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.
The Division expects to expand its technical capacity and broaden intellectual base by hiring a focal person for program development and integrated delivery, particularly on policy analysis, development of market-based approaches, and knowledge sharing.
GGGI’s Investment and Policy Solutions Division (IPSD) is hiring a Senior Analyst who is passionate about building an extraordinary organization that continues to drive innovation in accelerating green growth in developing countries. The Senior Analyst will work to support partner countries in planning, designing, and implementation of green growth policies and in generating bankable projects.
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 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 Senior Analyst will work to support partner countries in the planning, designing, and implementing of green growth policies and in generating bankable projects by identifying and developing novel, high-impact initiatives in investment, policy, and knowledge sharing. The Senior Analyst is expected to synthesize current theories, evidence, and other major developments on-the-ground and across the four thematic areas to produce nascent pilot initiatives that would accelerate the implementation of policies conducive to financing/investment.
The Senior Analyst shall foster collaboration among colleagues within GGGI as well as government officials in developing countries to ensure the successful maturation of the pilot into proper projects. The individual shall also actively initiate and leverage partnerships with think tanks, other development agencies/international organizations, and private sector entities to ensure environmentally sustainable and inclusive practices and catalyze investment.
The Senior Analyst shall work closely with IPSD’s Assistant Director-General (ADG), Deputy Directors of Policy Solutions, the Head of Green Investment Services, as well as other in-house and external experts/organizations to translate GGGI’s Thematic Strategies into novel, high-impact pilot initiatives and oversee their maturation into proper projects.
The general roles and responsibilities of the Senior Analyst include:
- Synthesize current theories, evidence, and other major developments on-the-ground to produce nascent pilot initiatives that would accelerate the implementation of policies conducive to financing/investment and green growth generally.
- Manage project cycle(s) and proactively seek synergies and collaborative opportunities within IPSD and across divisions;
- Analyze, develop, and execute strategic and internal management issues relating to the division;
- Analyze, codify, and disseminate 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;
- Collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts on the identification and development and novel, high-impact initiatives.
- Ensure integrated delivery within the division as well as with GGPI through various coordination mechanisms
- Facilitate effective communication and cooperation across thematic areas and with country teams to enhance GGGI’s delivery.
- Education: An advanced university degree in economics, finance, public/climate policy, international/environmental law, or other related disciplines related to green growth and sustainable development
- Work Experience: 3 years of professional experience with a public or private sector organization or its equivalent
- Specific knowledge/experience required includes, but not limited to, an in-depth understanding of international climate policy, especially with key provisions of the Paris Agreement that overlaps with GGGI’s area of operations.
- General familiarity with one or more of GGGI’s four thematic areas, bankable projects, and knowledge sharing/capacity building, and the integration/linkage issues in between.
- Proven experience in developing a concept into a project in policy, investment, or knowledge sharing
- Overall understanding of the concept of green growth in the context of developing countries
- Experience in project cycle management and effective means of communications preferred
- Solid understanding of organizations and research institutions producing green growth knowledge
- Experience designing and executing international workshops and conferences
- Exceptional written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Fluent in English, knowledge of another relevant language is an asset.
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, with a proven track record of producing quality results. 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
- 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