Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Hrpb and Wellness Specialist

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Job Description


Date: Feb 8, 2021


Korea (KOR), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS - 4 Deadline: 8 March 2021 (11:59 PM KST) Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea Contract Length: 3 years Entry Salary: USD 114,600 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 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. Our talented staff makes unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

Position Objective

The HRBP and Wellness Specialist is responsible for leading and implementing a portfolio of HR initiatives that promote staff wellbeing and encourage healthier lifestyle choices at the workplace. S/he will work closely to the other HR Business Partners (HRBP) to ensure that the wellness program is being implemented and in alignment to the needs of the Fund, the staff members and their families living in Korea. As an HRBP, s/he will invest her/his holistic knowledge of Human Resource Management (HRM) to guide leadership, management and staff and provide them with sound, tailored, and coherent HR solutions consistent with the GCF’s HR legal framework. The HRBP act as a change agent, focus on employee championing and relationship management with their internal clients.  Within the areas of responsibility, the HRBP exercises a high degree of independence and perform a large range of HR work independently.

Duties and responsibilities


  • Lead the development of GCF’s wellness program and its constant adaptation to the needs of the Fund and its people, the living conditions in the HQ country and in alignment with international best practices.
  • Identify opportunities of improvement to the programs on staff benefits related to staff wellbeing, health, employee assistance, work life balance, retirement plans etc. offered to the GCF’s workforce based on data and relevant market trends.

  • Advocate internally to persuade and educate GCF’s staff to adopt GCF’s corporate values and principles and healthier and Sustainable lifestyles.
  • Collaborate with management and other HRBPs to map and address particular workplace environment, diversity and inclusion, health (mental or physical) issues that can challenge an individual or a team’s morale and productivity.
  • Enhance relationships with similar organizations to exchange information, understand their HR practices and take advantage of the lessons learnt. Attend HR networking events — both within the IO system and the private sector.

  • Provide seasoned advice and guidance on a range of HR regulations, rules and procedures to managers, supervisors and staff, proactively building a mutual. understanding of policies, regulations and roles in the management of GCF's talent.
  • Optimize systems and procedures in HR key areas to evolve and maintain responsiveness of services to evolving client needs.
  • Build a network of specialists and vendors that can provide services needed by the staff and/or their families.
  • Deliver high-quality services according to standing applicable rules, in an equitable and transparent manner in order to provide an outstanding employee experience.
Required experience and qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology with Master’s degree or higher in HR, Business/Public Administration or alternative relevant fields; or relevant Bachelor’s degree with 2 additional years of experience.
  • At least nine (9) years of relevant work experience in Human Resources Management (HRM) and managing up to date benefits and wellness programs; previous experience in an HR Business Partners model is an asset; previous experience in a similar role in an international/global organization is also desirable.
  • Certifications such as corporate wellness specialist or worksite wellness specialist are a plus.
  • Excellent written and Oral Communication skills in English are essential for this position; knowledge of another UN language an advantage.
  • Outstanding listening skills, motivational skills and empathy.
  • Be well organized, able to multitask and willing to collaborate with people of all backgrounds. S/he should be able to problem-solve and offer effective and flexible solutions.
*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.

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