Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Korea (Korea (Republic of))
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Date: Jun 17, 2020
Location: Korea (KOR), KR
Company: Green Climate Fund
Grade: IS - 4
Deadline: 14 July 2020 (11:59 PM KST)
The mission of the Green Climate Fund (“GCF”, “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 that 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.
The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that the GCF’s investments are deliverable, measurable, monitorable and credible by safeguarding the quality at entry of the monitoring and evaluation aspects of mitigation, adaptation, and cross-cutting funding proposals, Readiness grant proposals, Project Preparation Facility (PPF) requests and National Adaptation Planning (NAP) proposals. He/she will focus on supporting the adherence by internal and external partners to quality assurance standards for the GCF and best practices in results management. The specialist will enable the operationalization of the Fund’s Integrated Results and Resources Management Framework, with particular respect to creating guidance, templates, initial quality assurance checks, and substantive review and extraction of lessons learnt from evaluations. The specialist also may participate in the Secretariat’s internal Climate Impact Assessment Network as appropriate.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide thorough and actionable guidance on and assessments of climate rationale, including ensuring methodological robustness of potential climate impacts reported, Theory of Change, logical framework, indicators, methodologies and measurement, reporting and verification systems as articulated in Concept Notes and Funding Proposals (FPs) at various stages of development;
- Ensure integration of meaningful M&E methodologies in FP and Readiness proposals in compliance with the Board-approved frameworks such as the Integrated Results and Resources Management Framework and Monitoring and Accountability Frameworks in order to improve the current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impacts;
- Develop and coordinate the implementation and maintenance of the Secretariat‘s internal monitoring and reporting system including defining the necessary key performance indicators and online reporting tools for visualizing the status of the Secretariat operations through scorecards and dashboards;
- Build internal and external partners’ competencies with respect to best practices in M&E methodologies and as needed in climate assessments to ensure that they are capacitated to deliver transformational and measurable/monitorable investments;
- Network and actively engage with peer institutions, communities of practice, AEs, NDAs and Readiness Delivery Partners to disseminate learnings and to acquire timely information with respect to M&E policies, tools, best practices;
- Advise internal and external partners on current M&E best practices on elements such as preparing realistic benchmarks and mechanisms for measuring effectiveness of investments;
- Update M&E approaches including for climate assessments to review and assess Funding Proposals and Readiness Grant proposals and work to build consistency in project/programme outputs, outcomes and impact, and assessing elements of paradigm shift criteria, including project alignment with Paris Agreement Global Goals;
- Devise M&E tools and processes to evolve and maintain their responsiveness to evolutions in the field, GCF policies, and stakeholders needs;
- Generate knowledge management products on M&E such as handbooks, tool kits for indicators; lessons learnt; webinars, etc.
Required Experience and Qualifications*
- Masters level in economics, finance, business administration, sustainable development, climate policy, environmental sciences, or related fields;
- A minimum of nine (9) of relevant work experience; Expertise in climate assessment methodologies for mitigation and adaptation, such as greenhouse gas emission calculations and methods for vulnerability assessments and impact assessments are advantageous.
- Outstanding interpersonal, communication, listening, relationship management, collaborative, and negotiation skills;
- A team-player with a proactive, solution-oriented and can-do attitude
- Strong M&E design and data management skills;
- Strong technological awareness
- Robust understanding of the Fund’s financial instruments (grants, loans, guarantees and equity) and sectorial investment areas;
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position; knowledge of another UN language is advantageous;
- Excellent presentation skills;
- Ability to articulate complex issues verbally and in writing in a concise manner;
- Project implementation and experience in an international setting are advantageous.
*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.