Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Guyana

Closing Date: June 9, 2021

Type of Vacancy: /

Details of the Post

The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer will work full time on the GRIF support project. He/she will work closely with GGGI Guyana-based staff and other in Regional Office and other GGGI Divisions on supporting (i) the monitoring, reporting and evaluation of GRIF-funded projects; (ii) identifying lessons learned from the GRIF and related finance mechanisms, and making proposals for improvement; (iii) identifying successes from the GRIF and related finance mechanisms and documenting how these can provide models for future climate action, whether within Guyana or internationally


The purpose of the M&E Officer position is to provide technical advice and assistance to the GRIF Secretariat to improve the monitoring, reporting, evaluation and public communication of GRIF projects and activities. The position will support the GGGI team in providing technical advice and assistance to GRIF Partner Entities and Implementing Entities to troubleshoot and advance the implementation of GRIF projects.

He/she will act as a channel of knowledge between international GGGI staff and GRIF stakeholders and he/she will gain experience and knowledge on monitoring, reporting and evaluation that will be transmitted to the local stakeholders on the day-to-day activities of the project.


The M&E Officer shall play a critical role in fostering collaboration among colleagues within GGGI as well as government officials and GRIF stakeholders in Guyana to gather and share Guyana’s experience and other international best practices on access to and utilization of climate finance in a project environment, bankable project preparation and project implementation and monitoring and evaluation, in order to increase climate finance flow in Guyana and other countries. The M&E Officer shall actively collaborate with counterparts across the government, GGGI regional and HQ, partner organizations such as the UN, IDB, World Bank and private sector stakeholders. He/she will ensure the quality of all deliverables developed by GGGI are aligned with project requirements and expectations from Government of Guyana and Government of Norway.


The general roles and responsibilities include:

  • Support GGGI M&E specialist to develop a GRIF overall results framework and keep an up-to-date archive for all GRIF documents;
  • Collect, analyze and maintain an online database of annual reports, mid-term and final evaluation reports prepared by Partner Entities for all GRIF projects (completed and under implementation), and trustee reports for the benefit of the GRIF Steering Committee;
  • Oversee internal project reporting including the development of theories of change, strategic outcome calculations, and impact reporting;
  • Produce reports, case study, lesson learned and relevant information for periodic reporting and on a timely basis for GGGI and Project Partners,
  • Keep the public website updated with information on GRIF activities and results as directed by the Steering Committee;
  • Train relevant project staff on information collection, report generation and appropriate database or reporting format requirements for effective information curation;
  • Collaborate with the Guyana Country Representative in consensus building with the actors in the Guyanese and Norwegian government to establish the priority indicators, data collection and analysis arrangements, frequency and presentation format of monitoring reports to update the donor on project progress, as well as to anticipate key challenges and implement timely solutions.
  • Master’s or equivalent degree (or higher) in fields relevant to the described position (such as finance, environmental policy, environmental economics, sustainable development, climate change or any related fields);
  • Bachelor’s degree with a combination of additional 2 years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s or higher degree;
  • Preferably 5 years of professional experience in climate change with at least 3 years developing, monitoring, and evaluating projects in support of national sustainable development and/or climate change mitigation and adaptation targets in Guyana;
  • Experience / knowledge of green growth and sustainable development is a plus.
  • Experience working closely with government and non-government stakeholders in Guyana, and with intergovernmental organizations (IOs);
  • Strong command of utilizing Microsoft Excel, Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), and other complex data management software is a plus;
  • Excellent analytical skills, critical thinking ability, and data mining skills; and
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills in English are a must; knowledge of other relevant languages is an asset.
  • Strong background in monitoring and evaluation of projects, ideally in climate finance related projects;
  • Specialization in forestry, agriculture and related fields is a distinct advantage;
  • Understand and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision and values.
  • Process and share information easily.
  • Be able to lead where needed and provide solutions to project-level challenge
  • Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.
  • Promote the optimum use of public resources.
  • Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership.
  • Promote creativity and innovation among staff.

Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as “green growth”, which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

GGGI supports stakeholders through complementary and integrated workstreams – Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Knowledge Solutions – that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.

The Guyana-Norway partnership of 2009, and the establishment of the GRIF in 2010, were part of an ambitious exercise to advance Guyana’s low carbon development plan (the Low Carbon Development Strategy, which was released in 2009, and updated in 2011 and 2013), and to maintain Guyana’s extremely low rate of deforestation. GGGI has partnered with the Government of Guyana (GoG) and the Government of Norway (GoN) to provide administrative support to the Guyana-Norway Partnership. GGGI will work to: (i) improve monitoring and reporting of Guyana-Norway Partnership projects and activities; (ii) support GRIF Committees and stakeholders to fulfil their roles and responsibilities; and (iii) improve access to information on GRIF activities. The project timeline is 36 months.   

  • Applications and CVs must be sent in English.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • All applications must be sent by close of day Korean Standard Time (KST) on the date prescribed.

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Notice expires at 11:59pm on Wednesday June 9th, 2021

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