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Procurement Specialist

Korea (Korea (Republic of))

  • Organization: GCF - Green Climate Fund
  • Location: Korea (Korea (Republic of))
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Procurement
  • Closing Date: 2020-10-02

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Procurement Specialist

Date: Sep 4, 2020

Location: Korea (KOR), KR

Company: Green Climate Fund

Grade: IS - 4

Deadline: 2 October 2020 (11:59 PM KST)


The mission of the Green Climate Fund (“GCF”, “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 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.


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.


Position Objective

The Procurement Specialist will have responsibilities primarily relating to corporate procurements as well as supporting the Procurement Manager in the provision of external support and advice on procurement standards to potential Implementing Entities accessing the Fund’s resources to finance climate change projects and programmes. S/he will be responsible for supporting procurement planning in the divisions plus monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Corporate Procurement Plan with a focus on procurement metrics. S/he will take an active role in overseeing the management of assigned procurement-related technologies, reporting, procurement metrics, analysis, and project management relating to procurement governance and/or operational activities. S/he will contribute to stakeholders’ (both external and internal) awareness of procurement policies, best practices and procedures.


Duties and Responsibilities


  • Develops strategies for meeting annual cost savings targets; develops the annual procurement plan in collaboration with divisions to facilitate planning and delivery of procurement requirements; and getting the agreement of Senior Management Team (SMT) to the annual procurement plan. 
  • Works with the Procurement Manager in establishing and maintaining processes based on approved guidelines to ensure the most competitive, transparent, and sustainable procurement of goods and services. S/he will also prepare well-defined legally binding contracts and manage contracts in collaboration with divisions to ensure that goods and services are delivered to the level stated in the contract.
  • Provide procurement advisory services to both internal and external parties and actively participate in Second Level Due Diligence to ensure procurement standards are well observed in the Funding proposals submitted for review.  
  • Takes an active role in enforcing Sustainable Procurement at the Fund based on International Best Practice as well as reporting its impact on the Fund's procurement.


  • Collaborate with divisions to identify and implement optimal sourcing strategies. 
  • Provide specialist advice, guidance and service on leading practice procurement to all Fund’s divisions. 
  • Identify, assess and manage potential risks associated with different sourcing strategies, provide insight through the analysis of procurement metrics.
  • Define and manage key supplier relationships to deliver breakthrough performance in cost, service and quality, including technical input to negotiations on strategically significant contracts.


  • Review work processes, produce regular reports on performance and providing comprehensive management information and in-depth analysis, including spend analysis, secured and potential savings for forecasts and budgets;
  • Utilize reports to streamline procurement processes to optimize the supply chain.   
  • Utilize lessons learnt to develop continuous process improvement strategies and sensitize divisions, actively support work improvement and/or organizational change.

Required Experience and Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Procurement or a legal discipline relevant to the job with Full Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) or Bachelor’s degree in the above fields with Full Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (MCIPS) with 2 additional years’ experience.
  • A minimum of 9 years’ experience of relevant and progressively responsible experience in purchasing/procurement in public and private sectors. 
  • Preferably with some experience in developing countries. 
  • Strong capability to develop expert analytic reports and information technology knowledge. 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple activities simultaneously, delivering high-quality results in terms of process, content and timeliness. 
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills.
  • Strong ability to develop linkages with the Fund’s different divisions and functions.
  • Strong and collaborative leadership capabilities to deliver results.
  • Ability to interact effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Experience in working with a range of stakeholders in developing and developed countries.
  • Staff supervisory experience in procurement.
  • 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.

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