Manager of Software Engineering

Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Incheon, South Korea
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Grade: IS – 5

Deadline: 8 November 2021 (11:59 PM KST)

Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

Contract Length: 3 years

Salary: USD 128,600

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 111 projects in 99 countries and has committed USD 5.0 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. Their talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

Position Objective

The Manager, Software Engineering, reporting to the Head of ICT & CIO, fulfils the organisational role of Chief Software Architect by providing technical leadership for innovative, reliable, scalable and maintainable cloud-native solutions (both built and bought). As a manager for software development team you’ll get to immerse yourself in cutting edge technology with the team and play a part in the global fight against climate change.

Duties and responsibilities


Predict the Fund’s nature of software needs in two, three years out and their architectural implications for today; undertake industry trend scouting for identifying and pursuing up and coming catalytic solutions that can further the Fund’s fulfilment of mandate; craft respective concepts and programmes.
Show creativity when orchestrating an agile and adaptable SaaS based landscape of programmatic and complementary administrative system components; act strategic when deciding about to build versus buy, configure/customise, and integrate.


Articulate, present and explain the value and the vision of proposed technology innovations and solutions for addressing business needs to a wide range of audiences, including external engagements during conferences and meetings, with an in-depth understanding of GCF’s business processes and practises, industry’s technical directions, and emerging technology trends.
Bridge the gap between ICT colleagues and business users by coordinating on-the-job trainings, systems and solution introduction sessions and ICT consultation sessions to grow and nurture organizationally ‘integrated’ understandings on Information and Communication Technologies.


Identify and specify needs and opportunities of business automation to deliver efficiency/cost containment, effectiveness, quality enhancements, reliability, security, agility, decision support or transparency/accountability improvements for the wide audience of internal and external stakeholders.
Define the technical specifications, create solution approaches and build technical roadmaps in achieving the solutions goals, and devise sourcing strategies; planning for, acquiring and organising a wide range of onsite, offsite, turnkey and times & means nature engagements with parties across several continents, with one key focal area of all work relating to the overarching objective of GCF and partners reaching excellence as learning organisations.

Required experience and qualifications*

Master’s degree in computer science, information systems or related domains, or a relevant bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years professional experience.
At least 10 years of experience in project management and/or software/systems integration management in ICT fields.
At least 5 years of experience in leading software development and integrations teams, with responsibility for internal and external personnel for respective work undertakings.
Communicating at ease with and working at the same time with business audiences as well as technical experts; proactively bridging potential communication gaps when required.
Familiarity with a product-oriented way of handling the portfolio of solutions provided by the own team and the wider overall IT organisation.
General understandings and experience regarding the architecture of modern web-based solutions, including cloud-native backend database configuration, along with a good command of tools associated with development, maintenance and administration of such systems.
Working experience and knowledge in relation to cloud architecture in at least one of the leading platforms: Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), or Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
Working experience with the core Microsoft software stack (Active Directory, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online and other Office365 products) with exposed responsibilities of integrating them to 3rd party SaaS solutions.
Experience in integrating Single-Sign-On solutions is desirable.
Knowledge of formal project management methodologies: Project Management Institute PMBOK or PRINCE2 related certification is desirable.
Knowledge of information security and/or information systems audit: ISACA CISA or (ISC)2 CISSP certification is desirable.
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently and coping with parallel initiatives in different phases, typically under pressure with firmly committed to timelines for internal and external customer audiences and partners.
Familiarity with formalized procurement processes and their principles.
Work experience with international organizations as staff, consultant or contractor is a distinct advantage; and
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position, knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

*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.