Team Assistant

Green Climate Fund (GCF)
Incheon, South Korea
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Grade: ASB

Deadline: 16 August 2021 (11:59 PM KST)

Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

Entry Salary: KRW 35,600,000

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 177 projects in 123 countries and has committed USD 8.9 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 Team Assistant will be required to provide general administrative support to the Office of General Counsel and will be part of the Office of the General Counsel. The Team Assistant will, in addition to providing legal support, also be expected to be familiar with legal documentation such as editing, proofreading and formatting the same. The Team Assistant will provide basic legal support with minimum supervision in completing standard legal documentation consisting of templates which require familiarity with legal documentation but absent the skills of a qualified lawyer or paralegal.

Duties and responsibilities


Preparation of preliminary drafts and formats of standardized legal and reviewing same after editing by lawyers;
Filing and keeping records of official legal documents and maintaining a database of such documents;
Managing and updating tracking sheets for documents under negotiation;
Managing the calendar of the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel as well as coordinating schedules and meetings (internal and externally) as they impact on the office of the General Counsel.

Responsibility for the logistical support by providing necessary office supplies and equipment for the discharge of legal duties;

Liaising with the Procurement Division and preparing procurement requests as dictated by the needs of the Office of General Counsel;

Making travel arrangements on behalf of the officers of the Office of General Counsel.


Timely delivery of draft documents assigned for editing, formatting and initial drafting;

Accurate timely and orderly filing of official documents kept by the Office of General Counsel;

Orderly and timely scheduling of meetings and keeping of inventory of office supplies for the Office of General Counsel;

Efficient and organized scheduling of travel arrangements on behalf of the officers of the Office of General Counsel.

Required experience and qualifications*

College graduate or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years of relevant professional experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Law graduate is preferred;

Experience in, or working with, developing countries;

Ability to draft and review legal documents;

Excellent organizational and administrative skills;

Excellent analytical and research skills;

Demonstrated experience with prioritizing multiple assignments, meeting tight deadlines, and willingness to be flexible with a lean staff in a fast-paced environment;

Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability and personality to work collaboratively, accept responsibility, and motivate colleagues;

Possess a cultural sensitivity and adaptability to work and interact with colleagues from diverse backgrounds;

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.