Deputy Director, Mitigation Coordinator

Green Climate Fund
Songo, South Korea
Full time Staff

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is one of the primary funding institutions of the international climate finance architecture under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Paris Agreement. It was set up by the 194 countries who are parties to the convention and is designed to support significant efforts to address climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The Deputy Director, reporting to the Director of the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation, leads the development of frameworks and processes promoting effective management of resources and integration of best practices into the Division’s work, providing substantive guidance on strategic, methodological, technical and scientific matters, and coordinating the portfolio of projects from
approval to first disbursement.

For the Deputy Director, Division of Mitigation and Adaptation - Mitigation Coordinator, we are looking for an experienced senior manager with a background in one of the relevant technical sectors such as renewable energy, low emissions transport, building and appliances, forest and land use. The person needs to be well-informed about climate issues and able to assist others to interpret their work in an environment/climate context.

We are looking for someone with experience and know-how when it comes to projects and programmes on climate change, both on climate mitigation and adaptation. The person needs to be able to function at a strategic management level, with good delegation skills as well as an eye for detail.

  • Experience in specific sectors would be useful - with a focus on public and private sector project development, review, implementation, and execution.
  • Experience with a relevant multilateral body on project development, appraisal and implementation would be a plus.

We seek a strong person, with deep understanding of GCFs needs and working processes of partners, and who can stand their ground in negotiations with these partners. The Deputy Director needs to be able to resolve important and often complex issues in GCFs project review, approval and implementation. They need to have the strategic understanding to resolve problems.
The Deputy Director needs to be solution oriented, possess excellent diplomatic skills and is expected to be accountable and responsible. The workload is high.


  • Master’s degree in engineering, economics, environmental studies, or another relevant field;
  • 15 years of relevant professional work experience with evidence of project development, assessment or management experience in relevant sectors and areas where mitigation and adaptation are a priority in developing countries;
  • Demonstrated experience with project origination, project financing, structuring, negotiations, and project management. Strong climate finance skills a plus;
  • Excellent investment, business development, networking, integration, negotiation, and relationship management skills that enable them to work successfully across industry sectors, regions, external stakeholder groups in developing countries and emerging markets.
  • Fluency in English with knowledge of other UN languages an advantage.
Closing date: 
16th March 2020