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 those that are 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. It is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director.
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEU) of the GCF informs the decision-making by the Board, conducts periodic independent evaluations of GCF performance, and provides evaluation reports to the Conference of Parties of the UNFCCC. It has dual learning and accountability functions within the GCF.
The evaluation intern will support the IEU in the delivery of its objectives, including in the development and undertaking of evaluations. The intern will have an opportunity to also support related processes, amongst others, capacity building, learning, synthesis and communications-related components. This task will include a review of GCF policy, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and synthesis of literature and evidence. The intern will have an opportunity to work with the different workstreams of the unit to acquire a well-rounded understanding of the unit and its function.
As per the 2023 work plan of the Unit, the IEU team is structured into four workstreams; (i) Science and Data, (ii) Learning, Uptake, Knowledge & Synthesis, (iii) Capacity Building, Advisory and Policy, and (iv) Review, Administration & Quality Assurance workstream. Evaluations and Reviews involve team members of all workstreams.
Duties and responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Head of the IEU and the designated primary supervisors within the IEU, the evaluation intern will: