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Coordinator, Country Programming Strategy and Policy Products, DCP (IS-6)

Closing Date: 26th of October
Songdo Incheon-Korea
Posted 2 years ago



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 190 projects and has committed USD 10.0 billion to climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify the needs of those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts.


The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Its talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.


Position Objective

Under the supervision of the Deputy Director of the Division of Country Programming, the Coordinator, Programming Strategy and Policy Products is responsible for guiding upstream engagement with countries to strengthen their capacities for climate action and support their efforts for country-driven, ambitious, and strategically aligned programming. S/he will drive a cross-regional approach to the delivery of the readiness program grant cycle and will support the strategic development and corporate use of Country Programmes for investment planning, in collaboration with relevant divisions across the Secretariat including the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, the Private Sector Facility and the Division of Portfolio Management.


Duties and Responsibilities


Purpose: innovate

• Lead the conceptualization and development of Readiness policy products for senior management and Board consideration, including the update of the Readiness strategy in response to country and stakeholder feedback and the annual Readiness work programme and budget.
• Guide the planning and development of operational programming products, including Country Programme Guidance, the Readiness Guidebook, standard operating procedures, review criteria, templates, and related products, in collaboration with relevant divisions and following internal processes.
• Manage the overall Readiness proposals, readiness budget (on a monthly/quarterly basis), and approved portfolio of grants under implementation for key deliverables, outcomes, and impacts to enhance knowledge sharing and learning for both internal and external audiences.


Engagement: Advocate

• Coordinate across internal stakeholders within the Secretariat (i.e. Regional Desks, interdivisional reviewers, Readiness Working Group members) and external service providers (Delivery Partners, UNOPs) to address issues related to the broader Readiness program, as they arise.
• Ensure interdivisional coordination for the delivery of the readiness program, including by offering coordination and training to interdivisional reviewers and RWG members, acting as DCP focal point, working closely with DPM on the implementation of the RRMF, engaging with the Division of Finance on guidance for Delivery Partners for the Financial Management Capacity Assessment and with the Office of the General Council on the negotiation of legal agreements.
• Lead on the provision of overall strategic guidance to GCF’s Readiness Delivery Partners, in coordination with Regional Desks, the Division of Portfolio Management, and relevant partners such as UNOPs.
• Lead the relationship management with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOP).


Delivery: Define Project Cycle

• Lead responsibility for Readiness reporting, including the Secretariat activity report to the Board, the GCF Report to the UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, the annual readiness implementation report in collaboration with the Division of Portfolio Management, and reporting against the Readiness Key Performance Indicators
• Lead in the development of knowledge products (ie webinars, slide decks, briefing notes, and other communications materials related to Readiness processes), in collaboration with Regional Desks, Division of Portfolio Management, Communications and Knowledge Management teams, to demonstrate the impact of readiness funding for developing country climate priorities
• Provide technical guidance notes; regular communication updates and capacity building for Readiness Delivery Partners, including the management of GCF capacity-building contracts for Delivery Partners and National Designated Authorities


Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following profile:

Required experience and qualifications
• Master’s degree or higher-level degree; Or Bachelors plus 2 more years experience.
• At least 12 years ‘or more experience including in program development and implementation, developing programming strategies, managing programming cycles, and working at a managerial level in developing countries and in a multilateral programming environment;
• Knowledge of climate change and climate finance strategies in developing countries and regions
• Fluency in English with knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage


Demonstrates competencies for vision, leadership, empowering others, and managing performance, including through the following behaviors:

• Clearly communicates links between the Fund’s strategy and the work unit’s goals;
• Serves as a role model that other people want to follow;
• Empowers others to translate vision into results;
• Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and makes sure that roles are clear to staff members;
• Values all staff members’ input and expertise and shows appreciation for achievement and effort;
• Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff.


Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

Category: International

Salary, negotiable depending on years of experience and level of seniority: USD 152,100 net (plus attractive benefits, that include the following allowances (as appliable): Relocation, dependency, education assistance, and home country travel)


Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send an up-to-date CV and a one-page cover letter, including copies of the highest diploma/degree, training certificates related to the position, and names and email addresses of 3 professional referees to Ms. Auree de Carbon by email at: no later than October 26th at 11:59 KST. Please indicate in the ‘Subject’ of the email the title ‘application for the post of ‘THE GREEN CLIMATE FUND_ Coordinator, Country Programming Strategy and Policy Products (IS-6)’

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.




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