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  • Organization: GCF - Green Climate Fund
  • Location: Korea | kr
  • Grade: Mid level - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2019-04-30

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Readiness Monitoring Support Specialist

Korea (Korea (Republic of)) | kr

Readiness Monitoring Support Specialist

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: Korea (KOR), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS - 3

Deadline: 30 April 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.

Position description

The Readiness Monitoring Support Specialist in the OPM will be responsible for monitoring the GCF’s readiness support portfolio and additionally ensure that program – level performance enhancement standards are implemented and issues  addressed in an adequate, timely and acceptable manner. 

The Readiness Monitoring Support Specialist will report to the Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Specialist, OPM. Under the overall guidance of the Monitoring and Evaluation Senior Specialist, OPM, s/he will perform duties and responsibilities, as highlighted below.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Lead the development of (or amendment of) results – oriented readiness proposal and reporting templates, especially for – but not necessarily restricted to the Readiness and Preparatory Support Program (RPSP 2.0);
  • Review readiness and national adaptation planning proposals from the standpoint of quality at entry issues and provide feedback on interim progress/completion reports from the perspective of outcomes, intermediate outcomes and outputs;
  • Assist the Readiness Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist to review – and where necessary revise – framework agreements with delivery partners (DPs) and grant agreements with national designated authorities (NDAs) to ensure critical milestones are adequately highlighted in such agreements;       
  • Prepare readiness portfolio status reports and visualized dashboards for SMT and weekly DCP/OPM meetings;  
  • Liaise with NDAs and delivery partners and provide information regarding implementation status, course corrections and programmatic and financial compliance issues;
  • Coordinate with DCP towards the effective planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of the readiness programme portfolio, particularly RPSP 2.0;
  • Revise the readiness handbook in line with RPSP 2.0 and develop guidance materials to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the GCF readiness and preparatory support programme;
  • Ensure the completeness of disbursements, track commitments and expenditures and manage other operational issues that may arise with respect to project management or any other unforeseen financial matters;
  • Work with OPM colleagues concerned, to finalize GCF’s integrated and coherent whole project/program – level management for results architecture and standards to improve institutional – level performance enhancement standards; and    
  • Implement a program – level  performance enhancement system that tracks progress against key performance indicators in the integrated results management framework and enables the adequate reporting of these, using multiple verification methodologies.       

Expected experience and qualifications

  • Master’s degree in climate change policy, climate science, economics, environment and development, environmental policy, environmental law or other related fields.
  • At least seven 7 years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience working with international, inter – governmental, multi – lateral development banks, comparable climate finance mechanisms, other financial institutions highly desirable.  
  • Experience in results – based planning, design, implementation, management, monitoring and financing, particularly at the cross – roads of climate change and development required.
  • Experience working on capacity development and technical assistance projects/programs in an international setting an added advantage.  
  • Proven competence and autonomy in the use of standard software programs and data analytics tools: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Tableau.
  • Strong analytical mindset with good proposal and report reviewing and writing skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills with demonstrated ability to present ideas to a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Good facilitative, leadership skills with a drive for innovation and results. 
  • Strong command of the English language; knowledge of another other United Nations 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.

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