Senior Officer: Pacific Regional Program
The Senior Officer is in charge of developing substantive inputs and analyses to the development, delivery, and assessment of work programs and activities at a regional level with country-specific inputs as needed; organizing program activities across green growth planning, capacity building and country specific knowledge development for effective result deliveries under biannual/annual program plans; maintaining effective program reporting and communication internally and externally in line with GGGI corporate policies, standards and protocols. The Senior Officer will work closely with the Regional Representative and manage the implementation of GGGI’s capacity building project for Fiji, Vanuatu, PNG and the Solomon Islands.
- Assess issues and opportunities within targeted sectors for development;
- Formulate projects within the context of the country programmes and regional strategy;
- Implements the KOICA-funded regional capacity building project for Fiji, Vanuatu, PNg and Solomon Islands, including work plan, technical inputs, budget, communications, project monitoring and evaluation
- Apply institutional strategy(“GGGI Strategic Plan 2015-2020”) and country engagement strategy (“Country Planning Framework”) to the design and development of yearly program plans and activities for the alignment with GGGI core values and corporate priorities.
- Where needed support the development of new Country Planning Frameworks and provide inputs to refine and further develop the Pacific regional strategy.
- Analyze dynamic contexts and evolving green growth needs & priorities of the Pacific region and integrate them into design and implementation of national and regional program plans and activities
- Develop result reporting of program activities internally and externally
- Build support and understanding working closely with national and regional counterparts for application of green growth in development planning;
- Identify specific project initiatives where green growth can be most effectively illustrated;
- Develop project models that align with national and regional development priorities and can be promoted to the donor community.
- Advise the Country Team and Representative with evidence and data driven substantive inputs and analyses on program activity development, implementation and assessment
- Collaborate with other country teams, units and divisions of GGGI on identified joint activity opportunities to ensure integrated delivery as “One GGGI”
- Maintain active professional relations with partner governments, regional organizations and other key stakeholders to capture and integrate their changing green growth needs and manage “client” expectations.
- Promote green growth and the GGGI methodology with the donor community, regional organizations and other stakeholders;
- Advise GGGI on opportunities for engagement in the national and regional context, demonstrating effective adaptation of the GGGI approach;
- Identifies project delivery issues and ensures effective coordination of project activities and resources to ensure attainment of objectives against established timeframes.
- Develop project execution modality and documents across project management cycle.
- Perform data collection and analyses to build and maintain country/region specific knowledge base
- Develop result reporting of program activities and facilitate internal and external communications
- Capture lessons learned in project management to support refinement/improvement of existing policies and procedures.
- Conceptualize, prepare and implement workshops, seminars, and other events on green growth in the region, including policy consultation and validation meetings & workshops, capacity building programs based on yearly/ biannual work programs and budget plans
- Advanced academic degree in the field of engineering, science, rural development or economics and/or another relevant discipline
- At least eight years relevant experience in policy, planning, techno-economic analysis, rural development or engineering.
- At least five years experience in the renewable energy and/or energy efficiency or climate change adaptation sector is essential.
- Experience in other infrastructure sectors or urban planning would be an advantage.
- Experience in day-to-day engagement with Government ministries and agencies
- Experience in engaging with other stakeholders (private sector, NGOs, development partners, etc.)
- Experience of requirements and procedures of international financing institutions, bilateral donors/organizations or multilateral organizations.
- Experience in all phases of the project cycle
- Experience applying participatory, consensus-based approaches, gender, environmental and social inclusion safeguards.
- Experience in assisting in policy development and strategic planning, evidence-based decision-making, research and analysis and project design
- Experience in organizing policy consultations, validation meetings, workshops and capacity building events at the local, national and/or regional level
- Experience working in Small Island Developing States. Experience in Pacific Island Countries is an advantage
- Overall understanding of the concept of green growth and climate change vulnerability in the context of small island developing countries
- Fluency in English and excellent report writing skills are essential
- Leadership, team work and creative problem solving abilities
- Ability to work independently while following agreed work plans and instructions
- Excellent multi-cultural literacy and interest in being a part of an international team working in an evolving and entrepreneurial environment
- Excellent communication (both written and oral) and facilitation skills.
- Problem solver, able to find and implement solutions
- Innovative thinker, able to see opportunities across different sectors/disciplines
- Anticipate and provide necessary technical and content-based support
- Attention to detail
- Willingness and ability to travel
- Understand and actively supports GGGI’s mission, vision and values.
- Promote the best use of public resources
- Promote an organizational culture of trust, transparency, respect and partnership.
- Process and share information easily.
- Manage emotions and stress positively, builds rapport and resolves conflict easily.
- Promote creativity and innovation among staff.
- Be able to lead where needed and support the Country Representative to make sound decisions.
Candidates who have already applied for this post need not reapply.