General Counsel

at Green Climate Fund
Published November 20, 2022
Location Incheon, Korea, Republic of
Category Legal  
Job Type Full Time  



The General Counsel shall be responsible for all legal support functions, including managing the Office of the General Counsel, drafting of agreements with accredited entities, readiness grant recipients or delivery partners and if applicable, executing entities. He/she shall lead the further development of internal rules and procedures for the various operations of the GCF and perform such other functions as required by the Executive Director or the Board.

As a senior officer, she/he will be part of the Secretariat’s Senior Management Team, led by the Executive Director.

Under the guidance of the Executive Director and in collaboration with other Directors, prepare all legal documents required by the Board and its committees and panels and ensure they are coherent with the legal framework of the GCF
Lead second level legal due diligence process for funded projects and programmes
Advise the Executive Director, Executive Team, and Board members on legal matters regarding Board proceedings, and on any substantive matters involving legal, strategic, or policy matters which may warrant a response by the General Counsel
Support the entire GCF in all legal matters, including regarding contracting with third parties
Represent GCF in litigation, including international arbitration
Lead GCF’s efforts on obtaining universal privileges and immunities.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with the Government of the Republic of Korea, as the host country of the Fund
Advise the Executive Director and the Board on the interpretation of legal documents to ensure that actions taken are legally sound
Represent the Secretariat at meetings with external bodies to ensure that the legal aspects of any decisions made are in conjunction with the legal framework of the GCF.
As a member of the Secretariat’s Senior Management Team, participate in management and decision-making.
Keep abreast of developments in the legal field, especially in relation to multilateral finance and environmental law which might affect the Fund and prepare reports on relevant matters.


Juris Doctor, LLB, or equivalent law degree; qualification to practise law in at least one jurisdiction. Additional LLM degree an advantage


A minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in international legal practice, of which at least 5 years as General Counsel at an international fund or financial institution.

Experience in, or working with, developing countries.

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