Green Climate Fund: Strategy & Policy Officer

€96,000 yearly
  • Blue Economy and Recruitment Consultancy S.L
  • Incheon, South Korea
  • 05/06/2024
Office work Climate change Management and consultancy Marine policy

Job Description

Date: May 29, 2024

Location: Incheon, South Korea (ICN), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS-2
Deadline: 23 June 2024 (11:59 PM KST)
Job Category: International
Salary: USD 96,200 (plus attractive benefits, that include the following allowances (as applicable): Relocation, dependency, housing, education assistance and home country travel.


The Green Climate Fund is the world’s largest dedicated multilateral climate fund and invests in impactful, innovative, catalytic programs and projects in developing countries across the globe. By the end of 2023, GCF had a portfolio of 243 projects in 129 countries, committing a total of USD 13.5 billion to date. 

In 2023, an additional USD 12.8 billion was pledged, to support our new strategic and programming cycle from 2024-2027; our ambition is to grow to become at least a USD 50 billion fund by 2030. Rooted in the core objectives of impact and efficiency, access and a focus on the most vulnerable, and mobilizing a much higher scale of public and private sector financial flows for climate action we have an unparalleled scale of resources, which, together with our risk appetite and flexibility allows us to bring together different partners and stakeholders in innovative partnerships for profound impact. 

GCF is seeking a top-tier individual with a demonstrable track record of harnessing experience, energy and networks to tackle complex global climate change challenges.


You will be committed to making a positive, measurable difference through a mission-driven role, and thrive in a fast-paced, diverse environment.  

You will be able to quickly scan and analyze complex, competing issues and lead significant sized teams to find solutions in evolving contexts, across multiple geographic locations. 

You will be a nurturer of people: recognizing and growing the talent around you, exemplifying values of transparency, respect and innovation.

You will be committed to learning, knowledge-sharing, convening and communicating with partners to work together to ideate, develop and implement climate action initiatives that make a profound difference to people and planet.

You will join a team of talented, committed individuals representing almost 80 nationalities contributing skills and experience from academic, scientific, private, government and nonprofit backgrounds.  Together, we work with governments, communities and civil society, technical agencies, and the private sector across the world.


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About the Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Set up in 2010 by the 194 countries who are Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), GCF takes its responsibility as the world’s largest dedicated multilateral climate fund to heart.  GCF funds transformative climate projects across the developing world, supporting countries in their responses and actions to tackle climate change while fostering sustainable development within their communities. 

Our country-driven approach ensures that our actions are tailored to the unique circumstances and national aspirations of each nation we support. Besides channeling public and private sector investment through a broad range of financing instruments, GCF builds the capacity of developing countries to take climate action through an extensive Readiness Programme ensuring countries are increasingly well-equipped and financed to manage their climate futures.

Headquartered in the Republic of Korea, GCF operates with a diverse and talented workforce of over 300 people. 

Position Objective
The Strategy and Policy Officer will work as part of a team dedicated to analyzing emerging strategic and policy issues related to the GCF’s mission, and informing the development, implementation and monitoring of strategic policy responses. S/he will be a curious, globally-minded team player who enjoys seeking knowledge, applying quantitative and qualitative analytical methods, and using emergent technology to understand complex challenges, generate solutions, and assess impacts. S/he will work under the guidance of team leaders to interpret issues into clearly communicated briefs, presentations and policy drafts. S/he will thrive in a fast-paced work environment, covering diverse subject matters, collaborating with teams across the Secretariat and exemplifying GCF’s core values.



  • Conduct environmental scanning to inform GCF of megatrends and emerging issues related to climate change impacts and vulnerability; economic, investment, political and technology trends; and policy and programming responses, including benchmarking with other comparator organizations. 
  • Research and compile available internal and external data and evidence, and conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis to diagnose issues and inform strategic policy responses.
  • Apply critical judgment to interpret findings, develop initial strategic policy options for testing within the Secretariat, and assess costs/benefits, impacts and risks. 



  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Secretariat to understand analytical and policy development needs and gaps, connect information held in different parts of the Secretariat, and socialize findings of analysis.
  • Engage team focal points and subject matter leads to support internal strategic planning processes and delivery of the full GCF policy cycle.
  • Support team leadership in enhancing and promoting knowledge sharing across the Secretariat on strategy and policy matters. 



  • Prepare briefs, working papers, presentations, drafts of strategic policy proposals and information documents for the GCF Board. 
  • Execute processes required for GCF strategic planning, policy development, implementation and monitoring.
  • Utilize technology applications and AI/machine learning to enhance strategic insight and delivery of the strategic planning and policy cycles; and contribute to the enhancement of internal systems and processes.


Requirements (Education, experience, technical competencies required of the job)

  • Postgraduate degree in economics, international relations, international development, public administration, political science, climate change, law or related subjects;  or a relevant bachelor’s degree with 2 additional years of experience;
  • Minimum four years of relevant work experience, including exposure to complex strategy or policy development challenges, and policy impact assessment and monitoring; 
  • Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research and analysis methods, familiarity with the latest developments in emergent technology tools including AI/machine learning;
  • Strategic mindset, interest in and ability to see the bigger picture and make sense of complexity;
  • Critical thinking, ability to use technical skills to gather, prioritize and organize evidence and data;
  • Sound judgment, ability to interpret and distill complex issues into clear and considered findings, options and recommendations; identify costs, benefits and risks;
  • Ability to clearly communicate insight to non-specialists; excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills in English essential for this position; knowledge of another UN language an advantage;
  • Results driven, organized and detail-oriented, with ability to multi-task and deliver quality work on time under pressure; thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment;
  • Curiousity, interest in learning and sharing knowledge; embraces innovation;
  • Tact, diplomacy, commitment to GCF mission and values;
  • Knowledge of climate change, the Green Climate Fund and international climate finance architecture an advantage.

The closing date for application is 23 June 2024. Applications submitted after the deadline may not be considered.

*The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. Selection among short-listed candidates will also take into account performance at interview, appropriate testing, and references. 

Applications from women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Non academic career