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Regional Analyst - Africa Desk


Date: May 25, 2023

Location: Incheon, South Korea (ICN), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: AS-D

Deadline: 18 June 2023 (11:59 PM KST)

Job Category: Local
Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

Salary: 64,659,500 KRW net

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 209 projects in 123 countries and has committed USD 11.4 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

The Regional Analyst for Africa Desk is responsible for a range of analytical and operational tasks needed to ensure timely and consistent management of GCF’s engagement with countries, direct access entities, delivery partners, and other stakeholders in Africa Desk.


  • Manage processes related to the development, review, endorsement and implementation of country and entity programming strategies, including the deployment of technical assistance when necessary 
  • Coordinate team-specific processes related to the readiness and project/programme cycles, including where direct access entities request project preparation support 



  • Undertake measures to improve the development of tools and processes related to programming strategies and of project/programme and readiness ideas included endorsed programming strategies into concept notes and readiness activities 
  • Strengthen systems and tools for communication, collaboration and knowledge sharing with countries, direct access entities and delivery partners in the region as well as within and across teams 
  • Enhances  engagement with countries, direct access entities and delivery partners on GCF processes to access GCF resources 



  • Demonstrates high standards of quality, timeliness and integrity in undertaking activities and delivering outputs, including on research/analyses, developing communication materials, official correspondence with clients/partners, and preparing documents, presentations or other analytical reports 
  • Engage as a team-player to support the efficient and effective organization of the regional team’s work and sustain organizational standards of quality and timeliness in the delivery and monitoring of work-plan targets 
  • Supporting as needed the delivery of the readiness and preparatory support grant cycle. 
  • Other as required by their supervisor. 


Required experience and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree plus seven (7) years of work experience in economics, finance, management, sustainable development, climate policy, environmental sciences, political science, or related fields;
  • Experience in managing business processes, particularly in a multilateral programming environment; 
  • Knowledge of climate change and climate finance are an advantage; 
  • Strong competence and autonomy in the use of standard software programmes, including the Microsoft Office suite of products; and 
  • Proficient in English language. Working ability in Spanish, French or Portuguese highly desirable. 



  • Demonstrates competencies for communication, team work, planning and organizing, accountability, and technological awareness, including through the following behaviors: 
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.  
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. 
  • Develops clear objectives that are consistent with agreed strategies. 
  • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. 
  • Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. 
  • Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. 



The closing date for application is 18 June 2023. 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.