Senior Analyst (Green Cities, Policy Solutions)

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)

Seoul, South Korea 🇰🇷

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 technical resource person for Green Cities, particularly on policy analysis, development of successful approaches to urban green growth, including market-based approaches and knowledge sharing.


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 related to various aspects of Green Cities and in generating bankable projects by providing technical support in the form of practical, tailored, and advanced analysis. The Senior Analyst is expected to synthesize knowledge outputs that are highly relevant to the given context (country, regional, or global) and support the implementation of policies conducive to financing/investment in Green Cities. The successful candidate would also exhibit an excellent ability to identify salient issue(s), the analysis of which would add most value to achieve the institute’s strategic objectives.   

The Senior Analyst shall play a critical role in fostering collaboration among colleagues within GGGI as well as government officials in developing countries to expand meaningful application of up-to-date green growth knowledge and tools. 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 which? catalyze policy development and investment in Green Cities.


The Senior Analyst shall manage relevant projects and activities in Green Cities across GGGI country operations by, among others, engaging with in-house and external experts/organizations to translate GGGI’s Thematic Strategies into innovative service offerings and in-country, regional, and global initiatives.


The general roles and responsibilities of the Senior Analyst include:

  • Support the Deputy Director of Green Cities and provide guidance to other staff through technical and content-based involvement in the planning and execution of country projects.
  • Develop implementable products and solutions; for example, development schemes, tailored policy tools, business models, etc.
  • Manage project cycle(s) and proactively seek synergies and collaborative opportunities with others in the thematic portfolio; and
  • Collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts on the development and dissemination of flagship/core knowledge products.
  • Synthesize, 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;
  • Provide on-demand analytical and operational support to in-country activities,
  • Facilitate effective communication and cooperation across thematic areas and with country teams to enhance GGGI’s delivery.



  • Education: Master’s level in economics, finance, urban planning or related fields.


  • Minimum 3 years of total experience including experience in project development and/or investment appraisal in public or private sector organizations, preferably with a focus on cities
  • Proven experience and expertise in producing quality analytical inputs in project origination, feasibility assessment, preparation
  • Experience of working with high-level government officials, IOs, MDB, etc.
  • Experience in project cycle management and effective means of communications
  • Experience of working in multi country contexts and international settings on urban issues
  • Experience of managing and guiding a team of consultants and experts


  • Demonstrate a high level of expertise in relevant area
  • Experienced in leading and formulating partnerships and networks to achieve and disseminate results
  • Provide relevant technical and content-based advice and guidance
  • Handle complex multi-stakeholder relationships
  • Maintains a high degree of professional integrity
  • Be willing to travel internationally, be adaptable to new environments and diverse country setting
  • Effectively communicates, listens to others, and create and promote an environment for open communication
  • Work effectively with teams reflecting a high degree of cultural/professional diversity