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Climate Investment Specialist (IS-3)

Incheon | kr (Korea (Republic of))

Climate Investment Specialist (IS-3)

Date: Jul 10, 2018

Location: Korea (KOR), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS - 3

The mission of the Green Climate Fund is to assist developing countries to respond to climate change while bringing prosperity to their peoples.

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 which 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 mobilized 10.3 billion USD, accredited 54 entities to channel its resources and approved 43 funding proposals. In addition, it has built up an extensive program to support developing countries 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 make unique contributions to the Fund, enriching the institution through their combined expertise and professional commitment.

We are looking to expand our team with more highly skilled and adaptable people who are driven by our mandate, people who appreciate challenges and know how to deliver and thrive in a fast moving, dynamic environment.

Position description

The Climate Investment Specialist will contribute to deepening the relationship with Institutional Investors, Private Equity Funds and financial sector in Asia within PSF. He/she will support PSF to broaden the relationship with institutional investors seeking ways to mobilize institutional capital in climate change. He/she will support the Head of Private Equity Funds on mapping structuring, negotiating fund terms, and creating a proprietary pool of institutional co-investors network. The Climate Investment Specialist along with other colleagues in GCF will support the Secretariat in meeting its increasing demand on working with direct access private sector actors in the developing world.

Duties and responsibilities

With focus on Asia and Asia-Pacific region, the Climate Investment Specialist is expected to:

  • Support in the negotiations and exiting strategy from private equity funds;
  • Generate new relations with Institutional Investors, HNWI, PE fund managers, and endowments;
  • Support developing and executing business strategy of the GCF private equity funds and other investment funds;
  • Manage and enhance complex and multi-stakeholder relationships in Asia and Asia-Pacific;
  • Support the creation of a network of potential institutional co-investors;
  • Conduct research and analysis and prepare Board documentation, when necessary; and
  • Conduct additional operational tasks assigned by the PSF Director and Senior Specialists.

Expected experience and qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree, in finance, economics, Business Administration, or Law and politics.  
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in climate finance, investment projects, venture capital, investment advisory, and regional or international investment facilities;
  • Good technical skills in using Bloomberg and or Market wire is an advantage;
  • Knowledge in negotiating investment terms, analyzing financial statements, private placement memorandums, limited partnerships documents, PE regulatory requirements, and compliance;
  • Knowledge and experience of engaging with institutional investors and financial institutions and co-investment programs; 
  • Excellent business acumen and proven track record of doing business in Asia and Asia Pacific, and/or South-East Asia; Additional regional experience is a plus; and
  • Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of other United Nations language is an advantage.

*The person assessed by the Selection Panel as most suitable for the position will be proposed for appointment. The above criteria should be seen as indicators of the experience and skills that would qualify candidates for consideration. 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.

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 | kr (Korea (Republic of))
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Banking and Finance
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Environment
    • Climate Change
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-24

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