Project Development Coordinator Consultant

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Costa Rica 🇨🇷

Specifics of Recruitment

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. GGGI supports stakeholders through complementary and integrated work streams – Green Growth Planning & Implementation and Knowledge Solutions – that deliver comprehensive products designed to assist in developing, financing, and mainstreaming green growth in national economic development plans.


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 thematic areas mentioned above) 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 Performance Measurement Tool)
  • Contributing to the preparation of corporate communication materials
  • Managing GGGI’s involvement in knowledge management networks such as the Green Growth Knowledge Platform or other international platforms as appropriate

The Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) expects to expand capacity and an intellectual base by hiring a technical resource person for land-use thematic cluster, particularly about land-use policies and market-based methods for achieving ecosystem conservation.

Objectives/Purpose of the Assignment:

GGGI plans to provide technical advisory support to the Environment Bank Foundation (FUNBAM) in close cooperation with the Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) of the Republic of Costa Rica. This engagement is aligned with GGGI’s strategic areas of interest to develop national financing vehicles (NFVs), particularly in the land use sector, given the fact that FUNBAM’s operational priorities are to identify and develop bankable projects in the land use sector and mobilize relevant investment.

Through this scoping assignment, the Consultant shall advise the Environmental Bank Foundation (FUNBAM) research and develop green business opportunities involving both private and public sectors in order to generate a revenue stream, which will help finance FUNBAM´s operation and projects.

Scope of Work:

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Land Use Specialist and relevant staff, and based on the overall guidance of the Assistant Director-General of Investment and Policy Solutions division, the Consultant shall:

  • Assist GGGI Staff to effectively support the Director-General of FUNBAM to deal with ongoing priority tasks and to develop/strengthen green business opportunities in 2017-2018; and,
  • Develop a solid network base for FUNBAM with public and private stakeholders.

Output/Reporting Requirements/Deliverables:

The Consultant shall deliver the following Outputs:

  • Output 1: Stakeholders mapping and analysis (more or less 10 pages of MS Word; relevant PPT slides)
  • Output 2: At least one consultation with relevant stakeholders
  • Output 3: Summary documentation of ongoing/confirmed projects (more or less 10 pages of MS Word; relevant PPT slides)

All reports must be in English (United States usage), prepared in accordance with GGGI’s formatting requirements, and submitted in hard copy and electronic formats along with complete sets of raw data, research materials, and related information.


  • Minimum of 8-15 years of experience in policy planning, business development and/or financing in the areas of land-use and biodiversity, with a Master’s degree (or equivalent combination on relevant education and experience)
  • Demonstrated project management experience working in Costa Rica in an applied capacity, dealing with a variety of stakeholders – government, private companies, financial institutions, small-holder farmers, etc. Sectoral experience in biodiversity, forestry and/or agriculture is a must.
  • Specific knowledge required includes, but not limited to ecosystem services market, sustainable land-use management, climate finance (e.g. REDD+), and sustainable agricultural and forestry production.
  • Strong strategic planning and impeccable analytical writing and editing skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with a particular ability to communicate with stakeholders of public and private sectors.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required; Spanish is an asset.