Procurement Officer

Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Incheon, South Korea
Job Type
Deadline for Applications
How to Apply
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Where to Apply

Grade: IS – 2
Deadline: 11 November 2021 (11:59 PM KST)
Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea
Salary: USD 87,700

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 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. Their talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

Position Objective

The Procurement Officer is responsible for undertaking procurement of goods and services for Independent Units of the GCF and identifying potential issues, risks and delivering analytical reports and substantive input on procurement matters related to Independent Units, in order to ensure that procurement is effectively contributing and supports the operations of the Independent Units of the GCF. The Procurement Officer shall undertake and coordinate the evaluation of tenders, negotiate with vendors as well as monitor vendor performance. The Procurement Officer will liaise closely with Heads of Independent Units (IUs)to ensure that their procurements are well-coordinated and planned. s/he in consultation with the Procurement Manager will keep the Heads of Independent Units updated on the progress of their procurements.

Duties and responsibilities


Analyze procurement requirements and processes for the Independent Units and ensure that these are in line with the overall GCF procurement architecture and aligned to the procurement principles established in the Administrative Instruction of Corporate Procurement Guidelines and best practices.
Collect, organize and analyze procurement data and knowledge sources to enable procurement analysis and application of procurement expertise in support of the independent Units objectives and delivery.
Identify areas for enhancement in liaison with the Procurement Manager and Heads of Independent Units on procurement matters, so as to ensure continuous improvement and safeguard procurement principles.
Provision of quarterly reports on procurement statistics and implementation of the approved IUs procurement plan.


Actively participate in procurement review meetings with clients, partners and entities while providing support to the Procurement Manager, in relation to Independent Units.
Ensure seamless procurement through collaboration with other members of the Procurement Unit and the Independent Units, proactively identifying potential bottlenecks.
Collaborate with clients and partners on procurement activities to facilitate the assessment of needs and the provision of services that enable effective project management.


Perform analytical work and deliver reports and substantive input on procurement matters which identify issues and risks, and provide insight on how to optimize procurement processes and maximize procurement’s contribution to the strategic direction of the Independent Units.
Based on the understanding of business cycles and operations of Independent Units, identify and prioritize lessons learned and suggest process enhancements in the procurement project cycles.
Identify compliance issues and recommend to the Procurement Manager appropriate actions to be taken.
Work with Procurement Manager in assessing procurement workflows and identifying opportunities for improvement.
Negotiating Costs, delivery schedules and contract terms & reviewing and processing requisitions to ensure timely processing.

Required experience and qualifications*

Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Procurement or a legal discipline relevant to the job; or, Bachelors’ Degree in the above fields with full Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) and 2 additional years of experience;
At least five (5) years relevant experience in procurement in an international setting is required;
Good knowledge of office technology such as MS office package, and experience in working with databases is highly desirable;
Excellent organizational and analytical skills, ability to multitask, with attention to detail and accuracy;
Ability to work independently and under pressure; take initiative in judging priorities and organizing work accordingly;
Strong teamwork, analytical and interpersonal skills, and highly developed cultural sensitivity in communicating with all levels of staff and external clients, both verbally and in writing; and
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.