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Compliance Specialist

Incheon (Korea (Republic of))

Compliance Specialist

Grade IS – Specialist Duty station Songdo, Incheon - Korea Contract type 3 years Number of posts 1 Recruitment type


Unit Office of the General Counsel Closing date 20 March 2017 Reporting to Fiduciary Compliance Specialist Vacancy code GCF/Recruit/120 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 Compliance Specialist who will be part of a growing organization that offers exciting challenges and responsibilities. Position description

The Compliance Specialist will be mainly responsible for Anti -Money Laundering (AML), Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT) and related compliance matters. S/he will work closely with the Fiducia ry Compliance Specialist and support with knowledge of international standards on Compliance, AML, CFT, Know -your customer (KYC), Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption, including conflicts of interests and gift and entertainment. S/he will support, analyze and fo rmulate recommendations on policies, guidelines and procedures regarding the above. The role will help to support the establishment of a culture of compliance within the Fund. Duties and responsibilities

• Development and regular review of compliance related policies and procedures, focusing on AML/CFT and other compliance related topics;

• Contribute to the drafting of guidelines and check-lists to help prevent and detect AML/CFT violations; • Advise and assist operational staff to conduct proper due diligence on relevant counterparties of the Fund;

• Support with the development and performance of Fund-wide trainings;

• Support investigations on allegation of AML/CFT and/or compliance violations, including: a. Formulating detailed investigation plans;

b. Reviewing and analyzing relevant information; c. Preparing and editing investigative reports supporting documentation; • Fostering an understanding of international standards on AML/CFT and compliance in general among


• Support the introduction and development of an AML/CFT monitoring system; and

• Undertaking other work and tasks as needed.

Required experience and qualifications

• Master’s degree in Law, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field;

• Certification in International Compliance Association ( ICA), Association of Certified Anti -Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), or similar professional certification would be an advantage;

• At minimum of 7 years of relevant professional work experience, with at least 3 years within a global financial institution or Big 4 Accounting/Consulting firm;

• Track record in AML/CFT, including “KYC” policies and procedures;

• Knowledge of Compliance Management Systems including their development;

• Experience in writing policies in/for financial institutions;

• Work experience with AML/CFT monitoring and research systems;

• Involvement with development of compliance trainings materials;

• Experience with Anti-Corruption and Anti-Fraud best practices is an advantage;

• Experience in applying knowledge in diverse international settings and/or different organizations;

• Established reputation for integrity, sound judgement, fairness and discretion;

• Ability to think outside the box when required;

• Fluency in English is essential.

Required competencies

• Judgement/decision making

• Accountability

• Building trust

• Creativity

• Communication

How to apply

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: “Compliance Specialist”

Applications from women and nationals of developing countries are strongly encouraged.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: GCF - Green Climate Fund
  • Location: Incheon (Korea (Republic of))
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
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  • Closing Date: 2017-03-20

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