The Green Climate Fund (“GCF”) is a multilateral fund created to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change.
GCF will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the context of sustainable development, GCF will promote the paradigm shift towards low-emission and climate-resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change, taking into account the needs of those developing countries particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change. GCF is governed by a Board, composed of an equal representation of developed and developing countries. The Fund is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director.
The Fund seeks to recruit a Accredited Entities Officer (Maternity Cover) to carry out the tasks, duties and responsibilities, deliver the set deliverables and provide support to the hiring unit as detailed below. The consultant will join GCF team at the HQ. The assignment is for a period of 6 months.
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 transformational project/programme ideas/concepts, and promote GCF strategies. S/he will also support the cycle for institutional-level legal arrangements and related obligations to enable strategic programming with accredited entities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will be responsible for but not limited to:
- Identify and guide, based on an analysis of strategies and capabilities of accredited entities, the development and implementation of country-driven transformational project/programme ideas/concepts and promote GCF programming strategies, and build capacities of direct access entities to accelerate and sustain ambitious climate action
- 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
- Interact with accredited entities to help them build a pipeline and deliver a portfolio of ambitious 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
- 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
Required Experience and Qualifications.
- Master’s degree and at least five (5) years of relevant work experience in economics, finance, 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrates competencies for communication, teamwork, client relations, planning and organizing, accountability, and technological awareness, including through the following behaviors:
- Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. -
- Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. - Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
- Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards.
- Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. -
- Actively seeks to improve programmes or services.
- Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.
- Applications from women and citizens from developing countries are strongly encouraged.
- Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
- Note that this is a six (6) month working assignment.
- Please indicate your earliest availability to take up assignment, and notice-period required, if employed.