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Project Preparation Facility and Technical Assistance Specialist


Date: Jun 7, 2022

Location: Incheon, South Korea (ICN), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS - 4

Deadline: 28 June 2022 (11:59 PM KST)

Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

Job Category: International

Salary: USD 114,600 net (plus attractive benefits, that include the following allowances (as appliable): Relocation, dependency, education assistance and home country travel)


The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their people. Established in 2010, the GCF invests in transformational climate projects in the developing world. The Fund makes an ambitious contribution to global climate action and channels significant financial resources into developing countries to help build low-emission and climate-resilient societies.  It is country-driven and undertakes actions that reflect the circumstances of each country concerned and its national aspirations. The GCF is a key enabler of the 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. Since its establishment, the GCF has approved 192 projects in 123 countries and has committed USD 10.1 billion in climate finance. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries to identify their needs, in particular, those who are most vulnerable to climate change impacts. The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

Position Objective

This position will significantly contribute to accelerate a tailored project support and technical assistance service to Accredited Entities with a focus on Direct Access Entities through the employment of the PPF financial resources and the support to the management of the PPF roster of international firms. 


Duties and responsibilities


  • Coordinate the assignments for project preparation and technical assistance through the PPF Roster of International Firms, in coordination with the AEs, the DCP Regional Desks and the DMA and PSF task teams; 

  • Provide Technical support and coordination for the development of the knowledge products and trainings on how to access the project preparation and technical assistance resources and support as needed for GCF related capacity building events; 



  • Coordinate the deployment of the PPF grants and reimbursable grants for public and private sector PAP and SAP proposals by supervising the review and approval stages of the PPF requests, including the simplified PPF approval process; 

  • Provide technical support for the preparation and maintenance of dashboards and information systems for timely execution. 



  • Coordinate the GCF project preparation and technical assistance service to AEs and, specifically, DAEs; 

  • Support the coordination process for the drafting of the PPF Strategy and its subsequent operationalization, including provision of content. This includes reporting on project support and technical assistance to the Board and support to any relevant Board policies; 


Required experience and qualifications

  • Post-graduate degree in environment, engineering, economics or relevant degree with 9 years' experience with international organizations in formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects and programmes, related to climate change in developing countries employing different financial instruments (grants, loans, equity and guarantees). Two years' relevant experience accepted in lieu of a post-graduate degree.  

  • Track record in project preparation with international organizations including the structuring of the terms of reference of the project preparation teams and costing of project preparation budgets. 

  • Demonstrated communication skills and strong client-orientation. 

  • Fluency in English is mandatory, knowledge of other UN languages a plus. 

*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.