Grade: IS - 5
Deadline: 23 June 2022 (11:59 PM KST)
Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea
Job Category: International
Salary: USD 128,600 net (plus attractive benefits, that include the following allowances (as appliable): Relocation, dependency, education assistance and home country travel)
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 192 projects in 123 countries and has committed USD 10.1 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.
The Ethics and Compliance Senior Specialist, reporting to the Head of Human Resources is responsible for developing and overseeing programs that reduce the risk of non-compliance or unethical activities/ behaviors in GCF. By doing so, the Specialist contributes to the consistent and sound application of the GCF’s rules framework and assists the organization in maintaining the highest ethical standards. The Ethics and Compliance Senior Specialist should foster a workplace culture that upholds the values of the Organization, its ethical and functional integrity, respect for the dignity, diversity and rights of staff, in compliance with the GCF Code of Conduct and GCF’s policies. He/She shall be guided by the principles of objectivity, accountability and confidentiality.
Duties and responsibilities
Lead the improvement of Code of Conduct and other staff ethics related policies and standards.
Assess the adherence of the GCF’s staff activities to the Fund's ethics related policies, rules and procedures.
Ensure effective risk management practices which encompass the identification, mitigation and monitoring of risks, consistent with GCF’s risk management framework.
Advise, provide guidance to and collaborate with all stakeholders on the review and dissemination of ethics related policies within oversight frameworks, strategies, programs and human resources management policies.
Provide confidential advice and guidance to staff and management on matters concerning ethical conduct, avenues for dispute resolution and grievance procedures applicable in the Fund.
Draft outreach material such as factsheets, brochures, infographics, articles, etc. to raise ethical awareness.
Implement ethics related polices in collaboration with other relevant units in GCF.
Design and deliver trainings and workshops to all staff and personnel on ethics related policies and procedures in order to promote an ethical culture in GCF.
Resolves inquiries regarding the interpretation of the rules as set out in the AGHR.
Oversee the functioning of the GCF’s grievance architecture and make sure that is properly articulated and operating as expected including managing the administrative relationship between GCF/OHR and external members of the Staff Appeals Committee and Ombudsperson, as required.
Drafts annual reports, activity reports and briefings for submission to the GCF’s Senior Management Team and the Board, as well as recommendations on possible actions to promote adherence to high ethical standards in all aspects of GCF’s functioning.
Required experience and qualifications*
- Master's degree in ethics, law, mediation, business management & administration, psychology, human resources or related fields, Bachelor's degree with an additional of 2 years of relevant experience.
- At least 11 years of professional experience in a multi-cultural setting, in public and/or private institutions or international organizations in the field of ethics.
- Experience in mediation and investigation of non-compliance with ethical standards.
- Demonstrated experience in designing and delivering ethics training and awareness raising programmes.
- Highly developed analytical skills and very sound, tested judgement, strong influencing skills.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain the highest ethical standards of professional and personal conduct, including ability to undergo a thorough professional, personal and financial background investigation with satisfactory results; and
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are essential for this position, with knowledge of another UN language considered an advantage; ability to influence and persuade different audiences.
*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.