Integrity and Compliance Specialist

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  • Added Date: Tuesday, 28 June 2022
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Grade: IS - 3

Deadline: 26 July 2022 (11:59 PM KST)

Location: Songdo, Incheon, South Korea

Job Category: International

Salary: USD 97,700 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 GCFโ€™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

Reporting to the Integrity and Compliance Manager, the Integrity and Compliance Specialist will be responsible for developing and conducting integrity risk assessments including but not limited to proactive integrity reviews of GCF projects and programs. S/he will provide advisory services to ensure adherence to GCF integrity policies, rules, and procedures; and will monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the Fundโ€™s integrity policy frameworks, and report accordingly.

The Integrity and Compliance Specialist will support the development of IIU led awareness and capacity-building programs; working collaboratively with interdivisional teams to promote the development of proactive prevention strategies that mitigate integrity risks in GCF operations and funded activities.

Duties and responsibilities


Strong analytical and legal skills with the ability to interpret complex legal and financial information. Able to identify and assess compliance/integrity risks in an objective manner and provide fair, well-reasoned, and supported guidance. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly form working relationships and gain credibility across the GCF, Members of the Board, and external partners. Able to establish strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures. Excellent writing and presentation skills. Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken. Familiarity with other UN languages is an advantage.


High level of integrity and discretion. Able to make well-reasoned and considered judgement in complex situations. Results-oriented and adaptable individual that can work under strict timelines with minimal supervision. An effective communicator and team player with the ability to persuade and influence colleagues to deliver on prescribed goals.

*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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