Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Climate Funds Consultant (Private Sector Facility)

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Job Description

Date: Mar 26, 2020

Location: Korea (KOR), KR

Company:  Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund (“the Fund”) is a new 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. The Fund 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, the Fund 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. The Fund is governed by a Board, composed of an equal number of members from developed and developing countries. The Fund is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. The Fund will pursue a country-driven approach in its operations. The Fund seeks to recruit a Private Sector Facility - Climate Funds Consultant to join its team at its headquarters in Songdo, Republic of Korea, for a period of 9 months. Role Under the supervision of the Head of Climate Funds and overall guidance of the Director of the Private Sector Facility (PSF), the Consultant will support the team in the implementation of its 2020 priorities. The consultant will provide operational, analytical and administrative support to the Private Sector Facility – Climate Funds team. S/he will support the operationalization of the PSF Strategy, calling for more active pipeline development, and the advancement of Concept Notes into Funding Proposals. Duties and responsibilities The Consultant will be responsible for but not limited to: •    Support the Climate Funds pipeline for 2020 as well as projects advancing under the Mobilize Funds at Scale (MFS) modality; •    Provide technical inputs on board documents where necessary; under supervision of the Climate Funds team, the consultant will also support the team to analyze concept notes into funding proposals for the Board’s consideration; •    Liaise with domain-level specialists within PSF to obtain their specific inputs on funding proposals; •    Support the Director of Private Sector Facility on preparation of business development efforts aimed at aligning the forward-looking investment pipeline with the new evolving strategy and policies; •    Provide analytical support to task managers on financial, economic and project / programme analysis; •    Support the task managers/leads in the due diligence process of advancing funding proposals; •    Support the Climate Funds team in maintaining relationships with investors, project sponsors and other stakeholders and in engaging with GCF staff and Accredited Entities; •    Conduct research and analysis of climate finance market; and, •    Perform additional operation tasks assigned by the Director and other Managers. Required experience and qualifications •    Master’s degree, in finance, economics, international development, climate policy, environmental studies or other relevant subject(s); •    Minimum one (1) year of relevant experience; •    Experience in an international organization, preferably with a focus on climate finance; •    Experience engaging with external clients and institutions; •    Exposure to and knowledge of emerging markets, especially in Latin America and Asia Pacific is viewed favorably; •    Knowledge of environment, development and climate finance; •    Analytically minded with strong presentation skills; •    Ability to embrace fast-paced dynamic environment and adapt to change; •    Fluency in English is essential; proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese preferred; and, •    Proficient with Microsoft Office. Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply. However, the compensation and benefits package for this position will be determined on the basis of a local recruitment. Closing date for applications is 10 April 2020 (KST). Applications submitted after the closing date may not be considered.
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