Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)


Date: Mar 29, 2024

Location: Incheon, South Korea (ICN), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS-4
Deadline: 21 April 2024 (11:59 PM KST)
Job Category: International
Salary: USD 129,400 (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

As a Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) with a strong focus on employee-centric practices, you will play a crucial role in aligning HR strategies with business objectives and fostering a workplace culture that prioritizes the well-being, development and engagement of employees. Working closely with business leaders and HR Specialists, you will contribute to the overall success of the organization by implementing HR initiatives that enhance the employee experience and drive organizational effectiveness. 



  • Provide guidance as a trusted advisor to management, offering insights and solutions to enhance employee engagement and productivity; 
  • Contribute to and manage the implementation of change management initiatives, helping employees and leaders navigate organizational transitions effectively; 
  • Co-create by contributing to performance management programs and manage the full implementation process, ensuring a continuous and effective process of developing goals and sharing feedback and coaching; 
    • Provide guidance as a trusted advisor on complex employee relations issues and concerns, resolving conflicts, promoting a positive work environment and culture of open communication; 
  • Promotes a culture of continuous learning and improvement. 



  • Collaborate with business leaders to understand HR priorities and goals and develop an implementation  plan aligned with organizational priorities. 
  • Identify talent needs and develop strategies for attracting, retaining, and developing high-performing teams. 
  • Build compliance by providing advice and recommendations to managers on rules and regulations, as well as other legal requirements based on GCF legal framework; 
  • Advise leadership on HR compliance matters and participate in audits as needed. 



  • Advise specialist teams to design and implement programs and initiatives that prioritize the well-being and engagement of employees; 
  • Advise managers to address performance issues proactively and constructively, ensuring interventions are in place to support improved performance; 
  • Adapt talent management initiatives, including succession planning and career development; 
  • Develop an internal communication strategy to drive initiatives through the business; 
  • Identify training needs within the business units and implement them with the support of the Talent Development team to deliver targeted programs; 
  • Lead the development of employee engagement strategies to create a positive and inclusive workplace culture; 
  • Interpret and apply HR policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with staff regulations and rules; 
  • Utilize HR analytics to assess trends, identify areas for improvement, and measure the impact of HR initiatives on employee engagement and business outcomes to optimize HR processes. 


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

  • Master’s degree or higher in HR, Business and Administration, Organizational studies, Psychology, or relevant fields (bachelor's degree in same fields plus additional two years of relevant experience might be considered);
  • At least nine (9) years of relevant work experience in Human Resources Management (HRM) covering all the relevant areas — performance management and development, learning and training, career development, organizational development, change management, staff engagement, total rewards and retention initiatives; 
  • A Juris Doctor, LLB, or equivalent law degree would be considered as an advantage;
  • Proven experience as an HR Business Partner or in a similar strategic HR role;
  • Strong understanding of HR best practices, international employment laws, and regulations.


Required Competencies

  • Ability to think strategically and align HR initiatives with overall business goals and objectives;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong trusted relationships across all levels of the organization;
  • Skilled in persuading and influencing stakeholders to gain support for HR initiatives;
  • Demonstrated experience in driving HR initiatives that contribute to organizational success;
  • Proficiency in navigating and facilitating change initiatives within the organization;
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and effectively navigate a dynamic business environment.

The closing date for application is 21 April 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.