Vacancy Announcement Details

Impact Evaluation Specialist

24 May 2023


An impact evaluation specialist will be responsible for supporting the capacity building effort of the unit as well as the delivery of the Learning-Oriented Real-Time Impact Assessment (LORTA) programme. Specifically, s/he will be taking the lead in developing the evaluation capacity building training and providing/tailoring the relevant training services to GCF's stakeholders. S/he will also be responsible for the design, implementation, analysis, report writing and dissemination of impact evaluations within the programme. S/he will collaborate with other members of the unit, partners, and stakeholders to develop capacity building materials on evaluation and  impact evaluation design that measures the causal impact of the GCF investments. In addition, s/he will conduct capacity building of GCF Accredited Entities on evaluation in general.


The role requires an excellent understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods including descriptive, experimental, and quasi-experimental, and qualitative methods.  A strong understanding and experience of running randomized controlled trials, conducting analysis using non-experimental methods including difference-in-differences, matching and other counterfactual techniques are a must. S/he will need to have extensive experience in using statistical and GIS software packages, such as STATA, R, ArcGIS Pro, and show strong skills in applying such software in evaluation contexts.

The incumbent will directly report to the Capacity Building Workstream Lead and/or the IEU Head of the office. 



  • Develop evaluation capacity building training materials and provide training services to relevant GCF stakeholders in collaboration with other members of the unit;  
  • Manage a subset of the LORTA portfolio by overseeing all activities related to preparation and implementation of the impact evaluation;
  • Provide econometrics and survey related advice to the team including using and reliability of different techniques and supervise the team in undertaking field-level data collection, sample size calculations and econometric estimations;
  • Supervise data collection processes and data analysis, ensuring data quality and adequate drafting of data analysis results, under supervision. Ability to trouble shoot problems in data collection, analyses and reporting and be willing to deal with tasks both at headquarters and in the field;
  • Provide substantial analytical and operational support for policy, evaluation, learning and synthesis papers and related products, including but not limited to, evaluation policy, evidence gap maps, thematic and strategic evaluations;



  • Engaging with GCF staff and stakeholders from accredited entities, development partners, executing entities and other GCF stakeholders to help with the implementation of the LORTA programme;
  • Participate in IEU evaluations as required and also provide advice to its various evaluations on type, use and access to different kinds of quantitative data as well as quantitative methodologies;
  • Engage with consultants, experts and stakeholder groups for surveys both on- and offline, (phone) interviews and other types of data collection;



  • Provide organizational and substantive support for GCF Board meetings and other events and meetings related to the functioning of the IEU, for example assisting in the preparation of relevant documentation, taking meeting minutes, preparing summaries of discussions, meeting reports, drafting agreements and other legal documentation;
  • Organize LORTA-related workshops, develop teaching modules, generate knowledge products, and deliver events for disseminating the work of the IEU and for enhancing the capacity of IEU stakeholders to have credible, high-quality evidence for evaluations;
  • Support any additional analytical and operational tasks as assigned by the IEU; and
  • Participate in official missions as required.

Full details available on the GCF website. Application deadline 13th June.