Deputy Director, Mitigation Coordinator
Korea (Korea (Republic of)) | kr
Deputy Director, Mitigation Coordinator
Date: Apr 9, 2019
Location: Korea (KOR), KR
Company: Green Climate Fund
Grade: IS - 7
Deadline: 6 May 2019 (11:59 PM KST)
The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their peoples.
Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies.It is country-driven and undertakes actions which reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Since its establishment, the GCF has mobilized 10.3 billion USD, accredited 75 entities to channel its resources and approved 93 funding proposals for a total investment from the GCF of over $4.6 billion. In addition, the decision has just been made to launch the first replenishment of the Fund.
The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our talented staff make unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.
The Deputy Director - Mitigation Coordinator will have substantive team and process management, mitigation and climate finance expertise. S/he will have specific technical expertise which covers all areas of mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions, the economic assessment of mitigation options, and the development of blended mitigation operations for climate finance. S/he will work closely with developing countries and accredited entities by providing substantive guidance on methodological matters and technical implementation of project activities in the area of mitigation. S/he will also be an experienced manager with substantial experience in team leadership in the area of climate finance, and an in-depth understanding of process management in a multilateral setting.
The Deputy Director - Mitigation Coordinator will report to the Director, Mitigation and Adaptation. S/he will manage consultants, interns, administrative staff and international staff. In the Director’s absence, the Deputy Director will act as the Officer-in-Charge of the Division.
Duties and responsibilities
· Leading the establishment and monitoring of GCF’s mitigation activity pipeline and portfolio, including:
• Managing the Specialists and Task Managers in the Mitigation window of the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation (DMA);
• Providing guidance to Specialists and Task Managers in the assessment process of funding proposals and concept notes and in negotiations with Accredited Entities (AEs);
• Providing guidance to AEs on the development of proposals;
• Determining trends and level of commitment of available resources in the mitigation window of the Fund;
• Liaising closely with internal and external partners to fully understand the business requirements and deliverables of projects and programmes.
· Leading DMA’s post-approval activities, including management of the post-approval cluster and:
• Ensuring the timely execution of all funded activity agreements (FAAs);
• Concluding the negotiations with AEs on framework agreements, such as FAA templates and term sheet templates;
• In coordination with the Office of Portfolio Management (OPM), leading DMA’s implementation of the results management framework for mitigation, including supporting further refinement and development of appropriate indicators for mitigation activities;
• Maintaining an overview of the portfolio implementation performance under the mitigation window;
· Leading DMA’s pipeline preparation and management function, including:
• Assigning task teams to submitted Funding Proposals and Concept Notes to coordinate Secretariat reviews;
• Supporting the preparation of the DMA pipeline for Board meetings;
• Managing the clearance process of terms and conditions of funding proposals for Board consideration;
• Developing data analysis tools and enabling better portfolio management.
· Acting as DMA’s focal point in the relationship with Office of General Counsel on any matters related to Funding Proposals;
· Leading and, in coordination with other divisions and units of the Fund, providing input into the preparation of documents, including reports, operational guidelines, tools and other products, as requested by the Board and/or the Executive Director, taking into account Conference of the Parties (COP) guidance to the Fund with respect to mitigation;
· Representing DMA on the Operations Committee of the Fund;
· Supporting the knowledge management activities on the Fund’s mitigation window;
· Managing day-to-day work to ensure mitigation window objectives are achieved.
Expected experience and qualifications
· Master’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, economics, environmental studies, or another relevant field;
· At least 15 years of post-university degree, relevant professional work experience with progressively increasing responsibility implementing climate change mitigation and climate finance activities, including in developing countries, including blending of grant funding and concessional finance;
· Evidence of project management experience in relevant sectors and areas where mitigation is a priority in developing countries (e.g. energy, urban development, forestry);
· Ability to contribute to the development of project/programme strategy and to recommend options/approaches to projects/programmes;
· Previous experience including at management level in relevant international organizations and regional organizations ideal.
· Fluency in English; Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.
*The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. The above criteria should be seen as indicators of the experience and skills that would qualify candidates for consideration. 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.