Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant Readiness

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Job Description

Date: Jun 30, 2020

Location: Korea (KOR), KR

Company:  Green Climate Fund

Introduction The Green Climate Fund (“the 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, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to combat climate change. The GCF aims to 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 GCF is governed by a Board, composed of an equal number of members from developed and developing countries. The GCF is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director and pursues a country-driven approach in its operations. The OPM currently oversees all GCF projects and activities after first disbursement through project completion. It supports operational units through the review, implementation, monitoring, evaluation aspects of mitigation, adaptation and cross – cutting projects/programmes. Background The Office of Portfolio Management (OPM), manages projects and programmes approved by the Board, as well as readiness and PPF grants, and monitors the implementation of those projects and programmes, including the initiation of the disbursement process subsequent to the first disbursement. OPM also conducts monitoring and evaluation activities and provides technical guidance to relevant Divisions and AEs in defining M&E requirements, functions, and best practices considering project/entity specificities as per GCF’s Monitoring and Accountability Framework (MAF), Performance Measurement Frameworks (PMFs), and Result Management Framework (RMF). These M&E activities are carried out through the review of Funding Proposals, Readiness Grant Proposals, PPF applications, FAAs, and AMAs. The M&E activities support the credible and evaluable monitoring of progress in implementation to ensure that results are achieved. These activities with OPM oversight are currently carried out by three (3) work streams - the Quality Assurance and Monitoring & Evaluation (QAME) Team, the Portfolio Implementation Monitoring and Management (PIMM) team, and the Results and Data Management (RDM) team. The QAME workstream is tasked with ensuring quality@entry by providing guidance, advice and feedback on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation aspects of mitigation, adaptation and cross-cutting funding proposals, readiness grant proposals and NAPs. Additionally, the team leads on integrating  M&E in funding proposal project cycle management from origination (to integrate evidence generation in proposal design), at appraisal (for review and clearance of M&E elements and ensuring accuracy for methodologies applied), and in post-approval through the finalization of FAAs. Additionally, the team ascertains that theories of change and logical frameworks are clearly articulated in such a way that will allow projects and programmes to be implemented and supervised appropriately. Finally, The QAME team ensures that the most appropriate methodologies are used in GHG emission reduction calculations, taking into considerations the details of each specific project or programme. Role In light of challenges exacerbated by the current COVID-19 pandemic, the GCF is seeking the services of a consultant to assist the QAME team in providing additional capacity to ensure results are credible, measurable and evaluable and to collaborate with  appropriate stakeholders to ensure that correct indicators and targets are defined and set for projects/programmes and Readiness Grants. Duties and Responsibilities 1.    Provide thorough and actionable guidance on and assessments of theories of change, logical frameworks and M&E arrangements for projects as articulated in Readiness proposals, National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), PPF applications, concept notes and funding proposals at various stages of development. 2.    Ensure integration of the Fund Results Management Framework, Readiness Results Management Framework, and M&E approaches in funding proposals and readiness proposals in compliance with the Board-approved frameworks, such as the Monitoring and Accountability Framework, amongst others, in order to improve the current and future monitoring of project results, outcomes and impact. 3.    Contribute to the design, update and implementation of the Fund’s portfolio monitoring and reporting system. 4.    Build internal and external partners’ competencies with respect to best practices in M&E to ensure that they are capacitated to deliver transformational and measurable/monitorable investments. Deliverables 1.    As per the QAME team KPIs, assessments of and feedback to AEs and GCF internal divisions related to, amongst others, funding proposals (FPs) and readiness grants (including NAPs), from an M&E perspective. 2.    Online webinars delivery and capacity development content on the GCF results architecture and M&E approaches together with Secretariat’s staff and AEs. 3.    Inputs into the ongoing development of the Portfolio Performance Management System (PPMS). 4.    Knowledge management products on M&E, such as handbooks, toolkits for indicators or lessons learnt reports. 5.    Inputs into the RMF guidance to internal divisions, AEs and DPs for readiness. Required experience and qualifications  1.    Masters level in economics, monitoring and evaluation, finance, business administration, sustainable development, climate policy, environmental sciences, or related fields. 2.    Experience and proven track record in the field of M&E with a minimum of nine (9) years of relevant experience. 3.    Project implementation and management experience in an international setting is a must. 4.    Exposure to/knowledge of climate change projects/programmes and/or GCF working modalities an advantage. 5.    Good understanding of the Fund’s instruments (grants, loans, guarantees and equity) and sectorial investment areas is an advantage. Competencies 1.    Outstanding interpersonal, communications, listening, relationship management, collaborative, and negotiation skills. 2.    A team-player with a proactive, solution-oriented and can-do attitude. 3.    Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills in English are essential for this position; knowledge of another UN language an advantage. 4.    Ability to articulate complex issues verbally and in writing in a concise manner to diverse audiences. 5.    Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. 6.    Ability to work in a multicultural environment with diverse stakeholders at different technical and strategic levels. 7.    Strong sense of integrity and adherence to highest ethical standards. Closing date for the application is 15 July  2020 23.59 (KST). Application received after the closing date may not be considered. Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply. The compensation and benefits package for this consultancy opportunity will be determined on the basis of an International recruitment. The consultancy opportunity is for an initial five months period. Please indicate your earliest availability to take up assignment, and notice-period required, if employed. Applications from women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged.
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