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Posting Title:Programming Associate
Job Location: Incheon, South Korea
Skill Required: Business Development/ Resource Mobilization,
Preferred Experience: Above 4 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 18th Sep, 2022

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Job Description:

The Programming Associate manages the project cycle related to programming overseen by the Deputy Director, particularly in relation to origination, country, and entity work programs, deployment of the readiness and preparatory support program, project development, and programming engagements. S/he supports the Deputy Director to ensure the integrity of the programming processes, advises on measures to sustain and improve quality, and helps to sustain the quality of service and standards to countries and entities. S/he also guides and supports Regional Desks in these processes.

Duties and responsibilities

• Programming Associate analyses issues and proposes solutions for the smooth execution of processes related to the development and endorsement of programming strategies and readiness activities, as well as the team’s contributions throughout the project/program cycle
• Supports the Deputy Director to harmonize and sustain quality standards for processes related to readiness, country and entity programming strategies, and the review of projects/programs.
• Manages DCP project cycles and coordinates DCP’s contribution to the GCF Project and program cycle in terms of country ownership and stakeholder engagement.


• Programming Associate works closely with colleagues in other divisions to coordinate the workflows related to the programming, readiness, and project cycles, and cooperates with them to improve processes and standards.
• Coordinate with the programming leads to manage and improve processes and standards, including supporting programming leads for the CIC meetings and other matters as needed.
• Programming Associate supports regional desks in cross-regional matters related to readiness and programming engagements, using a corporate approach.
• Collaborates with colleagues in ICT and procurement to ensure that the capacity and systems needed to support readiness and project origination are procured and maintained in a timely fashion.
• Programming Associate assists in the development of information for Board documentation and reporting, including on the matters of country ownership, Secretariat activity reports and GCF reports to COP, as needed.


• Programming Associate manages the execution of processes for development, review, and endorsement of country and entity programming strategies.
• Manages the technical assistance for the project development and pipeline strengthening from individual consultants and firms and led in the preparation of the SOW and other operational matters.
• Develops and maintains standardized systems and protocols to track and monitor programming and readiness progress with countries and entities, and inputs relevant data into the Secretariat KPI tracking system.

• Supports collaboration with DPM to extract lessons from the implementation stage that enable learning-based origination.
• Organize and adapt work to enable the Deputy Director to sustain corporate standards related to quality and timeliness of delivery of work-plan targets and budgets, as well as efficient and effective coordination with other divisions/offices.

Required experience and qualifications

• Master’s degree in business/environmental management, public policy/administration, climate change, development studies, or a similar field, or Bachelor’s plus 2 more years experience.
• At least 4 years of relevant work experience with developing countries as clients.
• Required experience in project/program design, development, and operations; grants management and administration; conducting research and analysis and articulating findings/recommendations; climate change policy and finance.
• Fluency in English with strong writing and public speaking skills and the ability to tailor tone and content for diverse audiences.
• Ability to maintain a client-centered approach while handling large volumes of work across multiple areas.


USD 87,700 (plus attractive benefits, which include the following allowances (as applicable): Relocation, dependency, education assistance, and home country travel. 



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