Digital Transformation Lead and Deputy Head of ICT

Green Climate Fund (GCF) Songdo, Korea; Republic Of (South)

About the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) is the world's largest climate fund dedicated to helping developing countries take climate action. GCF helps developing countries limit or reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change. It seeks to promote a paradigm shift to low-emission and climate-resilient development, taking into account the needs of nations that are particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts.
It was set up by the 194 countries who are parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2010, as part of the Convention’s financial mechanism. It aims to deliver equal amounts of funding to mitigation and adaptation, while being guided by UNFCCC's principles and provisions.
When the Paris Agreement was reached in 2015, GCF was given an important role in serving the agreement and supporting the goal of keeping global temperature rise well below 2 degrees Celsius.
Responding to the climate challenge requires collective action from all countries, including by both public and private sectors. Among these concerted efforts, advanced economies have agreed to jointly mobilize significant financial resources. Coming from a variety of sources, these resources address the pressing mitigation and adaptation needs of developing countries.
You can find further details on their website https://www.greenclimate.fund/
Digital Transformation Lead and Deputy Head of ICT Role Profile
The Digital Transformation Lead and Deputy Head of ICT is responsible for providing leadership to the cross functional management of information and communications technology and oversee digital product line operating model, ICT, programme management, risk management, financial management and communication as a part of the overall governance of the ICT. The role reports to the Head of ICT and Chief Information Officer.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Deputy Executive Director will have the following key responsibilities:
  • Improves organizational performance through the application of original thinking and his/her expertise to existing and emerging methods, processes, digital products, and services and employ sound judgment in determining how innovations will be deployed to create business value
  • Shapes and oversees the development of innovative ICT programmes, digital products, policies (including data privacy), methodologies, and governance – as well as performance management frameworks and metrics – to ensure the ICT organisation delivers value to the fund while adequately mitigating related task
  • Integrate lessons learned and provide feedback and advises to the strategic approach for the digital transformation of the fund
  • Works with the Head of ICT and senior management, providing broad insight to the ICT domain and digital capabilities in support of enterprise-wide business decisions and technology vision and directions for the Fund
  • Facilitates effective collaboration and communications between the ICT organisation and the user as well GCF’s external stakeholder communities and is responsible for developing and managing strategic vendor and partnership relations for the execution of high-impact, trustworthy and reliable, enterprise-wide strategic programmes, or digital products initiative
Define ICT Programme Cycle
  • Drives focus and prioritisation within the ICT organisation through establishing strategic planning and governance principles and processes and directs the preparation, review and consolidation of work plans and budgets for the ICT organisation
  • Leads the creating and management of digital product line-based delivery model in the ICT and establishes and implements continuous-improvements programmes for the ICT organisation
  • Implements a systematic process of capturing lessons learned from projects and making them accessible to ICT stakeholders

Required Competencies

  • Ability to improve operational efficiency, service delivery, and information management across the ICT organisation
  • Exceptional management and leadership skills with the ability to manage teams, communicate the vision, and inspire and motivate staff
  • Experience in developing and maintaining portfolio-wide risk, issue, and dependency logs for a major portfolio of projects
  • Ability to guide and constructively challenge colleagues in the application and tailoring of project management best practice, drawing on prior practical experiences and insights
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning, and execution skills. Training and practical experience in performing business analytics. A respective certification would be desirable
  • Expertise in budget planning, financial management, and workforce management
  • Deep understanding of current and emerging technologies and how other enterprises are employing them to drive digital business, and how they may be applied to the enterprise to drive digital business
  • Organised, fast-paced, process-oriented, and flexible

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master's or equivalent advanced degree, ideally in information technology, business administration, or related field; or a Bachelor's degree and 2 additional years of experience
  • Extensive experience (13 years) in ICT related fields, including ICT project and programme management, portfolio planning, prioritisation, compliance and information security frameworks, strategy, and management across varied levels of project/programme delivery; at least 5 years of experience in leadership positions
  • Strong technical knowledge of project, programme and portfolio management techniques and methodologies (e.g., PRINCE2, PMI, and Agile), evidenced by certification in good standing and of applying them for delivering successful organisational change
  • Proven experience and qualification with IT governance frameworks such as COBIT
  • Experience in innovating digital business operating models and developing digital optimisation strategies
  • Proven experience of on behalf of a corporate IT organisation serving as a focal point for internal or external IT audits, as well as benchmarking and compliance assessment
  • Understanding of the evolving digital world on both the demand side (how people/companies are using technologies) and the supply side (emerging technologies)
  • Experience of working in a managerial role of corporate IT in an intensively (as per privacy and/or information security) regulated industry sector or a public sector/inter-governmental organisation with heightened demands regarding confidentiality, integrity and availability of entrusted data assets
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to explain digital concepts and technologies to business leaders, as well as business concepts to technologists
  • Fluent in English is essential, and knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage
How to Apply
If you wish to be considered for this position, please complete the Application Form below on or before 16 November 2021. In addition, we encourage you to attach a copy of the most recent English version of your CV.
All information will be treated in the strictest confidence as we pride ourselves on our professional service.
If you have an initial query rather than an application, kindly email us at [email protected].
SRI Executive is exclusively retained by GCF to undertake this assignment.

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