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Procurement Assistant

Incheon | Seoul (Korea (Republic of))

The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to expand collective human action to respond to climate change — the defining challenge of our time. Jointly established by 194 Member States of the United Nations in 2010, GCF invests in transformational projects that build low-emission and climate-resilient economies in developing countries. The Fund will serve as an enabler of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, channelling significant financial resources to developing countries to make an ambitious contribution to global climate action.

To realize this unprecedented mission, GCF is expanding its workforce. It is seeking a Procurement Assistant who will be part of a growing organization that offers exciting challenges and responsibilities.

Position description

The Procurement Assistant will be responsible for providing procurement services under the guidance of the Procurement Specialist.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Undertake low value procurement of goods and services in close liaison with user divisions;

  • Provide support on the general procurement process including assisting with preparation of Institutional Tender Committee meetings and coordinating with user divisions;

  • Review procurement requests to ensure appropriateness of technical specifications and seek clarifications, if required;

  • Prepare/oversee the publishing of invitations to tender and manage/conduct all aspects of bid/proposal evaluations;

  • Establish and maintain work program and schedule for ongoing contracts and newly-planned ones;

  • Prepare procurement orders and submissions to the authorized official for review and subsequent approval;

  • Ensure that all procurement filing and records are up-to-date; and

  • Prepare a variety of procurement-related documents, contracts, communications, instructions, reports, etc.

Required experience and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, with at least five (5) years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience;

  • Knowledge of procurement best practices;

  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to multitask and attention to detail and accuracy;

  • Ability to work independently and under pressure; take initiative in judging priorities and organizing work accordingly;

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, and highly developed cultural sensitivity in communicating with all levels of staff and external clients, both orally and in writing;

  • Mature judgement and absolute commitment to confidentiality;

  • Good knowledge of office technology such as MS office package, and experience in working with databases is highly desirable; and

  • Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of local language and/or another United Nations language is an advantage.

Required competencies

  • Communication

  • Teamwork

  • Planning & organizing

  • Accountability

  • Client orientation

  • Technological awareness

Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and a letter of interest in a single PDF file to:

File name: “[last name], [first name]” (e.g. Peterson, Anna)

Subject line: “Procurement Assistant”

Candidates of all nationalities are welcome to apply. However, the compensation and benefits package for this position will be determined on the basis of a local recruitment.

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  • Organization: GCF - Green Climate Fund
  • Location: Incheon | Seoul (Korea (Republic of))
  • Grade: Mid/Senior - Internationally recruited position - Mid/Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Administrative support
    • Procurement
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Procurement
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-30

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