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 including but not limited to the Green Growth Performance Measurement (GGPM) tool;
- 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.
GGGI – the only international organization solely dedicated to promoting green growth – strives to draw attention to the benefits of green growth, and to drive its practice among partner countries, and beyond. To support this aim, GGGI is developing the GGPM tool. This tool will capture green growth performance of developing countries, possibly in a form of (but not limited to) country rankings. By capturing and structuring “green growth” into an interpretable and comparable measure, the resulting product is to achieve the following objectives.
- The tool will be an interactive learning tool enhancing the capacity of its users with respect to green growth.
- The tool will encourage productive competition to motivate and enable countries to pursue green growth.
- The tool will demonstrate thought leadership that makes a valuable addition to the global stock of green growth knowledge.
- The tool will foster a data- and evidence-driven approach to support objective and robust decision making by policy makers.
Against this backdrop, the Division expects to expand its technical capacity and broaden intellectual base by hiring a technical resource person for the GGPM project. This person will conduct both quantitative and qualitative assessments utilizing his/her experience and skills on rigorous statistical/econometric analysis as well as economic/policy analysis.
IPSD is hiring an Analyst who is passionate about building an extraordinary organization that continues to drive innovation in accelerating green growth in developing countries. The Analyst will primarily support the execution of the GGPM project. In addition, he/she will work to support partner countries in planning, designing, and implementation of green growth policies and in generating bankable projects.
The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) is a new international organization committed to strong, inclusive green growth. We assist developing and emerging countries with integrating their ambitions for strong economic performance and environmental sustainability with the goal of bringing about poverty reduction, job creation, social inclusion, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Headquartered in Seoul, GGGI was established by treaty in June 2012 at the United Nations Rio+20 Conference by an initial group of eighteen nations who share the organization’s vision. To date, there are a total of 26 Member Countries who joined the organization.
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 Analyst will support the development of the GGPM tool to achieve the above mentioned objectives. He/she will engage with colleagues within GGGI and government officials in developing countries to expand meaningful application of up-to-date green growth knowledge and tools as well as the synthesis of cutting-edge insights and ideas. The individual shall also be expected to assist in the development of a partnership with public and private sectors to ensure environmentally sustainable and inclusive practices and catalyze investment in diverse aspects of green growth.
Under the guidance of the GGPM Project Manager, this role requires maximum engagement with GGGI’s country teams to develop the GGPM tool which captures opportunities for, and progress by, GGGI’s member countries in achieving green growth. At the same time, this individual will work to support the collaborative networks with external stakeholders in order to contribute towards knowledge development and expansion of GGGI’s project portfolio.
The general roles and responsibilities of the Analyst include:
- Support the GGPM Project Manager and other staff through technical and content-based involvement in the planning and execution of the GGPM project
- Support the development and dissemination of the GGPM, GGGI’s flagship knowledge product.
- Support the synthesis, codification, and dissemination of experiences gained through country activities and engagement in international networks into elements of South-South cooperation programs, regional knowledge sharing programs, and national level capacity building activities;
- Provide on-demand analytical and operational support to in-country activities,
- Support the development of implementable products and solutions; for example, development scheme, tailored policy tools, business model, etc.
- Understand GGGI project cycles and support the coordination of all projects in the thematic portfolio with respect to their design, execution, and closure; and
- Facilitate effective communication and cooperation across thematic areas and with country teams to enhance GGGI’s delivery.
GGGI needs a person who can bring more than knowledge and passion to the role: someone who has the grit and resilience to do this work, someone who is proactive, dynamic, and able to work together with minimal supervision. The successful candidate is a skillful team member with an ability to interact within and beyond GGGI, a thoughtful communicator, a deep thinker, and a diplomatic change agent who understands the dynamics and tensions in this kind of diverse, global landscape. The individual should:
- Demonstrate a high level of expertise in relevant area
- Be excellent in knowledge development
- Anticipate and provide necessary technical and content-based support
- Handle complex multi-stakeholder relationships
- Be keen on maintaining a high degree of professional integrity
- Be willing to travel internationally, be curious about new environments and new countries
- Effectively communicate, listen to others, and create and promote an environment for open communication
- Work effectively with other teams of a high degree of cultural/professional diversity
- Education: A master’s or its equivalent in economics, statistics, econometrics, development or other related disciplines related to green growth and sustainable development
- Work Experience: At least 3 years of professional experience in projects involving indicator/indices or similar projects with a public or private sector organization
- Specific knowledge/experience required includes, but not limited to, a general understanding of quantitative analytical skills, a highly technical understanding of specific policies and measures relevant to green growth, governance and regulatory approaches in developing and emerging countries, and global trends in the thematic area
- Experience and expertise in data analysis, research, and application of quantitative/qualitative assessment
- Overall understanding of the concept of green growth in the context of developing countries
- Understanding of project cycles and management and effective means of communication is a plus
- Experience in indicators/performance measurement projects by delivering agreed outputs on time and managing relationship with stakeholders is a plus.
- Experience in carbon market, sustainability standards, and impact investment is a plus.
- Experience in developing countries context, preferably on policy consultation and project development, is a plus.
- Fluent in English, knowledge of another relevant language is an asset.