Organizational Performance Manager

Green Climate Fund
Incheon, South Korea
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Grade: IS – 5
Deadline: 3 January 2022 (23:59 KST)
Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea
Salary: USD 128,600The 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 190 projects and has committed USD 10.0 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. Our talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

Position Objective

The Organizational Performance Manager, reporting to the Head of Policy and Strategy, will work with teams across the Secretariat to identify, prioritize, coordinate and implement organizational change initiatives that aim to improve operational efficiency, effectiveness and impact. S/he will also manage corporate performance tracking, including refining performance metrics and systems, and managing periodic reporting to the GCF Board. S/he will be a collaborator and systems thinker who will work closely with senior management and staff across the Secretariat to drive continuous improvement and organizational excellence.

Duties and responsibilities


Create frameworks and tools to enable successful planning and execution of change initiatives to continuously improve the Secretariat’s performance and delivery of strategic priorities, working closely with change leaders/champions;
Integrate lessons and recommendations from periodic performance reviews, capability reviews, IEU evaluations, internal audits, policy and programming experience and corporate performance tracking into a coherent change agenda;
Evolve corporate performance measurement and reporting systems to track progress and create incentives for targeted organizational changes.


Collaborate with senior managers and Secretariat units to build alignment behind change initiatives and co-design practical plans for implementation;
Engage and communicate broadly across the Secretariat to understand the organizational pulse, gather feedback on progress and enable course correction;
Influence to effect change, serve as a role model for desired behaviour changes and work together with OHR to develop skills and mindsets internally;
Identify, develop, and foster relationships with industry thought leaders to apply the latest knowledge and best practice thinking.


Drive delivery of a complex, multi-faceted, cross-Secretariat program of work, requiring project management of multiple parallel initiatives, prioritized in light of strategic priorities and resource availability;
Manage regular, systematic tracking of corporate performance and progress on change initiatives, including development and measurement of appropriate key performance indicators;
Evolve corporate performance management systems and processes to enable real time access to performance data and generate feedback loops;
Report to senior management and the GCF Board on corporate performance.

Required experience and qualifications*

Masters or higher-level degree in administration or another relevant field; or Bachelors degree plus 2 additional years of experience;
11 years or more relevant experience including in change management, corporate performance management or strategic planning roles, with preference of experience in international organizations;
Excellent project management and organizational skills, with high level of attention to detail and data-driven approach to planning and decision-making; PMP certificate is a plus;
Extensive knowledge of change management frameworks is required;
Excellent leadership, communication and influencing abilities including the ability to drive innovation and change in a constantly evolving environment;
Proven ability to collaborate across diverse teams, agendas and perspectives, integrate inputs into a coherent plan of action, follow through on implementation of initiatives and problem-solve issues;
Desire to make a difference in contributing to the mission of the world’s largest dedicated climate change fund;
Ability to engage in abstract thinking and design thinking is an advantage;
Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations 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.