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Independent Integrity Unit Intern-investigation team


  • Organization: GCF - Green Climate Fund
  • Location: Incheon
  • Grade: Internship - Internship
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Internal audit, Investigation and Inspection
  • Closing Date: Closed

Duration: 6 months 

Starting date: 03 July 2023 

Location: Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea 

Remuneration: US$ 1,300/month 


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 190 projects in 123 countries and has committed USD 10 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.

Internship Assignment  


The Intern will provide operational and administrative support to the ​Independent Integrity Unit (IIU) of the Green Climate Fund​. S/he will have the opportunity to learn and expand her/his experiences by providing assistance in the ​investigation function of the IIU, specifically in the areas of research, stakeholder engagement, and optimisation of workstream efficiencies and capacities.​ 


Under the overall guidance of the designated primary and alternate supervisors within the ​IIU​, the Intern is expected to: 


  1. Assist in, and conduct benchmark studies related to, case reviews and assessments, taking into account decisions by the International Labour Organisation Administrative Tribunal (ILOAT) and counterpart investigative offices as applicable, and international best practices; 

  1. Support the implementation and/or management of electronic databases; 

  1. Support awareness-raising initiatives on reporting channels (integrity hotlines), whistle-blower protection, investigation standards/procedures, Prohibited Practices, and other themes relevant to the investigation function of the IIU; 

  1. Provide assistance in transcript preparation; 

  1. Support the organisation of outreach activities, including but not limited to online trainings/webinars, technical sessions for GCF stakeholders, the GCF Integrity Forum, and collaborative engagements with external partners; 

  1. Provide general administrative support to the investigation function of the IIU; and 

  1. Perform additional tasks as may be required by the Head of IIU, Deputy Head of IIU, or designated IIU staff. 


Requirements and Qualifications 


  1. Enrolled in a Master’s program in ​law, criminal justice, audit/accounting, data science, digital forensics,​ or related fields;  

  1. Knowledge and experience in ​legal research, data analytics, case management, and/or anti-fraud/corruption programmes;​ 

  1. Good understanding and experience in the operations of international organisations is an added advantage; 

  1. Proficiency in using standard software programs: MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access; 

  1. Excellent writing and presentation skills; 

  1. 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. 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 from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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