Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Green Climate Fund
Incheon, South Korea
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Grade: IS – 4

Deadline: 31 August 2021 (11:59 PM KST)

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. Their talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

Position Objective

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist (Readiness) is 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 readiness grant proposals, project preparation facility (PPF) requests, national adaptation plan (NAP) proposals, country programmes (CPs) and entity work programmes (EWP). The successful candidate is expected to 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 Readiness Results Management Framework (RRMF), with particular respect to creating guidance, templates, initial quality assurance checks and substantive review and extraction of lessons learnt. The incumbent may be also involved in the review of funding proposals depending on the resources and workload of OPM and the GCF Secretariat in general.

Duties and responsibilities


Provide thorough and actionable guidance on and assessments of Theory of Change, logical framework, indicators, methodologies and measurement, reporting and verification systems as articulated in readiness grant proposals or NAPs at various stages of development;
Lead, review, develop and/or provide inputs to policy documents, guidelines, tools and standard templates on M&E to enable internal and external partners to appropriately integrate M&E considerations in readiness grant proposals and progress reporting;
Ensure integration of meaningful M&E methodologies in readiness grant proposals in compliance with the Board-approved frameworks such as the Readiness Results Measurement Framework (RRMF) in order to improve the current and future management of outputs, outcomes and impacts;
Support other relevant M&E and quality assurance work related to funding proposals, project preparation facility (PPF) proposals, entity work programmes (EWP) and country programmes (CP).

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, especially in the context of readiness grants proposals and NAPs;
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, especially in the field of readiness and NAPs.

Update M&E approaches for the review and assessment of readiness grant proposals and work to build consistency in outputs, outcomes and impact, including alignment with country priorities and Paris Agreement 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, toolkits for indicators, summaries of lessons learnt and others.

Required experience and qualifications*

Masters or higher level in economics, statistics and econometrics, sustainable development, climate change-related disciplines, environmental sciences, or related fields; or Bachelor’s degree plus additional 2 years relevant work experience;
A minimum of nine (9) years of relevant work international experience with a strong focus on the design and implementation of technical assistance and readiness programmes focusing on climate change adaptation and mitigation;
Strong monitoring and evaluation skills, preferably with focus on climate change, capacity building and grant-based programmes;
Outstanding interpersonal, communication, listening, relationship management, collaborative, and negotiation skills;
A team-player with a proactive, solution-oriented and can-do attitude;
Strong technological awareness;
Robust understanding of international climate policies and country driven approaches in the field of climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as the Fund’s financial 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.

*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.