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Forest and Land Use Intern

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Korea (KOR), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Deadline: 6 March 2019 (11:59 PM KST)

The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their peoples.

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 which 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 mobilized 10.3 billion USD, accredited 75 entities to channel its resources and approved 93 funding proposals for a total investment from the GCF of over $4.6 billion. In addition, the decision  has just been made to launch the first replenishment of the Fund.

The GCF’s diverse workforce is advancing its mission from its headquarters in South Korea. Our talented staff make unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

Internship Assignment


The Intern will provide operational and administrative support to the Forest and Land use team in the Division of Mitigation and Adaptation (DMA). S/he will have the opportunity to learn and expand her/his experiences by providing assistance to REDD+ result-based payments initiatives and the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM).


Under the overall guidance of the designated primary and alternate supervisors within   (DMA), the Intern is expected to:


  1. Support the development of a framework for collaboration between Japan’s Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) and GCF for REDD+ projects
  2. Help pilot the JCM-GCF collaboration in several countries
  3. Provide support to the Asia-Pacific forest week (17-21 June) (both preparatory work and onsite support) and help prepare an event on the framework of JCM-GCF collaboration 
  4. Provide support to REDD+ results-based payments initiatives and other work streams in the forest and land use team such as GCF’s REDD+ webpage and outreach


Requirements and qualifications


  1. Enrolled in Master’s program in Forestry, natural resources, environment or related fields; or a completed Master’s program,
  2. Knowledge and experience with REDD+, Sustainable Forest Management and related topics considered a strong asset
  3. Good understanding and experience in operations of international organizations is an added advantage;
  4. Proficiency in using standard software programs: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access;
  5. Excellent writing and presentation skills;
  6. Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language, in particular French and Spanish, and/or Portuguese is an advantage.

*The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. The above criteria should be seen as indicators of the experience and skills that would qualify candidates for consideration. 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.

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