Accredited Entities Officer

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Date: Mar 25, 2024

Location: Incheon, South Korea (ICN), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS-2
Deadline: 15 April 2024 (11:59 PM KST)
Job Category: International
Salary: USD 96,200 (plus attractive benefits, that include the following allowances (as applicable): Relocation, dependency, housing, education assistance and home country travel.)

 

Introduction
The Green Climate Fund is the world’s largest dedicated multilateral climate fund and invests in impactful, innovative, catalytic programs and projects in developing countries across the globe. By the end of 2023, GCF had a portfolio of 243 projects in 129 countries, committing a total of USD 13.5 billion to date. 


In 2023, an additional USD 12.8 billion was pledged, to support our new strategic and programming cycle from 2024-2027; our ambition is to grow to become at least a USD 50 billion fund by 2030. Rooted in the core objectives of impact and efficiency, access and a focus on the most vulnerable, and mobilizing a much higher scale of public and private sector financial flows for climate action we have an unparalleled scale of resources, which, together with our risk appetite and flexibility allows us to bring together different partners and stakeholders in innovative partnerships for profound impact. 


GCF is seeking a top-tier individual with a demonstrable track record of harnessing experience, energy and networks to tackle complex global climate change challenges. You will be committed to making a positive, measurable difference through a mission-driven role, and thrive in a fast-paced, diverse environment.  


You will be able to quickly scan and analyze complex, competing issues and lead significant sized teams to find solutions in evolving contexts, across multiple geographic locations. 


You will be a nurturer of people: recognizing and growing the talent around you, exemplifying values of transparency, respect and innovation.


You will be committed to learning, knowledge-sharing, convening and communicating with partners to work together to ideate, develop and implement climate action initiatives that make a profound difference to people and planet.


You will join a team of talented, committed individuals representing almost 80 nationalities contributing skills and experience from academic, scientific, private, government and nonprofit backgrounds. Together, we work with governments, communities and civil society, technical agencies, and the private sector across the world.

 

Interested in more information? 
Learn about working for GCF: https://www.greenclimate.fund/about/careers 
View current vacancies: https://jobs.greenclimate.fund/

 

About the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Set up in 2010 by the 194 countries who are Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), GCF takes its responsibility as the world’s largest dedicated multilateral climate fund to heart.  GCF funds transformative climate projects across the developing world, supporting countries in their responses and actions to tackle climate change while fostering sustainable development within their communities. 


Our country-driven approach ensures that our actions are tailored to the unique circumstances and national aspirations of each nation we support. Besides channeling public and private sector investment through a broad range of financing instruments, GCF builds the capacity of developing countries to take climate action through an extensive Readiness Programme ensuring countries are increasingly well-equipped and financed to manage their climate futures.


Headquartered in the Republic of Korea, GCF operates with a diverse and talented workforce of over 300 people. 
 

Position Objective
The Accredited Entities Officer is responsible for assessing the programming strategies and related capacity needs of accredited entities, and collaborating with colleagues and external partners to identify country-driven project/programme ideas/concepts, and promote GCF’s goals and strategies. S/he will also support the cycle for institutional-level legal arrangements and related obligations to enable strategic programming with accredited entities.

 

Purpose 

  • Identify and guide, based on an analysis of strategies and capabilities of accredited entities, the development of country-driven transformational project/programme ideas/concepts and promote GCF programming strategies, to assist GCF divisions/offices design capacity development support for direct access entities 
  • Support concluding institutional-level legal arrangements with accredited entities and related obligations, and analyze GCF policies and their implications for accredited entities to inform institution-level legal arrangements and related obligations

 

Engagement

  • Interact with accredited entities to help them build a pipeline and deliver a portfolio of ambitious country-owned projects/programmes, and to help direct access entities in identifying and addressing their needs that enable them to programme with GCF
  • Collaborate with colleagues across divisions/offices to ensure effective outreach to and strategic engagement with accredited entities and that necessary services and support are delivered to them in a timely manner

 

Delivery

  • Coordinate analytical work on accredited entities so that it is systematically organized, informs the work of colleagues through relevant knowledge management systems and guides decision-making on programming and initiatives and actions plans to support capacity needs of direct access entities
  • Coordinate the cycle of finalizing institutional-level legal arrangements and related obligations coordinating with entities and across divisions/offices in GCF

 

Requirements (Education, experience, technical competencies required of the job)

  • Master’s degree and at least five (5) years of relevant work experience in sustainable development, climate/environment policy, political science, law or related fields;
  • Experience in developing countries and/or in a multilateral programming environment, and broad knowledge of climate change and climate finance are an advantage including experience in research analysis and in articulating findings/ recommendations;
  • Experience in climate finance or development finance and familiarity with multilateral climate funds, project financing, and UNFCCC Framework desirable;
  • Strong competence and autonomy in the use of standard software programmes: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access.
  • Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage.
     

The closing date for application is 15 April 2024. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be considered.

 

*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 to apply.

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