Grade: IS - 5
Deadline: 15 July 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 Procurement Manager, reporting to the Chief Administration Officer, is responsible for managing internal corporate procurement and providing external support and advice on procurement standards to potential implementing entities that intermediate the Fund’s resources to finance climate change projects and programmes. S/he will be responsible for formulating procurement plans and roadmaps, procurement cost management strategies, oversee the management of procurement-related technologies, reporting, analysis and project management relating to governance and/or operational activities. S/he will oversee stakeholders’ and internal awareness of procurement policies, best practices and procedures.
Duties and responsibilities
Lead the strategic procurement planning and the overall corporate procurement strategy of the Fund that ensures effective, economical and efficient selection of consultants and procurement of goods and non-consultant services; undertaking regular benchmarking with other MDBs or similar institutions.
Create and enforce Sustainable Procurement Rules and practices so as to ensure the fund remains in line with international community’s principles on sustainable development. S/he will use sustainable procurement practices to eliminate waste, identify cost saving potential and enforce high ethical standards in procurement at the Fund.
Lead Procurement Second Level Due Diligence for Funding Proposal Review and Participate in Readiness Grant application Reviews.
- Advocate the efficient functioning of the procurement function by working closely with the Institutional Procurement Committee (IPC) members in identifying areas of weakness and opportunities.
Nurtures collaboration with both internal and external clients to ensure procurement process and methods suggested are meeting the best international practices; working closely with the Office of Portfolio Management (OPM) to determine any procurement matters that may be creating project implementation delays.
Oversee the preparation of well-defined legally binding contracts with suppliers/contractors and overseeing the certification that goods and services are delivered to the entire satisfaction of the Fund.
Establishes parameters and provides direction to the work programmes and strategies of the accountable areas within procurement management, individual consultants, travel management, database system creation and maintenance, contracting monitoring and administration, implementing entities.
Required experience and qualifications*
Master’s or higher-level degree or bachelor’s degree with full CIPS Qualification and additional 2 years of experience.
11 years or more with relevant procurement expertise, including corporate and operational procurement; or a Bachelor’s degree with additional 2 years of relevant experience.
Special knowledge on ADBs or other MDB’s policies, guidelines, and procedures will be an asset.
Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations 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.