Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Green Climate Fund
Incheon, South Korea
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Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

Salary: USD 114,600

The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their people.

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.

Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 177 projects in 123 countries and has committed USD 8.9 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.

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.

Position Objective

The Climate Change Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that the GCF’s investments in funded activities lead to measurable, monitorable and credible results by ensuring the integrity of the estimates and targets of GHG emission reductions in all GCF Funded Activities, as well as Readiness Proposals. Additionally, the specialist will guide NDAs and other partners (internal and external) in the adherence to quality assurance standards and best practices in results management for Readiness grants, PPFs and NAPs. Lastly, the specialist will enable the operationalization of the Fund’s Integrated Results and Resource Management Framework, in particular with respect to creating methodological standards, policies, guidance, templates, initial quality assurance/compliance checks and substantive review and extraction of lessons learnt from evaluations.

Duties and responsibilities


Provide thorough and actionable independent guidance on and assessments of climate rationale, Theory of Change, GHG reduction estimates/calculations, relevant indicators, methodologies and measurement approaches, as well as reporting and verification systems, as articulated in Concept Notes, Project Ideas and funding proposals at various stages of development to relevant Secretariat Divisions as well as AEs
Lead the development of and/or provide inputs to policy documents, guidelines, tools and standard templates to enable internal and external partners to appropriately develop GHG reduction estimates in funding proposals.
Create methodological standards and common approaches to GHG accounting and MRV and ensure their application in Funding proposals and Readiness proposals, in compliance with the Board-approved frameworks, such as the Integrated Results and Resource Management Framework (IRRMF) and the Monitoring and Accountability Framework (MAF).

Build internal and external partners’ competencies with respect to best practices in climate impact measurement, including GHG accounting and MRV, and manage relationships with partners to ensure that they are capacitated to deliver transformational and measurable investments.
Build networks, lead, advocate and actively engage with peer institutions, communities of practice, AEs, NDAs, and DPs to disseminate and showcase learnings and to acquire timely information with respect to M&E tools and best practices, including those related to GHG accounting and MRV.
Advise GCF internal and external partners on the best practices with respect to climate impact and M&E aspects of mitigation, adaptation and cross-cutting funding proposals, Readiness grant proposals and NAPs and on strategic programming, investment decisions and results management aimed at a credible, measurable and evaluable portfolio.

Design and optimize M&E approaches and their application to the review and assessment of Concept Notes, Project Ideas and Funding Proposals as well as Readiness Grant proposals and work to build consistency in project/programme outputs, outcomes and impacts.
Devise M&E tools and processes, related to climate impact, inter alia, to evolve and be aligned with evolutions in the field, including international negotiations, GCF policies, and stakeholders’ needs.
Advocate the application of M&E approaches through the development of knowledge management products on M&E such as handbooks, tool kits for indicators, lessons learnt, webinars and others.

Required experience and qualifications*

Master’s in climate science, climate finance, economics, environmental protection, sustainable development or related fields; or Bachelor’s degree plus additional 2 years relevant work experience.
A minimum of nine (9) of relevant work experience;
Outstanding interpersonal, communications, listening, relationship management, collaborative, and negotiation skills;
A team-player with a proactive, solution-oriented and can-do attitude;
Excellent knowledge of and competency in using analytical tools such as spreadsheets, projections, models;
Extensive experience with the design and implementation of climate finance projects in the public and private sectors in various geographies;
Robust understanding of the Fund’s instruments (grants, loans, guarantees and equity) and sectorial investment areas;
Strong M&E design and implementation skills, especially those related to GHG accounting;
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position; knowledge of another UN language an advantage;
Excellent presentation skills;
Strong data management skills;
Ability to articulate complex issues verbally and in writing in a concise manner;
Experience in an international setting is an advantage;
Strong competence and autonomy in the use of standard software programs: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.

*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.