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Urban, Transport and Disaster Risk Reduction Officer South Korea 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 Urban, Transport and Disaster Risk Reduction Officer will be based at the Fund’s headquarters in Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea. The position is for an initial three year period. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a start-up in international climate finance that offers stimulating challenges Role Profile The Urban, Transport and Disaster Risk Reduction Officer will provide technical expertise, develop the pipeline and oversee the portfolio in the areas of urban, transport, and disaster risk reduction to help developing countries make a paradigm shift toward low carbon and climate resilient development pathway. This individual will have substantive knowledge and experience on climate change in these sectoral and thematic areas. She/he will work closely with developing countries and implementing entities by providing substantive guidance on methodological matters and technical inputs to proposed activities in the areas of urban, transport and disaster risk reduction. Duties and responsibilities Under the guidance of the Director of Mitigation and Adaptation, working closely with the two Coordinators, she/he will be responsible for: Originating a pipeline of projects and programs in the areas of urban, transport and disaster risk reduction, in collaboration with implementing entities, national designated authorities, and other relevant staff in the Secretariat; Developing relevant policy documents, operational guidelines, procedures, document templates, reports, tools and other products; Participating in the readiness support work program and review and assessment of concept notes and funding proposals through the provision of technical expertise and practical guidance on the development and improvement of proposed country programs, concept notes and funding proposals; Contributing to design and implementation of operations information systems; Managing external consultants, monitoring performance, reviewing outputs and recommending and taking corrective actions when needed; Monitoring the relevant portfolio and providing support to the implementation of the projects to ensure their performance in line with the intended results; Providing technical expertise and contributing to the Fund’s knowledge management activities; Collaborating closely with colleagues in the Country Programming Division (CPD) and Private Sector Facility (PSF) Required experience and qualifications Master’s degree in urban planning, civil engineering, economics, environment, or another relevant field; At least 5 years or more of relevant work experience; In-depth knowledge and proven operational experience in the relevant sectors (urban, transport, disaster risk reduction), addressing climate change related issues in developing countries; Solid skills and experience in climate change mitigation and adaptation activities, particularly in the areas of reducing emissions through increased access to low‐emission transport, reducing emissions from buildings, cities, industries and appliances and improving resilience through reducing risks of climate-related disasters; Ability to meet deadlines with attention to detail and quality; Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact with a broad range of stakeholders and maintain good working relationships; Good teamwork, collaboration and inclusion; Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage; Applications from women and nationals from developing countries are strongly encouraged. The compensation benefits for this key position will be internationally competitive and reflect the importance of the role. Interested candidates, are required to send an email attaching their CV and a letter of interest in a single file to: [email protected] File name: “[last name], [first name]” (e.g. Johansson, Anna) Subject line: “Urban, Transport and Disaster Risk Reduction Officer” Please indicate your earliest availability to take up the assignment, or the required notice-period if employed. Shortlisting will start on 6 March and will continue until the position is filled.