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Knowledge Management Intern

Date: Aug 3, 2019

Location: Korea (KOR), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Deadline: 22 August 2019 (11:59 PM KST)

 

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

 

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 which 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 102 projects and has committed USD 5.0 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries 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 make unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

 

 

Internship Assignment

The role of the GCF’s Knowledge Management (KM) is to disseminate the Fund’s information, support the growth of a more team-oriented culture and improve the Secretariat internal collaboration. The Head of Knowledge Management is responsible for establishing a Knowledge Management System (KMS), coordinate the collection, storage and management of internally/externally generated knowledge and information, and inform the GCF’s policies with lessons learned and best practices. The KM is also responsible for facilitating the utilization of gathered knowledge to improve the Fund’s knowledge sharing with its stakeholders, including with Accredited Entities (AEs), governments and partners.

Under the supervision of the Head of Knowledge Management, the intern will support the development of knowledge products, including creating templates and visualisations, proofreading and editing videos. The intern is also responsible for supporting the development of guidelines and internal documents on knowledge capture, knowledge sharing and other day-to-day activities, as requested by the KM team. He/she will support the Office of the Executive Director (OED) in drafting internal documents, processing procurement requests, relevant terms of references, and other daily activities.

The purpose of this internship is also to provide an opportunity for skilled, dedicated and highly motivated individuals, to contribute to assisting countries to respond to climate change while building climate-resilient societies. The Office of Executive Director (OED) is looking for young, talented and passionate individuals to join the GCF’s diverse, highly skilled and adaptable workforce.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Head of Knowledge Management, the intern will be involved in:

  • Providing support to the development of GCF’s Knowledge Management System (KMS) with, among other tasks, active coordination of on-site and virtual meetings, and support in tracking status of deliverables;
  • Supporting the design and coordination of knowledge sharing and knowledge partnership initiatives and events;
  • Supporting the operationalization of online knowledge sharing platforms, particularly participating in the conceptual work on the Direct Climate Action Platform (DCAP);
  • Contributing to the team’s knowledge base with research on best practices and lessons from other organizations;
  • Participating in data collection, analysis and classification to support the Fund’s processes, knowledge repositories; including the development of a taxonomy and mind maps for tacit and explicit knowledge categorization;
  • Facilitating the development of online surveys and interview questions on KM practices, gaps and needs, among internal and external stakeholders; including the analysis and reporting of results;
  • Participating in the design and development of Knowledge Products (KPs), including support to concept and content development, tacit knowledge capture, drafting, editing and proofreading of KPs; 
  • Providing support to the development of internal guidelines, administrative instructions and policies on KM; and  
  • Other relevant tasks as needed for the Office of the Executive Director, assigned by the Head of Knowledge Management.  

 

Requirements, skills and qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in or a recent graduate of a Master’s / Ph.D. program; 
  • Familiarity with Knowledge Management Systems and Strategies of other relevant organizations;
  • Proficiency in using standard Microsoft Office programs (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), and collaborative tools (SharePoint, Microsoft Teams);  
  • Excellent writing, editing, proofreading and presentation skills; knowledge of presentation, video editing, and design software/platforms is an advantage;
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills;
  • Ability to multitask and meet tight deadlines;
  • Strong qualitative and quantitative research skills, including use of relevant software, and excellent data analysis, evaluation and reporting skills;
  • Knowledge of climate change policy and of the work of GCF is an advantage;
  • Good understanding and experience in operations of international organizations is an advantage;
  • Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage.
  • Self-motivation, self-initiative skills will be of high value.

 

 

*The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. The above criteria should be seen as indicators of the experience and skills that would qualify candidates for consideration. 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.

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