Partnerships and Outreach Officer

Green Climate Fund
Songdo, Incheon, South Korea
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Posted: Aug 24, 2021

Grade: IS – 2

Deadline: 14 September 2021 (11:59 PM KST)

Salary: USD 87,700

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 Partnerships and Outreach Officer will be instrumental in identifying opportunities for partnerships with key stakeholders (government, inter-governmental, multilateral, civil society, private sector, and academia among others) and global leaders. The associate will conceive of and pursue outreach events and engagements to promote the credibility and visibility of the Fund as a key partner in climate action. They will also support efforts to establish and reinforce a strategic and coherent partnership approach in the Fund.

Duties and responsibilities

• Support the implementation of the Partnership Strategy including the development of policies relating to partnerships and outreach
• Identify global and regional fora and opportunities for the strategic and high-level engagement of the Fund and provide consolidated analytical tools to prioritise outreach and engagement
• Support the development of advocacy tools and knowledge products considering political, strategic and operational issues of relevance for GCF’s engagement
• Identify and contribute to key quantitative and qualitative partnership tools to assess partners’ perceptions and opportunities to reinforce GCF as a reliable and credible partner

• Manage and/or provide substantive inputs to organize high-impact events for the Fund including through collaboration with other divisions and sections in the Fund
• Interact with diverse partners of the Fund to assess needs and provide services to facilitate collaboration and leverage shared outcomes
• Manage key stakeholder relationships and contribute to effective relationship management

• Establish and maintain systems/tools to monitor implementation of the Partnership Strategy including supporting key deliverables Develop and manage stakeholder engagement plans including targeted partnership management tools
• Support the establishment of due diligence procedures to help to prioritize partnership engagements and maximize impact of partnerships
• Contribute to partnership tools including MoUs
• Evaluate partnership activities to capture lessons and organize knowledge sharing forums to improve engagement with stakeholders

Required experience and qualifications*
• Master’s degree in humanities, international relations, business, communications, sustainable development, climate policy, environmental sciences, etc. or a Bachelor’s degree with 2 additional years of experience.
• Minimum 4 years of experience in an international organization, government, private or non-profit sector, with experience delivering high level partnership and communication engagements.
• Good understanding of multilateral processes, international protocol and climate finance. Good political judgment, and specialized in policy writing, stakeholder engagement and relationship management.
• Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English (Native level); knowledge of another UN language an advantage.
• Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain relationships with key partners, including ability to represent GCF and interface effectively with senior government, multilateral organisations, private-sector and CSO officials. Diplomatic experience an advantage.
• Experience working with colleagues from different functions and cultures (cultural sensitivity required).

*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.