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Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Date: Dec 23, 2020

Location: Korea (KOR), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS - 4

Deadline: 17 January 2021 (11:59 PM KST)

Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

Contract Length: 3 years

Entry Salary: USD 114,600


N.B. This position is being re-advertised in order to attract larger pool of potential candidates. Therefore, if you have previously applied for this position, you need not re-apply.


The mission of the Green Climate Fund (“GCF”, “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 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.


The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our 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 will be 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 mitigation, adaptation and cross-cutting funding proposals, readiness grant proposals, Project Preparation Facility (PPF) requests and National Adaptation Planning (NAP) proposals. He/she will focus on supporting the adherence by internal and external partners to quality standards for the GCF and best practices in results management.  The specialist will also enable the operationalization of the Fund’s Results Management Framework, with particular respect to creating guidance, templates, initial quality assurance checks and substantive review and extraction of lessons learnt from evaluations. The specialist may, depending on the successful candidate’s climate expertise, also participate in the Secretariat’s internal Climate Impact Assessment Network of climate experts within the Secretariat as appropriate.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Provide thorough and actionable guidance on and assessments of climate rationale, theory of change, logical framework, indicators, methodologies and MoV approaches as articulated in concept notes and funding proposals (FPs) at various stages of development. These assessments may include ensuring methodological robustness in quantification and projections of potential climate impacts in funding proposals;
  • Apply the GCF’s M&E tools and methodologies in FP and readiness proposals in compliance with the Board-approved frameworks, such as the Results Management Framework and Monitoring and Accountability Framework, in order to improve the current and future management of project/programme results, outcomes and impacts;
  • Work with other OPM staff and staff from other divisions to update and refine portfolio performance monitoring system and indicators to improve portfolio tracking and early warning systems;



  • Build internal and external partners’ competencies with respect to the application of Fund’s M&E tools, as needed. This may include supporting and building capacities of AEs in projecting and measuring expected and realized climate mitigation and/or adaptation impacts from GCF funded investments;
  • Network and actively engage with peer institutions, communities of practice, AEs, NDAs and Readiness Delivery Partners in disseminating learnings and acquiring timely information with respect to M&E policies, tools, and best practices;
  • Advise internal and external partners on current and emerging M&E best practices to improve the Fund’s measurement of effectiveness of investments;



  • Update M&E approaches review and assess funding proposals and readiness grant proposals and work to build consistency in project/programme results, outcomes and impact. This may include, updating approaches to assess potential GCF investment’s contribution to paradigm shift, alignment with Paris Agreement global goals and verifying the projected climate adaptation/mitigation impacts;
  • 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, lessons learnt reports, webinars and others.


Required Experience and Qualifications*

  • Masters level in economics, finance, business administration, sustainable development, climate policy, environmental sciences, monitoring and evaluation or related fields;
  • A minimum of nine (9) of relevant work experience in M&E design and data management; Expertise in climate assessment methodologies for mitigation and adaptation, such as greenhouse gas emission calculations and methods for vulnerability assessments and impact assessments is advantageous;
  • Project implementation and experience in an international setting;
  • Good understanding of the Fund’s financial instruments (grants, loans, guarantees and equity) and sectorial investment areas is desirable;
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management and negotiation skills;
  • A team-player with a proactive, solution-oriented and can-do attitude;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position; knowledge of another UN language is advantageous;
  • Excellent ability to communicate and present complex issues verbally and in writing in a concise manner to varied audiences;
  • Strong IT technological awareness.


*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.