Green Climate Fund (GCF)

ICT Operations Officer

Green Climate Fund (GCF)

Job Description


Date: May 16, 2021

Location: Korea (KOR), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS - 2 Deadline: 06 June 2021 Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea Contract Length: 3 years Entry Salary: 87,700 USD 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 173 projects in 99 countries and has committed USD 8.3 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 ICT Operations Officer reports to the ICT Infrastructure and Management Services Specialist. He/she is responsible for organising and improving the ICT Unit side business processes, procedures and activities related to budget development, negotiation, execution monitoring/reporting; development of ToRs for market consultations, resolving the majority of ICT vendor/service delivery provider issues, justifying procurement requests; contract life cycle management for standing outsourcing and subscription arrangements. The incumbent is ICT’s main interface point for the organisation’s procurement, finance, and general service units.

He/she is likewise the prime contact point for orders and contractual matters for GCF’s ICT vendors from the Republic of Korea and globally.

Duties and responsibilities


• Analysing requirements in terms of ICT-related services and products, developing documentation describing technical specifications and scoping required deliverables.

• Interpreting GCF regulations and applying own scientific and IT industry knowledge from studies, market insight and earlier practical lessons learned, for generating plans towards new or augmented services for the organisation.

• Briefing ICT managers in regular weekly or separate meetings about important trends or patterns that deserve discussion and eventual change of existing practises, processes, regulations, or the addition of knowledge base articles, making respective tangible proposals and ensuring their implementation.


• Working closely with GCF’s Finance Unit, addressing the planning and handling needs related to budget preparations, their execution, proper accounting, integration of chargeback mechanism, validation of invoices, etc.

• Working closely with GCF’s Procurement Unit, covering all ICT-side activities around acquisitions and the life cycle of contracts; addressing most related potential questions by GCF’s legal and audit offices.

• Interfacing with a large number of national and international contractors and suppliers for ensuring adequacy, timeliness and quality of deliverables of ICT goods and services nature, matching with GCF’s projects, services and events schedules.


• Preparing, drafting, and updating the ICT corporate annual budget and procurement plan – managing and monitoring them throughout the year; developing analytical materials and documents for the ICT Management Team.

• Using the ICT Unit’s projects portfolio management system, finance, budgeting, procurement and contract Management Systems for synchronising work sourcing supply and demand.

• Playing a key role in the ICT Unit’s risk management by assessing deliverables against standards, policies and cost/timeliness/quality expectations; evaluating value for money aspects of subscriptions and services; ensuring that new GCF ICT services undergo prior review and clearance regarding privacy concerns and are compliant with earlier Management commitments following OIA audit findings.

Required experience and qualifications*

• Master’s degree in Computer Science, informatics, IT, Information Systems or a closely related field; or a relevant bachelor’s degree with an additional 2 years of professional work experience.

• At least 4 years of relevant experience with duties spanning ICT vendor management, Contract Management, procurement, finance, budgets, ICT projects and services.

• Experience in doing IT market research, assessing options and their technical and financial merits, negotiating contracts and terms with providers of goods/services, including those of major global ICT vendors (Microsoft, SAP, Samsung etc.) as well as smaller suppliers from the Republic of Korea.

• Experience in interpreting and following public sector procurement policies and processes and organising the respective handling for a team of colleagues, including contract lifecycles, with a scope and complexity level equivalent to multi-million USD/year.

• Experience in providing advice on and handling of procurement of new ICT equipment and services, including those specific to Cloud subscriptions, and authoring of technical specifications.

• Experience in, with minimum guidance, organising budget plans and their execution tracking is a distinct advantage.

• Intermediate knowledge of cloud computing and ICT infrastructure; advanced competencies – at a level of ICT user support quality – regarding modern office and mobile device technology is very desirable.

• Knowhow in one or ideally several of the domains: IT Service Management, Risk Management, IT Audit, ideally evidenced by undertaken training or certification in ITIL, ISO 20000, COSO or COBIT is desirable.

• Experience in using SAP’s modules or similar ERPs for automation of Procurement Management aspects is desirable.

• Prior experience of work in a multi-cultural setting is desirable.

• Good written and oral communication skills in English as well as Korean are required.

*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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