Board Affairs Officer


Date: Jul 2, 2024

Location: Incheon, South Korea (ICN), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS-2
Deadline: 23 July 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
This position is primarily responsible for advancing work under the Board Affairs pillar of the Office of Governance Affairs, including on developing policy concepts and drafts of policy documentation on governance related matters; assisting the Board Co-Chairs, Board members and their advisors, and Board appointed Committees under the guidance of the Board Affairs Manager and Secretary to the Board; and supporting the organization of Board meetings in accordance with established procedures. 



  • Develops policy concepts and drafts of policy documentation on governance related matters;
  • Engages in Board consultations of policy documentation, examining the outcomes and identifying next steps towards policy finalization in collaboration with respective teams;
  • Provides secretariat services to the Climate Policy Committee, in collaboration with OGA colleagues as required;
  • Analyses options to address Board related matters in an efficient and effective manner;  
  • Develops documents and analytical material in support of the Board Co-Chairs;
  • Support the drafting of provisional agenda and annotation for Board meetings in consultations with the Co-Chairs and Senior Management Team.
  • Supports the development and preparation of the draft Board Work Plan for the policy cycle, and updates it each year, taking into consideration the relevant mandates from the Board, in coordination and collaboration with relevant divisions of the Secretariat



  • Assists the Board Co-Chairs in the discharge of their functions under the guidance of the Secretary to the Board and the Board Affairs Manager;
  • Liaise with focal points of committees and groups to ensure appropriate monitoring on the implementation of mandates as required;
  • Enables cross-divisional coordination in preparing and presenting Secretariat work in the lead up and during meetings of the Board.



  • Performs planning and organization activities for the hosting of in-person and virtual Board meetings, including informal and preparatory events;
  • Manages Board membership arrangements, including transitions in the term of Board membership;
  • Processes information to address requests from Board members and their advisers;
  • Organizes and documents OGA’s processes related to Board meetings preparations, decision-making support, and other governance procedures;
  • Delivers and maintains tools to assist the effective decision-making of the Board, including the management and update of the Board’s portal in collaboration with ICT.


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

  • Advanced university degree in law, international relations, diplomacy, environmental policy, economics, finance, sustainable development, climate policy or related fields; or a relevant Bachelors’ degree with 2 additional years of experience;
  • At least four (4) years of relevant work experience, including experience in UNFCCC processes and involvement in multilateral decision-making processes at the highest levels of an organization; familiarity with multilateral climate funds operations;
  • Ability to work under pressure, under strict timelines, demonstrating complex problem solving with independent judgment and decision-making;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position.

The closing date for application is 23 July 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.