Communications Associate

Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Incheon, South Korea
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Grade: IS – 2
Deadline: 26 November 2021 (23:59 KST)
Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea
Salary: USD 87,700

The Green Climate Fund (the Fund) is a multilateral fund that contributes to the global efforts to tackle climate change. In the context of sustainable development, the Fund promotes the paradigm shift towards a low-emission and climate-resilient development pathway. To do so, it provides support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change.

The Independent Redress Mechanism of the Green Climate Fund (IRM) has the mission to address complaints from affected people and provide recourse in a way that is fair, effective, and transparent, and enhance the performance of the Green Climate Fund’s climate funding. Additionally, the IRM has a mandate to provide advice to the Board on GCF’s operational policies and procedures, based on lessons learned from cases or good international practice. The IRM also has a mandate to provide outreach to the public and other stakeholders and to develop the capacity of the grievance redress mechanisms of direct access entities of the GCF.

The IRM also accepts requests by developing countries for the reconsideration of proposals that were denied funding by the GCF Board. The IRM uses both problem solving and independent compliance review approaches to provide redress and accountability. The IRM reports directly to the Board and is subject to Board decisions, being independent of the Secretariat of the GCF.

More information about the IRM can be found at


As part of its mandate to provide education and outreach, the IRM has paid special attention to its communication strategy since 2013. In the first quarter of 2021, the IRM carried out an internal evaluation of communications needs and operations with the intention of developing a new communication strategy.

Position Objective

The Communications Associate will be responsible for the Communication Plan 2021-2024 implementation, including its evaluation & adaptation, annual campaign design, key messaging, and social media management. Additionally, the Communications Associate will support the external relationship management (Including stakeholders such as civil society organizations, redress mechanisms and media, when appropriate).

Duties and responsibilities


Design and implementation of the multiyear communications plan, that includes the annual social media campaign, outreach activities, key messaging development and adaptive management actions.
Support the development of knowledge management products for the IRM, considering key strategic and operational issues/topics that are of relevance to the IRM
Assess external stakeholder perceptions of the IRM and reinforce IRM as a reliable and credible partner through key quantitative and qualitative tools to.


Interact with a diverse stakeholder group leveraging effective communication tools and channels, in order to contribute to effective relationship management and enhanced collaboration.
Manages consultations with relevant external stakeholders in order to evaluate the Communication Plan 2021-2024, the key messages & outreach materials, where appropriate.
Creation and management of the collaboration system with civil society organizations and mediators, for the implementation of awareness and outreach activities in priority geographic areas
Facilitates the interactions within IRM and with other GCF units, through the establishment of a workflow.


Campaign management, including content production, key messaging and social media management (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn & Mailchimp)
Identify and contribute to communication tools to use with external stakeholders such as civil society organizations, redress mechanisms and media
Programme creation to launch communication campaigns together with civil society and other relevant stakeholders
Production of social media, video, and other communications assets to raise awareness about IRM’s mandate, principles, processes, and IRM role within the climate change global response
Evaluate and adapt the 2021-2024 Communication Plan and the annual campaigns, including key messages and social media management.

Required experience and qualifications*

A master’s degree in communications, journalism, media studies, marketing or other relevant subject area.
At least 4 years of experience in communications. A Bachelor’s degree in subject areas mentioned above with 6 years’ experience may be substituted instead of the master’s degree and 4 years of experience.
Knowledge and experience in designing and producing communication materials for different audiences in developing countries, converging messaging and different perspective.
Proficiency in a variety of communications strategies and tools and products, and especially in communicating and enabling the building of trusting relationships online with targeted audiences.
Experience in running digital and in-person communication campaigns to targeted audiences.
Excellent English writing skills, especially in synthesizing complex information into easily understood messages and media that are comprehensible to a general audience.
Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including the ability to represent the IRM and interface effectively with senior government, multilateral organizations, private-sector and civil society officials.
Experience working with colleagues across divisions, backgrounds and cultures.
Ability to multi-task and meet pressing deadlines.
Good command of storytelling approach, with the ability to convey messages in a simple, accessible and enjoyable way.
Skills in managing confidential information with discretion and diplomacy is desirable.
Excellent command of English is required. Knowledge of other UN languages will be an asset.

*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.