfolio Management Unit Vacancy code GCF/Recruit/111 The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to expand collective human action to respond to climate change — the defining challenge of our time. Jointly established by 194 Member States of the United Nations in 2010, GCF invests in transformational projects that build low -emission and climate-resilient economies in developing countries. The Fund will serve as an enabler of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, channelling significant financial resources to developing countries to make an ambitious contribution to global climate acti on.

To realize this unprecedented mission, GCF is expanding its workforce. It is seeking a Senior Portfolio Specialist who will be part of a growing organization that offers exciting challenges and responsibilities. Position description

Under the guidance of the Head of Portfolio Management Unit, the Senior Portfolio Specialist will make a crucial contribution to the efficient management of GCF’s Portfolio. S/he will be supporting the Head of Portfolio Management on strategic matters, the development of portfolio management systems and the creation of a portfolio management framework for GCF to create a best practice unit. S/he will be ensuring compliance to all provisions of Funded Activity Agreements (FAAs) and lead the implementation of M&E functions for all GCF operations. Duties and responsibilities

The Senior Portfolio Specialist will be performing the following duties:

• Support Portfolio Management Head on strategic matters such as the development of portfolio management systems and the creation of a portfolio management framework for GCF to create a best practice unit; • Monitor and ensure compliance with the provisions in the FAAs;

• Lead the management of all M&E functions, including the development and implementation of M&E guidelines for all GCF operations, in compliance with the Board-approved M&E frameworks of the Fund; • Identify early warning signals for the portfolio and where necessary, formulate and implement intervention strategies for restructuring;

• Develop and apply GCF’s portfolio management framework and processes;

• Review disbursements, waivers, restructuring and other ongoing project-related activities; • Formulate and execute Accredited Entities (AE) relationship management strategies, maintain and nurture good relationships with AEs in close working relationship with Task Managers in the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation (DMA) and Private Sector Facility (PSF);

• Understand and proactively manage client needs while looking out for GCF’s interest; • Prepare internal monitoring reports on all GCF’s projects and portfolio to senior management, the Executive Director, and the Board;

• Prepare external portfolio-level reports for partners and contributors, and collaborate with the Independent

Evaluation Unit;

• Liaise with support divisions: Legal, Risk, and Environmental and Social Safeguards to ensure all projects are

adhering to GCF’s policies and standards;

• For private sector projects, handle 4 -5 complex relationships, monitor equity holdings and devise sales


• Ensure any downside risk is mitigated via relevant strategies, appropriate management actions, or through

use of strong relationship management; and

• Extract and feedback into the portfolio, lessons of experience from country, sector, project briefs or profiles

prepared by Country Programming Division (CPD), DMA, PSF, Risk, as well as from GCF earlier investments.

Required experience and qualifications

• MBA or Master’s degree in Economics, Finance or relevant field;

• A minimum of 11 years of relevant work experience in project/ program management, and/or corporate

finance, including success in promoting and processing of investments;

• Experience in state-of-the art monitoring and evaluation and impact evaluation methodologies;

• Strong portfolio management, financial and credit analysis skills including some advanced financial

modeling skills;

• Experience with directly working with clients/partners in developing c ountries to design, implement, and

monitor projects and programs;

• Demonstrated ability to understand the nature of the GCF varied portfolio and sector focus in one or more

of climate change areas(s);

• Outstanding interpersonal skills, and the ability to work successfully in multicultural teams and across


• Highly motivated, committed to highest ethical standards;

• Strong sense of service to GCF and its stakeholders, openness to feedback and to new ideas ; and

• Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of local language and/or another United Nations language is an


Required competencies

• Planning and organizing

• Accountability

• Client orientation

• Technological awareness

• Teamwork

How to apply

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and a letter of interest in a single PDF file to:

File name: “[last name], [first name]” (e.g. Peterson, Anna)

Subject line: “Team Assistant C”

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

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: GCF - Green Climate Fund
  • Location: Incheon
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
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  • Closing Date: 2017-03-28

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