Analyst (Green Investment Services)

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Seoul, South Korea
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Junior (0-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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GGGI has a diverse portfolio of programs in developing countries around the world. These in-country programs, together with global products and services, focus on delivering results through an integrated approach of evidence-based green growth planning and implementation aligned to countries’ development priorities. The organization also focuses on knowledge development and management activities which build a strong theoretical and empirical basis for green growth, while providing concrete options and guidance for policymakers; as well as building the conditions for public and private green infrastructure investments.

The Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD), based at GGGI's Seoul headquarters works with programs in countries and on (global) projects, by:

* Providing technical and financial know-how through advice to country programs in the areas of energy, green cities, land-use and water;

* Working with the Green Growth Planning and Implementation Division (GGP&I) on the development of service offerings (in GGGI’s four main focus areas) and related methodologies (delivery approaches);

* Converting experience gained through country activities and engagement in international networks into elements of South-South cooperation programs, sub-regional knowledge sharing programs and national level capacity building activities;

* Developing global level tools such as the Green Growth Potential Assessment methodology and flagship products (such as the planned Green Growth Index);

* Contributing to the preparation of corporate communication material.

* Managing GGGI’s involvement in knowledge management networks such as the Green Growth Knowledge Platform or other international platforms as appropriate.

IPSD has two closely integrated departments which underpin the relevance, efficiency, and effectiveness of GGGI's in-country delivery: (i) Policy Solutions (PS) which build a strong theoretical and empirical base for green growth providing concrete options, guidance, and capacity development for policymakers and investors; (ii) Green Investment Services (GIS) - which identify and mobilize innovative financing mechanisms and improve the conditions for public and private green investments.

Specifically, GIS is facilitating Green Growth through three main Pillars. “Designing Innovative Financial Instruments”, GIS designs financial structures and instruments which can meet risk-reward expectations of investors and enable capital flows into the sector; “Building National Financing Vehicles”, GIS conducts diagnostic analysis and either supports countries to scale up their national level financial institutions or establish new ones; and “Developing Green Bankable Projects”, GIS supports GGGI member countries to create an enabling environment and develop a bankable project pipeline.

The GIS department expects to expand its technical capacity and broaden intellectual base by hiring an Analyst for program development and integrated delivery, particularly on bankable projects, financial instruments, and National Financing Vehicles (NFVs).

POSITION SUMMARY

The Analyst supports deal teams and the head of the department to develop the business case, investment documentation, identify and analyze project opportunities, competitive strengths and weaknesses of projects and their sponsors.

INTRODUCTION

Based in Seoul, The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a model of economic growth known as "green growth", which targets key aspects of economic performance such a poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. GGGI works with countries around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions. The organization partners with countries, multilateral institutions, government bodies, and private sector to help build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change.

PURPOSE

The Analyst supports the deal team to manage and deliver on green investment projects.
Specifically, the Analyst shall, among others:

* Independently develop own financial models and perform sound financial analysis
* Draw conclusions from financial analysis and use the financial projections (including valuation) to design/recommend suitable financial structures, identify project issues, opportunities and risk/reward factors
* Develop and maintain investment documentation under guidance from the deal team
* Support the principals and head of department on business development by collecting and analyzing market data to support identification of new business opportunities
* Demonstrate sound analysis of financial models to assist screening of business opportunities

ENGAGEMENT

The Analyst applies knowledge of project/portfolio lifecycle to identify and meet critical path milestones, and to implement tasks (including production of documents) in a timely and high quality fashion for the processing or supervision of projects.

He/she shall also build his/her own understanding of GGGI project development methodology as guided by the head of department, and in line with the project team.

DELIVERY

Core competencies and business acumen for this position have been categorized according to project structuring, portfolio management, and business development.
* Interprets term sheets and works with senior staff to draft investment documentation
* Origination: Investigates and prepares the business case for new potential opportunities
* Project structuring: Applies specialized finance skills to use assumptions into the creation of financial projections for renewable energy and green infrastructure assets
* Delivery: Organizes analytical work to ensure that deliverables against milestones are provided in a timely manner

Delivery includes aspects such as organizing of work outputs to ensure delivery through adapting GGGI procedures, anticipating resource needs and obstacles, and keeping the head of the department and others updated.

QUALIFICATIONS

* Advanced university degree in areas such as international business or economics with further financial / economics training (Masters in Finance or MBA or equivalent), urban/ civil engineering
* Substantive relevant experience (at least 3-5 years), with sound understanding of finance and +1 International Experience
* Hands-on project management experience, an ability to efficiently manage a large number of activities simultaneously and to navigate through complex environments
* Willingness and ability to travel
* Oral and written fluency in English

FUNCTIONAL

* Must possess the ability to develop and read financial models and balance sheets
* Experience in at least one of the following areas: renewable energy, cities and the financing of cities, design of financial instruments, infrastructure project development/assessment/finance, economic/financial analysis of infrastructure investment
* Experience with project finance, private or public sector projects, and/ or in PPP transactions is a bonus.
* Experience with climate finance and investment banking is a huge plus.
* Strong analytical and modeling skills, with full knowledge of excel functions
* Applications from women and nationals from developing countries are strongly encouraged