Operations Assistant Consultant

Green Climate Fund , South Korea

Skill Required:, Finance and Accounts
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
19th March, 2021

Job Description

The Green Climate Fund (“GCF”) is a new 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 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. GCF will pursue a country-driven approach in its operations.

The Fund seeks to recruit an Operations Assistant Consultant to join the Office of Risk Management and Compliance at its headquarters in Songdo, Republic of Korea, for a period of 6 months.


Under the supervision of the Investment Risk Manager and guidance from the Head of Office, the Operations Assistant Consultant will manage the Board-related risk documentation process in a timely and effective way, serve as focal point to the Board-appointed Risk Management Committee while supporting the Risk Specialists in the review and redrafting of Board-approved components of the risk management framework and initial financial risk management framework.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Investment Risk Manager, the Operations Assistant Consultant will be responsible for but not limited to:

  •  Efficiently carrying out the Office’s Board and Committee-related workplan;
  •  Review and redraft components of the risk management framework and initial financial risk management framework in collaboration with Specialists;
  •  Proactively managing the Board-related risk documentation process so that it meets the required standards of quality, efficiency, effectiveness and timeliness;
  •  Participate in internal committees such as the Climate Policy Committee;
  •  Serving as key focal point to the Board-appointed Risk Management Committee; produce presentations, draft meeting agendas, schedule meetings, handle follow-ups and other tasks as required;
  • Contributing to other work as may be assigned by the Head of Office.

Required experience and qualifications

  •  Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in economics, finance, sustainable development, climate policy, social sciences, law or related fields;
  •  Minimum 1 – 3 years of relevant work experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience;
  •  Excellent coordination and interpersonal communication skills and ability work collaboratively with stakeholders in the pursuit of organizational goals;
  •  Ability to deal with large volumes of work under time pressure with a high level of accuracy;
  •  Experience working in an international organization is an advantage;
  •  Exceptionally strong organizational skills and focus on details;
  •  Ability to multi-task, meet strict deadlines, work independently and operate in an unstructured environment;
  •  Willingness to work outside normal hours to accommodate communication with stakeholders in different time zones; and
  •  Fluency in English is essential (written and spoken) and knowledge of another UN language an advantage.


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