Duration: 6 months (flexible)
Starting date: Flexible, ideally starting in May 2016
Location: Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea
Remuneration: US$ 1,000/month
Shortlisting starts: Promptly until filled
Deadline for Application: until suitable applicant is found
Special Requirements: Applications from women/nationals from developing countries encouraged.
The Green Climate Fund (the “Fund”) is a new multilateral fund created to make a significant and ambitious contribution to the global efforts towards attaining the goals set by the international community to combat climate change.
The Fund will contribute to the achievement of the ultimate objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In the context of sustainable development, the Fund will promote the paradigm shift towards low‐emission and climate‐ resilient development pathways by providing support to developing countries to limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt to the impacts of climate change, taking into account the needs of those developing countries particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of climate change.
The Fund is governed by a Board, composed of an equal number of members from developed and developing countries. The Fund is operated by an independent Secretariat headed by an Executive Director. The Fund will pursue a country‐driven approach in its operations.
The Fund’s interns will be based at the Fund’s headquarters in Songdo, Incheon City, Republic of Korea.
Within the GCF, the Office of the Secretary to the Board (OSB) is responsible for providing substantive, procedural and operational support to the Board of the GCF in order to facilitate their operational and decision making functions. The OSB therefore coordinates delivery of Board related outputs by GCF Secretariat divisions and acts as a liaison between the Secretariat and the Board in close collaboration with the Board Co‐Chairs. The OSB also facilitates the engagement of the GCF with multilateral climate processes as well as with its observer organizations. The Intern will have an opportunity to learn and be trained by providing operational assistance to the OSB.
Under the overall guidance of the designated primary and alternate supervisors within the OSB, the Intern will:
a) Be assigned to assist in one or more of the following projects:
- Carry out research on international climate policy including on climate technology transfer;
- Conduct a desk review relating to the development of a policy on the participation of observer organisations in GCF processes;
- Support in organising the presentation of GCF documentation on the organisation’s website, and in ensuring functionality of the user interface;
- Develop a tool for tracking decisions taken at meetings of the Board as well as their status of implementation.
b) Provide support in logistical arrangements for meetings of the Board, such as preparation of invitations to participants and management of their registration to meetings;
c) Assist in coordinating the timely preparation, formatting and distribution of Board documents from the GCF Secretariat divisions;
d) Support in the process of accreditation of observer organisations to the GCF;
e) Assist in substantive preparation for Board meetings such as supporting with drafting of documents;
f) Take minutes and prepare summaries of meetings of the Board and other Fund meetings; and
g) Carry out additional tasks as assigned by the supervisor.
Requirements and qualifications
a) Enrolled in a Master’s programme or a recent graduate in environmental science, climate policy, law, communications, finance, sustainable development, or other related fields;
b) Administrative experience in organizing meetings and events and/or other relevant experience is desirable; experience in creating and managing databases is also a plus;
c) Familiarity with climate finance and international climate policy negotiations;
d) Organized in fast working pace and ability to handle large volumes of information;
e) Excellent written and communication skills;
f) Proficiency in using standard software programmes: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Access; and
g) Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage.
Applications from women and nationals from developing countries are encouraged.
Interested candidates are requested to send their CV and letter of interest of no more than 500 words, outlining why they wish to be considered for an internship with the OSB to:email@example.com. The letter of interest may also include a justification for a preference for any of the projects listed above.
Please send a single file named: “[last name], [first name]” (e.g. Johansson, Anna). Subject line: “OSB Internship”.
Please indicate the date of your earliest availability in your resume.
Applications are accepted and reviewed promptly until filled.
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