Impact Evaluation Officer

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  • Incheon
  • Posted 1 week ago

GCF - Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS-2
Deadline: 19 May 2024 (11:59 PM KST)
Job Category: International
Salary: USD 96,200 (plus attractive benefits, that include the following allowances (as applicable): Relocation, dependency, housing, education assistance and home country travel.


The Green Climate Fund is the world’s largest dedicated multilateral climate fund and invests in impactful, innovative, catalytic programs and projects in developing countries across the globe. By the end of 2023, GCF had a portfolio of 243 projects in 129 countries, committing a total of USD 13.5 billion to date. 

In 2023, an additional USD 12.8 billion was pledged, to support our new strategic and programming cycle from 2024-2027; our ambition is to grow to become at least a USD 50 billion fund by 2030. Rooted in the core objectives of impact and efficiency, access and a focus on the most vulnerable, and mobilizing a much higher scale of public and private sector financial flows for climate action we have an unparalleled scale of resources, which, together with our risk appetite and flexibility allows us to bring together different partners and stakeholders in innovative partnerships for profound impact. 

GCF is seeking a top-tier individual with a demonstrable track record of harnessing experience, energy and networks to tackle complex global climate change challenges. You will be committed to making a positive, measurable difference through a mission-driven role, and thrive in a fast-paced, diverse environment.  

You will be able to quickly scan and analyze complex, competing issues and lead significant sized teams to find solutions in evolving contexts, across multiple geographic locations. 

You will be a nurturer of people: recognizing and growing the talent around you, exemplifying values of transparency, respect and innovation.

You will be committed to learning, knowledge-sharing, convening and communicating with partners to work together to ideate, develop and implement climate action initiatives that make a profound difference to people and planet.

You will join a team of talented, committed individuals representing almost 80 nationalities contributing skills and experience from academic, scientific, private, government and nonprofit backgrounds.  Together, we work with governments, communities and civil society, technical agencies, and the private sector across the world.


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About the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is a multilateral fund created to make significant and ambitious contributions to the global efforts to combat climate change. The GCF contributes to achieving the objectives of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement. In the context of sustainable development, the GCF aims to promote a 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 climate change, while accounting for their needs and supporting particularly those that are 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. It is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. The Independent Evaluation Office (IEU) of the GCF, is mandated by the GCF Board under paragraph 60 of its governing instrument inform its decision making. Specifically, the governing instrument states “… the Board will establish an operationally independent evaluation unit as part of the core structure of the Fund. The head of the unit will be selected by, and will report to, the Board. The frequency and types of evaluation to be conducted will be specified by the unit in agreement with the Board.”


The objectives of the IEU include:

  • Informing decision-making by the Board and identifying and disseminating lessons learned, contributing to guiding the GCF and stakeholders as a learning institution, providing strategic guidance;
  • Conducting periodic independent evaluations of GCF performance to objectively assess the results of the GCF and the effectiveness and efficiency of its activities; and
  • Providing evaluation reports to the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement for purposes of periodic reviews of the Financial Mechanism.

Position Objective
The Impact Evaluation Officer will be responsible for supporting the capacity building, advisory services efforts and impact evaluations of the Unit. As such, the Impact Evaluation Officer will be an integral part of the CAP workstream, and the IEU’s LORTA programme. Specifically, s/he will be contributing to developing the evaluation capacity building training and providing/tailoring the relevant training services to GCF’s stakeholders. 
S/he will also be responsible for supporting the team in designing, implementing, analyzing, report writing and disseminating impact evaluations within the programme. S/he will collaborate with other members of the unit, partners, and stakeholders to develop capacity building materials on evaluation and impact evaluation design that measures the causal impact of the GCF investments. In addition, s/he will conduct capacity building of GCF Accredited Entities on evaluation in general.

The incumbent will directly report to the Capacity Building Workstream Lead and/or the IEU Head of the office. 


  • Assist managing a subset of the LORTA portfolio by overseeing activities related to preparation and implementation of the impact evaluation;
  • Provide analytical and operational support for policy, evaluation, learning and synthesis papers and related products, including but not limited to, evaluation policy, evidence gap maps, thematic and strategic evaluations;
  • Support any additional analytical and operational tasks as assigned by the IEU;



  • Engaging with GCF staff and stakeholders from accredited entities, development partners, executing entities and other GCF stakeholders to help with the implementation of the LORTA programme;
  • Participate in IEU evaluations as required and also provide advice to its various evaluations on type, use and access to different kinds of quantitative data as well as quantitative methodologies;
  • Engage with consultants, experts and stakeholder groups for surveys both on- and offline, (phone) interviews and other types of data collection;
  • Present at events and conferences on behalf of IEU; and
  • Participate in official missions as required.



  • Provide support for GCF Board meetings and other events and meetings related to the functioning of the IEU, for example assisting in the preparation of relevant documentation, taking meeting minutes, preparing summaries of discussions, meeting reports, drafting agreements and other legal documentation;
  • Organize LORTA-related workshops, develop teaching modules, generate knowledge products, and deliver events for disseminating the work of the IEU and for enhancing the capacity of IEU stakeholders to have credible, high-quality evidence for evaluations;
  • Provide econometrics and survey related advice to the team including using and reliability of different techniques and supervise the team in undertaking field-level data collection, sample size calculations and econometric estimations;
  • Develop evaluation capacity building training materials and provide training services to relevant GCF stakeholders in collaboration with other members of the unit;  


Requirements (Education, experience, technical competencies required of the job)

  • Master’s Degree in economics, public policy, applied social sciences or related fields; PhD preferred. 
  • At least four years of relevant work experience in managing and conducting impact evaluations, quantitative and qualitative evaluations, or project and thematic evaluations in the development or climate change field;
  • The role requires an excellent understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods including descriptive, experimental, and quasi-experimental, and qualitative methods.  A strong understanding and experience of running randomized controlled trials, conducting analysis using non-experimental methods including difference-in-differences, matching and other counterfactual techniques are a must
  • Proven track record in the application of statistical and GIS software packages (STATA, R and GIS software such as ArcInfo and/or ArcGIS etc.) for evaluation project work;
  • Proven track record in data management and analysis in relevant development and environmental projects, including field experience and experience with larger panel datasets;
  • Experience in conducting research analysis and articulating findings and recommendations;
  • Familiarity of and work experience in multilateral climate funds or public health or project financing, and or UNFCCC framework;, preferably 
  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level, with the following: (a) Proven application of expertise, knowledge within the area of evaluation and data analysis, (b) A team player with a proactive and can-do attitude.
  • Ability to articulate complex issues verbally and in writing in a concise manner;
  • Experience in an international setting, and ability to work independently and take initiative in response to the IEU’s needs;
  • Ability to support the establishment and maintaining relationships with key partners – including but not limited to the ability to represent the unit and interface effectively with stakeholders;
  • Exceptional organizational skills, ability to facilitate communication between various levels of management and work independently in order to meet deadlines, ability to multi-task and pay close attention to detail;
  • Willingness to cooperate with other staff in a team and contribute to a harmonious environment is essential;
  • Experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures. Proven ability to work innovatively within a team environment;
  • Mature judgment and absolute commitment to confidentiality;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position; 
  • Fluency in French, Spanish or Portuguese (highly desirable).

The closing date for application is 19 May 2024. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be considered.


*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 to apply.

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