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GCF Call for Senior International Experts to serve in the Accreditation Panel of the Organisation

GCF Call for Senior International Experts

Background
The Green Climate Fund (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 to combat climate change. GCF 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, GCF 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. 

GCF Call for Senior International Experts
GCF Call for Senior International Experts

GCF Call for Senior International Experts

  • GCF is governed by a Board, composed of an equal representation of developed and developing countries. The Fund is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. 
  • The Governing Instrument of GCF provides for direct access and international access modalities, including public and private entities. In order to access resources from GCF under the direct access modalities, recipient countries will nominate competent subnational, national and regional implementing entities or intermediaries for accreditation to receive funding and channel such funding to projects and programmes in developing countries. 

II.    Minimum required qualifications and key fields of competencies
Individuals interested to serve as senior international expert will have to demonstrate recognized capacity and expertise in the following fields of key competency, supported by a successful career track at senior and executive level in an international environment with at least 15 years of professional experience in at least one of the categories below:
(a)    Financial standards and criteria:
(i)    Governance systems, financial management, procurement, internal and external audit and control frameworks;
(ii)    Project management cycle, including origination and implementation, and activity oversight;
(iii)    Transparency, investigations and anti-fraud provisions; and
(iv)    Financial intermediation and/or financial sector supervision and oversight (including for grants, loans, equity and guarantees);
(b)     Environmental and social safeguards:
(i)    Environmental and social management systems (ESMS);
(ii)    Identification, management, monitoring and review of environmental and social risks and impacts;
(iii)    Organizational capacities and competencies to implement the ESMS;
(iv)    Public disclosure of environmental and social information; and
(v)    Redress mechanism at the institutional and project levels; and/or
(c)    Gender:
(i)    Gender policy or statement reflecting the key principles in the GCF updated gender policy; and
(ii)    Organizational capacities and competencies to implement the gender policy.
10.    In particular related to fiduciary standards and criteria, specific expertise in institutional-level assessment of policies, procedures and evidence of their implementation against a set of standards, in the following areas is sought:
(a)    Key administrative and financial capacities including financial management, accounting, internal and external audit, control frameworks and procurement;
(b)    Transparency and accountability including ethics, disclosure of conflicts of interest, fraud, investigations and anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing; 
(c)    Project management cycle, including origination and implementation, and activity oversight;
13.    Experience in working in/with developing countries in the following regions should be highlighted:
(a)    Africa;
(b)    Asia and the Pacific;
(c)    Eastern Europe; and 
(d)    Latin America and the Caribbean.
 

III.    Application and selection procedure
– Interested individuals should submit their expression of interest by providing a full documented CV and a cover letter specifying the fields of key competencies that match their skills.
– Shortlisting will start on 21 August 2023 and will continue until the position(s) are filled.
– The senior international expert will be nominated by the Accreditation Committee and will be endorsed by the Board through an open, transparent and competitive selection process based on the criteria above and the annexed terms of reference.
– The senior international expert will be expected to work remotely with the possibility to attend meetings of the Accreditation Panel and the Accreditation Committee and also meetings of the Board, either physically or electronically. The Secretariat will communicate and assist with any travel requirements relating to the work of the Accreditation Panel. Travel may also be required to conduct on-site visits to applicant entities as a part of the review process.
– Expected input is up to 10 working days per month, with certain flexibility subject to the workload.

 
II.    Composition and quorum
– The Panel will be composed of six senior expert members, ensuring balanced representation between developing and developed countries and appropriate range of expertise. 
– The Panel may also invite senior expert observer members, on an ad-hoc or regular basis, to participate at sessions where no confidential information will be discussed.
– The Secretariat will participate ex-officio.
– Quorum will consist of participation by at least four senior expert members.


IV.    Compensation
-Travel and accommodation costs, per diem payment and a daily fee will be paid to senior expert members attending a meeting of the Panel in accordance with the Fund’s rules and regulations.
– If a senior expert member of the Panel is requested to carry out a specific task between meetings, they will be compensated for the task undertaken by means of payment of daily fees, subject to the input being of good quality and delivered in good time. The daily fee will be determined in accordance with the Fund’s rules and regulations. The number of days necessary to complete a task will be determined by the Chair of the Panel in consultation with the Secretariat.
-Travel and accommodation costs, per diem payment and a daily fee will be paid to external technical experts in accordance with the Fund’s rules and regulations and the external technical experts’ terms of reference.
– Expert observers will not receive any payment and will be supported in their participation in meetings entirely by the entities they represent or in their own capacity. 


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GCF Call for Senior International Experts

GCF Call for Senior International Experts

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