Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund was established in 2010 to help developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

Part of the financial mechanism of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), the GCFGreen Climate Fund allocates its resources to low-emission and climate-resilient projects and programmes in developing countries.

Switzerland and the GCF

Switzerland has played an instrumental role in the design and setting up phase of the GCF. Apart from hosting the first GCF Board meeting in Geneva, Switzerland has significantly contributed to the Fund's initial resource mobilisation.
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Therefore, the Swiss Confederation has an interest in attracting qualified Swiss professionals to apply for positions at GCF.
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Career opportunities

As the only fund dedicated to responding to climate challenges, the GCF offers professionals an opportunity to work for a compelling mandate and contribute to the building of this relatively new institution.

The GCF seeks to recruit a significant amount of qualified professionals to fill vacancies in a wide range of areas. Currently in high demand are:

  • technical experts (agriculture, water, and others)
  • country dialogue specialists
  • partnership management specialists

For experienced professionals

The GCF regularly seeks:

  • professionals with a university degree and 2-3 years of experience in a field relevant to the GCF’s work for associate positions
  • professionals with 3-5 years' experience, for mid-career level staff positions or consultancies
  • professionals with 5-10 years' experience, for senior-level staff positions or consultancies

The GCF is particularly looking for qualified female candidates for senior-level positions.

For young professionals

Students and recent graduates in a field relevant to the GCF's operations can gain an insight into the Fund's operations during a paid internship. Internships last up to 6 months and incumbents may apply for a staff position or consultancy upon completion.

You can either apply for a specific internship vacancy or join the roster by submitting your CV and cover letter stating the areas of expertise and interest to internship@gcfund.org.

Employment conditions

GCF's staff are hired on three-year, extendable contracts and based in its headquarters in Songdo, South Korea.

Remuneration packages at GCF are aligned with other multilateral organisations.

Application and selection process

Explore open staff positions or consultancies and apply by sending your application (including a covering letter and CV) to recruitment@gcfund.org.

Aside from specific vacancies, the GCF also regularly publishes generic vacancy announcements to join a consultancy roster. These rosters are groups of pre-assessed experts are used to fill specific technical or support functions.

To join a roster, take a look at the current openings and follow the instructions as specified in the announcement.

After the screening of applications for a position, shortlisted candidates will first undergo several video-interviews before being invited for a final round of interviews and possibly a written test in Songdo.

The entire duration of the process, from the closing of applications until the extension of an offer, is approximately two months.

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