Senior Officer

Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Tonga
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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PURPOSE
  • Analyzes dynamic contexts, assesses issues and identifies opportunities in the evolving green growth needs & priorities of Tonga and integrates them into design and implementation of national program plans and activities
  • Formulates projects within the context of GGGI’s Strategic outcomes, the country biennial/annual work program and Country Planning Framework and aligns activities with GGGI’s core values and corporate vision and objectives;
  • Responsible the development and implementation of energy sector components of the Tonga country program
  • Provides analysis and technical input into the review and development of new energy roadmaps, energy policy and other strategic planning documents
  • Supports the review of existing legislative and institutional frameworks including identification of gaps, necessary changes or additional legislation(s) needed to implement the revised or new energy plans and policies
  • Captures the essence and needs of the country within the energy sector and ensures optimal progress, showing immediate results and actions on the ground as well as ability to focus on longer term outcomes.
  • Manages and implements specific projects, monitors budget, completes reporting, and seeks strategic direction from Regional representative/Country Representative
  • Develops result reporting of program activities internally and externally
  • Develops project models that align with national development priorities and can be promoted to the donor community.
  • Responsible for timely reporting and communications on all matters relating to the Tonga Energy Program 
ENGAGEMENT
  • Advises the Regional Representative with evidence and data driven substantive inputs and analyses on program activity development, implementation and assessment
  • Collaborates with other country teams, units and divisions of GGGI  on identified joint  activity opportunities to ensure integrated delivery as “One GGGI”
  • Maintains 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.
  • Promotes green growth and the GGGI methodology with the donor community, regional organizations and other stakeholders;
  • Advises GGGI on opportunities for engagement in the national and regional context, demonstrating effective adaptation of the GGGI approach;
  • Facilitates in-depth and effective stakeholder dialogues both internally and externally to support each GGGI and Government of Tonga work
  • Carries out consultations on multi-disciplinary issues relevant to the project implementation, such as community consultations, participatory approaches and planning for renewables, energy efficiency and rural electrification resulting in consensus and empathy of perspectives and recognition mutual/complementary interests.
  • Deploys strategies to secure collaboration/garner buy-in and support from a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure local ownership of the outputs
DELIVERY
  • Independently organizes activities for output delivery with tight deadlines
  • Prepares briefing notes, concept notes and analytical reports to support GGGI’s energy sector work in Tonga.
  • Maintains close communication with the Pacific Regional Representative, Country Representative the broader Pacific team and the technical divisions in HQ on relevant topics to ensure their participation in program delivery for quality outputs.
  • Builds support and understanding working closely with national and regional counterparts for application of green growth in development planning;
  • Advises the Regional Representative with evidence and data driven substantive inputs and analyses on program activity development, implementation and assessment
  • Effective and efficient management and ability to adapt project cycles in anticipation of multiple challenges and bottlenecks in service delivery.
  • Monitors the planning of resources and timeframes relevant to the energy projects and ensures timely delivery of outputs to the Government of Tonga
  • Clear and timely reporting on project delivery to Pacific Regional Representative and GGGI HQ
  • Collaborates with other country teams, units and divisions of GGGI  on identified joint  activity opportunities to ensure integrated delivery as “One GGGI”
  • Maintains 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.
REQUIREMENTS
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Advanced academic degree in the field of engineering, science, social sciences, or economics and/or a combination of engineering, science, social science or economics.
  • At least seven years relevant experience in policy, planning, techno-economic analysis and/or project implementation in the energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency or rural electrification sectors
  • Experience in the sustainable transport sector would be an advantage
  • Experience in identification, design, preparation and/or implementation of energy and transport projects for islands; experience in electric mobility, renewable energy, energy efficiency or rural electrification projects is an asset
  • Experience in day-to-day engagement with Government ministries and agencies
  • Experience in engaging with private sector actors, including investors and banks and other stakeholders (NGOs, civil society) would be an advantage
  • Experience of requirements and procedures of international financing institutions, bilateral donors/organizations or multilateral organizations.
  • Experience in project cycle management
  • Experience applying participatory approaches, gender, environmental and social inclusion safeguards.
  • Experience working in SIDS or developing countries. Experience in the Pacific and/or Tonga is an advantage.
  • Overall understanding of the concept of green growth and climate change vulnerability in the context of small island countries
  • Fluency in English and excellent report writing skills are essential
FUNCTIONAL
  • Leadership, teamwork 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), ICT 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
  • Willingness and ability to travel
  • Has detailed technology knowledge of renewable energy and/or energy efficiency and/or rural electrification at regional and/or national level.
  • Applies sufficient technical skills to acquire relevant information/knowledge from a variety of sources which are often difficult to access, in support of delivery of a good quality output.
  • Attention to detail
CORPORATE
  • 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 and consultants.
  • Be able to lead and manage a project independently, while knowing when to seek advice and liaise closely with the Pacific Regional Representative to make sound decisions.
  • Willingness and ability to travel